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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 95
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic as ever

I visited The Malt Shovel with friends for the first time in a while on Friday night and it was as excellent as ever. Staff are friendly and helpful, the food is lovely and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I regularly recommend The Malt Shovel and will certainly continue to do so. Brilliant.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Charley T
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I visited The Malt Shovel with friends for the first time in a while on Friday night and it was as excellent as ever. Staff are friendly and helpful, the food is lovely and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. I regularly recommend The Malt Shovel and will certainly continue to do so. Brilliant.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Was disgusted with the time delay between ordering and presentation of the starter. An even longer wait to the main course

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Amazing food in a pretty country gastropub. The staff were phenomenal, nothing was too much trouble. After our dinner they even served us coffee on the patio area of their stunning gardens. Setting the table with candles and cushions on the chairs. Admittedly it was a quieter weeknight as weekends are generally much busier. Definitely worth a visit if you... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We dined here for Sunday lunch - this was our third visit to the Malt Shovel (having previously visited for Christmas Day lunch and a Saturday evening meal) and we've always enjoyed excellent food. This visit was no different - our four Sunday lunches (three beef, one pork) were delicious and of generous quantity. The desserts that followed (crepe Suzette,... More 

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Solihull
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135 reviews 135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Outstandingly good food. Great menu. Something for everyone. Superb, attentive , fast , table service. Rapidly delivered food. Great, quiet, ambiance. One of the best evening meals Ive had in years and I have had a few..... World class. Well done All at the Malt Shovel !

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I drove 40 minutes in the pitch black dark to get to this pub and i'm glad, after one failed attempt due to chronic traffic, I finally made it! The Malt Shovel has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and as soon as you walk in you feel at home. You also notice the quality of the food coming out of the... More 

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Walt Disney World, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Whilst only living but a few miles from this pub we had never visited before until this Sunday. We had been missing out on a great restaurant full of character and great food. We booked a week earlier to ensure that we were able to get the time slot that we wanted and were accommodated accordingly. The service was first... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I think last Friday was maybe our 4th or 5th visit to the Malt - never failing to deliver, In all honesty I could not fault the range of food on offer or the service. In truth their ability to change and update the specials menu means that there is always something new to try,

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Redditch, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food was excellent, wine also excellent. Service was very good with pleasant staff. Bit on the pricey side though.

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Birmingham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been going here for nigh on 15 years. Food is always exceptional, staff lovely and atmosphere great. Lovely gardens in the Summer to sit out and enjoy the great food.

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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 - 67
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?