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The home of real ale in Northampton

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

Wednesday Night Blues is back!

Wednesday Night Blues at the Malt Shovel Tavern are back. Our line-up for winter / spring 2020 features many of our Malt Shovel Tavern favourites, and some exciting “new” faces. The season gets underway on January 15 with a solo set from Tankus the Henge songwriter and frontman, Jaz Delorean.

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Have your Christmas party here!

If you’re looking for somewhere to hold your office or club Christmas party this year, look no further than the Malt Shovel Tavern!

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Brew at the Zoo!

We will be tucking up and tucking in at the end of October with our Brew at the Zoo festival. From Wednesday 30 October to Sunday 3 November we will be featuring 50 real ales and traditional ciders, and a special exotic menu evening, as well as live music and comfort food favourites.

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Tonights Band

Hi folks we do have a band tonight, but for some reason its not popping up in events like it should. The Sam Powell band will be with us from 9pm so come down and enjoy an evening of free live music in a super atmosphere with a huge array…

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This week...

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8:45 pm Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
Jan 22 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
What do Alexis Korner, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Spencer Davies, Jack Bruce, Rod Stewart, Ginger Baker, The Artwoods, Muddy Waters, Savoy Brown, Otis Spann, Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson, Larry Williams, Graham Bond, Ten Years After, Stan Webb, Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, Champion Jack Dupree, Christine McVie, Mick Taylor,…

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Mike Vernon & The Mighty Combo
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