Mar 19

May Beer Festival 3rd-5th 2014

Once again we are delighted to bring you our traditional May Bank Holiday beer festival. On this occasion we will be featuring beers from local Northamptonshire breweries.

As usual we will be treated to our favourite live music sessions and the bands are well known by and extremely popular with those who regularly attend our events.

The music starts at around 2pm and this year features:

Saturday 3rd May – STRAY
Sunday 4th May – ACCRINGTON STANLEY
Monday 5th May – TANKUS THE HENGE

Here’s the brewery/beer list.

BRIGSTOCK
Various bottled beers

COPPER KETTLE
Vincenzo’s oil mild 3.4%

DIGFIELD
Shacklebush 4.5%
Mad Monk 4.8%

GREAT OAKLEY
Tiffield Thunderbolt 4.2%
Delapre Dark 4.6%

FROG ISLAND
St George 4.0%
Old Chestnut 4.4%

GUN DOG
Hot Dog 3.9%
Booze Hound 4.2%

HART
No 1 - 4.1%
No 3 - 4.7%

HOGGLEYS
Albion Bitter 3.6%

JULIAN CHURCH
Gold Testament 3.9%
Wonky Spire 4.7%

LATIMER ALES
William George IPA 4.1%
Amber Wrangler 4.4%

MERRIMEN
Merri Weather 4.0%
Be Merri 4.5%

NENE VALLEY
Big Bang Theory 5.3%
Fenland Farmhouse Saison 5.1%

NOBBY’S
Claridges Crystal 3.6%
Wet Spell 4.2%

POTBELLY
Beijing Black 4.4%
Well Endowed 4.5%

ROCKINGHAM
Rockingham Gold 3.8%

SILVERSTONE
Pitstop 3.8%
Skid Mark 4.2%

TOM SMITH
Jamaican Tom 4.4%
Peach Stout 4.5%

WHISTLING KITE
Trench Dog 4.2%
Eleanor’s Ise 4.2%

WHITTLEBURY
Spring Frolic 4.0%
Ammarillo 5.0%

PHIPPS-NBC
Phipps IPA 4.2%

CIDERS

SAXBY’S
Traditional 5.4%

ROCKINGHAM FOREST
Green Horse Perry 5%
Red Kite 7.5% (approx.)

All of this and, hopefully, a bit of good weather and we’re all set for a great weekend. Hope to see you there.

Mar 19

Cheese and Wine evening 8th May 5-8pm

shutterstock_176989361Our first Cheese and Wine Evening on 10th April proved to be very popular and we will be holding another one on:

Thursday 8th May 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 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.

SATURDAY AFTERNOON
DEL BROMHAM & STRAY
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.
www.stray-the-band.co.uk

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

MONDAY AFTERNOON
LAURENCE JONES BAND
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.
www.laurencejonesmusic.com

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.