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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Christmas Menu 2014

We are delighted to announce that our traditional Christmas fayre will be available from Monday 1st December until Saturday 20th December. Orders will be taken between 12 noon and 1:45 daily during that period (please note that if you prefer an evening meal that may be possible. Just give Kirsty a call on 01604 234212 to discuss …

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Tapas and Cheese & Wine evenings

Our next Tapas Evening is on: Thursday 22nd January from 5pm – 8pm. These evenings are proving to be very popular. Come and give it a try – we’re sure you’ll enjoy it. Our next Cheese and Wine Evening is on:   Thursday 8TH January from 5pm – 8pm. As before, we will be offering a different selection of cheese, wine …

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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.) Click on READ MORE below for menu) The menu comprises a wide range of hot and cold bar snacks and a daily ‘Specials’ board with selected hot meals and puddings. You …

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