The Geek Pub Quiz takes place on the 3rd Sunday of each month with loads of questions covering geeky & nerdy topics such as Comic Books, Movies, TV, Videogames, Board games, RPGs and any other pop-culture in between. You can find us every month at Major Tom's Social and follow us on Twitter (@GeekPubQuiz) to see themes, hints and more. We have a picture round, geeky general knowledge round, a specialist subject round & end on an audio round. We also hold a raffle & have over a dozen regular sponsors! Come along and you could win some awesome prizes!
"If an early 90s punk band became an Acoustic Americana duo...
Described in the press as 'the real deal...with a well crafted set of original songs that are totally contemporary but could pass for 1957 or 47', Steamtown are a duo from Knaresborough with a guitar, a Banjo and a suitcase singing about true love, hard drinking, politics and trains. This is Yorkshire Americana delivered with a smile and acoustic music to make you tap your feet."
Dan Burnett is a world-class singer and multi-instrumental musician. It’s in his blood.He was spoon-fed soul, blues, funk, and rock music from an early age, and began learning to play after receiving a keyboard for his 3rd birthday. With his mother’s encouragement and father’s guidance, before his teens Dan was playing gigs throughout Yorkshire in his dad’s blues band – and from then on live performance became a way of life
es. It's happening. a major toms pub quiz. finally.
Our very own Aidan Cowley unleashes his alter ego 'Bacon' to put on an evening of fun, filth and fabulousness. surprises, silliness and slapdash.
‘More than just a quiz’ - Tripple H
‘Quite honestly good’ - Dermot O’Leary
‘That Bacon fella is a rising star’ - Your Uncle
***** - Yorkshire Living
***** - Local man from the pub
Get yourself down to the inaugural Major Toms Pub Quiz - Hosted by Bacon Dubeck: featuring Toby Larone on keys.
Originally from Liverpool, England, Stan Smith is a writer and performer of alt-country/americana music.
He takes his inspiration from the great US singer songwriters of 60s/70s offering his own take on acoustic Americana with well-crafted and bittersweet songs. Previously half of the duo Mulholland, Stan has started gigging again at venues across the UK.
Expect an evening of Alt-Country/Americana, mixing a selection of self penned songs and covers of Bob Dylan, Neil young, Bruce Springsteen and more.
We welcome back Serious Sam & James The Fang for another great night of live music. FREE ENTRY
Serious and the Fang’s mix of the traditional tunes and their own blend seamlessly, it’s Americana in its truest form – steeped in a sad heart, the weary and the downtrodden, it feels like an album with the spirit of calloused hands and a life spent following a plough. It’s from a different time. (Ameriana UK)
This track just demonstrates an amazing musical ability. The sustained brilliance of this playing is really something to behold. BOB HARRIS BBC Radio 2
”Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk, and southern blues, yet sound emphatically English.”
BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER
You guys must know the drill by now.
We've got 2 hours worth of pure funky disco grooves on vinyl by Tobias Schmidt to warm you up from 7pm
Then bringing the heat from 9pm - a back to back array of the finest house, funk and hip-hop blends by JAGARZ and JsH to carry you through until the early hours on our impeccable sound system!
The usual suspects
As always - Free Entry
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT TO PARTY!
Join us for Harrogate's first authentic Hip Hop night from East Coast to the West Coast and everything in between.
We will be showing the documentary Hip Hop Evolution from 7.30pm followed by a selection of the greatest Hip Hop music videos on our Biggie screen, all subtitled and with a carefully curated music playlist running throughout the night til late.
Drinks specials for the night by lil Case:
Long Island Ice Ts
Gin and Juice
Food specials by Raekwon 'George' The Chef:
Big 'Jalapeño' Poppa's
Mac 'n' Cheese Miller balls
Asap Rocky Road with Ice Cream
Wear ya finest garms, dress up is highly encouraged
Look out for further announcements on a special guest performance
Stay crunk yall
Pride is turning up to Harrogate 15th June and Major Tom's is ready to turn it out! In celebration of the fight for equality for every colour in the rainbow MT is hosting a ball of classic disco and house served up by the opulent DJ Blakey from 9pm onwards.
We'll be serving up a special rainbow pizza of spinach, squash, red peppers, caramelised onions, figs and goat's cheese! On the bar we'll have a surprise cocktail and, of course, our fabulous range of top quality beers, wines and spirits. So grab your wigs, beat your mug and boogie all night with us!
P.S. Holding true to our ethics Major Tom's is a safe space for all and any hatred will not be tolerated. All are welcome but please remain respectful and feel the love.
See you kitties on the flip flop
As part of Women On Tap festival we will be hosting live music from ace female performers. We will also have a fab range of beers produced by women head brewers. Make sure you also check out what’s going on in other venues around Harrogate & Knaresborough for the brilliant Women On Tap festival.
One of our favourite new breweries @whiplashbeer are coming to visit us on Tuesday 26th February from 6.30pm for a Tap Takeover and a beer pong tournament. We will be showcasing five of their keg beers and the lads will be around for a chat. If you are up for joining in the beer pong tournament we have limited places available (teams of two) so drop us a DM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Lots of prizes up for grabs and a trophy for the winner. Entry cost is £10 per team of two and includes your first pitcher of Whiplash Rollover IPA for pong.
#craftbeer #craftbeerbar #craftnotcrap #harrogateindies #harrogate #beersofinstagram #beerstagram #ipa #craftbrew #paleale #beergeek #beerporn #yorkshire #beerpong
We welcome the return of our friend Serious Sam to play a set of amazing raw & honest folk .
“Old before his years country- folk fellow who mixes intricate John Faheyfinger picking with confessional tales of dirty old Leeds.” … The Guardian
“Serious Sam Barrett from Addingham, splendid folk blues from the West Yorkshire hills.” …Gideon Coe, BBC Radio 6
“The sustained brilliance of his playing is really something to behold” … Bob Harris BBC Radio 2
“Songs that rattle with the ghosts of Appalachian folk and southern blues, yet sound emphatically folk” … Uncut Magazine
As part of Roosters Brewing Co.’s 25th Anniversary collaboration series they have got together with Colorado craft beer legends; Ska Brewing to brew some beautiful beer! It's a 4.2% Rhubarb Gose. DJ Clive from Two Sevens sound system will be djing a selection of reggae & ska vinyl into the late hours.
Burnt Mill is a new brewing project focused on producing fresh, unfiltered beers from our brewhouse on a Suffolk farm. As part of the Women On Tap festival we will have a full keg tap takeover to showcase their awesome beers. Head brewer Sophie De Ronde will also be along to discuss her experience & pitfalls of being a brewer in the beer industry.
As part of the "Women On Tap" beer festival we will be showing "The Love Of Beer" . Its an insightful film into the lives of women in the U.S craft beer industry . Film starts at 7.30pm and we will have 2 pizzas for £12 deal on. Make sure you rock up early to grab a seat.
If you miss out on our birthday bingo fear not, the party will continue late into the night. We will be switching on the glitter ball and have invited our pal @dantwosevens to spin plenty of funk, soul & reggae to get you dancing. 🎉🍺🍕🍾. #harrogate #craftbeer #pizzeria #funk&soul #partytime #birthdaybash
🍳‼️BREAKFAST ANNOUNCEMENT ‼️🍳 If you like Major Tom’s and you love a good fry up, don’t miss our breakfast club on 18th March! Opening at 10am, you can even have a beer with your breakie if you need to cure st Paddy’s hangover. VEGGIE AND VEGAN OPTIONS AVAILABLE TOO 💚🌿💚🌱💚 Artwork by the super talented @kate____b
#breakfastclub #fryup #omnivore #omnivorebreakfast #harrogate #vegggie #vegan #veganfood #veggiefood #veggiebreakfast #veganbreakfast
Come and join us for our New Year’s Eve party! If you would like to book a table for the evening email us at email@example.com. If you have a table reservation you can also take advantage of our NYE offer of x2 margarita pizzas and a bottle of Prosecco for £25. Free entry all night. See you on the dance floor #harrogate #harrogateindies
These days we only occasionally put live music on, mainly because we want to put musicians on that we love and find interesting. Martha Hill definitely fits into this and we are really looking forward to having her play at Major Tom's Social.
Martha Hill is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter from Scotland. Accompanied by cellist Ceitidh Mac and multi-instrumentalist Sharon, Martha Hill and her band play a beautiful blend of genres, captivating audiences all over the country. With their roots firmly in folk and jazz, there is a definite timelessness and nostalgia to their music, but since branching out into electronic and pop music, they are far from traditional.
Homage2Fromage Cheese Club is held monthly on the third Monday of every month. Each month the club offers a different cheesy theme.
Vegetarian cheese is some of the most interesting, exciting and innovative cheese - often the most modern and forward-thinking cheese-makers make their cheese veggie to appeal to the widest possible markets, but some older types of cheese are 100% vegetarian - we are exploring them all! There will be some surprises, some quirks and some old favourites that you never thought were actually fully veggie! Soft, blue, hard, all sorts - come along and discover why veggie is the way to go!
As usual, with lovely breads, chutney, fruits and crackers (also veggie - obvs)
"The aim of the club is to celebrate great cheese in an informal fun way - this is not about snobby cheese and wine tastings!"
Tickets and further information are available from .....
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - MTS GIRL GANG HOUSE PARTY!
Much the same as last year we want to celebrate babes in music...
POP/ROCK/INDIE/ALT/DANCE//R&B//PUNK//DISCO//AND ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN GET OUR HANDS ON
ALL BOYOS WELCOME!
Limited edition tee shirts & totes
Space to have a dance
One night only cocktail
AND we will have DJs Ben and Jack playing all girl, all night party bangers!
It's the last bank holiday of the year, LETS PARTY!!
Join us for an afternoon of board game fun this Bank Holiday Sunday........
"Board Game Guy" will be there with an awesome hand-picked selection of over 50 games, all for you to play for FREE! Expert teachers will be around to recommend ace modern games for you to try, or you can stick to the tried and tested classics like Snakes and Ladders, Scrabble and Guess Who.
"Board Game Guy" will be around from 12-5pm, so pop in for half an hour or stay all afternoon! There will be lots of quick party games (like Sushi Go!, Cards Against Humanity and Ghost Blitz) that are perfect to dip in and out of and enjoy alongside our pizza and beer selection.
So ditch technology for an afternoon, grab some pals and get down to Major Tom's for some good old-fashioned, sociable fun !
To celebrate one of our heroes, Sir James Osterberg Jr AKA Iggy Pop turning the big 7 0 we are going to show the outstanding documentary " Gimme Danger" , directed by the amazing Jim Jarmusch. "Gimme Danger". It is a must see for fans of how Iggy started with one of the most underrated bands of modern times "The Stooges" and the mental period they existed in. Film starts at 8pm sharp. We will get the big screen out and bring out the comfy seats for you all. 2 for 1 pizza also, get down early and grab a sofa. Free entry as always
We will be welcoming "No Fracking Way" walkers en route from Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire to Preston New Road, Blackpool. We will have live music from Joseph of Blyth Power and poetry from Tim Ellis. Come along for a fun evening and also learn a little more about the cause. More details in the facebook link below.
Come to Major Tom's Social and bring in the new year with us. This year the theme is all things D.I.S.C.O
STEVE ELVIDGE - Age of chance//Space vintage and retro - Live all-vinyl disco DJ set!
Drinks offers, dancing, glamorous outfits and syrupy sweet cocktails. Tickets will be advance sales only, and very limited numbers. No tickets will be available from the bar, follow this link to purchase online .....
On the back of successful supper clubs at The Brunswick in Leeds and North Bar, Harrogate we welcome back the Fiction lads to dish some more of their amazing and thoughtful food to you guys. Make sure you drop on by before, during or after your last minute Christmas shopping to get relax and enjoy some simple and amazing food and also grab a coffee while you are at it. Menu will be up here soon so keep your eyes peeled.