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.
We will be bringing a taste of the seaside to The Malt Shovel Tavern over the May Bank Holiday.
Featuring more than 35 different ales from coastal breweries & 15 traditional ciders, other highlights of the long weekend include a fish supper on April 27 and blues and barbecues on Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30 with live music from Del Bromham and Stray, and from Accrington Stanley.
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints will be shown live on the big screen from 3pm on Saturday 29th.
Del Bromham and Stray make a welcome return on Saturday April 29 as part of The Malt Shovel Tavern’s Northampton-on-Sea May Bank Holiday beer festival.
Enjoy the live music while you sample a few of the wide range of ales from the UK’s coastal breweries – there’ll be more than 35 for you to dip into. And when the munchies strike, you won’t need to go far. In the old British Bank Holiday tradition, we will be lighting up the barbecue to offer some grilled treats to tempt you.
Beatles tribute band, Accrington Stanley continues the Northampton-on-Sea festivities on Sunday April 30 with a magical tour of some of the best-known and best-loved popular songs.
Sit back with a beer from one of the UK’s coastal breweries – you can almost feel the sand between your toes. And when hunger strikes, there will be grilled treats from the barbecue to keep you going.
Dr. Busker will be playing for us on Bank Holiday Monday as part of the ” Northampton on Sea ” beer festival.
The Incredible Dr. Busker is a musician based in the United Kingdom. He is often billed as The Last Victorian Pub Pianist, and is well known in the world of preservation and steam rallies, at which he is a regular performer.
The original Victorian Pub Pianists would keep a steady stream of tunes and songs flowing, while the Pub Landlord kept a steady stream of beer flowing in the pianist’s direction. Dr. Busker is keen to continue the tradition and often plays in pubs and bars (enjoying free beer from the Landlord) with his wide repertoire of songs to suit all tastes, including a large number of his own songs, accompanied with great skill on piano-forte and squeezebox.
In his top-hat and tails, squeezebox in hand, he represents a bygone age when fizzy lager and the motor-car were unheard of. Steam engines ruled the road, Real Ale ruled the inns, and Britannia ruled the waves. Dr. Busker is part of a movement which holds on to many of the artefacts and values of the past, and as such, can be seen at a number of the many steam rallies which are held across Britain every year.
Beer also forms an important part of Dr. Busker’s unique form of entertainment, both performer and audience benefit from the enhancement given by this great British beverage, to such an extent that many songs have been written about it. It has been said that the only thing better than beer is MORE BEER, and the only thing still better is FREE BEER, and Dr. Busker is one of the priveliged few in that respect — many pub landlords offer this while he is playing. They also say that whoever pays the piper calls the tune, so next time you see Dr. Busker, buy him a drink and he might just sing you a song!