What’s On at The Malt Shovel Tavern

Live Blues

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!

Quiz Night

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.

Apr 26 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm

Founded in 2005, the four piece Northsyde is fronted by vocalist Lorna Fothergill, who is also the main lyricist and songwriter. With a dynamic and powerful vocal style, she has been described as “Robert Plant meets Aretha, with a hint of Janis”. Guitarist Jules Fothergill is well respected amongst his peers for developing an unorthodox mix of melodic and rhythmical improvisation, whether playing lead or slide guitar in a wide variety of musical settings. Bassist Ian Mauricio has an unusual style, being left handed, and stringing the bass upside-down, again contributing a musicality to the group which defies placement in any particular niche. Completing the line-up is drummer Hayden Doyle, whose confident grooves combine to give the band a sound quite unlike any of their contemporaries on the modern Blues and Rock circuit. The quartet have remained together for over 10 years and their on-stage chemistry continues to be a defining attribute.

Northampton-on-Sea Beer Festival
Apr 27 @ 11:30 am – May 1 @ 11:00 pm
Northampton-on-Sea Beer Festival

We will be bringing a taste of the seaside to The Malt Shovel Tavern over the May Bank Holiday.

Featuring more than 35 different ales from coastal breweries & 15 traditional ciders, other highlights of the long weekend include a fish supper on April 27 and blues and barbecues on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 with live music from Del Bromham and Stray, and from Accrington Stanley.

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints will be shown live on the big screen from 3pm on Saturday 29th.


Fish Supper
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fish Supper

Enjoy a fish supper in the bar as part of our Northampton-on-Sea May Bank Holiday beer festival. Pre book at the bar before the day and enjoy a half of any guest on us to enjoy with your meal..

With over 35 coastal brewed ales and 15 traditional ciders available to help wash your dinner down!!

1 course £7  2 course £10  3 course £13

Traditional prawn cocktail
Spiced potted crab
Pickled cockles  ( all served with crusty bread
Beer battered cod served with chips, peas & Tartar sauce
Seafood medley served with chips & a pea cluster
( a selection of breaded and battered haddock, plaice, salmon & cod)
Clam chowder
Posh handmade spam fritters served with chips & peas

Seaside summer fruits Pavalova
Raspberry ripple sundae
Honeycomb cheesecake

Stay and enjoy live music at 9pm from an acoustic duo.

Live Premiership Rugby
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Live Premiership Rugby

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints live on the big screen alongside our “Northampton on Sea” Beer Festival.

Enjoy the game whilst sampling over 35 coastal brewed real ales. To help soak up the ale we will be firing up the BBQ at 3pm and have live music for you to stay and enjoy at 6pm

Del Bromham & Stray
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Del Bromham & Stray

Del Bromham and Stray make a welcome return on Saturday April 29 as part of The Malt Shovel Tavern’s Northampton-on-Sea May Bank Holiday beer festival.

Enjoy the live music while you sample a few of the wide range of ales from the UK’s coastal breweries – there’ll be more than 35 for you to dip into. And when the munchies strike, you won’t need to go far. In the old British Bank Holiday tradition, we will be lighting up the barbecue to offer some grilled treats to tempt you.