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The Malt shovel Welcomes You!

Winter is here!

So is our new menu and look!

Game season is providing us with some great specials, pheasent and venison a plenty and with stuarts award winning pies and GF about 40% of the menu is so theres something for everyone  just have a look! 

Walkers, dogs, cyclists, bikers, children are all welcome. No matter what time of day, type of weather, you can expect a warm and happy welcome – so much so you won’t want to leave! If you have to, and need a ride, just call Kappa Cars.

We have an extensive "gluten free" chice on our menu, any other dietary requirments please just let us know!

We have a large off street car park, so parking won't be a worry!


Monday we are the only pub in the area to be open and serve food all day! 

To book a table/party small or large, please call Martin at the Malt Shovel on 01653 628264, especially for the weekends and for themed nights, which are proving more and more popular.  

The Malt Shovel has a separate 30 seat dining room so everyone can be catered for. 


           No phone signal not to worry                      free wifi thoughout the pub!


About The Pub & Hovingham


Malt Shovel Exterior


The Malt Shovel Pub in Hovingham is a cosy 18th Century village pub set in the heart of the village in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. 

Visitors come from far and wide to sample our cask ales, fine wines and hearty pub grub and the hospitality of Martin, the friendliest manager for miles and miles. 

We have open fires, relaxed seating areas within surroundings and friendly staff. 

The Malt Shovel has plenty of free off road parking and outside seating areas both to the front and the rear of the pub. Tucked away in the Howardian Hills in this area of outstanding natural beauty, what’s not to love about the Malt Shovel!


Opening Times


Monday 12.00 till 3.00 , 5.00 till 11,00pm.

Every other Tuesday 5.00 till 11.00pm.

Closed on the other!

Wendsday/Thursday 12.00 till 3.00 , 5.00 till 12.00pm.

Friday 12.00 till 1.00am.

Saturday 12.00 till 1.00am.

Sunday 12.00 till 10.30pm.

Food Times

Monday 12.00 till 2.00 , 5.00 till8.00pm.

Tuesday Closed for food.

Wends/Thurs/Fri 12.00 till 2.00 , 5.00 till 8.00pm.

Saturday 12.00 till 2.00 , 5.00 till 9.00pm.

Sunday 12.00 till 4.00pm.

Food everyday except for tuesday.

Please book for the weekends !

we hate sending people away!

To book for a great pub lunch or supper please call us on 01653 628264



In the first week of november our in house doubles and trebles sunday mini Tournaments will start!


Am looking to host them evey three weeks, alternate the boards!

Three Prizes, supper on the night!

Hovingham Bridge

Our Village of Hovingham

Just Class

Hovingham is a popular and attractive village made up of traditional Yorkshire stone houses, a village school, village stores, a bakery and childrens’ park.

 Hovingham has a monthly farmers’ market which is very popular for those looking for local produce. There is always something going on and the village is especially known for being the home to Hovingham Hall – the home of the Duchess of Kent and walking groups. Click here for more information about local walks in and around the area:

So what would you like?

A Formal Sit Down Christmas Dinner/lunch , A buffet with  a DJ, A Curry Night or even a Quiz Night??

As its your night we will make it work!!

 Just call 01653628264


From people 8 in the snug up to 30 in the dinning room its up to you! 


We know how busy december can be, so we are taking parties from the 1st of November to the 21st of December! 

Cheers martin! 






Suart is becoming quite famous for our homemade pies!


Most days we have a choice of 3/4 varieties.

Here are Some of them!

Steak and Kidney!  Chicken and Smoked Gammon! 

Minted lamb!  Minced Steak and Red Wine!

Steak and Stilton!  Game Red Wine and Field Mushroom! 

All homemade all weigh about a pound and a half!


Wednesday Is Pie Day!

Two Pies for £18.00.


Christmas is coming!

Bookings being taken now!

I know its early but we only have 9 places left for Christmas day!

Here is our Party Menu.


This is just our party menu!

If youd prefer a buffet, curry night or just a great sirloin roast please just pick up the phone and have a chat to see what we can do for you!

We know what a busy time of year it is for alot of us so, partys will be avalible from the 1st of november till the 21st of december!

We can cater from parties of 8 in our snug to 30 in the dining room!



I know  its early!

Really i do!

But we have already have only 9 spaces left for Christmas day. 


so if you have any thoughts for partys dinners ect please call us!

Saturday Night is Steak Night!

You can have two steak dinners cooked to your liking, 

A 10oz Rump Steak, A trio of Lamb Cutlets, a 12oz Horseshoe Gammon or a 10oz Sirloin! 

All served with the trimmings, onion rings, mushrooms, peas, grilled tomato and hand cut chips!

With a bottle of wine!


And some great homemade desserts to follow (if you can).


01653 628 264

Please book to avoid disapointment!



Sunday lunches are proving so good that you really shouldn't miss em!

Booking is a great idea now!!


Roasted Top Side of Beef, 


Loin of locally reared Pork,

 Roasted Leg of Lamb,

 or our Home Made Veggie Nut Roast.

All served with a garden of veg. roasted and new potatos, homemade yorkshire puddings and gravy!

Are you gluten free? 

Then we will look after you!!!


GF Yorkshire Puds and gravy on demand!


Please book so we can fit you in and do the cooking and washing up for you!




Coming soon!

Is a couple of our legendary, nutty, and shot filled nights!


On the 27th of October, it's " KARAOKE NIGHT" frivolities Start at 9.30pm till LATE!

You also get an hour more in bed!!



Coming Soon!


BOOK now!

To book call 01653628264


Winter is upon us.

The Malt Shovel has a separate dining area where diners can relax and enjoy their meals in private. Or if you prefer you can sit in the bar.

 Along with our award winning pies is our new winter menu and sunday lunches.

All our food is homemade by a Stuart our amazing chef who has years of experience cooking great honest food, using only localy souced produce so the freshness is on your plate and the portions are to the yorkshire standard!

Please if in doubt please call to book as we are getting very busy.

The snug!

Our dining room can seat around 28 people and there our lovey"snug" dining area that can seat upo 10 people comfortably. If you would like to book for a large party or private function then please call us.




Homemade soup (gf)


Served with a warm, rustic roll.

Our Giant yourshire puds (v)


Our homemade yp served with our veggie red wine and onion gravy

A Trio of Whitby Fish Cakes


On a bed of pickering watercress and our homemade tartar sauce

Yorkshire Goats Cheese and apple tart (gf,v) 


On a green salad garnish with stuarts red onion jam

Hovingham Game Pate


 Homemade and locally sourced game, served with hovingham bakery wholemeal bread and yorshire butter

Doreen's "Morcilla" blackpudding


Cubed blackpudding pan-fried with a little spice and spanish onions,served on green leaves and warm buttered wholemeal toast

Kids menu!

 - macaroni cheese and garlic bread

- Pork sausages, egg, chip and beans

- Pizza chips and beans (please ask for choice of pizzas).

- Chicken nuggets,,skinny fries and beans.

- Fish fingers beans and skinny fries

-A yorkshire pudding peas and gravy


All £4.95


Roasted Root Vegetable Hotpot (gf,v)


A thick root veteble cassarole topped with sliced backed potatos

Homemade curry of the week!


Spicy vegetable and red lental curry(v)


Both curries are served with basmati rice ,naan bread,mango chutney and onion salad

The Malt Shovels Award Winning Pies 


Check our boards or call

A choice of freshly made propper pies
served with garden peas handcut chips and a jug of gravy

Trotters of Scarborough's Sausages and mash

Veggie sausage avaible 

£ 10-95

A trio of sausages served on a bed of yorkshire buttered mash and red wine and onion gravy

Whitby Landed Ale Battered Haddock(gf)


Handcooked haddock fillet served with mushy or garden peas, hand cut chips and our homemade tartar sauce

Our Stunning Grills

All locally sourced that week

12oz Horseshoe Gammon Steak £11.95

Served with two local farm eggs or pinapple rings
Hey or both , whos judging!

Whole Butterflied TurkeyBreast


A trio of local lamb chops 


10oz Sirloin 

cooked just how you like


All served with handcut chips, mushrooms, grilled tomato,garden peas and freskly battered onion rings!


Dont Forget Saturday Night is Steak Night with 2 Steaks and a delicious bottle of Red for only £25 

Please book to avoid disapointment.


Sarnies serves lunch times monday to saturday inc.

Fish finger and homemade tartar sauce £4.95

Roast ham and home made piccalilli £4.95

Cheese and onion savory £4.95

Homemade coronation chicken £5,45

A big Hot Smoked bacon  BLT! £5.95


All served with seabrooks crisps and a salad garnish served on a choice of white or brown bread.

Sandwiches served daily from our sandwich board using only the best local and fresh products.

There also will be a few on the specials boards now game season is amongs us so please! 

pop in and say hi!! 


Sunday Lunch

A Main is £9.95
Two courses are £13.95
Three courses a Great £16.95

With a choice of local Topside of Beef, 

Locally Reared Pork,

Very local Roasted Leg/Loin of Lamb!
Chicken and stuarts homemade Vegetarian nut Roast.

All served with fresh seasonal veg, A giant yorkshire pud and gravy.
And our homemade pudding menu.

GF very availabe, just ask!



please book as sundays are proving very popular



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