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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

NO BAND – Watch England v Croatia here

Due to England doing a little better than most people expected and finding themselves in the semi finals , we will not be having a band this coming Wednesday evening and we will be showing England v Croatia @7pm.. Hot pasties available Get in early to get a seat 2…

Come join the team!!

Cook/Chef Looking for a new challenge?? 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.…

Enjoy a pint of Sam smiths here!!

Samuel Smiths beer & cider range proves very popular with our customers, why not give it a try when your next in..

Homecooked food served daily

Monday – Friday 12-3pm Saturday 12-4pm Snack bar menu & daily specials board all home cooked using locally sourced, fresh produce.

This week...

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Wed
2018
8:45 pm Veronica and Max
Veronica and Max
Jul 18 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Veronica and Max
Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues and ragtime, hokum, jug band and rural music from the 20’s and 30’s. They like to keep this precious musical heritage alive faithfully reproducing its original sound whilst playing it with a modern twist.

Coming Up

Meet the Brewer

Thursday, 28 June - 7pm

Tutored tasting with Bateman's Head Brewer. Tickets £10. Limited availability so book soon at the bar.

Gin Festival

2-8 July

150 + gins and live music. Watch the website for details.

Coming up at the Malt Shovel Tavern

Veronica and Max
Veronica Sbergia & Max De Bernardi passionately play country blues ...
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Veronica and Max

Dave Onions
Dave Onions spins a solo career as a rootsy singer-songwriter ...
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Dave Onions

Simon Honey Boy Hickling & the DT's
Three decades of touring and recording have honed Simon Honey ...
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Simon Honey Boy Hickling & the DT’s

Ben Joseph & the Lay-Lows
If you like country-blues harmonica coupled with upbeat, dance your ...
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Ben Joseph & the Lay-Lows

Chris Corcoran Trio
Chris Corcoran is the guitarist's guitarist. He is one of ...
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Chris Corcoran Trio

Bad Day Blues Band
Sometimes it feels good to be bad... BDBB are playing ...
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Bad Day Blues Band

The Bearcats Blues Band
Real deep rooted blues with a feelin', swingin' rythmn and ...
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The Bearcats Blues Band

Big Wolf Band
Big Wolf is a rock blues powerhouse, with a distinctive ...
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Big Wolf Band

Sidewinder
Sidewinder is a group of four guys who share the ...
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Sidewinder