Every Wednesday night, the sound of live blues fills the Malt Shovel Tavern. Bands come from near and far as we try to find the best to entertain you. Gigs start at 8.45pm and admission is free.
Eat, drink & be merry!
We eat well at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We don't have a regular evening menu, it's true, but twice a month we have special foodie nights to delight your taste buds. Our Curry Club is perfect if you like things spicy, while our Good Grub evenings aim to put a twist on popular favourites.
For the love of sport!
Ok, so we're not a sports bar, but we do love our sport, especially our local and national teams. You'll find the big occasions on our big screen, so watch the calendar, get a group of mates together and ask about our Sports Party Packages!
Test your general and trivia knowledge at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We run two quizzes a month on the first and third Thursday at 8pm. Maximum team size is 8 players and entry is £1 per player. There are cash prizes for the winners.
“A serious blues band with unique songs, tight instrumentation, and a powerful woman up front…”
Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion have made a considerable impact over the last six years and is one of the bands that has added a fresh approach and vibrancy to the UK Blues. The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals, strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves.
Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave: “one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”.
The band features Rob Koral’s electrifying, and unmistakable touch and flow on guitar, plus the highly accomplished rhythm section of Pete Whittaker-Hammond organ and Paul Robinson-drums (Nina Simone, Van Morrison, The Proclaimers, Wonder Stuff, Paul McCartney to name a few).
7pm A SIXTH SENSE blind festival beers tasting competition.
If you know your beers then this opportunity to show off your knowledge will win you FREE BEER. £2 entry – all proceeds going to a local charity.
9pm BAD DAY BLUES BAND
This quality 4-piece band come with impressive accolades in the Blues business are a simply amazing
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Our Joy Of Six May bank holiday beer festival features 66 beers & ciders!!
6-8.30pm.. We will be serving up traditional Spanish Tapas
Braised chorizo in red wine with onions & garlic
Baked cod & chickpeas in a tomato and roasted peppers sauce
Meatballs in a rich Ragu
Sizzling garlic & chilli king prawns
Tickets £10 – Include a choice of three dishes served with crusty bread & free entry into the quiz
8.30pm Cash prize quiz – £1 entry
TICKETS SELLING OUT FAST… Call 01604234212 to reserve your table, we now take payment over the phone.
On the first and third Thursday every month. Entry fee – £1 per team member. Cash prizes for the winners.