Main Street, Barkby, LE7 3QG
United Kingdom
0116 269 2558



Finally we’re back open indoors 🎉🎉
We will be operating our normal hours and we can’t wait to welcome and see you!

Unfortunately we won’t be serving food today and we won’t be opening the kitchen until the 25th May. This week we will be opening the Malt shack for pizzas, Burgers, Hot dogs and many more hot snacks.

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.

Please take a look at Covid-19 guidelines here, this is so everyone can stay safe whilst visiting. Thank you.


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: Closed
Tuesday – Saturday: 12pm – 3pm // 6pm – 9pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4.30pm

Food pricing in £ pound sterling.

The Shack Menu

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Christmas Fayre / Christmas day Menu

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Lunch Time Menu

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Evening 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

New Years Eve Bash

Detail in poster shown below


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