Every Wednesday night, the sound of live blues fills the Malt Shovel Tavern. Bands come from near and far as we try to find the best to entertain you. Gigs start at 8.45pm and admission is free.
Eat, drink & be merry!
We eat well at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We don't have a regular evening menu, it's true, but we often have special foodie nights to delight your taste buds, including our Curry Club.
For the love of sport!
Ok, so we're not a sports bar, but we do love our sport, especially our local and national teams. You'll find the big occasions on our big screen, so watch the calendar, get a group of mates together and ask about our Sports Party Packages!
Test your general and trivia knowledge at The Malt Shovel Tavern. We run two quizzes a month on the first and third Thursday at 8pm. Maximum team size is 8 players and entry is £1 per player. There's a £50 bar tab for the winning team.
Join us for an exotic meal as part of our Brew at the Zoo festival.
Our Feeding Time at the Zoo menu features:
- Ostrich, honey and mustard pie, served with mash, peas and gravy.
- Zebra Burger, with caramelised onions, coleslaw and fries.
- Crocodile Burger, with salsa, coleslaw and fries.
- Buffalo Meatballs in a rich tomato and chilli sauce, served on a bed of spaghetti.
- Kangaroo Sausages, served on a bed of mash with peas and onion gravy.
Your meal comes with a pint of festival ale for £12.95. We will be serving a lunch time between 12 and 3pm and again in the evening from 6pm-9pm. Book at the bar today!
We will be open, ready and roaring to go from 8am today. Watch the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final live from Japan, with breakfast and festival beer deals to keep you going through all the excitement.
You can recover in the evening when our little oven of joy starts turning out delicious stone-baked pizzas on the terrace between 7.30pm and 10.30pm. We think you will need the sustenance, as Northampton’s hottest mod and ska band takes to the stage at 8.30pm to keep the party going!
We round off our Brew at the Zoo festival with an afternoon of favourites.
Join us for one of our traditional Sunday roasts, complete with fluffy roast potatoes and all the essential trimmings. Lunch is served between 12 and 3pm, with live entertainment from our favourite Eagles and Beatles covers band, Accrington Stanley, who will be playing from 2.30pm.