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.
TJ “Holyboy” Johnson & The Preachers are a Three Piece R n B/Blues Band who play mostly Chicago Blues and Sixties R n B, as well as original blues. The band’s line-up features Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, and Drums/Vocals. Their favourite artists include legends like, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, Robert Johnson, Rev Gary Davis, Elmo James, master of the slide guitar Albert King, BB King, T Bone Walker, Bobby”Blue”Bland, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim Magic Sam, Johnie Taylor, ZZ Hill, Otis Redding – the real Innovators of the Blues.
Let the night beGIN!!
With over 40 gins on our gin list, and even more unusual ones being added by the day – the Malt Shovel Tavern is a must for any Gin lover. This months Gin night will feature live music from Northamptons finest rock & roll band “The Jailbreakers”.
These guys really do get your toes tapping with a huge set of iconic rock n roll favourites and many more to boogie the night away to.
As well as this superb band, you can enjoy a double measure of any gin and get any Fevertree mixer on the house!!
John Verity is a guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter, with an awesome pedigree, making him a leading light in Rock & Blues today.
In his long career, John Verity has supported legendary artists like Jimi Hendrix, Mountain, Canned Heat and Janis Joplin, has played with Russ Ballard, Colin Blunstone, Keith Emerson, Ringo Starr and Mike Rutherford and was in the rock group Argent from 1973 to 1976.
JV has always said that live work was his first love and that holds as true today: 2017 looks like being one of the band’s busiest years, with shows across the length and breadth of the UK.
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.