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Malt Shovel Inn, Wirksworth Moor, Matlock

Wirksworth Moor
Phone: 01629822427
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Tenanted (Marstons)

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Will Larter left this review about Malt Shovel Inn

Standing at a crossroads in the middle of nowhere, the Malt Shovel is definitely worth the walk from the centre of Wirksworth. There are four hand pumps with Marstons Pedigree on two, Sharps Doom Bar and Jennings Cumberland Ale on the others. Not the most inspiring selection of real ales, but in immaculate condition if the quality of the Cumberland was anything to go by. It was a quiet midweek lunchtime when I was here, so the landlord and the one other customer had plenty of time for a chat. The interior of the pub is nothing special, and the décor includes numerous photos of local scenes and trains. To say this is the best pub in Wirksworth may seem like damning with faint praise, but I would say the walk out of town is worth it, and not just for the exercise.

On 6th March 2014 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Andy Ven
Whatstandwell, 2.45 miles, 47 min walk (show)
Cromford, 2.85 miles, 55 min walk (show)
Matlock Bath, 3.76 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Malt Shovel Inn, Matlock
6th Mar 2014, 13:07
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
6th Mar 2014, 13:06
Review submitted by Will Larter

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 March 2014 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 March 2014 by Will Larter
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