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The Malt Shovel Inn

3 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Breakfast Available

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGoodrich Castle10 min drive
    Popular LocationLittledean Jail11 min drive
    Popular LocationForest Hills Golf Club13 min drive
    AirportGloucester (GLO-Gloucestershire)49 min drive

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  • Classic Twin Room, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Standard Suite, Ensuite

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Classic Double Room, Ensuite (Shower over Bath)

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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About this area


The Malt Shovel Inn is located in Ruardean. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Forest of Dean and Wye Valley. Perrygrove Railway & Treetop Adventure and BattleSports Glos are also worth visiting. Kayaking and fishing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with rock climbing nearby. Guests appreciate the inn's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Wye Valley - 4 min drive
  • Goodrich Castle - 10 min drive
  • Littledean Jail - 11 min drive
  • Forest Hills Golf Club - 13 min drive
  • Wilton Castle - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Gloucester Station - 26 min drive


  • Curry Leaf - 7 min drive
  • Saj Indian Takeaway - 7 min drive
  • Muzos Cafe - 8 min drive
  • Cross Keys - 8 min drive
  • Woodlands - 9 min drive
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About this property

The Malt Shovel Inn

3-star inn near Forest of Dean
This smoke-free inn features a meeting room, free self-parking and free WiFi in public areas. All 5 rooms offer flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
The Malt Shovel Inn offers 5 forms of accommodation. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • No housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 1 meeting room


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

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Check-in from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance

Access methods

Private entrance


Pets stay for free
Dogs only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Property is also known as

Malt Shovel Inn Ruardean
Malt Shovel Ruardean
The Malt Shovel Inn Inn
The Malt Shovel Inn Ruardean
The Malt Shovel Inn Inn Ruardean

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Malt Shovel Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Malt Shovel Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Malt Shovel Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at The Malt Shovel Inn?
As of 24 Feb 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Malt Shovel Inn on 25 Feb 2021 start from £60, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is The Malt Shovel Inn pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property.
How much is parking at The Malt Shovel Inn?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Malt Shovel Inn?
Check-in is from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.
What time is check-out at The Malt Shovel Inn?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is The Malt Shovel Inn located?
Situated in Ruardean, this inn is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Forest of Dean and 1.3 mi (2.2 km) from Wye Valley. Goodrich Castle and Littledean Jail are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Rating 5 - Excellent. 30 out of 106 reviews
5 - Excellent 28%
Rating 4 - Good. 44 out of 106 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 17 out of 106 reviews
3 - Okay 16%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 106 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 8 out of 106 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
All depends on what your looking for, great pub attached and the guy that runs the place is a lovely guy. The building could do with a little TLC but there’s loads of quirky character throughout. Great location for doting around the local areas. I would probably go again if I was stopping in area.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was like a little cabin and was very cosy. It definitely was the best pub and Airbnb in area. The gentleman working and running pub was very friendly and helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The state of the car park was awful.the outside of the building was in need of repair ,so we never went in to see what the inside looked like .
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, room comfort
It was a last minute booking so we didn't know what to expect. We just needed accommodation for the night. It wasn't very clean, the toilet leaked, bath plug full of black hair and the pointing in the wall around the bath was coming out when you put the shower on. The room was cold and when we arrived we were told there wasn't a room even though we had booked online so the poor bar man had to quickly make up our room. We wanted somewhere with breakfast but when we came down, rather than the full English we were expecting, it was a bit of cheap bread, boxes of cereal and some tired fruit and nasty instant coffee we had to make with a kettle ourselves! No food at the pub the evening before either. We had no real idea where we were so we ordered a pizza but that was a rip off! The man looking after the pub tried his best and was friendly so we didn't give him a hard time but it wasn't worth £80. The pub is very old and quirky but that's all we could really say. It needs tlc.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

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