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.
All the way from steamy Rio to li’l ol’ Northampton, Brazilian blues legend, Big Gilson and his Blues Dynamite Band play the Malt Shovel Tavern on October 10.
One of the forerunners of Blues in Brazil, Big Gilson has performed all over Brazil, USA, Canada, South America and Europe and is celebrating a 30 year career with all the energy, vitality and passion you would expect from a musician, who has worked the same stages as Steve Winwood, Johnny Rivers, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, Mick Taylor, Magic Slim and BB King.
2018 sees the start of an exciting new collaboration between Neil Ivison (the Misers), Sarah Warren and Nick Lydon.
The three got together in 2016 to kick around some ideas with Nick and Neil forming a prolific song-writing partnership. The result is Stone Mountain Sinners, which also includes Roger Roberts on keyboards/vocals, Adam Hood on bass and Duke Delight on drums.
5 DAY FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, REAL ALE & CIDER
Why not be the first to sample some of the wonderful ‘music themed’ ales we have in for our festival, we have 40 to choose from and are offering discount for CAMRA members between 5 & 9pm on our opening day.
Live music from 9pm from the hugely popular John Verity Blues band
Storm Warning have earned a reputation as one of the UK’s best and individual blues bands with the vocals and blues harp of Son Maxwell and the sublime guitar playing of Bob Moore. In their 10 year history, the band has featured several times on BBC Radio 2 as well as other radio stations in the UK, Europe and USA. Their set includes originals and blues covers of the likes of Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Luther Allison, Howlin Wolf, John Lee Hooker, and Jimi Hendrix.
Triple J features lifetime music industry veteran and drumming powerhouse, Jeff Rich. Jeff is joined on blues guitar and vocals by a young(ish) larger than life Yorkshireman in the shape of ten year professional Jamie Godfrey. The pair formed Triple J in early 2015 and in that time have played some great shows and seen their first full length album take shape. Following a “Spinal Tap-esque” amount of changes on bass the band finally found seasoned and sensational David “Clem” Clements to complete this hard-hitting line up.
With the trio stable Jeff, Jamie and Clem set about attempting to capture the catalogue of songs they had written on record, the result being a full length, 12 track, blues rock album entitled Chapter 1, which features songs that cater for all tastes, but with its roots firmly planted in the British power trio tradition.