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The Malt Shovel

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Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
+44 1278 653432
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have a dairy intolerance problem . The help to make my meal the same as our friends was superb. A sauce was made with lactose free milk . Normally I only get sauceless foods everywhere I go! The quality of the food was all excellent. Shall return often!

Thank Timothy S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just had what I must say was the Worst Carvery That I have ever had. Potatoes were black and burnt, Yorkshire puds were also black, The little amount of Meat that was offered was tough as old boots and all the veg was under cooked. Then too top it all off, after he had just served me mine, the Chef... More 

2 Thank stu y
London, United Kingdom
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128 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us dropped by for dinner on a Friday evening mid January. This roomy pub is a little off the beaten track but well worth visiting. The new publicans took over 6 months ago and are friendly and hard working. The specials board looked interesting. It was steak night, 2 10oz steaks and a bottle of wine for £35,... More 

Thank Glen M
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hadn't visited here for a long time as the previous owners were very poor at service. The new owners were an improvement but although the place was fairly empty I wondered how they would perform if full. The food was a good quality and the usual pub grub.

Thank t0m1950
Somerset, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

First visit here under the new owners. Nice menu and the special two or three course one had some good choices and was very good value. Warm welcome and excellent service. Lovely faggot from a local butcher with proper mash and fresh veg. Friend had lamb's liver which he said was extremely tasty. We all liked it a lot, but... More 

Thank tim_x_jones
Charlotte W, Owner at The Malt Shovel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad that you enjoyed your first visit with us, as I may have explained we only use two local butchers and this means we get really good quality products. Hopefully this means we will see you again to find some other local products to try out :) In terms of the log... More 

Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The staff and the food are excellent. They also serve good beers and ciders, know all about them and were happy to let us taste them first. Our friends had the two steak and wine deal and were very happy. They pointed out that the chef had indeed supplied it rare, as requested. Apparently this is rarely (!) the case.... More 

Thank nicmx5
Charlotte W, Owner at The Malt Shovel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! I'm glad you had a good time, we are very proud of our kitchen team and Sean our head chef always appreciates a good steak. In terms of our pies, we do offer a shortcrust option, unfortunately we must have ran out on the night you came as we make them all in house,... More 

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I felt really welcome here. The rooms are comfortable and clean. The shower takes a bit of time to warm up but as long as you give it enough time it's fine. The free wi-fi works well and I was able to get good signal strength in the furthest room from the main building. The evening food menu was good... More 

Thank Ceri C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Staying close by at Blackmore Farm, food served until 6pm on a Sunday so booked for 5.45pm. Impressed by polite friendly staff, excellent range of homemade specials and carvery with three meats. Very good value for money.

Thank GailW2100
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Ate here twice, whilst in the area with work. The food was great, good value and good portion size. Staff were really friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

Thank Claire D
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This pub has recently had new landlords and are doing a fantastic job in what they are doing, the food is good and ambiance is good, we called in this pub passing thru Cannington and were very pleased we did, we will be going again without a doubt when next in the area.

1 Thank Keith U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 37
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malt Shovel Inn Blackmore Lane, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bridgwater  >  Cannington
  • Phone Number: +44 1278 653432

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?