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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Live Music Sundays 2014

During the summer and autumn we will be bringing you a mix of your favourite bands on some Sunday afternoons. Please keep an eye on the calendar for further information but booked so far we have: 27th July – Del Bromham and Stray 3rd August – John Verity Blues Band 10th August – Laurence Jones 31st August …

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Cheese and Wine evening 14th August 5-8pm

Our next Cheese and Wine Evening is on: Thursday 14th August from 5pm – 8pm. As before, we will be offering a different selection of cheese, wine and home made chutneys. Please come along and help to make this initiative a continuing success.

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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.) Our menu comprises a wide range of hot and cold bar snacks and a daily ‘Specials’ board with selected hot meals and puddings. You will also see from our calendar that …

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