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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

Saints v Gloucester Saturday 6th January @ 3pm

4th January 2018

Going to the game? Are usual fabulous supporters offer available for just £20 offer includes – 5 pints to enjoy pre/post match hot Cornish pasty transport to and from the game and a time to suit. Not going to the game?  Enjoy the live action in the warmth of the…

OPEN NEW YEARS DAY 12-3pm

28th December 2017

Saints supporters saver!!

8th December 2017

Going to a Saints home game? Take advantage of our fabulous promotion that will be running throughout the season. Our coupon provides you with 5 pints to enjoy before and after the game, 1 hot Cornish Pasty & arranged taxi transport to and from the ground for the amazing price…

Christmas and New Year 2017/18 – Information

6th December 2017

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6:00 pm Burns night celebrations
Burns night celebrations
Jan 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Burns night celebrations
On this months “good grub” night we will be celebrating Burns night with a typical Haggis supper served up with traditional ‘neeps & tatties’ ( tasty sausages for all the none haggis lovers out there ) The Malt shovel is home to over 50 Malt whiskies so some sampling accompanied…

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours 2017

Dec 24 - 12-11pm. Bar snack menu 12-4pm.
Dec 25 - 12-3pm. Kitchen closed.
Dec 26 - 12-6pm. Kitchen closed. Pasties in the bar.
Dec 27-30 - normal hours.
Dec 31 - 12-3pm. Bar snack menu 12-2pm. Then from 7pm for New Year's Eve party. Ticket event.
Jan 1 - 12-6pm. Kitchen closed.
Jan 2 - normal opening hours resumed.

Coming up at the Malt Shovel Tavern

Burns night celebrations
On this months "good grub" night we will be celebrating ...
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Burns night celebrations

Our Monthly Gin night will kick off  2018 on Friday ...
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A night of Gin and “Bootleg Zoo”

Gin Promotion Night
Our Monthly Gin night will kick off 2018 on Friday ...
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Gin Promotion Night

Blue Bishops
Over the years The Blue Bishops have built a reputation ...
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Blue Bishops

6 Nations live here
"The place to beer" and to watch all 6 nation ...
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6 Nations live here

super 6 nations sunday dinner - battle of the dishes!!
As part of our 6 Nations season we will be ...
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super 6 nations sunday dinner – battle of the dishes!!

Sam Kelly's Blues Band
SAM KELLY’S BAND has been featuring on the U.K. live ...
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Sam Kelly’s Blues Band

The Grapevine Blues Band
Grapevine Blues is by definition a Blues Band with a ...
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The Grapevine Blues Band

Split Whiskers
Split Whiskers have their roots firmly planted in Chicago blues, ...
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Split Whiskers