Food Serving Times
Monday - Saturday
Lunch 12.00 - 2.30 pm
Dinner 6.00 - 9.30 pm
Lunch 12.00 - 4.00 pm
Bar open all day everyday
Food Serving Times
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Malt Shovel
The Malt Shovel, at Barston is a delightful village
pub set in the picturesque Solihull countryside.
A really enjoyable meal, very good service.
Great country bistro pub that never fails to deliver a brilliant evening out
By the time we arrived for 7.30 the place was busy and buzzing. Nothing was too much trouble from our waitress accommodating the special dietary requirements. The costs were about right and the food was very good. Would thoroughly recommend the Malt Shovel
Excellent warm and cosy atmosphere. Really really great food.
Another brilliant night at the Malt
We’re never disappointed at the Malt Shovel. The menu is great and the food is delicious. The service is always warm and friendly too.
Love this pub!!
My husband and I had dinner on Friday night here at the Malt Shovel. I had to start the fish chowder and it was beautiful hubby had seared scallops was also superb. main course turbot fish curry it was lovely and fresh flavours, great depth. and my husband had fillet steak with all the trimmings guys this was superb. well done to all staff who make this establishment the great place it is today. We will be back and also we have booked for new years eve. Bev :)
Food was excellent quality but I had to send my steak back as it was over cooked! Great atmosphere but tables a little too close together! Little gem found down a country lane, a few niggles but would go back
Excellent as always - thank you
We were going to a exhibition at the NEC from Bristol and needed somewhere nice to eat. The malt shovel had terrific reviews and I can understand why, delicious food which we could have stayed longer.
Excellent service ,great food ,lovely pub !
We came as a large party of 10 and our experience was disappointing as food was not up to expected standard. Limp scampi and average fishcakes at best. The plates were cold so cooled food quickly and made sauce on my chicken tepid so it sat very heavy on my stomach all night - disappointed and not value for money. We were not asked what we thought of our meals. Been there many times before and expected so much better. Felt like big party and taken for granted
As usual - consistently good food and service (apart from the waitress leaning all over the table!).
Another excellent meal at The Malt Shovel, in my mind one of best restaurants in the Solihull/Birmingham area
Excellent meal and service , our waiter was very good
Excellent food and value for money
We had an absolutely wonderful birthday lunch here. Fabulous, interesting food; great atmosphere; stylish surroundings; and the most lovely and welcoming staff. Such a well run place - a real find! - we're already looking forward to our next visit. 5 STARS!!!
Always a delight to eat at The Malt Shovel, hope to be back soon.
We are regular visitors to the malt shovel and as always the food is as excellent
We booked Sunday lunch for 4 in the restaurant. Food was very good. Portion size generous. Service was friendly and attentive. Whilst at the slightly pricier end of the scale, all in all a very enjoyable experience.
Excellent service and food, particularly for our large party.
6 of us. All very pleased with our meals ( we all had 3 courses). Service was a little slow but everyone very pleasant
Great food and very attentive, we had an early sitting and whilst we were not rushed you just felt that the seat was wanted for the next diners - but overall very good