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 we often have special foodie nights to delight your taste buds, including our Curry Club.
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's a £50 bar tab for the winning team.
Band change!!! Sidewinder will no longer be playing on Wednesday 23rd Oct.
We do however have a fantastic replacement, so please do come down and support this band on their debut to the Malt.
Originally formed in 1986, by Val Cowell (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), and Richard Hayes (lead & slide Guitar), the band has seen many line ups in the years since. Whilst Val and Richard have been the consistent driving force, the rhythm section has seen some changes. Ever since the beginning the band has toured constantly, playing in a wide variety of venues, including the now legendary Marquee Club (both Wardour St and Charing Cross Rd) on a great many occasions.
“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).
Join us for an exotic meal as part of our Brew at the Zoo festival.
Our Feeding Time at the Zoo menu features:
- Ostrich, honey and mustard pie, served with mash, peas and gravy.
- Zebra Burger, with caramelised onions, coleslaw and fries.
- Crocodile Burger, with salsa, coleslaw and fries.
- Buffalo Meatballs in a rich tomato and chilli sauce, served on a bed of spaghetti.
- Kangaroo Sausages, served on a bed of mash with peas and onion gravy.
Your meal comes with a pint of festival ale for £12.95. We will be serving a lunch time between 12 and 3pm and again in the evening from 6pm-9pm. Book at the bar today!