Main Street, Barkby, LE7 3QG
0116 2692558



Following the Government roadmap, we are delighted that we will be reopening after Monday 12th April. Our indoor space will remain closed and we will be operating an outdoor al fresco service only. Thank you for the continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Please note; the rule of two households or 6 people applies, table service only applies during this time too so we are not able to serve you at the bar – plus we will also have outside tables that will be free for walk ins.


The Malt Shovel is situated right in the heart of the community of the picturesque village of Barkby, just on the outskirts of Leicester. We offer the warmest welcome to locals and visitors and are known for our friendly atmosphere.

Our pub is comfy and characterful thanks to its traditional features; with wooden beamed ceilings, fire places and our restaurant – which used to be an old jail! Our large beer garden is perfect for those rare sunny days and you can even enjoy a game of Pétanque.

However, our pride and joy is our tasty, home-cooked food. We have a classic pub grub menu full of choice and quality. We source our food locally so it’s fresh and always ensure our prices are affordable. So whether you are after a great Sunday dinner, traditional fish and chips or even just a sandwich you are bound to find something tasty at the Malt Shovel.

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

Tony and Joanne


Our malt shack open for pizzas, burgers, hot dogs, nachos and jacket potato’s.

Food served:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
4.00pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
1.00pm – 7:30pm

The Shack Menu

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Reduced Lunch/Dinner Menu

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Main Menu

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Bar Menu

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Sunday Lunch Menu

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Kids Menu

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Drinks Menu

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For our monthly Chef’s Specials please click here.



Why not come in and see what we have on offer?


First & Third Thursday of every month at 8:30pm.
Free Mini Buffet
£1.50 per person


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