The Malt Shovel at Barston is a delightful village pub set in picturesque Warwickshire countryside close to the N.E.C. and Solihull. Our busy bar has a lively atmosphere for both drinking and dining with real fires in the winter and a summer patio overlooking the beautiful garden.
Our separate restaurant is both relaxed and inviting, situated in a converted barn decorated with natural wood and pastels, perfect for small informal parties and receptions.
Our food, prepared by our head chef and his team, is cooked with care and presented with flair using fresh seasonal ingredients. He is constantly surprising us with his modern take on traditional dishes and is especially well known for his daily fish specials board.
Being privately owned we are passionate about what we do and have built an excellent reputation, both locally and with visitors, for innovation and consistency.
What Our Customers Say
"Found this place on Trip Advisor... I was NOT disappointed it was fantastic, the food was prepared to very high standards and tasted even better."
"A wonderful country restaurant. Fantastic food that's reasonably priced. A mix of fish, meat and vegetarian dishes all prepared and assembled with thoughtfulness. Staff are very friendly and relaxed and have a great knowledge of the dishes and wine menu."
"Food, service and atmosphere were excellent and the staff exceptional. Even though it was midweek lunch every table was booked. We were visiting the area, so if we ever come back this way again we would return. Definitely recommend a try!"
"Dined at this restaurant this evening to celebrate my birthday with my family, an outstanding meal enjoyed by all, staff were wonderful the whole experience was a joy. Couldn’t have had a better birthday, will definitely return here as my restaurant of choice for any future events."
Launch of our new summer menu
Summer has arrived here at the Malt Shovel! Our new summer menu launches this week...
Closure: Staff Training 14th June
It's that time of the year again, our chefs have been working hard behind the...