What’s On at The Malt Shovel Tavern

Live Blues

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!

Quiz Night

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.

Russian Night
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Russian Night

To kick off our “Trickle-treat” beer festival which features beers from the legendary Oakham brewery & also 20+ vodka’s to celebrate 100th anniversary of Russia’s revolution, We will be having an evening of Russian inspired food..


2 courses £13

To start..
Borscht – Beef & beetroot soup, lightly spiced &
topped with sour cream
Knish – Baked pastries stuffed with potato, minced beef,
onions & cheese
Golubtsy – Shredded spiced pork wrapped in cabbage &
steamed in a tomato broth with optional sour cream topping

To proceed..
Zharkoe – Russian beef stew served with sweet & sour cabbage
& crusty bread
Traditional beef stroganoff – Sautéed beef in a rich creamy sauce on a bed of fluffy rice
Shaped mushroom cutlets – Seasoned rice, onion & mushrooms shaped & tossed in flour before pan fried & served on a bed of sweet & sour cabbage
Fish Au Gratin – White fish fillets baked in a creamy cheese sauce , with a mushroom & potato crisp top

To complete..
Plushki – Warm cinnamon pastries served with Morozheno, a Russian vanilla ice cream
Sharlotka – Russian apple cake served with cream
White Russian cupcake – A boozy cupcake topped with caramel vodka butter icing

Book your table today 01604234212


Massive Happy
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Massive Happy

As part of our “trickle-treat” beer festival, alongside all the fantastic beers we are so pleased to announce we have the band Massive Happy !!

Massive Happy are a 5 piece tribute to British 90’s rock.

Blur / Charlatans / James / Oasis / Pulp / Radiohead / Stone Roses / Supergrass / Verve


Oct 29 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

One of the very first and undoubtedly very best Beatles tribute bands, Accrington Stanley continue the festivities from 5pm. Spanning thirty one years of successful performances of Beatles music, the band, Accrington Stanley returns with a magical journey into the time of legend that was the Beatles. Arguably still the best creative songwriters of the 20th Century; the Beatles’ music persists in everyday song lists of musical artists, radio and television all over the world. The Magical History Four will be showing just why the music of the Beatles is still loved by so many. From a huge selection of instantly recognisable songs will come some of the band’s favourites for this special festival day. Despite many other ‘tribute bands’ playing Beatles music, Accrington Stanley were one of the very first, playing and singing with ability and love for the music.

Great music, fantastic festival beers, Sunday lunch menu served 12-4pm