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

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 evenings

We discontinued our ‘Cheese and Wine’ evenings in 2015. However, see the side panel for our new Curry Club!

tapasOur popular Tapas evenings continue on one Thursday evening per month between the hours 6:00 – 8:00pm. Check the calendar for future dates.

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.

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