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The Old Malt Shovel, Newark Town, Newark

25 North Gate
NG24 1HD
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Will Larter left this review about The Malt Shovel

I had been looking forward to visiting this pub because of its eccentric exterior, but the inside was more mundane and unfortunately the experience proved to be a bit of a let down. It was quite busy when I was here at lunchtime, with a mix of office workers and school holiday dads with their brats ordering cheap meals at the bar. I had to wait a long time to get served, and the beer menu was so unenticing that I nearly walked out. Adnams Broadside, Fullers London Pride and Milestone IPA were on offer. I went for the latter, uninfluenced by the fact that it was only £2 a pint - the reason being, apparently, that it had been too long on dispense and had started to turn. Either that or the brewer had poured a little too much grapefuit juice into the brew. Maybe I was just unlucky and should give this one another go next time I'm in Newark.

On 10th August 2013 - rating: 4
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Mark Davey left this review about The Malt Shovel

Originally a beer house from the 1830's, this is the only pub in Newark to retain it's original name from that eara. Small front room, opening out into a much larger back room with loads of seating and an excellent skittle table. The beer was dissappointing in selection, having only Bombardier, Adnams and Batemans but beautifully kept. Great little boozer, well worth a visit.

On 19th February 2012 - rating: 7
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Malt Shovel

A tardis pub with the back drinking area offering an upright piano and table skittles and a large dining room.No food at lunchtimes however.Well kept selection of ales with two from Everards but the rest seem drawn from a distributors list rather than being sourced from local micros.A solid pub for ale consumption,I really liked the Tiger.

On 10th May 2010 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Newark Castle, 0.44 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Newark North Gate, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Rolleston, 5.43 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
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20th Apr 2014, 15:38
Picture submitted by john mcgraw approved
20th Apr 2014, 15:38
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 August 2013 by Will Larter
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