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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 #9 of 199 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
Tamworth, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

You must try The Malt Shovel in the middle of nowhere the menu and wine list was extensive the staff were very attentive.

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Chester, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited with two colleagues. Had booked in advance and were promptly shown table, drinks order taken and menus provided. A good selection and all 3 had starters and main courses. I had the stuffed pork fillet main. Excellent all round

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Malt Shovel is a beautiful pub with a gorgeous garden. I went there with my parents and the dog for a drink or two. It was a little busy (expected for such a good pub) but found some seats outside on the patio. Reasonable prices, excellent service and the menu looked very tasty. It also has a spacious car... More

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solihull
Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I visited The Malt Shovel again with friends and had a very enjoyable evening with excellent food. We ate for starters :Seared scallops with parsnip & vanilla puree,crispy pork belly and cauliflower pearls £11.00.....Chilli king prawns with grapefruit and chicory salad £9.95....Whole dressed Cornish crab £12.95....Lamb kidneys,bacon and field mushrooms £7.95....Salmon fishcakes,spinach.poached egg and tarragon hollandaise £7.50.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant is on our regular rota for weekend or lunchtime dining and it is always a very pleasant and enjoyable experience as befits the County Dining Pub of the Year 2014.As stated on the menu it may be necessary to wait 25 minutes or so whilst quality food is prepared and cooked which I would expect.Service is first class... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went to the Malt shovel on Saturday 5/7/14 for our anniversary meal and just had a lovely time with some very nice food on the menu and attentive staff. My partner is vegetarian and she found lots to choose from. well worth a visit

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We found this pub/restaurant on the internet and went because the write up was good and it was local to where we were staying. We had not made a booking but luckily they managed to fit us in. The food was wonderful - fresh local ingredients beautifully presented. You felt that the staff really cared that you enjoyed your visit.... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Excellent food a real nice family pub with a garden well cared for cant really fault it other than allowing a dog to sit on someones lap in the restaurant whilst eating .Im a dog lover but i thought that was old hat

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Rugby
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Went for lunch with friends. Not been here before but felt welcomed when we arrived. Quickly served drinks whilst we waited for the others. The orders were taken at the right pace. Starter of pigeon was perfect. Rare and tasty. The main of haddock was equally good. Only disappointment was the dessert. Both myself and my wife opted for the... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014 via mobile

One of those last minute decisions to eat out and we headed off to Barston hoping we would get a table at 9 on a Thursday evening. So nice to be greated as long lost friends and shown to a nice large table suitable really for 4 people. Onto a faultless meal, a perfect pace of service, a beautifully furnished... More

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