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“One of my favourite places to eat in the Midlands!”

The Malt Shovel at Barston
Ranked #16 of 349 Restaurants in Solihull
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 67 - USD 67
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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! :)

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Thank Amy L
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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 Leanne C
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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.

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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 was quite varied but we opted for roasts served with vegetables. My pork was strangely dark for that meat and certainly not freshly carved but it tasted ok. It was served with a dollop of stewed apple and stuffing. The roast chicken was a whole breast and both dishes had ample dark gravy poured over them, more suitable for roast beef. The vegetables were an indifferent mixture served in a deep bowl. We had expected food of a higher standard and were not impressed. Would also suggest that the barman could do with some instruction regarding a "large" glass of wine ! I realised when my wine came that it was 175ml instead of 250ml but decided not to mention it to the waitress. When we looked at the receipt though, we had been charged £7.40 for it - annoying !
The best part of the meal was the sticky toffee pudding with banana ice cream and a toffee sauce. That was delicious.

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Thank Margaret D
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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 Mike G
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