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Welcome to the Malt Shovel


A traditional country pub in the heart of Dartford

Our kitchen is currently open during the following hours:

Thu-Sat - 12pm to 3pm, then 5pm to 8pm
Sun - 12pm to 6pm

Well-behaved dogs are very welcome both indoors and out!

Afternoon teas

Afternoon teas

We're now offering our brand-new afternoon tea menu, by advance booking only, 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 - our regular ales are Youngs Original and Special and St Austell Tribute, with guests including Fullers London Pride and Timothy Taylor Landlord, among others!

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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 - our regular ales are Youngs Original and Special and St Austell Tribute, with guests including Fullers London Pride and Timothy Taylor Landlord, among others!

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Excellent home-cooked food

Excellent home-cooked food

Our kitchen is open all day from Thursday to Sunday, 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!

Find out what's happening
 

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