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Malt Shovel

Woodhill Road
WV16 6HT

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Opening Times

Monday4.00 pm - Midnight
Tuesday4.00 pm - Midnight
Wednesday4.00 pm - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - 2.00 am
SaturdayMidday - 2.00 am
SundayMidday - Midnight

About the Pub

16th century free-house at the northern end of this rural village which was formerly a large mining community. There is evidence that a pub existed on this site during the 14th century with its important position next to a bridleway.

The traditional bar at the front of the premises has faced brickwork walls and a quarry-tiled floor. The room is dominated by a pool table.

Via a corridor the large lounge area at the rear is part carpeted and part timber floor boarded. This comfortable room has a wood burning stove. Witty conversation and banter is a common feature amongst the locals who make strangers welcome.

Down steps from the lounge is large conservatory with beautiful views. This room can be hired for private functions.

Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Season - Summer 2019

Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Season Summer 2019

Extensive outdoor drinking areas at the front of the pub include a grassed children's area with play equipment adjacent to the carpark. There are benches with umbrellas in a patio area near the entrance of the pub. At the rear of the pub be sure to visit the large elevated decking area with bench seating. This area affords fantastic views over the south Shropshire countryside with the Clee Hills in the distance.

During the late August bank holiday weekend the pub hosts the very popular "Chelfest" - a festival of live local bands and discos

In the summer months 2 changing guest beers are available.

Opening hours may vary depending on how busy the pub is.

Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Season - Summer 2019

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Hobsons Best
  • Ludlow Best
  • Ludlow Gold
  • Wye Valley HPA

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Malt Shovel, Highley


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access

    Not patio or conservatory.

  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Conservatory & marquee.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Darts Dominoes Pool.

  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area


  • WiFi Wifi

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Malt Shovel

Woodhill Road
WV16 6HT

Sat Nav Reference

52.457199, -2.395159


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Arriva: 125 (Not Sunday)

Closest Station (1350m)

Country Park Halt

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