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The Malt Shovel

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$$ - $$$
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Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
+44 1675 443223
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Malt Shovel ,a lovely country pub that is more foodie than beer and skittles.The pub has good parking facilities ,can accommodate disabled via the rear entrance to the restaurant.The building is split into 2 really the main building being the pub side but with dining tables and the side area which used to be a barn is... More 

1 Thank Paul C
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and well worth the extra travel, good food and atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Will be back next time in Birmingham

3 Thank Hanschristiandk
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My absolute favourite place to visit. Such lovely food and constant menu changes that are just absolutely gorgeous.

Thank ashalex2014
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us came for a business lunch/catch up and had a delightful time. Welcomed and given the choice of our reserved table, or in front of the fire. Service was attentive and prompt without being intrusive. The seabass and risotto was divine; the cod in blackpudding crumb with parsnips was also lovely. I think the black pudding got lost... More 

1 Thank Sarah C
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for lunch and enjoyed rack of lamb and duck dishes which were both delicious. Afer we enjoyed the crumble with custard which was a lovely finish to the meal. The cheesecake was a disappointment but I think this was a one off. The staff were quick to pick up on the fact that we had left this dessert... More 

1 Thank Sheiyla F
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

This is a busy pub with very good food and service. We have been here a few times and the it has always been busy. So if you want a quiet evening meal, the bar might not be right for you. However, if you like the atmosphere and the enthusiastic reception and service, it sings. Interesting starters, mains and puds... More 

1 Thank Peter and Naomi B
Studham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

This is an excellent venue for a party, off street parking and away from the main roads. The food was superb and we had an area just for our party of 20+ people, food was served together and hot, which is no mean task. Thank Yu to all the staff who made this a very enjoyable experience.

2 Thank Jane J
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97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

My husband and I eat here regularly but last night's meal was beyond outstanding. Hubby had seafood risotto to start, then rack of lamb. I had the most favourable super salad, absolutely the best, followed by John Dorey/Brill fish. All ouzing with flavour. I love the fact there is a variety of fish on the menu and portions are plentiful.... More 

2 Thank deedee_is
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Popped in here for lunch as we happened to be driving by on the M40. It is really no distance at all from junction 12. An old pub with a traditional feel and helpful staff. The food was fantastic, hearty and tasty. Not just your standard pub grub. They do home made pies and I had a gunieafowl and venison... More 

2 Thank drafoley
Axbridge, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We had been recommended this restaurant by a foodie friend. Maybe it is under new management now? We certainly couldn't see any reason to recommend it. The food was bland and overcooked. It was certainly way too expensive for what it was. The ambience was unappealing and the pub rather grubby.

Thank BillNoble

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$67 - $67
Seafood, British, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England (Formerly Malt Shovel at Barston)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Solihull
  • Phone Number: +44 1675 443223

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