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The Malt Shovel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BD, England
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Mon 18:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came on this place by chance, the restaurant was full but I was able to eat in the bar. It was a 'Pie Night'. I had a huge portion of steak and kidney pie served with really nice chips and peas. The pie was rammed full of meat and really tasty. Service was prompt and extremely pleasant although they were... More 

1 Thank Far_East_TravellerUk
Oxford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple pub food lunch menu. Entered via car park entrance, meant walking past toilets, strong smell of antiseptic attempting to mask more undesirable odours! Welcome not particularly warm. Old fashioned interior. Food hot but basic, e.g. Pork and stuffing sandwich included masses of packet mix stuffing. Chips were hot, half of the onion rings over cooked. Roasts and fish looked... More 

Thank Tycoon123
Hastings, United Kingdom
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850 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Went in here while visiting friends. Staff really friendly and obviously knew my friends well. Had a gorgeous chocolate cake pud - served quickly and with the same smile. Prices reasonable. Well worth a visit if you're in the area.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Although we have been visiting here for over 30+ years it has been a good while since we last visited, and we were not disappointed in fact it was a welcomed return,great service, lovely food at a good price, the roast lunch in particular was excellent great value at £5.50

Thank dtw00d
Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic food, lovely old pub & friendly staff. Couldn't ask for more for a great evening out. Will definitely be visiting again.

Thank JLMorris81
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Visited last night as a party of 8. We didn't book but we were given a friendly welcome and good service at the bar! We all ordered the mix grill which when it landed was massive!! All the meat was perfectly cooked and very very tasty. It's fair to say they got 8 clean plates back!!! Overall I can't complement... More 

Thank TomHill77
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Fourteen of us went here for the evening Christmas menu meal, plenty of choice for everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed good food and good service, even though there was a power cut in the village as we were about to be served our starters. Candles and torches made it a memorable evening for everyone until the lights came back on. We... More 

3 Thank Tom B
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had a nice meal, not too expensive but had to check bill as was overcharged. Staff friendly and helpful. Car Park needs lights.

1 Thank Ginny G
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016

Lunch time with friends. Pretty busy with a walking party, so glad we'd booked in advance. We all had £5 specials. Service was friendly and efficient. Food was delivered very quickly, and was genuinely tasty (clean plates at the end). The really impressive thing was how they managed to get so many different orders out so speedily. Pub was clean... More 

1 Thank patersa
Coventry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food Sampled the "mixed grill" massive.. Friendly staff, lovely surroundings, good English food. Highly recommended

1 Thank Gazbob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower End, Bubbenhall CV8 3BD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Warwickshire  >  Bubbenhall
  • Phone Number: 442476301141
A traditional English grade ll listed pub, situated in the village of Bubbenhall, we serve locally sourced traditional real ale and traditional home-cooked food.

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