Not my decision but a welcome one all the same. Rachel organised mothers day dinner with her family and was struggling to get a pub or restaurant booked. Eventually she got 15 places reserves at the the Malt Shovel in Shardlow
I can highly recommend this pub, good food good prices very friendly and helpful staff and its right on Shardlow wharf.
We had a short walk after the meal up to the first lock just after Derwent mouth. All in all a good day and it gave me a hat trick of visits to the cut in one week, can't be bad.