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.
Sidewinder is a group of four guys who share the same passion for rock music: Dave Catherall as front man on vocals and rhythm guitar, Matt Aldridge on lead guitar, Lionel Hutt on bass and Stephen Davies on drums. Their influences range from classic rock to modern hard rock; Thin Lizzy and The Cult, through the Foo Fighters and Stereophonics, to ACDC and Metallica. And their gig setlists cover all those well-known tracks from decades of rock, that everyone knows and loves to sing along too.
The band got together early in 2014 with plenty of musical venture pedigree; Lionel’s highly successful semi-pro band “The Adam’s Jovi Experience”, Dave and Steve’s “One Way Street” covers band, and Matt’s local rock/metal band “Prophecy”. They realise that like-minded band members are the key to holding a great band together – no egos, no arguments, no politics – just four great friends and great musicians, who enjoy making great music to entertain.
Three decades of touring and recording have honed Simon Honey Boy Hickling’s individual blistering harp technique and vocal style to earn him an international reputation as a virtuoso player. He is truly a great front man, singer and harp player, and also a fine songwriter of catchy quirky roots tunes. Past credits include three years of touring and recording with Steve Marriott, sharing lead vocals and playing the harp. Recording with Bo Diddley and playing and recording as a member of Anthony Thistlethwaite’s (ex Waterboys) ‘Blue Stars’ – a band featuring Mick Taylor and the ‘Kick Horns’. He has also toured as a member of ‘Nine Below Zero’ all over Europe.