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 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.
The world is full of musicians making impressive promises – Sam Wilkinson doesn’t.
The scene is full of bands wearing trendy hats – Sam Wilkinson Band doesn’t have one.
Sam Wilkinson an accomplished and experienced guitarist and singer that loves playing live music and does so for that reason. He gigged extensively throughout his early twenties, but now can be found playing with his band, or as a solo performer in pubs, clubs, or anywhere that will have him.
In the past he’s shared festival bills with Van Morrison and Gary Moore, supported Doctor Feelgood and played across the whole of the UK. This of course doesn’t mean a thing, but if you enjoy good live music and a good time, then you’ll probably not regret coming out to see him play.
From Tasmania, Australia & introduced to Europe by blues master Dave Hole in 1994, Rob Tognoni delivers a 100% powerfully charged experience with every performance. There is simply no compromise, which is strongly evident in his music.
After 40 years his explosive guitar playing and unique songs are now being compared with the greats of his genre and have firmly established him in the European venues & festivals as well as gaining many fans of hard blues rock worldwide.