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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Malt Shovel
Taylor Walker pub with a multi-room, split-level layout featuring the traditional-style furniture and decor that you would expect. Also has a few small patio tables out on the pavement. However, what sets it apart from most of this chain's outlets is the decent selection of regional beers from the six handpumps: two from Houston (including Warlock, £4.10), two from Cairngorm, and one each from Alchemy and Loch Ness.
On 21st September 2014
- rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Malt Shovel
A Taylor Walker pub located down from the royal mile and close to Edinburgh Waverley train station. 5 real ales and food served. The pub has a split level interior.
On 8th July 2014
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ROB Camra left this review about The Malt Shovel
This used to be one of my regular stopping off points on my way to the old town. It's a split level pub that's beginning to look a bit shabby in places. No really outstanding features although they do have live music occasionally. The food is similar to a Nicholson's and is reasonably priced if a bit generic. They used to have a great range of ales on the bar, but on our latest visit there were only 3. The pint of Stewart that I had was in decent condition and the other half said the red wine was OK without being top class. It's still OK for a short visit but I once spent a whole 2nd January in here drinking Broughton Oatmeal Stout and I don't think I'd want to do that now.
On 13th January 2012
- rating: 6
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