Tucked away amid the Howardian Hills, in the Duchess of Kent's home village, the stone-built 18th-century Malt Shovel offers a friendly and traditional atmosphere with good-value food prepared from quality local ingredients. If you would like to make a booking in the restaurant or have a general enquiry please see the Contact Us link above. We advise you that if you would like an immediate response then please do not hesitate to give us a call. We read e-mail as often as we can and we will always respond as soon as possible. Please note we are able to take large party bookings. Our Dining Room can accommodate approximately 34 people and the "Snug" Dining Room can accommodate approximately 12. If you could like to book for a large party or to check availability please give us a call or drop us an e-mail. 


Our Food Opening Times are as follows:

Monday: 11:30am - 2:00pm / 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:00pm / 6:00pm - 8:30pm
11:30am - 2:00pm / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

11:30am - 2:00pm / 6:00pm - 8:30pm
11:30am - 2:00pm / 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm / 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Our Bar Opening Times are as follows:

Monday:  11:30am - 2:30pm / 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday:  11:30am - 2:30pm / 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Thursday:  11:30am - 2:30pm / 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm / 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday:  11:30am - 2:30pm / 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday:  12:00pm - 3:00pm / 6:00pm - 11:00pm




We also have a large beer garden at the rear of the pub where you can sit out and enjoy a pint or two in lovely surroundings.  We are pleased to say we are Cask Marque Accredited. This means we have been inspected and passed a number of strict tests on our Ales and the enviroment that they are kept. This scheme ensures you get the perfect pint! Finally, on behalf of the Management we would like to personally thank you for taking time out to visit our website. We look forward to welcoming you to The Malt Shovel in Hovingham. 


The Malt Shovel Management