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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 26
    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
Worth going for the mostly great food - but not cheap and a missing a welcome

We had booked for my Brother-in-Law's birthday. Table was ready and taking of orders was prompt although drinks took a while to come and our delay in choosing our meals - we explained we hadn't seen each other for months so had much to catch up on - was not well received by the waitress... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Chris H
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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English first
Pershore, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We had booked for my Brother-in-Law's birthday. Table was ready and taking of orders was prompt although drinks took a while to come and our delay in choosing our meals - we explained we hadn't seen each other for months so had much to catch up on - was not well received by the waitress. Menu was excellent and the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

5th visit to this restaurant/pub. We ate in the lounge as it was midweek lunchtime & the restaurant not open. The menu is the same though & we had a great choice. Very good food & service, value for money.

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Gloucestershire
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely pub in a countryside location. The staff are all very friendly and efficient and the overall decor and upkeep of the pub is a high standard. None of the usual blandness found in brewery pubs. I ate in the restaurant and although a little disappointed that I wasn't in the bar area, I was so very satisfied with the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We arrived at 5:30 in a big rush.Needing to be somewhetre else by 7:00 The restaurant opens at 6:00 but they bent over backwards to help.Taking our order and having it ready by 6:10! We both had the cod.It was superb,so fresh it almost fought back. We were out by 6 30 and arrived in time Excellent service

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Love the food, the garden space and the country setting - perfect either for an evening drink, a casual meal or a special occasion meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Been visiting for 15 years and is always brilliant. Wonderful fish specials, main menu always a cracking mix. Great beers and wines. Much prefer sitting in the bar than the restaurant, particularly near the kitchen. Expensive but worth it.

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West Midlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My wife have eaten at this restaurant several times but not recently so this felt like a new restaurant. It was a Monday lunchtime and we were pleasantly surprised how busy it was. This is obviously a popular restaurant. The restaurant has been in a 'french' style and to our eyes it is very pleasant. we were warmly greeted and... More 

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Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My boyfriend, sister and I booked a table as early as we could on Tuesday before seeing Fleetwood Mac. Sadly our show was cancelled however, we had the most amazing meal here and shall be booking again before we head up to try again on the 7th July! I wish we had a pub like The Malt Shovel as a... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

4th Time now and I so love it...if I could afford it would be there every night...the food has to be the best I ever eaten..service is next to none...staff and so friendly...smart...can not fault this place...

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, 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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