About Us

Set back from the road in the pretty North Devon village of Merton stands the thatched Malt Scoop Inn. This friendly local was originally part of a farm dating from the 1700’s, moved from its original home in the village square where there was a Malting House in the 1800’s and became a coaching inn in during the 19th Century whilst the farm was still operational.

The old stables were converted into the pub in 1972 and The Malt Scoop became known as The Stable Bar. The same family were tenants from 1906 to 2012 when the pub moved into the main building and a commercial kitchen was added. It is a cosy and unique building with many of its original features remaining and absolutely no right angles!!

The bedrooms were renovated in 2015 and have a relaxed, comfortable and vintage feel to them. Extend your stay and enjoy our relaxing atmosphere for longer in one of our two comfortable and cosy dog-friendly rooms above the bar.

The interior of the Malt Scoop matches its idyllic exterior, a traditional bar with inglenook fireplace serving a good range of beers, lagers and ciders including local ales, a wide range of gins, whiskeys and a comprehensive wine list.

You are assured a warm welcome from the landlady and locals alike. We are popular with cyclists and walkers as the pub lies just one mile away from the famous Tarka Trail

We have recently opened a new restaurant – Feather and Hide at The Malt Scoop Inn – and if you join us for food, you’re in for a treat. We offer a delicious and varied menu serving locally sourced produce open for lunch and evening meals and serving a traditional Sunday Roast every weekend.

Dogs are most welcome in the bar and large garden with their well-behaved owners.

Feather and Hide at The Malt Scoop Inn