Jan 22

Tapas and Cheese & Wine evenings

shutterstock_176989361Our next Tapas Evening is on:

Thursday 30th July 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 9th July from 5pm – 8pm.

As before, we will be offering a different selection of cheese, wine and home made chutneys. Please come along and help to make this initiative a continuing success.

Jan 20

Six Nations Rugby 2015

Six Nations 2013The Six Nations Rugby Competition 2015 kicks off on Friday 6 February and we will be showing all the games this year!

The full fixture list (may be subject to change beyond our control):



Six Nations fixtures 2015

Friday 6 February

Wales v England (20:05 GMT)

Saturday 7 February

Italy v Ireland (14:30 GMT), France v Scotland (17:00 GMT)

Saturday 14 February

England v Italy (14:30 GMT), Ireland v France (17:00 GMT)

Sunday 15 February

Scotland v Wales (15:00 GMT)

Saturday 28 February

Scotland v Italy (14:30 GMT), France v Wales (17:00 GMT)

Sunday 1 March

Ireland v England (15:00 GMT)

Saturday 14 March

Wales v Ireland (14:30 GMT), England v Scotland (17:00 GMT)

Sunday 15 March

Italy v France (15:00GMT)

Saturday 21 March

Italy v Wales (12:30 GMT), Scotland v Ireland (14:30 GMT), England v France (17:00 GMT)
Come and join us – we’d love to see you

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.

Jan 17

General knowledge quiz nights

Our general knowledge quiz night takes place on the first Thursday each month. See the upcoming events panel for the dates.

Quiz nights start at 8pm. Entry is £1 per person and the maximum team size is 8 players.

Traditional meat and vegetarian Cornish pasties are available at all quizzes.

Aug 31

“Talk like a Pirate” day 2013

pirateWell shiver me timbers! The 19th of September 2013, as well as being one of our regular General Knowledge quiz nights, is International “Talk like a Pirate” day. So me hearties, get ye down to the Tavern and join in the fun. The best dressed pirate will receive a bottle of Kraken rum. As a further incentive the winners of the general knowledge quiz will win 50 Malt Shovel Tavern doubloons (actually it will be £50 but we’re getting into the spirit of things already!) Hope to see you there.

For more information visit the International “Talk like a Pirate” website

Aug 29

Community Pub of the Year – Finalist 2013

We are absolutely delighted to have been selected as a finalist in the ‘Community Pub of the Year – Town’ category (sponsored by Collins Fresh Produce) in the Carlsberg UK Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2013/14. We won this award in 2011 and hope to repeat that success this year. We look forward to your support (as always!) Thank you

Apr 14

4th-6th May 2013 – Bank Holiday

We are proud to present a

Music Extravaganza

We will be open all day on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th for a weekend of great music from some old favourites here at the Malt Shovel Tavern.

Del Bromham & Spray are back on the road. Stray still have a widespread appeal to rock
and blues audiences young and old. Have just returned from a tour of Japan.

Old favourites at the Malt Shovel Tavern, Accrington Stanley are guaranteed
to get the place buzzing. When they play EVERYBODY gets to sing along!

Laurence Jones and his Band play a blend of Blues and Rock with a groovy and catchy modern edge.
Laurence released his first professional album “Thunder In The Sky” in June 2012.

So, why not put the miserable winter well and truly behind you and come and have a
rockin’ good time with us. We look forward to seeing you.