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.
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.
In its brief history, The Electric Experience has performed at many major festivals, toured much of Europe and played in countless venues and clubs up and down the country, making many friends along the way which is demonstrated by a large and faithful fan club. This exposure has generated attention from radio stations with live sessions and interest from record labels both at home and overseas.
Bad Day Blues Band have played on all the prestigious stages, including the Isle of Wight Festival, Sony Hall (NYC), Black Deer Festival, PennFest, The Hard Rock Cafe and have supported award-winning artists such as The Killers, Manic Street Preachers and The Kaiser Chiefs. Described by critics as one of the must-see musical acts, they’ll be bringing their unique mix of classic blues harp, entwined bass and lead vocals, dirty guitar and driving rhythm.
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.