Real ale pub interior

At the Malt Shovel Tavern every day is a beer festival. Our award-winning selection of real ales, single malt whiskies, Belgian bottled beers, continental lagers, wines and many other drinks can be enjoyed in comfortable and welcoming surroundings. We serve home-made food every lunchtime from Monday to Saturday. Every Wednesday night we offer live music and entrance is free!

There are no gaming  machines or pool tables and our background music stays in the background so that our guests can still sit and chat normally!

Come and check it out for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you.

The Malt Shovel Tavern has achieved many awards over the years, including Northampton’s “community pub of the year (town)” in the Carlsberg Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2011 and the Northamptonshire CAMRA Pub of the Year runners-up in 2012.

What you won’t find is a pool table, jukebox or fruit machines. Just a peaceful, friendly bar in which to relax and enjoy yourself. Why not visit us soon?
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Saints ‘Extra Time’ pre-match menu

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE LARGER VERSION The Saints (Northampton Rugby Club) ‘Extra Time’ menu will be available 3 hours before the published kick-off time for every home game. Just the thing to set you up for the match especially on a cold winter’s day! So whether you are a Saints fan, away team …

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Tapas and Cheese & Wine evenings

Our next Tapas Evening is on: Thursday 28th May from 5pm – 8pm. These evenings are proving to be very popular. Come and give it a try – we’re sure you’ll enjoy it.       Our next Cheese and Wine Evening is on: Thursday 14th May from 5pm – 8pm. As before, we will be offering a different …

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The Malt Shovel Tavern is renowned for its choice of real aleas, all served to perfection. The secret of delivering the beer to the customer in perfect condition is good cellar management. At the Malt Shovel Tavern automatic stillage gently tilts the casks as they empty, helping to ensure that your beer arrives every bit as …

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The Malt Shovel Tavern serves home-made food from 12 noon until 2pm every day Monday to Saturday. (Sorry, we don’t serve food in the evening.) Click on READ MORE below for menu) The menu comprises a wide range of hot and cold bar snacks and a daily ‘Specials’ board with selected hot meals and puddings. You …

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