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The Malt Shovel, Dartford

Darenth Road
Dartford
DA1 1LP
Phone: 01322224381
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Malt Shovel

Attractive old place, and the 'country pub in the town' narrative isn't too wide of the mark. It retains two separate bars, with the lounge on the left-hand side side extending back in several seating / dining areas with the beer garden beyond. All furnished and decorated in the upmarket, semi-traditional style that you would expect from the previous Youngs ownership. The 'Original' (aka 'Ordinary') proved to be 'end of the barrel' but was replaced with good grace with a Tribute (£4.40). Special and London Pride were the other cask ales available from the bank of four handpumps on each counter.

On 6th July 2022 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Malt Shovel

The Malt Shovel is a really nice looking pub that is just off East Hill.
Once inside there is a long oblong shaped room to the left which runs to the rear,the room is bare boarded and there is comfy bench seating and chairs,there is a smaller room to the front right which comfortable.
The pub is a Youngs tied house,there were four real ales on,i had a drink of Youngs Bitter which was a nice drink,the other beers were Youngs Special,St Austell Tribute and one more i failed to read my notes of.
I thought this was a very pleasant pub to have a drink in.

Pub visited 22/10/2016

On 2nd January 2017 - rating: 8
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Malden man left this review about The Malt Shovel

We received a very friendly and genuine welcome in here, the pub retains the old two bar format requiring individual entrance from the street. the larger side bar has an open conservatory to the rear, leading to an outdoor terrace giving good elevated views over the town and Darent valley. The pub is traditional in every sense, with none of the modern foibles in seating, golf and cribbage societies are evident with numerous trophies and shields proudly displayed. Young's beers, Ordinary Bitter, Special and Kew (London) Gold on in the larger room, but an enquiry established that St Austell Tribute was also available on the clip in the front bar. Decor consists mainly of old pictures of the area. A good honest pub, well worth a visit.

On 5th December 2011 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tony Jaglo
Dartford, 0.41 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Crayford, 2.18 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Stone Crossing, 2.48 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Malt Shovel, Dartford
6th Jul 2022, 20:54
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
 
28th Apr 2021, 09:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Darts : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 August 2013 by Roger Button
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