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classic country pub, Dining & accommodation in Cannington

About the malt shovel

The Malt Shovel is a classic country pub with rooms, located at the heart of the ancient parish of Cannington - the gateway to the Quantocks - where it has served locals and travelers as a public house and inn for over 160 years.

Now with a new team at the helm, The Malt Shovel has been updated and refreshed throughout, whilst retaining the comfortable feel of a traditional village pub.

Whether it’s a long lingering lunch or a sumptuous supper, we strongly believe that the best meals are made using fresh, local produce. We use this seasonal bounty to create hearty but thoughtful and delicious pub food. Our diverse menu offers our take on much-loved British pub classics alongside less common bistro-style dishes – there’ll be something for everyone!

Food at the malt shovel

A warm welcome

Whether you’re enjoying a pint of real ale with your dog by the open fire in our cozy snug, or getting the family together for some fantastic locally-sourced food in our bright and spacious restaurant.

When the sun does shine, our huge garden offers plenty of space to relax and while away long summer evenings, and you won’t have sampled all our comforts until you’ve stayed in one of our eight en-suite bedrooms, a few short steps away from the pub.

Stay aT The Malt shovel

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With our background in independent brewing, we boast an excellent and unusual range of real ales, specializing in the interesting, local end of the spectrum, and have a carefully selected wine list alongside some tasty bar snacks. Our open fire will keep you warm (if the sunny beer garden doesn’t), and if you love your sport you’ll find us showing selected sport events throughout the year!

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