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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

On the Farm Beer Festival

4th April 2018

We’re heading down on the farm for this year’s May Bank Holiday Beer Festival with more than 50 real ales and traditional ciders from across the country.

Titanic Weekend

4th April 2018

The Malt Shovel Tavern will be remembering RMS Titanic this month, with a long weekend of good food, good beer, and good music from local band Simply Floyd.

Live Rugby

6th March 2018

Bath and Northampton Saints clash in the opening semi-final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup at the Rec. Live here at the Malt on the big screen Hot pasties and super beer – Friday is nearly here folks!!

Looking for a challenge??

6th March 2018

cook/chef Our well established kitchen is a key part of the Malt Shovel Tavern & we want to ensure we deliver great freshly cooked food and a friendly, welcoming service & are looking for passionate & energetic team members to join us in our kitchen. This is an exciting opportunity…

This week...

Apr
25
Wed
2018
8:45 pm The Fran McGillivray Band
The Fran McGillivray Band
Apr 25 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
The Fran McGillivray Band
Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike Burke ( acoustic, electric & resonator guitars, mandola, mandolin & vocals), and… Roger Nunn ( drums, percussion & vocals) are an exciting and compelling trio with a strong following on the blues and roots music scene. Founder members of the…

Coming up at the Malt Shovel Tavern

The Fran McGillivray Band
Fran McGillivray ( vocals, bass guitar & flute) and Mike ...
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The Fran McGillivray Band

Northsyde - on the farm...
Super talented Northsyde kick off our 2018 May Bank Holiday ...
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Northsyde – on the farm…

Brighton Riot - on the farm...
As part of our 2018 May Bank Holiday Beer Festival ...
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Brighton Riot – on the farm…

ACCRINGTON STANLEY - on the farm...
Northampton's own Accrington Stanley play live at the Malt Shovel ...
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ACCRINGTON STANLEY – on the farm…

The Geripatricks - on the farm...
It's the perfect end to a laid back May Bank ...
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The Geripatricks – on the farm…

The Lee Ryder Band
Voted one of Europe's top Blues bands consistently for over ...
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The Lee Ryder Band

Giles Hedley & The Aviators
Giles Hedley and The Aviators are a funky, danceable roots-blues ...
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Giles Hedley & The Aviators

John Verity Blues Band
John Verity is a guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter, with an ...
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John Verity Blues Band

The Blue Road
The Blue Road delivers a powerful, driven rock / blues ...
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The Blue Road

The Electric Experience
In its brief history, The Electric Experience has performed at ...
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The Electric Experience