Welcome to the Malt Scoop

The Malt Scoop is a traditional village inn serving locals and passers-by with good quality, locally-sourced modern British food – and with our friendly atmosphere we guarantee you a warm welcome and great service. Newly refurbished bedrooms offer a beautiful and comfortable place to stay in the heart of the Devon countryside with a large farmhouse style breakfast to set you up for the day. Well behaved dogs are also welcome to stay.

Fires keep the inn warm during the winter months and the secluded beer garden provides the perfect space during summer.

Merton is ideally placed for gorgeous country walks and only 1 mile from the Tarka Trail, which is perfect for cycling through quiet and secluded Devon countryside.

News and events will be added shortly but if you’re passing by, the doors are pretty much … always open!



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Easter Sunday 27th March

Book in for your Easter Sunday roast at The Malt Scoop on Sunday 27th March. Menu attached.The Malt Scoop Inn Easter Menu 2016

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Mother’s Day

Book for Mother’s Day at The Malt Scoop and receive a free glass of prosecco to start your special lunch. Please see menu attached.Mothers Day menu 2016

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Valentines bookings

Valentines bookings now being taken. Please call for special menu details plus the full regular menu will be available.

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Award from Booking.com

Thank you to my great team. #guestsloveus

award booking.com 2015


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Christmas week

Christmas starts here on Friday 18th December with Merton’s Got Talent (entries being taken) followed by the karaoke party. Sing, sing, sing your way into the Christmas mood.

Thursday December 24th at 5pm Father Christmas is here. At 7pm we have Christmas carols lead by Jo Lock, with mulled wine and mince pies.

Friday 25th December we open at 12pm for the traditional Christmas drink from me to say thank you for all your support through 2015. Still some limited space for Christmas dinner bookings available.

Sunday 27th December is the Christmas end of year quiz. As long as the winning team has taken part in one quiz during 2015 prior to this last one, they could win the pot, currently £120.

Monday 28th December is Bank Holiday Bingo starting at 8pm. Bring along any unwanted Christmas presents for the prize draw, proceeds to ELF.

Thursday 31st December, no fancy dress, no special music, just a lovely evening with people who want to be together on New Years Eve with me……..oh, and the game where you could win a brand new Toyota Hilux. Game played from 7pm to midnight (or 500 dice throws).

I hope you can join us over Christmas for one of the events, at least. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Saturday morning breakfast

Starting Saturday 28th November, you will be able to get a full English breakfast every Saturday morning, plus tea or coffee and toast at The Malt Scoop from 9am to 12pm for £5.95. If you would like to eat at 9am, please pre order.

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Saturday October 31st come and see Big Al and the Wild Strawberries for an evening of fantastic music at Halloween. The fancy dress theme is ZOMBIES!

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Christmas menus

Christmas is fast approaching. You can book your Christmas party with a menu available from December 1st to 24th and another menu for Christmas Day itself.
Booking is essential and a pre order of the required dishes around a week before your booking.
Come and enjoy a wonderful atmosphere, excellent food and a wide choice of beers, ciders, wines and spirits at The Malt Scoop.

Christmas Day menu 2015

Christmas menu 2015

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Cheese and wine/port night

Friday 11th September is a cheese and wine/port night. You are given 6 cheeses and 6 glasses of wine/port and also a list of all the items with descriptions. You have to match what you eat or drink to the description. Anyone who gets 100% correct will win a bottle of bubbly. This is the 5th cheese evening we have done and so far, NO ONE has managed to get them all correct. The challenge is on.
£10 a head. You will not be able to drive home so please make other arrangements.
Booking is essential.

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Open Mic Night

Sunday 30th August is open mic night. Already on the playlist are Xenia Howarth and Ebony Grace Thompson. It will be the last performances from these two at The Scoop as they are both leaving to go into the Big Wide World! Come and hear them play. This is an open night so anyone is welcome to give a rendition of anything.

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