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Malt Shovel

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The Malt Shovel, Bradley Green, Cannington, Bridgwater

Situated just outside the village of Cannington just of the A39 the Malt Shovel if surrounded by the rolling Quantock hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty well known for its walking and hiking trails, bird and wildlife watching and access to the English Coastal Paths.  Less than a 30 minute drive from Bridgwater and Taunton and less than an hour from Bristol and Exeter the Malt Shovel is ideally located for exploring the local area.

Trading Potential

Located just outside of Cannington the Malt Shovel is a destination food house with a good reputation for consistent quality food and drink.  With a large Car Park to side and rear the Malt Shovel sits on a quiet lane just off the A39 Bridgwater to Minehead Road.  With 8 en-suite letting rooms with great occupancy rates benefitting from the ongoing development at Hinkley Point and also from tourists visiting the local area.

New Tenant Profile

Ideally the new tenant would be an owner/operator couple with a good level of catering experience and excellent customer service skills.  A good knowledge of marketing using social media platforms to generate new business would be advantageous.

Premises License

Sale of Alcohol: TBC
Performance of Live Music: TBC
Playing of Recorded Music: TBC
Opening Hours of Premises: TBC

Trade Areas

The Malt Shovel has 86 covers internally spread over 4 areas.  Benefitting from a built in Carvery unit which is very popular on Sundays.  In the two restaurant areas there are double doors leading out to the trade garden and a wooden decked area.  There is a spacious well equipped trade kitchen with wash-up, walk in fridge and storage.

External Areas

There are 8 en-suite letting rooms which are accessed externally from the trade garden

Good sized enclosed trade garden laid to grass with wooden benches.

Large Car Park

Private Accommodation

Accessed internally the Malt Shovel benefits from two self-contained Managers Flats which would be beneficial if live in staff were required.

A one bedroom en-suite with lounge and kitchenette

A two bedroom, one bathroom with lounge, office and kitchenette.


Capital Required

  • Deposit £10,000
  • Fixtures & Fittings TBC
  • Stock circa £5,000
  • Working Capital (minimum) £5,000

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