At the crux of the Grand Union Canal and Fray’s River, The Malt Shovel enjoys a beautiful situation, in an eye-catching, listed 19th-century building. The whitewashed exterior and colourful interior aids the rustic charm created by the traditional British pub cuisine. You can enjoy the food by the welcoming log-fire, or in the al fresco garden for summer dining.
Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Malt Shovel menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Malt Shovel ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.
Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.
At just 5 minutes’ drive from both West Drayton Train Station and Uxbridge, The Malt Shovel is a country haven but close to towns.
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- breakfast (1)
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- child friendly (6)
- dinner (20)
- large parties (7)
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14 March 2020
great food great service great vpalue for money. One of my friends had the fish and chips and it was amazing . All the dishes were spot on. Service was quick and lovely atmosphere. Waitress was friendly and funny..well she laughed at my jokes!!
24 October 2019
Phoned for a table last minute , & they squeezed us in , service was excellent as usual , (never had bad service ) food was lovely , tasty plentiful well presented and piping hot , and the log burning fire just finished the evening off x
5 August 2019
Lovely restaurant, good food, reasonable prices
11 November 2018
Lovey place great food nice to see the boats on the canal would reccomend
29 August 2017
Birthday celebration. 5 of us. Starter was Salt and pepper calamari, was really good. Everyone had good food and drink - no complaints. Helpful and supportive staff. Been here lots of times for lunch and dinner and always a pleasure. Will never rate 5 anywhere, as there is always room for improvement - Everyone strives for excellence, but it is just not possible. But you can get really close.
8 July 2017
Restaurant clean and tidy, Food was hot and presented well but there was no draught beer which we had been informed of before arrival but they also did not have any bottled beer which we was not made aware of
6 June 2017
The atmosphere and service was very good. The waitress was polite and friendly. The choice of food was excellent and tasted good. The only complaint is that as soon as the starter plates were taken the main meal came out so no 'breather' between courses. Already planned our next visit.
4 June 2017
The 3 people in our party all had the Sunday roast (2 lamb shanks and 1 turkey roast) and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The staff were all friendly but professional and efficient. The atmosphere was great. I would certainly eat there again and recommend it to others too!
28 January 2017
I was not impressed by my broad bean and asparagus risotto - there were few beans and scant asparagus - just rice really. The others were generally happy but one didn't find many chicken pieces in his Chicken pie.
27 January 2017
Always warm , welcoming and cozy pub