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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%
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“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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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely experience. Everything from the setting to the food. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food excellent.

Thank Tour799918
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed with the food.... menu looked amazing hence a special birthday treat was booked. Really disappointed with the chef this evening. Rare liver was served-not for the faint hearted and the halibut was raw in parts. I’m really amazed that it remains so busy....More

Thank Mollydog2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018

We wanted somewhere special for a family get together. We had a lovely meal here .not your average pub, a very classy place. The food was delicious. The rum babas are to die for! Very impressed, we will definitely be returning.

Thank Handypeeps
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Having been picked up from the nearby Birmingham airport we were looking for somewhere with good food. Trip Advisor took us on a short 4km drive to the Malt Shovel on a fine August afternoon. Arriving at 1.55pm we were pleased to hear that they...More

Thank WanderlustDubai
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Visiting the NEC overnight I decided to explore some more interesting and independent eateries than on offer closer to my hotel. In the event the Malt Shovel was only 4 miles away and proved to be well worth the trip! My guests were visitors from...More

Thank Anthony1905
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had a lovely lunch with nice summer cocktails and enjoyed having a drink outside after the meal. We have been many times before and will return again soon

Thank juicylucysmall
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We have visited and eaten at The Malt Shovel 3 or 4 times in the past year, each have been very good. The fish dishes are exceptional. The staff are friendly and helpful and will gladly offer advice on choice when asked. We took some...More

Thank Roman6548
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Booked a table for lunch for 4 and were able to eat at the back of the restaurant under a pergola. It was the hottest day of the year. Very good choice of food and excellent service. A very pleasant experience. This is not a...More

Thank Molenders
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Visited in May to celebrate my son,s 40,th. Lunch time meal so expectations not very high. Could not have been more wrong. The service and food was top draw. Will go against soon.

Thank Johnone2014
Reviewed 23 July 2018

We went for a meal with family the food was wonderful and the service very good. The malt shovel a lovely modernise pub with great local beers and a really buzz about it. The choice of menu was very good with additional house specials focused...More

Thank Herbert532
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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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