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The Malt Shovel

££ - £££Seafood, British,
Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England
+44 1675 443223
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (55 reviews)
“baked cod” (13 reviews)
“crispy beef” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England
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11 - 20 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Previous excellent experiences at the maltshovel. Wanted a special evening and so booked a table for two for quiet dinner in the restaurant-confirmed by telephone. On arrival told could not have a table in the restaurant as someone had paid a lot of money to...More

Thank Adrian H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

meal was nothing special and very over priced we were asked to move from the table we had been sat at due to it being set for evening service. wait staff very attentive until we left no tip, but £40+ for 1 steak and 1...More

Thank jayne c
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We had kidney starters and Brie and halluni starter which was really tasty. The main meals we ordered were sword fish and lamb. Very very tasty, together with good service and attentive waiting staff.. This was the best meal I have.had out in this area...More

Thank Solihullwoody
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Very good food but also priced high to match. Service very pleasant with a smile from the bar team. Our young waitress was a bit overly stern but she did deliver everything in a timely manner. Worth a visit.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Our friends took us out for meal to this delightful pub/restaurant we had a starter mine was grilled halloumi & breaded Brie with apple & apricot chutney which was delicious the portion was generous, my wife had the herb & garlic ciabatta with garlic, olives,...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 26 August 2017

As a Gastropub this establishment is a step up from the Lovely Pubs group. Well run and the food/menu is extremely innovative- prepared by a talented chef and worthy of a Michelin star. Yes quite pricey but worth every penny. By far the best restaurant...More

1  Thank Cliff2b
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Birmingham area is not a place I would have traditionally thought of for high-end dining but that is likely my American ignorance at play here. Every year I travel to the area for business and each year I am amazed by the dining options....More

1  Thank Justin S
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Dropped by after shopping and reading Trip Advisor reviews. Sat outside under covered patio which is part of a nice beer garden. Beef sandwich was very good, with a nice glass of Pinot Grigio.

Thank Ianplows
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

come at least once a month... always allow our beautiful 2 doggies here . very welcoming amazing food . presented so well. love coming here so chilled out. beautiful 5 stars :)

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

We have had the pleasure of dining at the Malt Shovel tonight! The service was excellent, the menu was varied and exciting, nice to see a chef that has confidence and goes for something a bit different! The food was absolutely beautiful! The atmosphere in...More

Thank Sophieww
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Questions & Answers
Sarah B
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|
Response from ewcheatham |
Gluten comes from wheat, not potatoes. If you are a coeliac disease sufferer, I feel sorry for your plight! If you are someone that has been advised from the media gurus, I am not sorry for your plight. Removing gluten from... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$67 - US$67
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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