We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Malt Shovel

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Barston Lane, Barston | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
+44 (0)1675 443223
Website
Improve this listing
Today
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 423 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 238
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good meal and Service

Really good place to eat and drink. A little expensive, but we had a great meal for 10 people and the quality and service was excellent. I'd love to return with my family as they would love it here. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
k599rag
,
Yorkshire, UK
Add Photo Write a Review

423 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Yorkshire, UK
Level Contributor
50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good place to eat and drink. A little expensive, but we had a great meal for 10 people and the quality and service was excellent. I'd love to return with my family as they would love it here. Highly recommended.

Helpful?
Thank k599rag
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

food was excellent, very, very nice fish, well cooked and presented, staff very attentive but not over the top

Helpful?
Thank Robert F
birmjingham UK
Level Contributor
146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stylish country pub with extensive menu and great friendly service. Can chose to eat in Bar or restaurant which is in a separate building. Always opt for the bar as tables are still stylish and there is more atmosphere. Also a lovely garden when the sun comes out.

Helpful?
Thank ECHUK
Berkshire, England
Level Contributor
96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went as a group of 10 for an evening meal. The staff were friendly, the dining room was airy and not over stuffed with tables. The Lambs Kidneys starter was excellent as was the steak and ale pudding main course. They had Adnams and Sharps Doom Bar on tap and a fair selection of single malts. All in all,... More 

Helpful?
Thank PavlH
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Eaten here a number of times now . Meals are always tasty, generous and beautifully presented. Service has always been of high standard - friendly and attentive staff. Nice decor and ambience. We live locally and often invite friends here who have never been before - never been disappointed. A little pricey for a pub but it is more of... More 

Helpful?
Thank 447Sammy
Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down in Birmingham for beta trade fair for our saddlery shop Went to the malt shovel for dinner on Monday 25th. Excellent meal,starters,mains and sweets, including drinks. Staff friendly and helpful Everything satisfactory

Helpful?
Thank Alasdair G
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were travelling and decided to stop off in Solihull where we were recommended to find The Malt Shovel. We made a last minute reset again and upon arrival were seated in the bar. It has a lovely, homely feel. Not over crowded, warm & low lighting but can see what you're doing, and a window looking... More 

Helpful?
Thank Erika B
West Midlands, UK
Level Contributor
64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked this off recommendations off here. Really nice place. Fairly busy at 1.30pm on a Thursday, but seated quickly. Nice pleasant staff. Not cheap by any stretch, but well worth it. The starter of whitebait was just lovely. I can recommend the steak pudding. Well tasty! Nice and full of meat.

Helpful?
Thank HunterTravellor
Bristol
Level Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this pub on trip advisor because I don't know the area and it is close to my clients office. It is quite close to the motorway so easy to find. The menu is interesting and varied and everyone was happy with their food, the portions are very large. We liked the concept of the mini puddings which were... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank MeTimeBristol
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited The Malt Shovel many times, this lovely Gastro Pub still remains my favourite place to eat! Superb quality food, attentive staff and lovely relaxed ambience ! For me it is 'simply the best!' Highly recommended - booking advised.

Helpful?
Thank Ebhfe

Travelers who viewed The Malt Shovel also viewed

Solihull, West Midlands
Solihull, West Midlands
 
Solihull, West Midlands
 

Been to The Malt Shovel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Barston Lane, Barston | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1675 443223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 67 - 67
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Malt Shovel staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?