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Welcome to the Malt Shovel


A traditional country pub in the heart of Dartford

Bar service is now allowed, although we will carry on providing table service if customers prefer. Our staff will continue to wear masks, and we recommend that our patrons do the same, and 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. If you fancy a special treat, you can also use our online booking form to make enquiries for afternoon tea from Monday to Saturday afternoons!

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!

Afternoon teas

Afternoon teas

We're now offering our brand-new afternoon tea menu, by advance booking only, from 1pm until 5pm every day from Monday to Saturday. Just click on the link below and select 'Afternoon Tea Enquiry' to get started!

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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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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

Excellent home-cooked food

Our kitchen is open at lunchtimes on Wednesday and Thursday, and all day on Friday and Saturday, serving a fine selection of light bites, hearty meals and traditional pub classics. Keep an eye out on Sundays for our famous roast dinners!

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The place to be

We host a range of events here at the Malt Shovel, from quiz nights and BBQs to private functions, as well as live music and our monthly jazz jam sessions!

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The place to be

The place to be

We host a range of events here at the Malt Shovel, from quiz nights and BBQs to private functions, as well as live music and our monthly jazz jam sessions!

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