We anticipate opening our doors again from December 16th if we are moved to Tier 2, and for the Christmas period if we are in Tier 2 or there is a relaxation of the guidance for the festive period.

If we are able to open our food service hours for the Christmas period are:

Christmas Eve, 24th Dec:

All Day, 12 – 8.30

Christmas Day, 25th Dec:

12 – 3, Bar open from 11

Boxing Day, 26th Dec:

12 – 4.30

Sunday 27th Dec:

12.30 – 4.30

27th, 29th, 30th Dec:

Normal hours (12 – 2.30, 6 – 8.30)

Thursday 31st Dec:

All day 12 – 9

Friday 1st Jan:

All day 12 – 3

Saturday 2nd Jan:

Normal hours (12 – 2.30, 6 – 8.30)


Christmas Day Menu

We are pleased to announce our menu for booked Christmas Day diners will be as follows:

Artisan bread & flavoured butter (GFO)

Warm crab and cream cheese eclair – red velvet & charcoal king prawns, radish, lemon & lime pearls
Smoked halibut – pickled vegetables, beetroot, dill oil & Nordic sourdough (GFO)
Ham hock scotch egg – with parsley cream
Wild mushroom & comte cheese souffle – crispy leeks (VE)

Lemon & raspberry sorbet

Rosette of turkey – stuffed with chestnut & cumberland sausage, cranberry
12 hour slow roast sirloin of beef (served pink) – english horseradish, ale roasted onions
Monkfish and salmon wellington – chenin & dill white wine cream
Basil crusted rack of lamb – chargrilled chicory & kumquat jam
Pumpkin & parmesan carnaroli croquettes – cucumber spaghetti, white onion puree (VE GF)

All served with garlic & rosemary roast potatoes, honey roasted parsnips & carrots, buttered sprouts & greens, pigs in blankets, red wine & port jus

Traditional christmas pudding – brandy custard, stollen ice cream (GFO)
Elements of cherry & chocolate gateau – aerated cream
Creme caramel – with clementine & honeycomb (GF)
Prosecco poached pears – gingerbread, walnut & date caramel sauce (GFO)

Coffee – Tea – Truffle



To book please email us at themaltshovelatbarston@gmail.com

(A 12.5% service charge will be added – all tips go directly to staff. Please notify us of any dietary requirements or allergies prior to your pre-order.)