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
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
- Dogs Welcome
- Business Lunch
About The Malt Shovel
The Malt Shovel, at Barston is a delightful village
pub set in the picturesque Solihull countryside.
Marvellous venue to escape the NEC Had fantastic food and service for 10 colleagues Second year been so well looked after Looking forward to going back next year
Food great staff always fantastic
The Malt Shovel always provides a wonderful meal in warm and relaxed surroundings.
Always excellent but service not great. It was however a very busy day
Warm day so lunch out in the garden was lovely. Menu choices very good , something for everyone . We have eaten here in the past and with this food , service and ambience we will continue to do so.
We always enjoy our visits, and the staff are always happy, friendly and efficient.
Great food and drink - and a lovely garden to sit in, on a lovely day. Very busy - which slowed things down a bit - but friendly, helpful and eager to please. We will certainly be back soon!
All good. Only 4 stars for value for money as we think the desserts are a little pricey. Everything else top notch. Thank you.
Excellent tasty Sunday Lunch. Super helpful staff who were very understanding of my elderly mothers dietary needs. Thank you
Lovely meal with attentive service. Would have been nice to sit outside for food but understand this was not possible which was a shame.
Very busy, buzzy atmosphere.Efficient,unfussy service.Excellent food (wonderful sea bass!) .Looking forward to eating outside when the weather is warmer.
fantastic service and food, staff really friendly and helpful, especially with our 2 year old child, really prioritised him to ensure he got food and dessert quickly (which kept him quiet for other diners)
Friendly greeting and staff, nice buzz about the place and the food was lovely, all obviously freshly cooked. Enjoyed the choices of fish dishes available.
Another excellent lunchtime at The Malt Shovel with great recommendations from Nicky (Halloumi Fries followed by Steak and Ale Pudding) and great service from Nicky and Franco, too. My wife and I had a perfect, delicious lunch...she had oven baked cod and was kindly supplied by Franco with a “cat bag” so we could take some home for Katarina, our pussycat! Well done all including Chef Lee!
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with friends. They loved the vegetable Thai curry. We loved the salmon fish cakes and kidneys and bacon.
Really enjoyable Sunday lunch.
Starter was smaller than previous version, my fish was bland, husbands liver average. Always great service. Not bad at all but we have had better meals there.
All staff we encountered were excellent- attentive and cheerful. We came from London & Cheshire as a halfway meeting point and will definitely be back to do so again.
Lovely country pub and restaurant. Great location, great food, great service. 😙😙😙😙
A great wine tasting evening with food that surpassed our every extra expectation. Well Done Team Malt Shovel.
Fantastic service from all your staff especially from Nicky Perkins who is a credit to your business, we all had a great evening, we will be back next year. Thankyou
Excellent food, service, ambience, will definitely be back.
Steak was fine but triple cooked chips were disappointing, soggy and made from poor quality spuds I think. Could have done with extra vegetables or a decent salad garnish rather than a few rocket leaves.
Excellent in every way.