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.
SAM KELLY’S STATION HOUSE is a “groove” band with dancing very much in mind. Their musical catalogue includes Johnny Guitar Watson, Keb Mo, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Gary Moore, Stevie Wonder, Little Feat, to name but a few. Their unique sound is influenced by New Orleans second line, soul, jazz, calypso, reggae and British funk. With three ‘lead’ singers supported by percussionist and internationally acclaimed drummer, the result is an eclectic fusion of music with its roots firmly based in the blues.
Sam’s playing career started in the early 1970’s with funk pioneers “Cymande”, working and recording successfully in the U.S.A. between 1971-1974. His self-taught style of drumming has placed Sam in the drumseat with Cymande, Dr. John, Chaka Khan, Eddie Floyd, Robert Plant, Roger Chapman, Michelle Shocked and the late, great Gary Moore. Sam continues to work all over the UK and in many areas of Europe, stamping his brand on all genres of music, from blues to rock, R&B, funk, soul and reggae. With a delicate sensitivity to rhythm and a great understanding of dynamics in music, he has earned the respected position of Musical Director for Soul Britannia. Sam has also been honoured in Blues in Britain’s “Gallery of Greats” after winning ‘UK Drummer of the Year’ for five years running.
His Station House band includes PAUL JOBSON (M.D./keys/vocals), RICHARD SADLER (bass), TONY QUNTA (guitar/vocals) and JEROME MARCUS (percussion/bvs), and lead singer ROWENA POOLE.
Sugarkane evolved from original John O’Leary Band which was established in 2002. In 2009 the name was changed and 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 wherever it has played. 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 individual musical brew. Noted for it’s jamming approach, today, Sugarkane is an established and popular attraction on the British blues, rock & jazz scene. The band consists of founder John O’Leary (harmonoica), long term members Jules Fothergill (guitar), Roger Inniss (bass), Jools Grudgings (keys) and Joachim Greve (drums), reinforced by the recent addition of guitarist & composed Steve Wright. As a 6 piece band, it is a breath of fresh air in a genre dominated by guitar/bass/drum trios.
Tuck in to traditional German street food washed down with German beer or Gluhwein while you enjoy Sean McAusland’s upbeat acoustic music.
German-style hot potato salad with bacon, sauteed in a wholegrain mustard dressing and finished with fresh parsley. (Vegetarian option available.)
Slow-braised beef in a dark rich Bavarian ale sauce with a selection of root vegetables.
Traditional bratwurst-style sausages in a sweetened curry sauce with tomatoes and onions.
A German favourite – shredded cabbage and carrot in a tangy vinegar marinade.
Traditional German bread freshly baked in the iconic Bavarian shape.
Pick up a menu at the bar. Tickets cost £13 and include a bottle of German beer or glass of Gluhwein.