Jan 19

Oakham Ales – meet the brewer

On the evening of Tuesday 7th February Oakham Ales head brewer, John, will be coming along to give us an insight into how he creates the perfect pint. The event will include a tasting session and buffet. Places are limited and at only £10 per head you don’t want to miss out! Book soon. Further details…

Dec 21

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Christmas Eve

Family fun time – see our poster for details:

Christmas Eve Poster

New Year’s Eve

Lot’s of fun and monster raffle – see poster for details:

New Year’s Eve Poster


Feb 07

Curry Club – new for 2016

MST curry imageWe would love to see you at our all new CURRY CLUB which will take place on the second Thursday of every month.

Between 6pm and 9pm we will be offering three different curries and a vegetarian gie option available and all served with sundries for £6.00.

Reservations not necessary and service will be between 6-9pm


Dec 30

New Year’s Day Special – Rugby and Pasties!

rugbyAs a special treat for New Year’s Day 2016 we have decided to open from 12:00 noon until around 6:00pm. We will be showing the rugby match between Northampton Saints and the Exeter Chiefs. Although our regular lunchtime food menu will not be available we WILL be serving hot pasties. If you still have the energy after New Year’s Eve (or decided to have a quiet night indoors on 31st Decem) why not come along and join in the fun – we’d love to see you!

Nov 15

Christmas Menu 2015

Christmas lunch bookings now being taken

We will be serving our traditional Christmas lunches from Tuesday 1st December until Tuesday 22nd December from 12 noon until 1:45pm.

Christmas menu

Jan 22

Monthly food evenings

We are changing the format of our food offerings on the evenings of the 4th Thursday each month.

tapasWe start with “Bangers and smashed” on Thursday 23rd February, followed by Moules-frites on 23rd March. Check the calendar for details.

Sep 22

Saints ‘Extra Time’ pre-match menu


The Saints (Northampton Rugby Club) ‘Extra Time’ menu will be available 3 hours before the published kick-off time for every home game. Just the thing to set you up for the match especially on a cold winter’s day!

So whether you are a Saints fan, away team supporter or just somebody who wants to enjoy good food and drink in a great atmosphere why not come and join us on match days. We look forward to seeing you.

Jul 12

September Cider Festival Weekend

27th and 28th September 2014

On this last weekend of September we are delighted to bring you our first ever Festival of Cider, Sausages and superb live music (courtesy of the Greg Coulson Band at 4pm on Sunday).

We will be featuring he following ciders:

  • Farmhouse sweet 6.9%
  • Farmhouse dry 6.9%
  • Nobby’s medium 4.9%
  • Elderflower 4.9%
  • Blackcurrant 6.9%
  • Strawberry 4.9%
  • Lime 6.9%
  • Cherry 6.9%

Specialist sausage sharing platters will be available on both days from 12noon-9pm. The sausage selection will include:

  • Lincolnshire
  • Pork & leek
  • Garlic, ginger & spring onion
  • Pork & sundried tomato
  • Pork madras
  • Ploughmans
  • Pork & chilli
  • Spanish

This promises to be another fine event from the Malt Shovel Tavern so make sure you don’t miss it. See you there!




Jan 19

Charity Race Night – Thursday 27th March 2014

threerunners-300x187On 27th March 2014 we will be holding a charity race night, starting at 8pm, in support of “ a way with pain“, a charity providing support for people suffering with chronic pain. It is estimated that around 1 in 7 of the UK population live with this condition.

The fun starts at 8pm and horses are available to ‘buy’ now. Horses cost £3 each and you can ‘own’ as many horses in as many races as you like. Winning horses will bag their owners a £10 prize.

Please come along and support this worthwhile cause.Read more about “a way with pain“.

Jan 18

Part-time bar staff required

kbeIf you have some experience of bar work (and even if you haven’t) and would like to work here at the Malt Shovel Tavern we would be pleased to hear from you. Why not give us a call to discuss the options. We look forward to hearing from you.

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