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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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“baked cod” (15 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (19 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 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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Z7802FLmarkm
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We booked an early sitting on a Thursday evening having previously enjoyed an excellent meal with friends. On this occasion I'm afraid that it couldn't have been more different. The atmosphere was as good as usual and we received a friendly welcome from the waitress...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank andyccpc
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Very good meal with friends. Comfortable and reasonably priced. Good choice of soft drinks and nice setting - interior decor very good.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Maxim123153
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Brought to the Malt Shovel by friends we hadn't seen in a while. They've got it just right. An extensive menu without going over the top, great atmosphere with a buzz but not too loud. Perfect for friends and family to meet up and enjoy...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Claire S
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Great place for food and drinks. Really welcoming and fantastic service our waitress was lovely. We were served bread and olive oil which was tasty to start. For starters we had scallops and the Brie- both really tasty. For mains we had the sea bass...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Kiran M
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Hadn’t been to the Malt Shovel for a couple of years but were passing that way and thought we’d book a table for lunch.Food was as good as ever.Menu has changed and the specials looked great.Service was excellent! Overall a great establishment with very good...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank MDC214
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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