Malt Shovel

Kent - Dartford

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

3 Darenth Road
Dartford
DA1 1LP

Tel: (01322) 224381

Email: themaltshoveldartford@gmail.com

Website http://www.maltshovelda1.co.uk

Real Ale: Yes

Real Cider: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Dartford

Station Distance: 550m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Dartford) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

The small ‘Tap Bar’ with a bay window occupies two tiny 17th-century cottages. The décor appears to be from a 1930s refurbishment such as some bar back shelves, and two small brick and tile fireplaces; a single slender iron column supports one of the beams and there is an old draught screen on entry: no fixed furniture. There is a on old 'Dartford Brewery Co. mirror over the left-hand fireplace. The lounge has a 1930s brick fireplace, boarded walls, and three benches. The left-hand bar back fitting with a central mirrored section was added by Young's in a 2009 refurbishment. A flat-roofed extension was added in the 1930s. At the back is a modern conservatory. The counters in both public bar and lounge have boarded fronts, possibly of 1930s date, but in the 2009 refurbishment they were painted grey.

Part 1673. Had become a small beerhouse by 1873, then acquired by Truman Hanbury & Buxton, later a free house, acquired by Youngs in 1983. Small 'Tap Bar' on the right with a bay window in what was originally two tiny 17c cottages. The décor appears to be from a 1930s refurbishment such as some bar back shelves, two small brick-and-tile fireplaces and a wooden-tiled floor; a single slender iron column supports one of the beams and there is an old draught screen as you enter. No fixed furniture, although a bench is of the same style as those in the lounge. Old 'Dartford Brewery Co. mirror above left hand fireplace.

The Lounge on the left has a 1930s brick fireplace, battened walls, and three benches from the same period. Left hand bar back fitting with a central mirrored section was added by Youngs in a 2009 refurbishment. A flat roofed extension was added in the 1930s to create the rear left area joined to the original front left room by a wide gap as well as the toilet block on the far left now with modern fittings. At the back is a modern conservatory. The counters in the bar and lounge have boarded fronts - not sure whether 1930s, but they aren't modern and in the 2009 refurbishment they were painted grey.

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