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The Malt Shovel at Barston

Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England
+44 1675 443223
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (65 reviews)
“baked cod” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (18 reviews)
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Seafood, Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Barston Lane | Solihull, West Midlands, Solihull B92 0JP, England
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11 - 20 of 766 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food we all had was very very good but I thought that the service was rather slow.The decor and ambiance of the restaurant could be better but as I said before the food was excellent which really made up for everything else. One of...More

Thank ElizabethL94
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked a table in the bar at 6.00 and were advised we would need to vacate by 8.00, which seemed perfectly reasonable and meant we didn't have to rush. Good selection on the menu and had additional list of daily specials. All dishes were presented...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Another Sunday lunch ruined by rowdy/noisy children not being controlled by their ignorant parents ! When are pubs like this ( that serves average food at exorbitant prices ! ) going to realise they need to place families with young children away from others who...More

Thank luvfootsnail
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Lovely, lovely food in a wonderful country setting. Please bring back the cocoa marinated venison with figs - it was one of the best meals out I've ever had! :)

Thank Amy L
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Great fine! Can’t recommend this enough. The staff were attentive and the food was amazing. Will definitely be visiting again

Thank 857leannec
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and it was nice. The food was really good and the setting pleasant. The service was pretty good and the prices what you would expect for a gastro pub.

1  Thank JetSetterJim
Reviewed 4 September 2018

After reading mainly positive reviews about The Malt Shovel, we decided to book a table for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We sat at a table on the covered terrace looking out onto the field which was part of the seating area. The menu...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant food, the service could have been a little more attentive, although not enough to not give this restaurant 5 stars. Would definitely visit again!

1  Thank mikegI214WU
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Recommended by a friend and visited for the first time this evening. We called to reserve a table as we were informed they get busy, they said they were pretty much fully booked but could fit us in between 6.30pm & 8.30pm. I am so...More

Thank Sidi104
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Once again the meal was absolutely fantastic. Compliments to the chef and his team. Best sticky toffee pudding ever! Always feel welcomed and relaxed.

Thank SarahBall
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Nichola M
16 December 2017|
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Response from Cliff2b | Reviewed this property |
As above
6 May 2017|
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Response from LadyHJS | Property representative |
Well behaved dogs are welcome in an area of our bar, and course our terrace and garden.
19 April 2017|
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Response from Karen V |
If the chìps are cooked in the same fryer as breaded items like fish then they will have gluten on them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 67 - USD 67
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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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