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The Malt Shovel Inn, Derby

Potter Street
Spondon
Postal town: Derby
DE21 7LH
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Pub Type

Leased (Marstons)

Served areas

Reviews of The Malt Shovel Inn (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Real Ale Ray left this review about The Malt Shovel Inn

An excellent example of an 18th Century pub and only a short walk from Spondon's town centre. It was great to have a decent look around, when the pub was quiet on our Monday lunchtime visit and the locals were only too proud to encourage us to see all its nooks and crannies. I liked the way you had to walk through the edge of the bar to get to the small front room. Three pumps serving Courage Directors, Pedigree and Hobgoblin Gold. I went for the Hobgoblin, as I hadn't drank it for quite some time and found it very good.

On 4th July 2023 - rating: 8
[User has posted 3351 recommendations about 3351 pubs]


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Will Larter left this review about The Malt Shovel Inn

A village pub, set back from the road, and near enough to the church to get some funeral bookings. The interior is splendidly unspoilt, with the curved, glazed partition of the snug opposite the small bar counter justifying the pub's place in Camra's heritage pubs database. A dining room in an adjacent building also has a bar for use when the room is let out for functions, and there is also a full size snooker table here. Beers on offer at the time of my visit were Pedigree, Sunbeam and Hobgoblin, all from the Marstons stable. The couple who run the pub are from Sheffield, and seemed friendly, welcoming and committed to the pub, but I was told later on the same day in another pub in Spondon that they may be leaving after 18 years.

On 3rd February 2022 - rating: 8
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Malt Shovel Inn

The Malt Shovel is an old bare brick built pub that is situated near the church in the middle of Spondon,this pub can be hard to find if you dont know the area.
When i first went in this pub it was a Bass tied house with a very nice drink of Bass on the bar,the pub seems unaltered since my first visit.
Once inside there is a drinking corridor with a small room off it to the right,there is also a large dining room to the front,i have only drunk in the corridor area.
On my most recent visit here a couple of years ago there was Pedigree and Bass on the bar,the Bass was still very nice here.
This is one of Spondons better pubs.

Pub first visited 6/10/1982

Photo taken 21/3/2005

On 3rd August 2013 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6113 recommendations about 6113 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Winfield
Spondon, 0.64 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Derby, 2.91 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Peartree, 4.46 miles, 1 hr 26 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Malt Shovel Inn, Spondon
4th Jul 2023, 18:54
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray
 
4th Jul 2023, 18:46
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

Pub Details

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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 03 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 03 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • Pool Table : Yes - Snooker - full size - last updated 03 February 2022 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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