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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 #8 of 200 Restaurants in Solihull
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went for Sunday lunch and the food was amazing and service was excellent. The sun came out by the time we'd finished eating so the waitress found us a table to enjoy dessert outside. Wasn't our first visit, and each time has been as amazing as the next, will definitely return.

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Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Couldn't fault if at all. The food was excellent. Caesar salad / Duck starters were really top class. Steaks were very good and salads again very good. Would definitely go back. Bubbly blonde waitress was very good. Worth the visit.

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had an enjoyable evening here, we were greeted by a smile and all of the staff who dealt with us were friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu was varied, service great and food delicious - we will be back!

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Solihull
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's a little off the beaten track but well worth the detour - for those 'in the know', the Malt Shovel is by some margin the best restaurant in the area. This is no ordinary 'pub grub' establishment, but offers a standard of food and service that is hard to fault. My son and I ate here on a Thursday... More

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Nantwich
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115 reviews 115 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal. Service was friendly and very attentive. The food came promptly and everything we had was delicious. Not the cheapest place - but we'd definitely go back.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Service was great, food was lovely. Overall great experience. It wasn't cheap but you pay for quality. But for 2 of us to have a 3 course meal and 4 drinks it cost 80 which was well worth the cost. (The bread and butter pudding is amazing)

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Warwick
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have had three meals here in the last week. The staff are so good special thanks to the Waitress from Brazil !. Congratulations to the marvelous Chef who pulls out all the stops to make the food exceptional food is on the same level as The Chapel House Atherstone. We would strongly recommend any one to pay a visit... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

On a Thursday evening we'd had to book online for a relatively early slot, and the bar was buzzing when we arrived to be ushered into the (then) empty restaurant room. But although this room soon filled up the service remained attentive, well-informed and friendly. All the food we ordered was superbly presented and delicious - particular mention for the... More

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leicestershire
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205 reviews 205 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Even the Monday lunchtime that we called in was busy for this ex-pub which is a pleasant restaurant with excellent food. Service was prompt, pleasant and efficient and our food was excellent. We chose fish, which is a specialty despite the Midlands country location and were very impressed. It has a nice ambiance but might feel a bit crowded if... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Interesting gastropub in prettycountryside just outside Birmingham and near the well heeled suburb of Hampden in Arden. This pub certainly passed the 'car park test', indeed one Range Rover parked outside had a car park permit for Salcombe in Devon. This latter point is pertinent to further in my review. The interior is very New England in style and light... More

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