Review on The Malt Shovel

The oldest building in the ancient farming village Brearton can sometimes feel like the ultimate local – comfortable but unpretentious, full of atmosphere and character without ever seeming twee, and offering the prospect of good food and drink to boot.

Beer drinkers can take their pick from a brigade of handpumps listing much-sought-after brews, and two dozen enthusiastically described wines are there for those who fancy a taste of the grape. Up on the blackboard is a lively menu that zooms around the world for inspiration: on a typical day, you might spot char-grilled chicken breast with warm potato and chorizo salad, pan-fried haddock in Cajun spices or potato and tomato curry; there are North Country diehards, too, in the shape of game pie, haddock in beer batter or sausage and mash. Puddings are in a similar vein, ranging from apple and bramble crumble to treacle tart.

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Gastro pub / British


Max Murphy

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm Tue-Sat (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm Tue-Sat

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Visa, Master Card

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Facilities at The Malt Shovel

  • Family Friendly


The Malt Shovel
Main Street
North Yorkshire

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