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Guest Reviews

Overall rating: 4.1 out of 5
Lovely quaint and very old place with lots of original features. Superb food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent…
Alison - Sep 15
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  • Bar
  • Internet access (wireless) in public areas
  • Ironing facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Entertainment
  • Non-smoking (throughout)
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Check-in: 4:00 PM till 11:00 PM
Early check-in available on request.

Check-out: 10:00 AM
Late check-out available on request

Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: No pets

Cancellation Policy

Booking Terms and Conditions


Payment At Property

Cash (Sterling), Credit card, Debit card

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AA 3 Stars Inn

The Malt Shovel Inn is set in the beautiful surroundings of The Royal Forest of Dean.

Being situated on the edge of Gloucestershire we`re just 10 minutes away from Gloucester, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. With major motorways close by, road links and travel plans are made easy.

Established in 1110, and beautifully restored, this inn makes the perfect place to stop. Stay for a few nights or just drop in for a meal, or glass of Real Ale, in a place steeped in the atmosphere of the Wye Valley. An unusual fact is that this inn is also the home of Horlicks. Horlicks was invented in Ruardean.

Ratings & Awards

AA 3 Stars Inn

Environmental Statement

We allow pets in the bar area, but not in the rooms. Guest are not offered door keys. If you are going to late, please contact us. Thank you.