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The Malt Shovel Tavern

The home of real ale in Northampton

The Malt Shovel Tavern has been specialising in real ales for more than 20 years and has won many awards, including Northampton's community pub of the year and Northamptonshire CAMRA Pub of the Year.  We've got a great selection of award-winning real ales, single malt whiskies, Belgian bottled beers and continental lagers to tempt you, as well as a great line-up of local, regional and national blues talent. What you won't find is a pool table, jukebox or fruit machines - just a great place to relax and enjoy a good drink!

This week's events & the latest news from The Malt Shovel Tavern

Belgian Bottle Bonanza

15th February 2018

March 24 – Three for Two on all Belgian bottled beers.

Book your spot today!

15th February 2018

Book your place on our Belgian Beer Tasting evening on March 19.

Bath v Saints live from 7pm Friday 9th Feb

8th February 2018

Bath Rugby and Northampton Saints clash in the Aviva Premiership at the Recreation Ground.

Pancake day

31st January 2018

Serving up Pancakes & “flipping good ales” This Shrove Tuesday Featuring on our specials board will be :- Traditional lemon & sugar £3.00 Morello cherry & Vanilla ice cream £4.00 Feta & red Onion £4.00 Banana & Nutella £4.00   Kitchen is open 12-3pm

Feb
21
Wed
2018
8:45 pm Split Whiskers
Split Whiskers
Feb 21 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Split Whiskers
Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, crossing boundaries into rock, Americana and more than a hint of the Delta. The band’s fame is spreading and they are becoming one of the busiest bands at blues venues around the UK, in particular in great demand on the…
Feb
24
Sat
2018
6:00 pm February’s Gin Offer Event
February’s Gin Offer Event
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
February's Gin Offer Event
As the new Gin palace of Northampton with over 50 gins stocked we are pleased to announce our next Gin night is on Saturday 24th Feb ( Instead of the last Friday of the month ) Gins will all be on the promotion price of buy a double and get…

Coming up at the Malt Shovel Tavern

Split Whiskers
Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, ...
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Split Whiskers

Billy Boy Miskimmin's Mercy Lounge
As a full-time player Miskimmin’s Little Walter-influenced musicianship blossomed and ...
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Billy Boy Miskimmin’s Mercy Lounge

Stone Mountain Sinners
2018 sees the start of an exciting new collaboration between ...
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Stone Mountain Sinners

Tutored Beer Tasting
OUR 2018 Belgian Beer Festival kicks off with a tutored ...
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Tutored Beer Tasting

Belgian Brainteaser
JOIN the festival fun and test your general knowledge with ...
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Belgian Brainteaser

John O'Leary Band
Sugarkane evolved from original John O'Leary Band which was established ...
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John O’Leary Band

Belgian Banquet
LET us do the cooking and the washing up on ...
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Belgian Banquet

Soul Mo Funk
HOT Northampton band, Soul Mo Funk hit the Malt Shovel ...
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Soul Mo Funk

Red Thunder
Northampton band Red Thunder specialises in '50s and '60s rock ...
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Red Thunder

Guy Tortora Band
Over the last few years Guy has laid claim to ...
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Guy Tortora Band