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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

Malt Shovel Festive Menu

6th November 2017

Enjoy festivities here at The Malt Shovel Tavern, Our Christmas menu is available from 1st – 22nd December every lunch time. We will happily cater for both small & large groups/companies and are flexible with your preferred times to eat, drink & “be merry”. Fancy more of a party with…

November Curry Club

3rd November 2017

This Curry club you are in for a treat with these tasty authentic curries cooked from scratch by our fabulous chef. Curry club is a popular so if you have a party of 6 or more or don’t want to be disappointed then do drop us a message or call…

Change of band – Wed 1st Nov 2017

31st October 2017

We are sorry to announce the Deep Blue Sea band cannot play with us this week and in replacement we have the wonderful JFK blues band – JFK (also known confusingly as JFK Blues] is a London /Surrey five piece band that has been playing their rock ‘n’ rolling blues…

Trickle-Treat festival vodka list –

18th October 2017

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Russia’s Revolution we though we would include some of Russia’s finest vodka’s to our optics along with some other super special one’s!! All these vodka’s will feature alongside our Oakham ales beer festival which is sure to tempt “you all in for the BOO’S”…

Nov
22
Wed
2017
8:45 pm TJ Johnson & the Preachers
TJ Johnson & the Preachers
Nov 22 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
TJ Johnson & the Preachers
TJ “Holyboy” Johnson & The Preachers are a Three Piece R n B/Blues Band who play mostly Chicago Blues and Sixties R n B, as well as original blues. The band’s line-up features Guitar/Vocals, Bass/Vocals, and Drums/Vocals. Their favourite artists include legends like, Howling Wolf, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Freddy…
Nov
24
Fri
2017
5:00 pm Rock “GIN” n Roll
Rock “GIN” n Roll
Nov 24 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Rock "GIN" n Roll
Let the night beGIN!! With over 40 gins on our gin list, and even more unusual ones being added by the day – the Malt Shovel Tavern is a must for any Gin lover. This months Gin night will feature live music from Northamptons finest rock & roll band “The…

Coming up at the Malt Shovel Tavern

TJ Johnson & the Preachers
TJ "Holyboy" Johnson & The Preachers are a Three Piece ...
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TJ Johnson & the Preachers

Rock "GIN" n Roll
Let the night beGIN!! With over 40 gins on our ...
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Rock “GIN” n Roll

C Jam
Introducing a band called C-JAM. The repertoire is wide and varied: ...
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C Jam

John Verity Blues Band
John Verity is a guitarist, producer and singer/songwriter, with an ...
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John Verity Blues Band

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