Built from beautiful honey-coloured stone and with plenty of character, the Malt Shovel is an outstanding proposition that’s bursting with potential. It’s already a cosy and welcoming pub, but we’re planning full redecoration throughout. The village has a great sense of community and the pub can be an integral part of this.
The Malt Shovel is a charming village pub that’s now in need of some love and attention. It’s a destination pub but also a village local, and it should really be top of the list for anyone within a five-mile radius who’s planning to go out to eat or drink. The pub has separate trading areas, which will have a rich, atmospheric charm complete with a wood burner. The catering kitchen can provide for up to 60 covers throughout the public bar, lounge and restaurant space. Outside, there’s a beer garden, a smoking solution and a 20-space car park
The domestic accommodation consists of two bedrooms, a kitchen and a lounge. Punch will ensure that this accommodation is in good order.
The Malt Shovel is situated on the main route between Helmsley and Malton in the charming and community-driven village of Hovingham. You only have to look at the well-kept playground, funded and managed by local people, to get an idea of how active and motivated the locals are – there are many other clubs and societies, and the Malt Shovel’s new operator should be prepared to quickly get involved in village life. Hovingham lies within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just 19 miles from York.
Ideal for an operator or couple with experience within the food trade at a higher end of the market. This will be very much a food-led pub, but there is also a great appetite from the people in the village to get involved and to support their local pub. Marketing and client relations will be vital to grow the business.