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.
Over the last few years Guy has laid claim to a unique niche on the Blues ‘n’ Roots scene in the UK and Europe, from small clubs and theatres to festivals. On both acoustic and electric guitars he plays finger style, and is a fine bottleneck and slide player. Members of the band are: Pete Ouvery – bass, Janos Bajtala – keys, Pete Hedley – drums.
The Robin Bibi Band is one of the most entertaining bands on the Southeast England Blues/Rock circuit. They have released seven albums since 1997 and will soon be working on number eight. Their mission is to entertain , uplift and inspire and keep creating their own personal sound and being… with no compromise!
Voted one of Europe’s top Blues bands consistently for over 20 years…
They say that Blues music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer for this Blues band. Composed of a group of seasoned, inspirational, professional musicians and skillful performers, Lee has worked alongside the best in the biz, including members of Whitesnake, Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Stevie Marriott… The list is endless, as Lee has been playing professionally since he was 14 years old, and his first manager was Chas Chandler of The Animals, who incidentally looked after Jimi Hendrix too!
The artists behind Lee Ryder have earned their reputation as a talented band to look out for too. Vince Lewis and Roger Brewer have been with Lee for almost 25 years. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, they continue to touch fans around the world with their distinct and enjoyable musical style.
Over the years The Blue Bishops have built a reputation both for their studio albums and live performances.
Acknowledged as one of the best live bands on the circuit, on first seeing them at the Bishopstock Festival in Devon back in 1999, Robert Cray remarked ‘I will have to watch my back’. Radio 2’s Paul Jones has called their studio work ‘Superb’ and the music press has consistently praised the calibre of their recordings and live shows.