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.
TJ “Holyboy” Johnson & The Preachers are a Three Piece R n B/Blues Band who play mostly Chicago Blues and Sixties R n B, as well as original blues. The band’s line-up features Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, and Drums/Vocals. Their favourite artists include legends like, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddy King, Robert Johnson, Rev Gary Davis, Elmo James, master of the slide guitar Albert King, BB King, T Bone Walker, Bobby”Blue”Bland, Taj Mahal, Magic Slim Magic Sam, Johnie Taylor, ZZ Hill, Otis Redding – the real Innovators of the Blues.
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.