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The Malt Shovel

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Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
+44 1675 443223
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been regular if a little infrequent visitors to The Malt Shovel during the last ten plus years, so I think I am overdue a 'review' having drunk and dined in both the bar and restaurant during that time. As always I'll break it down into the four main categories:- SERVICE; Generally its "good" - the consistency coming from... More 

Thank jesnewman
Balsall Common, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Six people for a multiple birthday celebration. The menu here was extensive enough to allow everyone in our party to find something they liked (even the picky ones). The food was outstanding. Whilst this place is basically a pub, the standard of food, service and smart venue is well above the usual pub grub fair but still relaxed and friendly.... More 

Thank ChrisL123456
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous place to eat, if it's a nice day, then sit outside on the patio area. The food is always cooked fresh to order and is well presented. The menu changes with lots of specials so you can come as often as you like without having to re order the same things. The staff are always friendly... More 

Thank Cazzieshaw
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited here, after a 10 year break and can honestly say I don't know how I forgot in the 10 years I missed? The staff were all very welcoming, the atmosphere was relaxed and the food was amazing. We were a party of 7, 4 adults, 3 kids.... We all chose different mains and everyone of us were happy.... More 

Thank Catherine D
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tastes and combinations were out of this world. Excellent and short menu that means it's all cooked fresh. Will definitely be back when next in the area.

Thank Stuart A
Level Contributor
39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really looking forward to going to this restaurant after the reviews. The staff were very attentive and the menu is good. Ordered the rack of lamb. The vegetable served with the meal were nothing more than miserable. The gratin was dry, lacking in taste, any cream, seasoning, and that is what goes to making a good and tasty gratin. The... More 

Thank DiverMF
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined at the Malt Shovel ahead of a show at the nearby NEC Arena. Menu was interesting and unusual with a wide variety of meat and fish dishes. Everything we chose was delicious - scallops to start followed by baked cod. Excellent dessert choices too - the summer pudding was lovely. Service was well balanced - polite & friendly. HIGHLY... More 

Thank mfokinth
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant Great food from an excellent menu. Hard to pick a choice as menu so good. Staff very friendly and attentive. Would very highly recommend

Thank Dave C
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited midweek to celebrate our anniversary. The restaurant is closed midweek so we had a table in the bar area, really pleasant surroundings, candles and fresh flowers on the tables, decent menu and really good service. Food was good.

Thank Michelle137
coventry uk
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164 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor was lovely and the atomosphere was very nice. Service was also good. However, the food didn't match the expectations. The menu is on the pricy side, but the steak I had and Cod my husband had, didn't meet the taste I was expecting. It was a bit average and I was a little disappointed.

Thank couchguru

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$67
Seafood, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
  • Phone Number: +44 1675 443223

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?