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West Midlands
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81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

e were staying in the area and had read reviews of this pub. Dog friendly and good reviews off we went on Friday. We arrived and as my drink order being served hubby sat down with dog by fire. We asked for a menu 12-55 we were advised expecting a funeral party. We said ok we will just have drinks.The... More 

Thank Saxon666
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the local area and after researching dog friendly pubs this one came up. Lovely friendly welcome, truly is dog friendly-greeted by 4 golden retrievers! Had a lovely evening meal sat in the pretty gardens. Good value tasty home cooked food. So good we went back for lunch a couple of days later. Definitely worth a look... More 

Thank SJLNorwich
Spalding, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Lovely landlady who doubled up as the chef on this particular night! Extensive menu, both main and dessert. I had chicken kiev and I haven't had this in years! It's tucked out of the way, so just keep going!

Thank Erica W
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Allows pets, which suited us well as we were on a self catering holiday nearby with 2 Labradors Enjoyed home cooked cottage pie, also lasagne with veg. Good simple menu and friendly locals. Great beer

Thank Farrcottages
Level Contributor
67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Went here for 2 meals as we were renting a holiday home nearby. We had 4 dogs with a party of 10 people and they were terrific. The dogs came into the restaurant in fact there were almost more dogs there than people! The food was good and hearty with a fantastic meat pie! Extremely friendly and highly recommended especially... More 

Thank juliemoffs
Level Contributor
175 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This Marston's pub is set on its own in the countryside but is well worth a visit for the delicious home-made food and well-stocked bar. Don't expect table cloths but do expect very good food, extremely friendly service & clientele (with friendly dogs), very good value for money and a warm & relaxed atmosphere. What a country pub should be!

Thank AnnEandCharles
Level Contributor
62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend this pub. Good beer 2 handpumps Pedigree or usually Cumberland. All the usual others. Food is excellent. Really is home made. Simple quality pub grub. Restaurant in one half of the pub. Real fires. Dog and walker friendly.

Thank bigtallnick
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

We have been to this pub many times, you are made to feel welcome by the staff and the regulars, the food is amazing, home cooked and can't fault it, the Sunday dinners are fantastic, small, medium, large and extra large and your get plenty of everything, I cannot fault the malt shovel at all, everything is fab and to... More 

Thank Pingpong41
Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The pub is set on high ground to the east of Wirksworth. I get suspicious when I see a very extensive menu, but the home-made food was excellent (a beef dish and a chicken dish). It was good to sit in a room with an open fire. The landlord and his staff were very personable and, taking some pride in... More 

Thank JohnMDE
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2015

My wife and myself came across The Malt Shovel today while out for a drive in the country and called in for Sunday lunch. You have a choice of small,medium or large meals, we chose the medium. The choice of meats on the menu were beef,lamb or turkey, we choose the lamb. It did not take long for the meal... More 

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Malt Shovel

Address: Malt Shovel Farm Wirksworth Moor | Wirksworth Moor, Matlock DE4 4GS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Matlock

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