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The Malt Shovel at Barston

Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England
+44 1675 443223
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“baked cod” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (17 reviews)
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Seafood, Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading mainly positive reviews about The Malt Shovel, we decided to book a table for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We sat at a table on the covered terrace looking out onto the field which was part of the seating area. The menu...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food, the service could have been a little more attentive, although not enough to not give this restaurant 5 stars. Would definitely visit again!

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by a friend and visited for the first time this evening. We called to reserve a table as we were informed they get busy, they said they were pretty much fully booked but could fit us in between 6.30pm & 8.30pm. I am so...More

Thank Sidi104
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once again the meal was absolutely fantastic. Compliments to the chef and his team. Best sticky toffee pudding ever! Always feel welcomed and relaxed.

Thank SarahBall
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely experience. Everything from the setting to the food. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food excellent.

Thank Tour799918
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointed with the food.... menu looked amazing hence a special birthday treat was booked. Really disappointed with the chef this evening. Rare liver was served-not for the faint hearted and the halibut was raw in parts. I’m really amazed that it remains so busy....More

Thank Mollydog2018
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We wanted somewhere special for a family get together. We had a lovely meal here .not your average pub, a very classy place. The food was delicious. The rum babas are to die for! Very impressed, we will definitely be returning.

Thank Handypeeps
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Having been picked up from the nearby Birmingham airport we were looking for somewhere with good food. Trip Advisor took us on a short 4km drive to the Malt Shovel on a fine August afternoon. Arriving at 1.55pm we were pleased to hear that they...More

Thank WanderlustDubai
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visiting the NEC overnight I decided to explore some more interesting and independent eateries than on offer closer to my hotel. In the event the Malt Shovel was only 4 miles away and proved to be well worth the trip! My guests were visitors from...More

Thank Anthony1905
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had a lovely lunch with nice summer cocktails and enjoyed having a drink outside after the meal. We have been many times before and will return again soon

Thank juicylucysmall
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Nichola M
15 December 2017|
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Response from Cliff2b | Reviewed this property |
As above
6 May 2017|
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Response from LadyHJS | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are welcome in an area of our bar, and course our terrace and garden.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Karen V |
If the chìps are cooked in the same fryer as breaded items like fish then they will have gluten on them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$67
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:30
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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