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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Tapas evenings

We discontinued our ‘Cheese and Wine’ evenings in 2015. However, see the side panel for our new Curry Club! Our popular Tapas evenings continue on one Thursday evening per month between the hours 6:00 – 8:00pm. Check the calendar for future dates.

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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 from this menu in the evenings but please see our Curry Club and Tapas events). Our new menu launched in August 2016 comprises a wide range of hot and cold bar snacks and a daily ‘Specials’ …

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