The Malt Shovel Inn

The Malt Shovel Inn at Gaydon is situated conveniently just under 2 miles from Junction 12, making it a "real" break just off the motorway. A place to stop for a business lunch or just a great pub to come for some home cooked food and welcoming atmosphere.

Open Hours

    Monday to Thursday
  • 11:00am to 3pm
  • 5pm to 11pm

    • Friday to Saturday
  • 11am to 11pm

    • Sunday
  • 12pm to 10:30pm
  • Food Service Hours

  • 12:00pm to 2:00pm daily

    • Dinner
  • 6:00pm to 9:00pm daily
  • You can choose from our selection of real ales, wines or soft drinks. We have a unique ‘stage’ area where you can relax on a comfy sofa below a stained glass window. Or take a seat in our restaurant and have three-course meal or a snack, at lunchtime or in the evening, seven days a week.

    We are a dog friendly pub and allow dogs on a lead into the bar area! Find us on Dog Friendly Scene; a website dedicated to showing you where you can take your furry companions when you're out and about!

    Be warned, you won’t want to leave!

    " Thank you for reserving our usual table for Saturday's lunch and for the four excellent meals - generous, really hot, nicely served and good tasting. Our reunion with our friend of sixty-two years (we are both 90) was the pleasure it has always been for so many years at The Malt Shovel. We look forward to our next visit in December, this time with my brother in law. Best wishes to you." - Peter Grantham

    "I can not begin to say what a wonderful buffet you provided for Peter's Memorial service. The food was never ending, and thank you for catering for the two guests requiring gluten free food. Every thing was just perfect and everyone was praising the quality and presentation of your food." - Mrs. J. Bennett, Bristol.


    Interested in having a meal or event with us?

    Parties - Meetings - Breakfasts - Buffets - Christenings - Wedding Receptions

    Give us a ring on 01926 641221 and speak to our bar staff about finding a time and date that suits you.

    Or you can contact us by email, at and confer to make your booking more personal and even pre-order your meals in advance.