The Malt Shovel at Barston | Pub in Warwickshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Malt Shovel at Barston - Pub in Warwickshire

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Barston Lane Barston, Solihull, B92 0JP, Warwickshire
England, United Kingdom

The Team at The Malt Shovel at Barston

Impressive food - global as well as pubby treats, and well-kept ales (Tribute, Old Speckled Hen) in super slick, friendly surroundings

A smart, bright, food-driven place that knows its market and caters to it well. Whether you're ensconced in the powder-blue and cream bar (with a fire in the grate at the far end), on the trellis-shaded terrace in summer, or in the country restaurant, the food is to savour, and the Tribute and Old Speckled Hen are matched by decent wines. The menu covers international as well as pubby treats (Aberdeenshire rump steak; crayfish and cress breaded scampi with lemon and lavender dressing; sticky toffee pudding with clotted cream ice cream) and executes both with aplomb. The culinary innovation extends to the vegetarian options, perhaps a filo tart of crushed carrot topped with a poached egg, courgette strips and rocket pesto. A slick operation out in the country, warm, friendly and relaxed.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch & dinner £11.95-£21.50. Not Sun eve.


Open all day.


Barston Lane Barston, Solihull, B92 0JP, Warwickshire