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Friendly roadside village pub

At a glance

Bar menu
Open all year

The stone-built 18th-century Malt Shovel offers a friendly atmosphere with well-kept ales and food prepared from quality local ingredients. There are two dining rooms where you can enjoy starters of chestnut mushrooms in rich blue cheese sauce; smoked salmon, spinach and cream cheese tartlet or prosciutto ham and prawns, followed by vegetable and bean goulash; steak pie; or chicken with chorizo sausage and smoked paprika. There is also a large beer garden at the rear of the pub where you can sit and enjoy a pint or two of Black Sheep in lovely surroundings.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: winter 11.30-2 6-11 (summer 11.30-2.30 5.30-11) Sunday all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 11.30-2 (winter) 11.30-2.30 (summer), Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6-9 (winter) 5.30-9 (summer), Sunday 5.30-7.45

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, Theakston Best Bitter, Black Sheep, guest ale
  • Real ciders: Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

18 miles north-east of York, 5 miles from Castle Howard

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