The Malt Shovel Tavern is renowned for its choice of real aleas, all served to perfection.
The secret of delivering the beer to the customer in perfect condition is good cellar management. At the Malt Shovel Tavern automatic stillage gently tilts the casks as they empty, helping to ensure that your beer arrives every bit as good as you expect it to be.
We keep a good selection of favourite ‘regular’ ales, other beers, lagers and cider, which are always served in tip-top condition.
Under normal circumstances you can expect to find these available at all sessions. These include locally brewed ales from the Frog Island Brewery.
The guest ales board changes every day and there is normally a large selection to choose from. There are 13 hand pumps on the bar serving our selection of guest and regular beers so there should always be something to tickle your fancy. We try to cater for all tastes, ranging from relatively low gravity ‘session’ beers to mind-blowing strong ales! We also grade our beers as light, golden or dark to help you choose beers that are new to you. Over the years we have had literally thousands of different beers. We cannot list the current offerings as they change too quickly (some beers are put on pump at 7pm and are gone by the end of the evening or even sooner!)
We’re passionate about our real ales and if the beer’s not right we don’t serve it (and we don’t mind you telling us if you think it’s not quite right!)