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Reviews - The Malt Shovel Inn

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Blackmore Lane, Cannington, , Bridgwater, TA5 2NE
The Malt Shovel is situated just off the a39, 3 miles outside of Bridgwater. Along a quiet country road you will find the Beauty that is The Malt Shovel. The Original Bar Area dates back to atleast early 1940s with original oak beams & low ceilings. We are favoured for our Cask Marque Award Real Ales & selection of fine wines. Our 80 Seater Restaurant is very popular with guests and our extensive Menu has something for everyone; we specialise in freshly cooked seasonal food, sourcing local produce where possible. We have a large beer garden, that is a real suntrap with a large patio area and a wooden Pirate Ship for the kids to play in. Our 8 en-suite are new for 2009, each room has en-suite bath & shower rooms, freeview flat screen televisions, Tea & Coffee making facilities & high speed free WIFI. We welcome pets in one of our rooms and have a room which is fitted out to suit guests with any disabilities. Situated about five miles northeast of Bridgwater, Cannington has a charming centre with many older buildings and a medieval church. At 10 metres above sea level, the village lies between the plain of the River Parrett and the Quantock Hills. An Iron Age fort once crowned Cannington Hill and there is evidence of Romano-British occupancy .In AD 87 a battle is said to have taken place here when Saxon King Odda drove back a party of Danish sea raiders. Cannington Centre for Land-based Studies is a well-known educational establishment that also offers facilities for the general visitor too. These include a 9 hole /18 tee golf course, cycle hire facilities and Cannington Heritage Gardens- attractive walled gardens with a glass house. Grapes are successfully grown to produce award-winning wines at Oatley Vineyard in Cannington. The River Parrett Trail passes close by as it approaches Bridgwater Bay on its final stages.
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92% recommended this accommodation to a friend 93% would stay again
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Very good place to stay
Stayed one night very comfortable and clean apart from the slight smell from the drains in the ensuite. Rooms are close to pub garden which could present a problem if you want an early night. The breakfast was tasty and plentiful.

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Sue S

From Kettering, UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Nice stay
Only there for a night due to an early meeting at the college the next day. I found it very comfortable, relaxing and friendly. The room was clean, pleasant and quiet being slightly apart form the pub itself.

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J Mann

From UK
Who stayed in June 2014

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Great place to stay with very friendly staff

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Ian S

From UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Holiday Retreat
We enjoyed our stay very much the room is very modern and the food very good we hope to return in the near future.

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L MARSHALL

From Nottingham, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Ideal for my short stay
Everything absolutely fine and very reasonable price. Only downside was would have liked an earlier breakfast even if only rolls and cereal supplied the night before so I could get an early start

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Maureen W

From Heathfield, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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attentive staff, great food and excellent value for money. Well done!

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nigel f

From UK
Who stayed in April 2014

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Young couple just taken over the management of the inn a week before but very much in control and the service was very good. Very polite good old fashioned customer care.

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Robert I

From UK
Who stayed in March 2014

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Beautiful rural accommodation, great rooms, fantastic food, ales and ciders, great staff.
The review title says it all really - we will be back :)

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S Sheppard

From Newport, UK
Who stayed in December 2013

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Excellent accomodation & very friendly staff

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Stuart Edwards

From Leeds, UK
Who stayed in November 2013

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ticks the boxes
Lovely country inn. Great service. Great breakfast. You will pay twice as much for half as good if you don't book this

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R MARSHALL

From UK
Who stayed in October 2013

Travelling alone

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