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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” (63 reviews)
“baked cod” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (17 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 12 June 2018 via mobile

I visited here on a very busy sunny Saturday afternoon in a group of 22; family and friends with ages ranging from a few months to over 70. So probably not an easy group to please and serve efficiently and cheerfully. But the staff managed...More

Thank Rubypie21
Reviewed 12 June 2018

At first I was disappointed that our hotel couldn't offer any decent food, however as a result we ventured out and found this lovely gastro-pub and had the most fantastic meal. It was obvious that the place was popular as it was very full even...More

Thank alexhO383
Reviewed 11 June 2018

My Wife and I visited with a friend for Dinner on Saturday evening. This was my first visit although our friend has been there several times before. What a great place. It is in a rural setting and car parking can be a little awkward,...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We've been here many times and the food is always tasty and fresh. Calamari followed by rack of lamb for Mr and veggie options for me. The lamb and dauphinose potatoes were cold, the waitress was very concerned and tried to rectify by taking back...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend, me and my dad needed somewhere to have a meal before we flew from Birmingham airport and I couldn't have been happier to come across this beautiful country pub, lovely settings and garden to the rear. Service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoy...More

Thank Charlotte R
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We visited with family for a Friday treat and had an excellent meal all washed down with a couple of pints of cider. The fish menu is lovely and the lamb and steak were also cooked to perfection. We also visited again a week later...More

Thank BaggieBish
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We turned up on spec twice in last month and on each Occassion team were accommodating, would recommend you book though as popular. No fuss, quick check they could make space. We were offered a table outside and one quickly made up on the benches...More

Thank 159marting
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We were recommended to try this pub / restaurant recently and certainly weren't disappointed. There were two menus, the main menu and then a 'Spring menu' which has 2 courses for £16 which is fantastic value. We have eaten off both menus. I had the...More

Thank Red_boar350
Reviewed 26 May 2018

First visit here, based on tripadvisor reviews. Six of us ate and found the food was on the whole very good. Veal escalope with potato salad a little disappointing, Chicken and chorizo patties starter was lovely. Beer garden very nice in the sunshine. Table service...More

Thank FairHugo
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We came here after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. While staying in a nearby village for work we tried several pubs for food and found them pretty average, This really was a great find. It is a lovely cosy pub with great ambience,...More

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