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

Oct 01

Halloween Beer Festival 2015

cellar1Every beer from the legendary Oakham Brewery

This year’s Halloween Beer Festival will take place from Friday October 30th until Sunday November 1st. As well as every beer from the Oakham Brewery there will be live music on the afternoons of the Saturday and Sunday. Do come along and join in the fun – you won’t be disappointed!

The beers:

  • Bona Nox 8.0%

  • Dreamcatcher 6.9%

  • Tranquility 6.5%

  • Green Devil 6.0%

  • Dead Man’s Trousers 5.7%

  • Hawse Buckler 5.6%

  • Black Hole Porter 5.5%

  • Gangster 4.9%

  • Bishops Farewell 4.6%

  • Asylum 4.5%

  • Scarlet Macaw 4.4%

  • Citra 4.2%

  • Inferno 4%

  • Jeffrey Hudson Bitter 3.8%

The bands:

  • Saturday afternoon – Del Bromham and Stray

  • Sunday afternoon – Accrington Stanley


Jan 22

Tapas and Cheese & Wine evenings

shutterstock_176989361Please note: there will be NO cheese and wine or tapas evenings in December. They will resume in the new year. Thank you.

Our home-made Tapas and Cheese & Wine evenings are still popular. These events take place on two Thursday evenings each month from 5pm to 8pm.

Our cheese and wine evenings offer a selection of different cheeses and home-made chutney. See the calendar in the right-hand column for the dates of the next sessions.

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

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