Dove Jones & The Connection

As well as being a listed building, The Spice of Life also has an esteemed musical heritage. In the 1960’s and 1970’s The Scots Hoose (as it was called then) was a popular venue for folk musicians, and saw many great acts of the time, such as Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, Bert Jansch, The Strawbs and Sandy Denny performing here.

Then in the heyday of punk in the late 70’s The Spice of Life became a regular haunt for many punk musicians and followers, including The Sex Pistols. In the late 90’s a thriving Jazz Club started up at The Spice, and has attracted many top acts, such as Jamie Cullum, Soweto Kinch, Darius Brubeck & Daryl Sherman.

The Spice of Life – Pub & live music venue ( )

McMullen & Sons Ltd, the family brewers of Hertfordshire established in 1827, remain the owners of this historical property to this day. To learn more about McMullen visit:


Musicians – Dove Jones our host and the Connection house band, always welcome newbies to the stage and offer them as much support as possible to ensure they enjoy their night in the lime light.

The Spice stage accommodates up to 8 musicians at a time with a permanent sound system setup in its downstairs bar that gives a New Orleans bar feel to the venue.

With a Shaun our sound engineer and permanent full backline setup of PA drums / keys / amps, we ensure that musicians always sound their best. Shaun monitors the sound system throughout the evening to ensure that you always hit the right note!

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