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.

Tutored Beer Tasting
Mar 19 @ 7:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Tutored Beer Tasting

OUR 2018 Belgian Beer Festival kicks off with a tutored beer tasting with an expert from Duvel Mortgat. Taste and learn the finer points of Belgian beer, and take home a personalised bottle of Vedett to help you continue your education and enjoyment! Tickets cost £10 per person and include a buffet supper. Book you place at the bar!

Belgian Brainteaser
Mar 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Belgian Brainteaser

JOIN the festival fun and test your general knowledge with our Belgian Brainteaser, part of our 2018 Belgian Beer Festival. There will be Belgian beer spot prizes for each round.

Entry fee is £1 per team member.

John O’Leary Band
Mar 21 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
John O'Leary Band

Sugarkane evolved from original John O’Leary Band which was established in  2002.  Since then the band has trail blazed an unique and uncompromising brand of blues based music and in the course of it’s journey, has both thrilled and challenged audiences throughout the UK and Europe. The band’s musical foundation lies wholeheartedly in the blues but there is also a hefty mix  of  jazz, funk, latin, rock and even reggae to produce a potent indicvidual musical brew. Noted for it’s jamming approach, today, Sugarkane is an established and popular attraction on the British blues, rock & jazz scene.

Belgian Banquet
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Belgian Banquet

LET us do the cooking and the washing up on March 21, while you tuck into a delicious three-course Belgian Banquet!

Choose from chicken waterzooi, flamishe aux poireaux or tomates aux crevettes for starters… moules et frites, boulettes, carbonates or croquettes for mains… and, if you’ve got the room, waffles, chocolate (of course!) mousse or la dame blanche for dessert. And wash it down with a bottle of Belgian beer. Tickets cost £19.99 per person and can be booked in advance at the bar.

Now for the translation!


Chicken waterzooi – rich creamy chicken, leek and potato soup served with crusty bread.

Flamishe aux poireaux – leek tart with salad garnish.

Tomates aux crevettes – shrimp stuffed tomato on a bed of salad.


Moules et frites – choose from the classic mussels steamed in white wine with a hint of cream and garlic or served in a tasty tomato and chilli sauce.

Boulettes – Belgian meatballs in a rich tomato sauce served on a bed of creamy mash.

Flemish carbonates – beef stew infused with dark Belgian beer and served with stoemp, a vegetable and potato mash.

Croquettes – handmade creamy cheese and chive potato croquettes served with frites and salad.


Belgian waffles – topped with berry compote and dusted with icing sugar.

Belgian chocolate mousse – served with fresh raspberries.

La dame blanche – hot Belgian chocolate sundae featuring vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, warm Belgian chocolate sauce, topped with a cherry!

Soul Mo Funk
Mar 23 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Soul Mo Funk

HOT Northampton band, Soul Mo Funk hit the Malt Shovel Tavern on March 23 with their list of soul, Motown and disco funk dance floor hits from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

Try this with Belgian beer! Part of our 2018 Belgian Beer Festival.