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The Malt Shovel, at Barston

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Barston Lane, Barston | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
+44 (0)1675 443223
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Amazing food

Visited the Malt Shovel Barston last Friday evening. Two areas bar and restaurant. We sat in bar as good atmosphere here. Starters delicious I had chicken and chorizo patties and my husband had pigeon. I then went for fillet steak which was served sliced and the most tenderest I have had. What... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Susan R
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Solihull, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the Malt Shovel Barston last Friday evening. Two areas bar and restaurant. We sat in bar as good atmosphere here. Starters delicious I had chicken and chorizo patties and my husband had pigeon. I then went for fillet steak which was served sliced and the most tenderest I have had. What I enjoy is when you order the meal... More 

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Sandbach
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A gem of a restaurant and bar. Pretty garden out back and a lovely area for dining. The food was well cooked and presented and reasonably priced. It was a lovely end to a day in Solihull enjoying a Landrover Experience. Only about 15 mins drive away.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We have always enjoyed the malt showel and have good memories of the place. We went for a Friday meal last night. Agree with other reviewers - the quality is slipping. We did not receive any welcome, no warmth or smile from the waitress. Long waits between courses for any attention. The food was average and the service is poor... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Ended up here as where we had planned to eat is shut till 6pm on a Saturday....and I am so pleased it was! Saturday lunch...was quite late so wasn't expecting to be seated but they found us a nice table outside and we didn't feel rushed to order. The food was fantastic ( we had starters and a main) the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Have visited the Malt Shovel several times for an evening meal, Sunday lunch and even held a family party here in December 2013. Food is always fabulous, they offer a great selection of drinks and friendly, attentive service. The garden is lovely for Children in the summer months.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

… there seems to be a bit of a trend developing on here … perhaps a case of resting on the laurels of former successes … in a measured way, I would say a trifle pompous, average and somewhat over priced … … I telephoned to reserve a table for four at 7:45 pm on a Thursday night; “I'm sorry... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pricey but a splendid venue for a lunch or early dinner. Large portions but high quality food. An excellent Wine List. Recommended!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Whilst this restaurant is slightly more expensive than other places locally, it is completely worth it for the superb food and presentation fully justifying the awards for best country restaurant which it continues to win.The beer garden on a sunny warm day is a delight and once again we found service to be excellent inside and outside the main building.Decent... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As another reviewer mentioned something has changed, the food is still excellent but the former warm welcome has changed to an abruptness. I went for a quick lunch with my wife, who was undecided if she wanted to eat. We sat at the bottom end of the garden on a bench as we had our dog with us. I was... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

My partner and I had lunch here today. The restaurant was very pleasant and service good. We felt the meals were deceptively overpriced, i. e. vegetables and potatoes not included in the main meal price. So, at first glance it seemed reasonable but ended up being an expensive meal. 2 course lunch for two, one beer and a soft drink... More 

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Additional Information about The Malt Shovel, at Barston

Address: Barston Lane, Barston | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
Phone Number: +44 (0)1675 443223
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
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
Average Prices: USD $67 to $67
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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 to $67
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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

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