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Fabulous Sunday lunch at a great pub with wonderful views.

This pub has new management, a lovely couple who are working hard to keep this gem of a village pub... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
This pub is ruined by a member of the sam smiths family!!

Been a customer of the malt shovel for about 10 years and it has been through a lot of people... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
York, United Kingdom
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9 Jul 2017
“Fabulous Sunday lunch at a great pub with wonderful views.”
27 Mar 2017
“Shocking Sunday lunch ”
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Malt Shovel Malt Shovel Malt Shovel Malt Shovel, Oswaldkirk YO62 5XT, England
+44 1439 788461
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

This pub has new management, a lovely couple who are working hard to keep this gem of a village pub going. We were passing and popped in for a drink, and ended up staying for Sunday lunch. We sat in the lovely garden admiring the...More

1  Thank MoonyYork
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a spot of Sunday lunch end of last year and was absolutely shocking! Microwaved to death rubber frozen chicken tiny Yorkshire "frozen" can honestly say it was like a birds eye frozen meal ... refused to pay for food such a shame...More

1  Thank GailDickson
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Been a customer of the malt shovel for about 10 years and it has been through a lot of people running it. people come and go when they get to find out what a certain Mr Smith is like. He took the pool table out...More

13  Thank David_Maher_3010
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub! Came here on a freezing Friday evening and loved the number of open fires here! Their two dogs Bailey and Teddy were a delight and Teddy played with ours relentlessly! We ordered starters and mains and for pub grub they were pretty darn...More

Thank Lacey L
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped off here for a bite to eat on our way back from the moors. Even though it was a Tuesday night we were welcomed and when enquiring about food the kitchen was opened for us, and then followed reasonably priced...More

2  Thank Ben M
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here for a bite to eat and a drink after visiting the Lovely Byland Abbey. Good home cooked food, no chain rubbish, we had the crumble for dessert, was grand. Kids menu is very reasonable too, simple and well priced. There's plenty...More

1  Thank Rob M
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We had a lovely visit here last weekend, friendly and warm welcome by staff, great service and a top-notch (and highly recommended) home cooked Sunday roast. Will definitely visit again next time we are in the area!

1  Thank dlh832016
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Standardised Sam Smiths food menu which is always turned out well, but alas a little "little chefy". Good range of Sam Smiths ales. Bitter is currently £1.90 and lager just over £2.00 . All drinks acore full marks for clarity ,aroma taste and temperature. The...More

1  Thank Suterman
Reviewed 8 June 2016

completely unassuming from the roadside. Walk through the wonderful sagging side door and you are transported to the 1940/50s. All I can say is please don't ever let it change.

Thank 2bluebell
Reviewed 5 June 2016

The Malt Shovel is a freindly pub in Oswaldkirk, North Yorkshire. The landlord & landlady are very freindly and welcoming. The menu is full of variety and the food is well cooked with fresh ingrediends.We ate there three nights out of the seven we stayed...More

1  Thank barbaraann25
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18 June 2016|
Response from barbaraann25 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they love dogs. They have two of thier own. Plus three Pygmy Goats ar the bottom of the bear garden at the back of the pub. Great for children. X
18 June 2016|
Response from loz1947 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry but I have just seen this. They do let dogs in but the place has a new manager. The previous couple split up. We went a couple of weeks ago and left after 10 mins. Couple at bar shouting and saying racist... More