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The Shovels, Blackpool - pub details

Address: 260 Common Edge Road, Marton, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY4 5DH [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4237) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Squires Gate (1.4 miles), Blackpool Pleasure Beach (1.7 miles), Blackpool South (2 miles)

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It's a shame it is so far out of Blackpool but then perhaps it would not be the same pub. Lucky locals have a smashing all-rounder here. Decent, if not stellar, ales, plenty of pub food, sky sports, a good community local.
dry_riser_inlet - 5 Sep 2011 11:12
wasn't as good beer choice wise as last time I was in, strange pub, like a chef and brewer but with good beers , Im not sure I would bother again coming out of town for as its easier to get a train to Lytham than to get here. Still better than the turds of pubs in Blackpool
Henners - 21 Mar 2011 20:18
Been told a visit to Blackpool is not without a visit to the Shovels. Saturday afternoon at 1 ish it wasn't particularly busy but took a while to get served. Had 6 real ales on including the landlord's own, a good selection of beers from 6 different breweries. Went back about 5 ish and it was packed out, so much so we had to stand. Pricing was reasonable, 2 for a Greene King IPA, max we paid was 2.56 so impressed with that. Its a recommended visit, if you like real ale, MUST visit.
tommotraveller - 16 Jan 2011 22:46
Visited in October when their beer festival was on. A truly superb pub. The landlord has an intimate knowledge of breweries and their beers. Worth a visit but a bit of a bus ride.
peterboroughpubs - 3 Nov 2010 14:29
It is a year since we called into this pub, and although we didn't eat here this time the food menu looked good.

We had the house beer Shovells Best Bitter brewed by Lytham brewery, and Brewsters Red Hop Lover.

Both the beers were in good condition. Appeared to be a popular pub.
gillhalfpint - 18 Feb 2010 22:39

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