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
Too Gin, or not to Gin? stupid question really – here at the Malt shovel we boast over 50 different Gins which are all served in a Copa glass over ice and garnished and served with Fevertree tonic. Look out for our Gin nights which are all about the…
Tuesday 21st – Bank holiday Monday 27th August August bank holiday week we will be filling the Malt Shovel with 50+ Ciders and 20+ Rums for our scRUMpy sesh!! Events include Tutored Rum tasting with Pussers Rum Free cider tasting evening with the award winning Westons cider team Sausage platters…
Meet the Brewer
Thursday 9 August, 7pm
Get your tickets now for a tutored tasting from the Head Brewer of Bateman's Brewery. Enjoy six half-pints of Bateman's award-winning real ales and a buffet supper. Spaces are limited, so book your tickets at the bar soon! Tickets - £10 per person.
Cider & Rum Festival, 21-27 August 2018
We're celebrating all things summer over the August Bank Holiday with more than 50 ciders and 20 rums for you to explore. There'll be something going on throughout the week, including -
- Rum tasting (21 August) and cider sampling (23 August)
- Live music from Ben Joseph & the Laylows (22 August), TJ Johnson & the Preachers (25 August), and Simply Floyd (28 August)
- Butchers Block sausages (24 August) BBQs (28 August) and Caribbean street food from the Caribbean Dutch Pot (25 August)