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Welcome to the Malt Shovel


A traditional country pub in the heart of Dartford

Although bar service is now allowed, we will carry on providing table service, and encourage customers to make use of it. Our staff will continue to wear masks, and we recommend that our patrons do the same. We also encourage customers to continue to register their details with NHS Test and Trace.

If you're looking for a table in the restaurant or the beer garden, we recommend booking in advance to be safer - the main bar, however, will remain available for walk-ins! Our tap room is not open regularly at the moment, although we may use it at busy times.

Finally, we'd like to thank all of our customers who have supported us over the last year - it's great to have you back!

Fine food, great drinks

Fine food, great drinks

We're proud to have been named in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide every year since 2009 - we always have Young's Ordinary, Young's Special and St Austell Tribute on tap, as well as occasional guest ales.

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Excellent home-cooked food

From Wednesday to Saturday, our kitchen is open from midday until 8 o'clock, serving everything from light bites to pub classics, as well as a changing selection of chef's specials. Keep an eye out on Sundays for our famous roast dinners!

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Excellent home-cooked food

Excellent home-cooked food

From Wednesday to Saturday, our kitchen is open from midday until 8 o'clock, serving everything from light bites to pub classics, as well as a changing selection of chef's specials. Keep an eye out on Sundays for our famous roast dinners!

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When the weather's good...

When the weather's good...

We have an extensive beer garden at the back of the pub with a number of heated and covered tables, ideal for drinking or al fresco dining. (Well-behaved dogs are welcome both indoors and out!)

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The place to be

We host a range of events (Covid rules permitting), from quiz nights and BBQs to private functions and our monthly jazz jam sessions!

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The place to be

The place to be

We host a range of events (Covid rules permitting), from quiz nights and BBQs to private functions and our monthly jazz jam sessions!

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