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The Malt Shovel, at Barston

Barston Lane, Barston | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
+44 (0)1675 443223
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Ranked #7 of 200 Restaurants in Solihull
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $67 - $67
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited on a busy Saturday evening, chosen on the back of recommendations from TripAdvisor. We were seated late and there were a few sold out items by then. I found the whole place a little cramped and the restaurant lacked a bit of atmosphere despite being so busy. However, food was lovely and service exceptional. A little pricey compared to... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Peter S We have had a birthday celebration for all the family with one young child, the menu was very easy to understand and straight forward. The food was extremely good and the service was very well timed in between courses, with the staff well trained and very courteous.The quality of the wines was great without being silly prices, the... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

thank you thank you Helen Summerfield...the food was amazing...the food to die for..staff were fabo...and most all the drinks to start with...our friends loved it...hence we didnt leave till11..30 lol xxxxx

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London
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

I really enjoyed the malt shovel. We were a party of ten including four children. The food was very good and the service was just right. We felt welcome and relaxed. One of the children's meals (fish) didn't appear to be completely cooked but it was changed straightaway with no fuss and we weren't charged for it. Perfect customer service.... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Went recently for a mom and daughter get together,my mom and sister ordered the salads and my sister and I had the carvery The food was served quickly and the food was excellent hot and plenty of it A lovely friendly waitress served us All in all it was a very enjoyable experience we plan to go again soon

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

early on a Friday evening we happened upon this pub near Barston. Not being from the area we were clueless about the busy bar and restaurant. They were fully booked. BUT, the friendly staff managed to find a quiet corner for us. Service was fantastic and the food delicious. It is not inexpensive but I would definitely return. ....And make... More

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Medellin, Colombia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went there to celebrate my mother's 70th birthday and was not disappointed at all. There was 14 of us in total and as such I wasn't holding out for much hope on the service but it was great. It was prompt and helpful, the food was delightful and tasty and whatever we requested was brought straight away. I'd return for... More

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Coventry
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I recently visited the Malt Shovel at Barston with my Dad to celebrate my birthday. My heart sank a little when we walked in and saw there was an 80th birthday party with at least 20 people; I was concerned the service would be slow and we might end up forgotten. I was wrong! The service was brilliant, food was... More

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

recently visited as part of a small family party. my eldest son was paying the bill under the circumstances thought it impolite to complain at the time I did however phone the following day the manager was unavailable a staff member took details and promised the manager would phone back I waited 3/4 days no response I phone and was... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Had to wait in small area while our table was prepared, the restaurant was very busy and far too many tables squashed in a small area. We had to ask the table next door to stand up while we went to the bathroom. The waiting staff were very good and our food was delivered fairly promptly considering. Two of us... More

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