Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


The following pubs are known to offer real ale

For pubs in the LocAle scheme see: LocAle Pubs

For pubs selling real cider see: Cider Pubs

Please note: This map shows pubs that are within the Northamptonshire branch area. There are pubs in the north west and north east of the county that don't appear on the map as they are in the Rugby branch area and Peterborough branch area respectively.

  • Abthorpe
    • New Inn Silver Street Abthorpe NN12 8QR Telephone(01327) 857306

      A tranquil country hostelry, hidden up a cul-de-sac off the corner of the village green. This mellow sandstone local with its large inglenook fireplace containing seating and low beamed ceilings is well worth searching out. The restaurant area is at a lower level behind the C-shaped bar. Welcoming to visitors and locals alike, it offers high-quality meals cooked to order and served from the open kitchen, with much of the food locally sourced, including meat from the owners farm. Hook Norton seasonal beers feature as guest. Note the unusual clock behind the bar. Midlands Countryside Alliance Award 2019 Winner. Restaurant specialises in fresh fish from Billingsgate market every week. These are used in the restaurant but can also be ordered for delivery. Sunday lunches also delivered.

  • Arthingworth
    • Bulls Head Kelmarsh Road Arthingworth LE16 8JZ Telephone(01858) 525637

      Standing back off the road at the top of the village, this 19th century former farmhouse is in a rural setting amongst the rolling Northants countryside. Several drinking areas on different levels, with an open fireplace in the bar, and a separate restaurant serving local produce home cooked meals. This is the ideal place for ramblers, cyclists and anglers to stop for a break. Just over two miles from the A14 it is the ideal place to stop over night in the eight bedrooms with en-suite facilities. A Beerfest is held on a weekend once a year with about 30 beers and cider on offer

  • Ashley
    • George 21 Main Street Ashley LE16 8HF Telephone(01858) 565900

      Following a campaign by residents, this traditional village pub has been saved from being converted into houses. Re-opened since mid-September 2020 this 17th century ironstone built pub stands proud above a patch of grass at the roadside. The rear entrance from the car park has wheelchair access to the pub. Inside has been opened out although there are still two separate areas for dining and drinking. The Coach House was converted in 2010 and now redecorated to a high standard offering six individual rooms which all are en-suite with complimentary toiletries and tea and coffee. The pub serves three changing local ales from a number of micros. The pub also serves local made cider and gin. Several events are on during the week; Tuesday nights quiz with fish and chips; Wednesday curry night; Thursday tapas night and Sundays open mic night.

  • Ashton
    • Old Crown 1 Stoke Road Ashton NN7 2JN Telephone(01604) 862268

      Traditional village pub dating from 1772 with good food available at lunchtimes and evenings. Three real ales on at any one time. Large garden for those sunny days. Note that there are two Ashton's in the county, so don't get them mixed up! Dogs allowed in garden only.

  • Aynho
    • Cartwright Hotel Croughton Road Aynho OX17 3BE Telephone(01869) 811885

      Situated on the B4100, it is about 10 minutes from the M40 Junction 10. The archway entrance to the hotel is noted for its apricots which grow outside on houses and on the green. The hotel is also opposite to the Aynho Park.

    • Great Western Arms Station Road Aynho OX17 3BP Telephone(01869) 338288

      Situated on the Northants and Oxfordshire borders and in between the former Great Western Railway, Oxford Canal. and the River Cherwell. The pub itself is full of Great Western Railway memorabilia. Photos past and present of both the railway and the canal adorn the walls. Ivy clad, the outside seating is alongside the Oxford Canal plus it is renowned for its food. Accommodation in the form of four individually decorated and charming rooms is available. Each room has a colour theme that runs throughout the bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Three doubles and one twin room available.

  • Badby
    • Maltsters Country Inn The Green Badby NN11 3AF Telephone(01327) 700393

      Recently refurbished and opened with a simple philosophy; "Fantastic quality food & drink offered at great value for money with Steaks a speciality. Accommodation offers a comfortable and welcoming stay. Recently refurbished, rooms all have the traditional character of a country inn, but with flat screen free view TVs, complimentary tea & coffee facilities and en-suites through out. With a tiled bar to the front and a half wood panelled restaurant to the rear. A patio is situated between the bar and the restaurant.

  • Barton Seagrave
    • Stirrup Cup Woodland Avenue Barton Seagrave NN15 6QR Telephone(01536) 722841

      About to celebrate its half century, this modern estate pub has two main rooms, with the traditional bar to the left of the entrance, while on the right is a relaxing lounge which can be used for functions. The Coffee Lounge is open from 8.45am until 4pm Monday-Friday, and is licensed from noon when the main bar opens. A true community pub, it is especially popular for sports, families and pub food. Under new management since July 2017 with a greater emphasis on the choice of beer with guests often from Potbelly and other local breweries. There is a quiz every Wednesday evening and Jazz Thursday evening. Local bands play usually once a month.

  • Blakesley
    • Bartholomew Arms 30 High Street Blakesley NN12 8RE Telephone(01327) 860292

      This is an ancient three roomed ironstone pub. Very refreshing to see an enlightened policy on cask ales and both handpumps serve beers from a local brewery. New tenants are leasing the pub from April 2022.

  • Blisworth
    • Royal Oak 1 Chapel Lane Blisworth NN7 3BU Telephone(01604) 858723

      A typical rural old English pub. Recently re-opened after a short period of closure. Once established, food and beer range expected to be extended.

    • Walnut Tree Inn 21 Station Road Blisworth NN7 3DS Telephone(01604) 859551

      The Walnut Tree Inn is a family run hotel and bar that offers fresh cooking, a well stocked bar and individually styled guest rooms. Situated just outside the historic village of Blisworth, the hotel is an ideal location for good quality informal dining or just relaxing in the bar. Located 400 yards from Bridge 49 on the Grand Union Canal. In July, holds Nutstock, a three day music, food and beer festival. Voted Rural Pub of the Season Spring 2015

  • Boughton
    • Whyte Melville Church Street Boughton NN2 8SF Telephone(01604) 842321

      Positioned in an attractive village, this three-roomed pub was converted in 1927 from the home of the philanthropic writer, Whyte Melville, whose royalties from his writings provided for the building of Working Men's Clubs.

  • Bozeat
    • Red Lion 63 London Road Bozeat NN29 7JR Telephone(01933) 663802

      Village pub consisting of two rooms, one functioning as a dining room. Recently renovated, it is very welcoming with a daily menu.

  • Brackley
    • Band Club 2 Draymans Walk Brackley NN13 6DF Telephone(01280) 703934

      The club is situated on Draymans Walk, and it what was on the site of the Blencowe Brewery in Brackley. The club is open all day on Saturday and also the cobbled path outside was used to roll barrels to the waiting drays outside the brewery's original arch opposite the Town Hall. Currently there is no draught beer so ale is only available in bottles - Banks Amber Bitter.

    • Bell 103 High Street Brackley NN13 7BN Telephone(01280) 702489

      Reputed to be 400 years old, this pub occupies a corner on the main High Street. It has two rooms featuring a lounge and a main bar. Outside is a large garden and the car park is reached from Church Road. The large function room is upstairs. The lounge bar is on two levels with a step from the rear entrance and features a large open fireplace and the pub is probably Brackley's only pub that has not undergone refurbishment, since it retains its main bars.

    • Brackley Bar & Grill 23 Market Place Brackley NN13 7AB Telephone(01280) 709648

      Brackley Bar and Grill is the vision of local business owner who wanted to own a bar and restaurant for many years. This opening offers the space available to cater to events, clubs and special occasions. This was originally a sweet shop and café back in the 1950s, and it as also been a video shop as well. The bar with seats serves food such as burgers and Great Oakley beers in bottle form only.

    • Brackley Football Club Churchill Way Brackley NN13 7EJ Telephone(01280) 704077
    • Chequered Flag Lark Rise Brackley NN13 6JR Telephone(01280) 705706

      An early 1990`s estate pub which sits of the Pavilions Way road in Brackley. The pub was originally part of the Mansfield Group, until bought out by Marstons. It has 6 handpumps although 3 on at anytime, and is mainly used as eating house. The beer prices are cheaper than most pubs in the area.

    • Greyhound 131 High Street Brackley NN13 7BW Telephone(01280) 840608

      Dating back to the 1600's, this white-washed pub is situated in Brackley's Upper High Street. It is a building of character with low beamed ceilings and an inglenook fireplace making it a very cosy pub. Outside there is a beautiful courtyard. The pub plays host to Brackley's Folk Club on Sunday evenings.

    • Manor 52 Manor Road Brackley NN13 6AJ Telephone(01280) 841197

      Formerly the Plumbers Arms, the pub is situated in Manor Road which runs parallel to and west of the Market Place. A traditional white-washed back-street pub with two bars, it has a fish tank in the lounge. On the outside wall is a Halls Brewery mark, since the pub's history shows this as being one of the towns Blencowes brewery taps which was subsequently taken over by Halls, itself falling under the Aylesbury Brewing Company before being taken over by Ind Coope. In its former guise it had an off licence on the entry with doors leading to the two bars as today.

    • Paisley Pear Northampton Road Brackley NN13 5SZ Telephone(01280) 830174

      A new-build Marston's pub/hotel situated just off the A43 Brackley by pass on the Northampton Road. it features four handpumps over two bars. Its location is ideal for venues such as the Silverstone Circuit, Brackley Antiques Cellar, Stowe Gardens and Sulgrave Manor.Close to bus routes 500 (Banbury), 505 (Bicester), 87 Northampton and X91 (Milton Keynes).

    • Plough Pub & Kitchen 9 High Street Brackley NN13 7DW Telephone(01280) 709919

      The pub has undergone a total refurbishment and is now owned by the Tommy Flynn's pub chain. This former coaching inn has one bar which is surrounded by a stone floor, whilst the main eating and drinking areas are on a wooden floor. The bar has four real ales with three TV screens, with gas lighting on the walls and a letter rack where a suggestion box is featured for those wishing to suggest real ales that the pub should have.

    • Red Lion 11 Market Place Brackley NN13 7AB Telephone(01280) 309430

      Situated opposite the Town Hall, the pub was recently refurbished and is now a live music venue along with the usual pub games of pool, darts and dominoes. The pub is a brown stone structure and may have been the brewery tap for the Hopcroft and Norris/Chesham and Brackley Brewery. The pub building dates back to 1923. Visit their website to see latest meal offers and activities.

  • Brackley Hatch
    • Green Man Eastbound A43 dual carriageway Brackley Hatch NN13 5TX Telephone(01280) 850209

      A former county hotel extended in the late 1980's with a huge conservatory/restaurant with more traditional dining areas inside. As a Chef and Brewer pub restaurant, the Green Man prides itself in offering high quality pub food,freshly prepared by their chefs with daily changing specials.

  • Brafield-On-The-Green
    • Red Lion Bedford Road Brafield-On-The-Green NN7 1BP Telephone(01604) 890707

      Traditional pretty white-washed village pub set back from the main A428 Bedford road with large front garden and parking to the rear. Dating back to the early 1700s, the pub has a plaque over the front door recording the reputed death by hanging of one William Cherry, for sheep stealing. Food- led but drinkers welcome.

  • Braybrooke
    • Swan Griffin Road Braybrooke LE16 8LH Telephone(01858) 462754

      Standing back off the road, this whitewashed 200 year old thatched pub is everyone's view of a country pub with a warm and cosy ambience. Once two cottages, inside are three rooms on different levels serving local home made food. A former owner was Graham Moffatt ''Will Hay'' fame.

  • Brigstock
    • Green Dragon 1 Hall Hill Brigstock NN14 3EZ Telephone(01536) 373870

      Situated opposite the cross in this beautiful conservation village this is a traditional coaching inn and restaurant. Stone-built with a slated roof, it is Grade II listed and dates back to the mid 18th century and has undergone a complete refurbishment. With a small bar and secluded restaurant to the left and games room to the rear, two changing local microbrewery beers are on offer.

    • Olde Three Cocks 14 High Street Brigstock NN14 3HA Telephone(01536) 370167

      A large, three-roomed pub which was once a coaching inn, taking its name from a heavy horse which was used to help drag stagecoaches up steep hills and not poultry, although the modern pub sign does indeed show poultry. The main bar serves two rooms, with one with its own entrance door into the car park - excellent if you are staying with dogs. The games room features a small opening for bar service. There is a back patio with plenty of seating. Disabled access via the rear door though no accessible toilet.

  • Brixworth
    • Coach & Horses Harborough Road Brixworth NN6 9BX Telephone(01604) 880329

      Oak-beamed local with a real fire featuring two lounge bars and a restaurant.

    • George Northampton Road Brixworth NN6 9BU Telephone(01604) 881439

      The old pub dated from the 14th century and Cromwell was reputed to have visited it on the eve of the Battle of Naseby. The present pub has two pleasant rooms. Last Sunday of every month is quiz night and an open mic night is held on the last Wednesday of every month. Regularly has live bands playing on a Saturday night.

  • Broughton
    • Red Lion 7 High Street Broughton NN14 1NF Telephone(01536) 791337

      Large 18th century Northamptonshire ironstone pub with three main rooms; a bar, lounge and open plan drinking area, although none infringe upon the other to provide several discrete areas for socialising. Friday nights live bands playing rock, blues, folk, country and open mic. Now part of the local Olde England group of pubs.

  • Buckby Wharf
    • New Inn Watling Street West Buckby Wharf NN6 7PW Telephone(01327) 844747

      A roadside pub standing alongside the A5 and Grand Union Canal with the locks forming part of the small gravelled garden to the rear. Inside is a central L-shaped bar with some parts of the pub dating from the 1600s providing some unusual shaped areas with lots of nooks and crannies to explore. There are some fascinating old photos of the pub over the years and it is interesting to see the works being carried out in 1959 to replace the narrow old hump-backed bridge on Watling Street with the pub in full view. It originally belonged to Walker & Soames of the Anchor Brewery a few hundred yards away at Long Buckby Wharf until they were taken over by Hopcraft & Norris in 1910. In 1946 following a merger, it came under the tie of Chesham and Brackley Breweries until their demise in the same year as the old bridge. It has been a free house now for very many years and remains privately owned, although today, all the cask beers are sourced from the Marston's group of breweries. Being alongside the canal, and at the top lock of the Buckby flight, the pub really comes into its own during the summer months when it gets very busy indeed and food hours are extended to reflect this. An additional one or two Marston's "guests" may be available at this time. A great place to sit and watch the world go by - slowly! Sunday food is roasts until they run out.

  • Bugbrooke
    • Bakers Arms 34 High Street Bugbrooke NN7 3PG Telephone(01604) 832954

      Reopened on 30 November 2018. Now run by the Althorp Pub Company who are based at the Saracen's Head, Little Brington. A large early 19th century pub with two bars and a games area in the front bar. Note the attractive contrasting roof tile pattern. Over the mantelpiece in the public bar is a mirror with the names of all landlords going back to 1841. The pub used to share the building with the village bakery (hence the name) and less desirably perhaps, with the undertaker! The saloon bar, to the right of the main entrance, shows the full extent of where the original pub used to be. This is a true village local and most of the activity takes place within the public bar. No food served on Mondays.

    • Five Bells 14 Church Lane Bugbrooke NN7 3PB Telephone(01604) 600944

      A low ceilinged, long pub probably dating from the late 18th century in part. As its name suggests, it is situated opposite the parish church. It was formerly a NBC pub and passed into the ownership of Watney Mann, when most of the interior "renovations" were executed. As a result, it is now a single bar pub in an semi-open plan style with several eating and drinking areas tucked away behind pillars and the supporting walls. The pub has had several ups and downs over recent years and has on occasions ended up being closed for periods of time.Food is available every day with Mondays designated the "Burger Night" and Sunday Roasts are proving very popular.

      Real ale not always available. Regular promotions on other drinks include "beat the clock"

    • Wharf Cornhill Lane Bugbrooke NN7 3QB Telephone(01604) 832585

      Dating from the 1970s and built on the site of the old coal wharf, this is a low level modern brick built pub and restaurant. Totally free of tie and under the current ownership for over 5 years, this establishment has developed a reputation for good food and beer and is a popular stop off for narrow boat tourists. It has an extensive car park and plenty of outside drinking and eating areas, which lead down to the canal side. Inside there are several comfortably furnished drinking areas and a large separate dining room. The guest ales are invariably from Grainstore (Phipps IPA is a big seller here) and other local brewers within a 30 mile radius. Westons cider is available during the Summer months. Food is served every day but times vary, so check their website for full details. Booking advisable at weekends.

  • Burton Latimer
    • Dukes Arms 123 High Street Burton Latimer NN15 5RL Telephone(01536) 390874

      A revitalised pub with a central U-shaped bar serving the opened-out rooms with the left hand side featuring comfortable leather seating. The right hand side is more traditional with a wooden floor and side panelling, and seating in the small bay windows. The walls are adorned with old vinyl LPs while there is a collection of books that can be read. No parking, but local amenity free car park is just across the road. Recently awarded Town Pub of the Season Summer 2017. A wide selection of board games are available. Quiz every Sunday evening. Ukulele night every Tuesday. Supports the local Three Hills Brewery with occasional casks on the bar and an array of canned ales. Local breweries feature when pumps permit.

    • Olde Victoria Bakehouse Lane Burton Latimer NN15 5NJ Telephone(01536) 721286

      Originally called the Jockey, it was renamed some 60 years ago. A U-shaped bar greets the visitor, with a traditional bar to the left and an interior stone walled area to the right. To the rear is a raised dining area. The car park opposite is council owned. Cask Masque Acredited

    • Poppies Clubhouse Polwell Lane Burton Latimer NN15 5PS Telephone07547 619242

      Connected to Kettering Town Football Club, the former Burton Park Country club is now open to the general public. Up to three real ales are available, typically from local breweries such as Elgood's and Potbelly. Kettering Town FC have been playing at Latimer Park since 2013 with the social club moving here. Annual beer festivals are held in May, although for 2020, this will be at the end of August.

  • Byfield
    • Cross Tree 2 Banbury Road Byfield NN11 6XL Telephone(01327) 264440

      A local's Local, the only pub in the large village of Byfield which specialises in games such as darts and skittles through supporting a range of local teams. A three-roomed local's local, with a flag-stoned main bar and carpeted area for the skittle table. An adjacent room provides the pool table. Alongside the main road is the delightful lounge, with half wood-panelling featuring a mix of seating with small church pews, chairs, and soft furniture. The floor is both tiles and carpeted. Wall photographs feature bygone local scenes, including the much missed Great Central Railway. The Cross Tree fields cricket, bowls, tennis and a kiddies football teams. Cash card facilities are also available.

  • Chacombe
    • Cherwell Edge Golf Club Chacombe Chacombe OX17 2EN Telephone(01295) 711295

      The club is situated of the A4525 and is open to everyone and is available for private functions and weddings. Licensed to hold civil ceremonies. There is an extensive bar menu and Sunday carvery.

    • George & Dragon 1 Silver Street Chacombe OX17 2JR Telephone(01295) 711500

      A welcoming traditional stone-built pub situated in front of the village green. Inside there is one room for drinkers, and three for diners, with impressive fireplaces. The bars feature stone-flagged floors and wooden beams, while the bar counter contains a 26ft well with a glass top. Outside is a patio area where Aunt Sally is played in the garden. The pub also hosts the village beer festival and band concerts. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Award Rural Community Pub of the Year 2013/14.

  • Chapel Brampton
    • Brampton Halt Pitsford Road Chapel Brampton NN6 8BA Telephone(01604) 842676

      A bar and restaurant in what was the stationmaster's house for the Pitsford and Brampton station; the former LNWR from Northampton to Market Harborough. Adjacent to the pub is the restored Northampton Steam Railway HQ. The covered terrace and lawns provide lovely views across the valley. A marquee can be hired for functions for up to 120 people.

    • Spencer Arms Northampton Road Chapel Brampton NN6 8AE Telephone(01604) 842237

      A popular ironstone pub with an L-shaped bar supporting numerous rooms that have been added over the years providing a long frontage on the former A50. To the rear is a brick extension.

    • Windhover Brampton Lane Chapel Brampton NN6 8AA Telephone(01604) 847859

      The building is on land previously known to house the Boughton Cold Store, as it was a supply depot during the Second World War. The Boughton Cold Store was built to store perishable goods like butter, cheese and margarine. These stores were built close to the railway line, to make the loading and unloading of supplies easy for the Ministry of Food. Converted in 1998, this large building is reached through a frontal porch which leads straight into the flag-stoned bar area. All around there are many dining areas in a mixture of tastes, with tiles and carpeted floors. The ceilings have low wooden beams, while some areas have wooden panelling. There are several fireplaces, with one hearth is situated in the wall between two of the areas. Outside to the front is an extensive lawned garden with many tables and chairs for clement weather. Some of these also have umbrellas.

  • Charlton
    • Rose & Crown Main Street Charlton OX17 3DP Telephone(01295) 811317

      A quintessential English family run pub in the small picturesque village of Charlton. The stone thatched building is complimented by a picturesque beer garden at the rear of the pub. The interior features low beams and exposed stone walls with wooden flooring throughout - the main feature of the main bar area is the large open inglenook fireplace which guests enjoy in the winter months. Dating back to the 17th Century its homely comfortable atmosphere makes it an ideal venue for a home cooked pub meal complemented by an excellent wine menu, cask ales, fine selection of spirits, teas and specialist coffees. The pub also has two additional intimate dining areas for private functions, one of which also has an open fireplace. Being an area of outstanding beauty there are many footpaths and walkways in the area making the pub a popular lunch stop for walkers - who either gather around the fire in the winter months or enjoy the beer garden looking over the Cherwell Valley in the Summer. The pub is dog and child friendly and offers a children's menu. Winner of the 2018 Banbury Restaurant of the Year.

  • Charwelton
    • Fox & Hounds Banbury Road Charwelton NN11 3YY Telephone(01327) 260611

      Stone-built 15th century pub purchased by the local community following its closure in 2012. It has been attractively renovated throughout and has a very comfortable and cosy feel to it. The main bar features high-backed stools and Chesterfield leather sofas, with large log burners. The adjacent restaurant area has a curved quadrant window which affords views over the rear patio. There is an extensive menu. The pub was formerly owned by Hunt Edmunds Brewery of Banbury which succumbed to Bass, Mitchells and Butler in 1965 and brewing ceased in 1967. There remains an attractive Hunt Edmunds ceramic plaque by the main entrance, the sole remaining evidence of its previous ownership. There are two beers on offer, one is a national (usually the ubiquitous Doom Bar), and the other is a regional or local offering. This is a pub that survived thanks to the tireless efforts of the villagers to retain their local and what a good job they did!

  • Chelveston
    • Star & Garter The Green Chelveston NN9 6AJ Telephone(01933) 623295

      Stone-built listed two-roomed pub set back from the main road on a tight bend in this small border village. It is claimed to have a ghost and a Civil War tunnel from the local church to the pub cellar. The main wooden-floored bar straddles two former rooms, whilst to the left is a separate restaurant area, with all the interior walls also made of exposed stone. There is car park to the rear, although there is also ample parking to the front next to the small green.

  • Chipping Warden
    • Griffin 9 Culwoth Road Chipping Warden OX17 1LB Telephone(01295) 660311

      An attractive Grade II listed 18th century stone building which has reverted to its two main room layout with a main bar and a lounge. An extension into the old buildings to the rear provides a separate restaurant.

    • Rose & Crown 10 Banbury Road Chipping Warden OX17 1LF Telephone(01295) 660440

      The pub has re-opened to the public on 3rd August 2019. The re-opening is to be in 2 phases and as yet Phase 1 is completed allowing access to a Sports Bar to the rear of the building. It is hoped for the whole of the pub to be open towards the end of 2019/start of 2020 The pub also has a bus stop outside towards Daventry direction. A large double front on this old sandstone coaching inn hides a small quiet village pub that hasn't changed much over the years.

  • Clipston
    • Bulls Head 10 Harborough Road Clipston LE16 9RT Telephone(01858) 525268

      Since the new landlord took over, this pub has blossomed and is now very popular. The space in the bar has been increased by removing some of the internal walls, making access to the bar much easier. This is a comfortable country pub housed in an older building with a friendly atmosphere and a very approachable hosts. Families are welcome and the pub area has some dividing walls allowing families to have partially secluded areas. Meals are served both in the bar and in the separate restaurant. There is no function room but the restaurant can be hired. The pub food is reasonably priced with a fair number of menu options. The guest beers are changed as soon as they are empty for different brews. The pub does third pint taster boards.

  • Cogenhoe
    • Cogenhoe Sports & Social Club Station Road Cogenhoe NN7 1LT Telephone(01604) 890882
    • Royal Oak Whiston Road Cogenhoe NN7 1NJ Telephone(01604) 890922

      The pub has recently been refurbished with an open bar and a dining room. To the rear is a large garden and a covered patio. Quiz nights, open mic nights and live bands feature.

  • Corby
    • Cardigan Arms 9 The Jamb Corby NN17 1AY Telephone(01536) 203781

      Unique traditional pub in the heart of Corby, multi-screen TV's including 100" big screen, live sports, pool table, bar football table, garden & terrace, live entertainment, premium drink menu.

    • Knight's Lodge Tower Hill Road Corby NN18 0TH Telephone(01536) 742602

      A large 16th century listed farm house built from local ironstone. During its earlier days it was a lodging house for knights when Corby was only a clearing in Rockingham Forest. The pub is open-planned, with a long bar and a big log fire place at the end of the long room warming the whole place in winter. Upstairs is a function room and Dinning room.

    • Raven 63 Rockingham Road Corby NN17 1AG Telephone(01536) 202313

      The Raven was Corby's first hotel built in the 1930's consisting of a long open plan room with a long bar serving two regular ales and two guest beers. To the rear is a large ballroom/function room used for live music and dances. Quiz Night Thursdays

    • Samuel Lloyd Rockingham Road Corby NN17 1AD Telephone(01536) 447910

      A modern open plan Wetherspoon pub with friendly staff and a good selection of beers always on tap appreciated by the drinkers in a well patronised pub in the Corby real ale desert. The interior contains a mixture of low and high backed chairs. Rockingham Castle is near by as is the Welland Valley with the longest Railway Viaduct in the UK

    • Saxon Crown Elizabeth Street Corby NN17 1PF Telephone(01536) 203672

      The Saxon Crown is a refurbished 1960s landmark building in the centre of Corby town which was formally the Co-op store. The pub is actually a Wetherlodge, featuring luxuriously fitted and sparkling bathrooms with relaxing rainfall showers. The name refers to the history of the area: the village of Corby derives its name from Kori, the leader of Danish invaders who settled in a clearing in Rockingham Forest. The open plan bar has high-backed leather booths proving some relief plus high backed stools. To the rear is a patio. Two beer festivals are held.

    • Shire Horse Willowbrook Road Corby NN17 2ER Telephone(01536) 400321

      A real community pub on the north-east side of town consisting of a large open plan lounge and a public bar plus a function room to the rear serving food plus Sunday carvery. Pool and darts teams are based here with Sky Sports TV on hand. Various clubs make this their home with talks and slide/film shows. To the rear is a large enclosed garden with a drinking/smoking area also a children's play area with swings, slides and a climbing frame. Live music from 9pm Saturday. Sunday quiz 2 and 6.30

  • Cosgrove
    • Barley Mow 7 The Stocks Cosgrove MK19 7JD Telephone(01908) 562957

      An Everards pub in the centre of the village with the guest beers from the Everards list. A nice 'olde-worlde' feel inside the pub particularly around the bar area with low ceilings and large open fireplace. There are several secluded areas, often with half wood-panelling, which make for a relaxed atmosphere. The walls a adorned with canal memorabilia. The patio leads onto an extensive garden which stretches down to the Grand Union canal.

    • Navigation Inn Thrupp Wharf, Station Road Cosgrove MK19 7BE Telephone(01908) 926270

      Re-opened June 2015 after a refurbishment and new owners. Lovely canal side pub just outside the village on the road to Castlethorpe by the canal. In the top ten voted waterside pubs in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper. Meals are freshly homemade and served at lunchtime and evenings. In winter the pub may open later at 5.30pm.

  • Cottingham
    • Royal George Blind Lane Cottingham LE16 8XE Telephone(01536) 660505

      Set in the heart of the picturesque village overlooking the roof tops of Cottingham on the side of the Welland Valley, this pub is one of the oldest buildings in the village. The lower lounge was erected in 1261 as a farmhouse with crux beams dating back to the 14th century in the roof section of that part of the building. The bar area was built in 1500 and the building became a pub in 1780. At the same time the Royal George Flagship was commissioned, hence the name. which was given to all pubs that were granted a license in 1780. The interior is tiered providing several drinking areas,the dinning area has been enlarged by making two small rooms into one larger area/ whilst outside a large covered decking has been erected.

  • Cranford St John
    • Red Lion 42 High Street Cranford St John NN14 4AA Telephone(01536) 330476

      An ivy-clad stone building dating from the 18th century standing back on a bank off the beaten track now that the A14 by-passes the village. It has a large cosy bar with exposed stone walls and wooden floor, along with an intimate lounge and snug. To the side is a separate restaurant serving local produced food while a conservatory restaurant offers lovely views of the extensive garden.

  • Crick
    • Crick ex Servicemens Club The Old School, Church Street Crick NN6 7TP Telephone07483 339518

      Non-members admitted for £1 per time or £8 for an annual membership.

  • Croughton
    • Blackbird 38 High Street Croughton NN13 5LT Telephone(01869) 810237

      Sitting back from the main road, the pub has been under the same ownership since 1990. There is a seated area outside, whilst once inside, a L-shaped bar can be found. With its locality to the USAF base in the village, it provides US visitors a taste of a real English pub with real ale.

  • Culworth
    • Red Lion Barn High Street Culworth OX17 2BD Telephone(01295) 760050

      Situated on the High Street on the brow of the hill, this pretty small stone built terraced pub has lovely window flower baskets surrounding the stepped main entrance. Inside very low ceilings. The small central bar serves the small half-panelled stone-flagged seating area to the right. The left hand side room has a few tables and chairs. An open doorway leads through to the restaurant area which is noted for its high quality meals. The rear garden enables al fresco eating, with lovely borders with little bantams chasing a round. Preparations are in hand for some pigs and the opening of their five star accommodation. Quiz night every Sunday.

  • Daventry
    • Casey's Club Market Square Daventry NN11 4DR Telephone(01327) 877899

      A former members club now trading as a pub.

    • Conservative Club 39 High Street Daventry NN11 4BQ Telephone(01327) 704991
    • Early Doors 3 Prince William Walk Daventry NN11 4AB Telephone07944 649426

      Opened in February 2015, this was the first micro-pub in Northamptonshire and occupies a former mobility shop. It offers an alternative to the loud music and the standard brand beers offered by most other venues in the town. Simply decorated with a bare concrete floor, furnishings are mostly created from recycled and reclaimed materials with the bar being made from a weathered former scaffolding planks. The range of beers are sourced locally, including Phipps NBC (the house regular), Potbelly, Towcester Mill, Vale, XT, and cider from the village of Welton. Awarded CAMRA Northamptonshire Pub of the Year 2017, following on from Cider Pub of the Year 2016. Enthusiastic owner Tom Sawyer and new bar manager Jack Davies are holding up the reputation for excellent beers and ciders, having taken over the business in early 2019. Now with additional outdoor seating.

    • George 53 St James Street Daventry NN11 4AG Telephone(01327) 560166

      Refurbished February 2019, this traditional small welcoming pub features two opened-out rooms and a side bar. Seating is also provided in the bay windows.

    • Lion 12 High Street Daventry NN11 4HT Telephone(01327) 703899

      Formerly known as Friday's, it was refurbished and re-opened as the Lion in September 2019.

    • Middlemore Farm Hidcote Way Daventry NN11 8AE Telephone(01327) 706708

      Large estate pub restaurant located in a Grade II listed former farmhouse full of originality which is divided into several sections. Converted around 2007, there are many areas in a semi-open plan layout with large dining areas, exposed brickwork and beams. Very pleasant, buffet menus are offered for special occasions.

    • Peppermill Westerburg Square, off Western Avenue Daventry NN11 4TQ Telephone(01327) 312084

      A large estate pub with a garden and play area for children.

    • Plume of Feathers Market Place Daventry NN11 4BH Telephone(0121) 272 5499

      Now selling real ale

    • Queen of Hearts Wimborne Place Daventry NN11 0XY Telephone(01327) 706780

      A fairly new out-of-town pub named after Princess Diana and located in a small shopping precinct with which it shares car-parking. It is a fairly large, well-kept pub with an L-shaped bar which is partitioned into several sections. Outside the pub is a grassed area with a children's playground.

    • Saracens Head Inn 1 Brook Street Daventry NN11 4GG Telephone(01327) 314800

      An ancient Grade II* listed building which has been sympathetically extended. Unlike most Wetherspoon pubs it has several interconnected rooms plus an upstairs room as well as a long, narrow bar. The 'north stable block' is also mid 18th century, and it is Grade II listed. So too is the 'south stable block', with its terracotta statues in arched niches. In Georgian times, the south block was an assembly rooms, when Daventry was an important coaching town on the highway from London to Chester (and then on to Ireland).

    • Working Men's Club Abbey Retail Park, off South Way Daventry NN11 4GL Telephone(01327) 702786

      A large, well-lit two room club on the first-floor with ample tables and chairs housed in a very modern building adjacent to a small retail park.

  • Deanshanger
    • Beehive 22 The Green Deanshanger MK19 6HL Telephone(01908) 262368

      Charles Wells pub facing the village green. A one room pub with a L-shaped bar popular with drinkers in the village and surrounding area. A large covered outdoor patio area and a separate smoking shelter is to the rear. Pewter beer tankards hang from the wooden ceiling beams. The food served is basic, popular pub grub like scampi and lasagne etc.

  • Denford
    • Cock Inn High Street Denford NN14 4EQ Telephone(01832) 358735

      A village pub that caters for just drinkers. This relatively unspoilt pub typically has three beers on tap with choices from both national brands and local breweries. CAMRA members be warned, after a bad experience, it is best to keep your membership a secret, the landlord has been known to bark at self proclaimed experts.

  • Denton
    • Red Lion 1 Main Street Denton NN7 1DQ Telephone(01604) 890510

      Traditional white-washed stone-built village pub standing above the main street of this picturesque village. Inside is one large room whilst outside there is seating on the front decking and a large green. The pub is family and dog friendly, and hosts regular live music, open mic evenings and quizzes. Live sport also screened.

  • Desborough
    • Desborough Conservative & Unionist Working Mens Club 26 Victoria Street Desborough NN14 2LX Telephone(01536) 760309
    • Desborough Servicemens Club Lower Street, Desborough Desborough NN14 2NP Telephone(01536) 760229

      Located in 19th century villa Desborough House, this has been an ex-servicemen's club since 1946. Real ale occasionally available from a national brand. Monthly quiz and weekly bingo. Annual membership is £10 for adults, with a £2 application fee, and a £5 deposit for a key fob. Guests of members may enter for a fee of £2.

    • George 79 High Street Desborough NN14 2NB Telephone(01536) 760271

      An old imposing coaching inn dating from the Georgian period built out of the local ironstone which was mined less than a mile away. It has been extensively modernised over the last 30 years into an open plan pub. Sports rule the roost here with its own football, pool, darts, crib and domino teams. Large TV screens display Sky Sports. The George has five on suite Bed & Breakfast Rooms. Breakfast is served from 7.30 Tue-Sun and a roast dinner on Sundays Booking recommended.

  • Earls Barton
    • Earls Barton Old Silver Band Club Queens Street Earls Barton NN6 0LN Telephone(01604) 810418
    • Earls Barton United Working Mens Club 3 Queens Street Earls Barton NN6 0LN Telephone(01604) 810444

      Club tucked away in back street off High St with a bar, games room, and large concert room.

    • Old Swan The Square Earls Barton NN6 0NA Telephone(01604) 810044

      Two-roomed pub with the bar serving both areas. The main front bar is long and narrow, with low beams and high-backed seating against the wall. The rear area has been partially opened-up with walls still supporting the roof and is now all seating. Sunday lunch deals on a number of courses available. Different bands playing a variety of music are staged fortnightly. A nice little beer garden is to the rear. Children can be in the pub under adult care until 9 pm.

    • Saxon Tavern 25B The Square Earls Barton NN6 0NA Telephone07956 462352

      Comfortable and relaxed large single-room drinking environment with welcoming hosts. The fourth micropub to open in the county, on 27 October 2017, having previously been the local headquarters of the Magic Circle. Central village location between the famous Barkers Shoes and Earls Barton's historic Saxon Tower. High stools and tables are arranged around the room along with chairs and tables. Six casks are stillaged behind the bar with cooling jackets. A wide selection of 90 gins are featured along with a selection of bottled beers and box ciders in the fridge. Rural Pub of the Season Autumn 2018.

    • Stag's Head High Street Earls Barton NN6 0JG Telephone(01604) 810520

      Old village pub recently refurbished. L-shaped lounge and bar/games room.

  • East Haddon
    • Red Lion Hotel Main Street East Haddon NN6 8BU Telephone(01604) 770223

      Located in its own grounds on the edge of the village, this large 1614- built local ironstone hotel consists of three rooms with high ceilings; a bar, lounge and dining/function room. Accommodation consists of seven bedrooms.

  • Eastcote
    • Eastcote Arms 6 Gayton Road Eastcote NN12 8NG Telephone(01327) 830086

      The Eastcote Arms was part of the Tom Hewer Enterprise group. It is a friendly, traditional village pub with three rooms; On the left is the main bar, the other two quieter areas are to the right. Six handpumps are mounted in a bank on the bar.

  • Ecton
    • Three Horseshoes 23 High Street Ecton NN6 0QA Telephone(01604) 407446

      The ironstone Three Horseshoes has been extended over the years, although the original pub is said to date from 1757. The name is taken from the forge that was originally on the site and where Benjamin Franklin's Uncle Thomas was the last of the family to work the family forge. This now houses a brewery under the Benjamin Franklin name. The traditional multi-room layout has been retained, with two separate bars and games area with Northants skittles and darts. Happy Hour Friday 5.30-7.30pm with beer at £2.75 a pint. For its size, it often has some good bands featured. Once a month on a Sunday a record vinyl shop is housed in the car park, 10-3.

    • World's End Wellingborough Road Ecton NN6 0QN Telephone(01604) 414521

      This is a historic hotel, bar and restaurant with a modern contemporary design, set on the edge of the picturesque village of Ecton. Mainly a separate restaurant, it does have a separate spacious, modern bar.

  • Evenley
    • Red Lion 39 The Green Evenley NN13 5SH Telephone(01280) 703469

      A small stone built village pub overlooking the large village green. It is often referred to as the cricketers pub since with matches played on the green, the pub is used as a base. The last sheep stealer to be hanged in England was captured in this pub. One of the hand pumps actually is a cricket stump.

  • Eydon
    • Royal Oak 6 Lime Avenue Eydon NN11 3PG Telephone(01327) 263167

      A 17th century classic Northants ironstone pub consisting of four rooms and a snug, a long stone flagged floored corridor with a bar at a level than the corridor unusual in this part of the country found mainly in some Yorkshire pubs. As of January 2019 the pub's kitchen is closed for a while, but a fish & chip van calls on Mondays between 7.45 & 8.15pm and walkers are welcome and can eat their own food when purchasing a drink. See website for the latest news on this.

  • Farthinghoe
    • Fox Baker Street Farthinghoe NN13 5PH Telephone(01295) 713965

      A two-roomed village local featuring cosy lounge and more basic bar.

  • Farthingstone
    • Farthingstone Hotel Everdon Road Farthingstone NN12 8HA Telephone(01327) 361291

      Small hotel, bar, restaurant & golf course situated in the countryside. The cosy bar is open to the public with two beers available. The hotel has 16 en-suite rooms and a 60 seat restaurant. All overlooking a 18 hole golf course with lakes. Squash courts and snooker tables are also available. Food served all day.

    • Kings Arms Main Street Farthingstone NN12 8EZ Telephone(01327) 361604

      A quintessentially English eighteenth-century free house in delightful countryside in the heart of the county. The listed building with its inglenook fireplace and warming log fires has a unique and fascinating secret garden. A separate games room has Northants skittles. The pub is a retail outlet for fine cheeses and Cornish fish. Lunchtime food is served only at weekends, although speciality food evenings with entertainment are held regularly. Kings Arms Library, donations of 50p per book with all proceeds going to the Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance.

  • Finedon
    • Bell Inn 32 Bell Hill Finedon NN9 5ND Telephone(01933) 680332

      Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in the country, basing its claim on a licence granted in 1042 by Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor. Her statue can be found in a niche in the outside wall. Built from local ironstone, inside is three connected lounge bars, with a large fireplace separating two of them. A fine selection of fruit wines are available. Run by the longest serving licensee in the county since 1969. The kitchen is independent from the pub and supplies two restaurant areas under the highly rated Bells Kitchen

    • Finedon Conservative Club 50 High Street Finedon NN9 5JN Telephone(01933) 680440
  • Flore
    • White Hart 54 High Street Flore NN7 4LW Telephone(01327) 341748

      Painted stone and brick double fronted pub with a porched entrance. Parts of the pub appear to be very old and the newly refurbished restaurant at the rear of the bar would have once been in an open yard as there is evidence of the old external walls of two buildings on either side of it. Elsewhere, an old inglenook with further dining area to its left is another attractive feature of this pleasant building. Extensive refurbishment and renovations took place in December 2011 and the pub is a blend of old and contemporary, all done to a very high standard. Emphasis is on modern British dining but three real ales are always available with two rotating guests from the Enterprise portfolio accompanying the ubiquitous Doom Bar; the permanent house beer. Outside there is a large car park and smokers' patio and there is a small garden for al-fresco drinking to the rear of the building. Food serving times vary throughout the week so check their website for details. Note that on Mondays, the pub does not open at lunchtime and no food is served in the evening.

  • Fosters Booth
    • Peggoty's 1 Watling Street Fosters Booth NN12 8LB Telephone(01327) 830391

      With the closure of the only pub serving the communities of Fosters Booth and Pattishall, the new owners of this former restaurant seized the opportunity to fill the void left by the late Red Lion. The original Peggoty's restaurant had been a well known and popular venue for many years on the main trunk A5 until the turn of this century when it was taken over and became an Indian restaurant and renamed the Four Pillars. The current owners have rechristened it back to its more famous name and completely remodelled the old building inside and have created a small lounge bar at one side, transforming what was formerly just an eating house into a pub/restaurant, adding additional eating and drinking areas throughout. Two cask beers are always available, one of which is constantly changing and may be sourced regionally or locally. There is a small games room off the lounge bar with Northants skittles and the "retro" Pacman arcade game machine is now an unusual sight in any pub! There is an extensive menu featuring English, Italian, and Indian dishes.

  • Gayton
    • Eykyn Arms 20 High Street Gayton NN7 3HD Telephone(01604) 858361

      The Eykyn Arms is a rectangle stone pub with a conservatory running down the side. There are two main rooms, the lounge to the left and the bar/games room to the right. The lounge is carpeted with exposed walls and a gas fire. There is also a fish tank. The bar/games room has a black and red tiled floor, real fire and pictures on the wall. Towards the back of the room are the dartboard, pool and skittles table which are used by the pub teams. The conservatory has leather seating which is also the thoroughfare to the toilets. This is very much a young persons and locals pub.

  • Geddington
    • Star Inn 2 Bridge Street Geddington NN14 1AD Telephone(01536) 745990

      Attractive 17th century real ale pub situated in the centre of the village directly opposite what is considered to be the finest of the surviving Eleanor Crosses, built by Edward I in 1295 to mark the resting place of Queen Eleanor's coffin on her last journey from Nottingham to London in 1290. The main entrance contains the former off-sales window with doors leading to a traditional bar to the right and a lounge bar to the left. The lounge bar has a further raised area towards the rear adjacent to the back entrance. which leads from the car park. A separate restaurant leads off the wooden ceilinged lounge bar.

  • Grafton Regis
    • White Hart Northampton Road Grafton Regis NN12 7SR Telephone(01908) 542123

      Stone-built pub dating from 1860 with three rooms including the original bar. This food-led pub serves excellent home cooked food and 13 different wines by the glass. On main A508 through village. Large garden and car park, unusual carved handpumps on bar.

  • Great Addington
    • Hare & Hounds Main Street Great Addington NN14 4BJ Telephone(01536) 330174

      The pub re-opened in January 2012 following closure and a full renovation to provide a warm and friendly welcome with cosy nooks and multiple fireplaces. Comfortable seating including leather sofas for relaxing and more formal tables for dining are provided. There is a large car park and children's play area outside. The house is freehold and the landlord stocks guest ales from local breweries. Music plays once every three weeks including live bands, discos, karaoke and acoustic sets. Steak night Thursday, Fish and Chips Friday.

  • Great Billing
    • Elwes Arms 37 High Street Great Billing NN3 9DT Telephone(01604) 407521

      A surprise oasis in this large area of modern housing and run down pubs. This quiet, 16th century thatched pub is found in the old Great Billing village which was swallowed up by the exponentially growing Northampton in the 1980s. Inside consists of a small front bar, which serves limited seating in the front windows, and two further rooms to the right, accessed by small steps which can be used a as function room. Behind the bar, on a higher level, is the popular games room. The interior walls are a mixture of half-timber walls and exposed ironstone. The ceilings are very low and are a challenge for anyone of six foot height. The name is derived from the family that once owned the pub; the history of the pub is listed on one of the pub walls. Not to be missed.

  • Great Doddington
    • Great Doddington Club 41 Lower Street Great Doddington NN29 7TL Telephone(01933) 226009

      Originally a Working Mens' Club established in 1909, it's now a private club and welcomes new members throughout the year. The two bars and decked patio area overlook the Nene Valley.

    • Stag's Head 1 High Street Great Doddington NN29 7TQ Telephone(01933) 222316

      Multi-award winning former ironstone coaching inn dating to 1693 with the stables backing onto the car park. The pub consists of three main rooms, with a traditional bar containing the pool table and large screen TV against the main road. The second main room has been partially opened out, although dividing walls and fireplaces ensure that several discrete social areas are provided for drinkers and diners alike. The former 'cellar area' is used for dining at weekends and any other functions. Recently awarded Certificate of Excellence 2013 by Trip Advisor, an accolade for only 10% of pubs, which sits alongside the Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards 2012/13 Award. The monthly Monday night charity quiz has raised over £78K for the Macmillan Trust.

  • Great Harrowden
  • Great Houghton
    • Old Cherry Tree 8 Cherry Tree Lane Great Houghton NN4 7AT Telephone(01604) 761399

      An attractive 400 year old white-washed stone built, thatched roofed village pub that is hidden away down a small lane just off the main road into the village. The character continues inside with the two main areas having beamed ceilings, stone floors, open fires and a reputed friendly ghost.

    • White Hart 39 High Street Great Houghton NN4 7AF Telephone(01604) 762940

      An attractive, stone built, thatched village pub dating back in parts to 1728. The main area inside is split level with two steps leading up to a raised bar which also serves the smaller back room. Outside there is a patio, seating area leading to a lawned garden that incorporates a water feature and a set of stocks

  • Great Oakley
    • Harpers Brook Butland Road Great Oakley NN18 8QT Telephone(01536) 745163

      A modern estate food pub on the outskirts of the town with an open plan layout. Clean and well furnished.

    • Oakley Hay 2 Little Colliers Field Great Oakley NN18 8TJ Telephone(01536) 462792

      A new pub for the area which opened in 2011. It is mainly food-orientated and is well-appointed, clean and well furnished. Opens early for breakfasts, especially with the Premier Inn next door.

    • Spread Eagle Oakley Road Great Oakley NN18 8HW Telephone(01536) 743368

      The pub stands off the main road consisting of two different buildings. To the left is an 18th century ironstone building whilst to the right is a later 19th century addition. The pub is spotlessly clean and is well furnished. As a food pub it serves a good selection of dishes to suit everyone's taste. To the rear is a secluded drinking area for warmer weather days.

  • Great Oxendon
    • George Inn Harborough Road Great Oxendon LE16 8NA Telephone(01858) 452286

      A 13th century ironstone pub rebuilt after a fire in the 17th century. Standing on a rise off the main road, it is a traditional country pub with a bar and several small dining areas. The conservatory and a tranquil garden sets it off. Freehold purchased by Joiners, Bruntingthorpe.

  • Greatworth
    • Greatworth Inn Chapel Road Greatworth OX17 2DT Telephone(01295) 521426

      This stone-built pub dating from the 16th century is located in the centre of the attractive village. Now a freehouse the current owners from the county moved to village and set about returning the pub to its former glory. Numerous improvements have been undertaken while still retaining the cosy and traditional atmosphere of the pub. The bar area features an inglenook fireplace with a log burning stove and there is also a dining area. The garden has a lawned seating area (plus an outside bar) and a new extension serves as a restaurant/function room for the popular events that are offered. A soap box derby is held annually in June and a music/beer festival in late August.

  • Greens Norton
    • Butchers Arms 10 High Street Greens Norton NN12 8BA Telephone(01327) 358848

      The Butchers Arms is a large village pub at the centre of the village with the interior consisting of two rooms with wooden flooring and panelling throughout, complemented by bay window seating and a real wood burning fire. Following the placing of an ACV by the Parish Council, the freehold was bought by a group of local investors keen to see the pub remain at the heart of the village. After extensive refurbishment the pub re-opened in December 2017 as a pub/restaurant freehouse serving quality ales. There is an upstairs meeting room suitable for 10-12 people and on the ground floor an area called 'The Barn' where larger functions can be held

  • Grendon
    • Half Moon 42 Main Road Grendon NN7 1JW Telephone(01933) 665532

      The Half Moon has a traditional 'Olde Worlde' Charm with its open plan bar benefiting from exposed beams and an open fireplace.

  • Guilsborough
    • Witch & Sow High Street Guilsborough NN6 8PY Telephone(01604) 743888

      Formerly known as the Ward Arms since the early 18th century and a former regular entry in the Good Beer Guide. In 2014 this pub changed hands and underwent a major transformation and refurbishment, opening in October when it was given its present name that refers to an event in 1612 when it was said that three women, later condemned as witches, rode out to the neighbouring village of Ravensthorpe "upon a sowes back"! The pub is in a delightful position, standing opposite the attractive ironstone Jacobean grammar school. It comprises two distinctly different areas; a contemporary restaurant to the right of the entrance in the oldest section, which is a thatched and whitewashed building probably dating from the 17th or 18th century. To the left in the 19th century brick building is the bar area built on a split level with bare floorboards. This is bright and uncluttered and is complimented by two large bays with big sash-windows. There are usually 2 or 3 mainstream beers plus a locally sourced guest. The landlord is a noted local chef and there is much emphasis placed on food. The old stables used to house Nobby's Brewery before it relocated to Thrapston.

  • Hackleton
    • White Hart 80 Main Road Hackleton NN7 2AD Telephone(01604) 870271

      Stone-built pub whose first recorded landlord was back in 1739. The lounge bar incorporates a 40 feet deep well into the bar structure. Located on the main road through the village, it is well known for good reasonably priced food. A large car park is also provided.

  • Hardingstone
    • Crown Inn 57 High Street Hardingstone NN4 6BZ Telephone(01604) 876677

      Large Northampton stone fronted village pub, sited on the main road through the village with bus stops just outside. A central bar serves all areas which include a games room with pool and darts, the main bar area with a Northants skittles table and a separate dining area. There is a large garden to the rear with seating.

    • Sun Inn 9 High Street Hardingstone NN4 7BT Telephone(01604) 700007

      A friendly, attractive old white-washed pub with a good atmosphere in the older part of the village on the main road with bus stops just outside. The interior is very welcoming and cosy with soft lighting, a beamed ceiling, two character fireplaces and half panelling separating the numerous drinking/eating alcoves which are all served by a side bar. Outside there is a seating area courtyard with a children's play area and a barn bar used as a function room. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Award Rural Community Pub of the Year Winner 2016/17.

  • Harlestone
    • Fox & Hounds Harlestone Road Harlestone NN7 4EW Telephone(01604) 821251

      A very attractive honey coloured Northamptonshire ironstone pub on the main road from Rugby to Northampton. Originally a Phipps Brewery house, latterly Watney Mann, it is now operated by Mitchells & Butler and was known for a time as the "Dusty Fox". Whilst very traditional in appearance from the outside, the oak and flagstone floored interior is furnished in a contemporary style, which has been well thought out and the blend is not at all unpleasant. There are two separate drinking areas and a large restaurant. The outside space is given over to garden and "al fresco" dining. The ubiquitous Doombar is a permanent feature but the enterprising young licensee endeavours to keep a contrasting "light & dark" selection of 2 ever changing guest ales from the M&B portfolio. Wheelchair access is limited to the bar area, where meals are also served. Dogs are welcome but are restricted to the bar area only.

  • Harpole
    • Live & Let Live 10 Larkhall Lane Harpole NN7 4DP Telephone(01604) 945890

      A mid 19th century building converted from three cottages with some later additions. The original pub entrance was the other side of where it is today although no external traces of it remain since the pub was extended many years ago. An old photo behind the bar shows how it would have looked. There are two distinct bar areas with the much larger split level lounge to the front. This is very much a locals' pub but visitors are made welcome and raising the subject of beer is almost guaranteed to get several conversations going!

    • Turnpike Harpole Turn, Weedon Road Harpole NN7 4DD Telephone(01604) 832340

      Built in the early 1970's and was originally known as Tarry's after the chap who built it. It soon became known locally as "Tarry awhile". Taken over by Whitbread's Beefeater chain many years ago, a Premier Inn hotel was added more recently on land to the west of the bar/restaurant. The pub is typical of many built in the 70's and there is much external timber-work in evidence. The actual bar area is on split-levels with raised seating around the windows. Two regular real ales are available. The Hook Norton beer may be substituted on occasion for a seasonal special but otherwise it is more or less a permanent feature. Food is served every day and an "all you can eat" buffet breakfast is served between 06.30 - 10.30 (but you cannot have a beer with it!). The main Beefeater Restaurant is at the far end of the bar.

  • Harrington
    • Tollemache Arms High Street Harrington NN6 9NU Telephone(01536) 711770

      Built in a rural setting overlooking rolling countryside, this 1857 local ironstone built pub with a Thatched Roof consists of four rooms on different levels; one being a restaurant with low ceilings providing a cosy environment. The pub has been refurbished with the bar moving to the entrance hallway making more room in the lounge Children are not forgotten with a large play area featuring swings and a bouncy castle. There is also a large lawn for a marquee to hold weddings. . The pub sells Wells beers. Voted Northants Regional Pub of the Year 2021

  • Hartwell
    • Rose & Crown 3 Park Road Hartwell NN7 2HP Telephone(01604) 863663

      A quiet traditional village pub with a beamed ceiling and pool table in the lounge. Beyond the lounge is the public bar. In centre of village with parking to the rear of the pub. Two cask beers available, always from Northamptonshire or its neighbouring counties, and the food menu promotes local suppliers.

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  • Hellidon
    • Red Lion Inn Stockwell Lane Hellidon NN11 6LG Telephone(01327) 261200

      A charming stone-built pub re-opened on May 10th 2019 after a two year closure during which it was subject to a most extensive and high quality renovation and totally remodelled inside. It is set in a lovely location amongst rolling hills and is popular with walkers and horse riders. The L-shaped bar serves several rooms, each with their own distinctive character. The main bar has a brick floor and small settles, whilst the other rooms have different styles of wooden flooring and feature some low beams. There are 6 letting rooms, all appointed to a very high standard. There is a strong emphasis on food and booking is always advised. Breakfast is also served 9-11am on Saturday mornings for non-residents.

  • Helmdon
    • Fat Landlord 29 Church Street Helmdon NN13 5QJ Telephone(01295) 768155

      A former 300-year old farmhouse has now been trading as pub for over a century. With a stone flagged floor, oak beams and open fire, it is a pleasant experience inside. Situated close to the village church, it has small public bar and offers take away pizzas. It stocks local ales from Hoggleys and Silverstone, with the latter creating a house brew for the pub. The pub also has 3 chalets for bed and breakfast. The Fat Landlord (Formerly The Bell Inn) is a pub restaurant near Brackley, Silverstone, Towcester, Banbury, Buckingham and Bicester, it offers a great pub food near you. It has teamed up with The Secret Kitchen Co and gone under a transformation to turn it into a great food pub.

  • Higham Ferrers
    • Carriage House 13 Market Square Higham Ferrers NN10 8DJ Telephone(01933) 314769

      Relaxing historic pub located in centre of Higham Ferrers itself, just off the main square. Spacious with number of rooms including two bars, with the smaller one showing terrestrial TV.

    • Green Dragon Hotel 4 College Street Higham Ferrers NN10 8DZ Telephone(01933) 312088

      A roadside pub in the centre of this historic market town with a sizeable rear beer garden which is very popular in summer particularly when they hold their two annual beer festivals with up to 12 cask beers available. The pub itself comprises of two public bars, with one featuring 'comfy' sofas. in addition, there is a separate dining room and upstairs function room that is used for varying purposes including cricket club functions which the pub actively supports. Live music is a regular feature as well as quiz nights on a Thursday. The beer selection tends to be fairly stable along with a good range of bottled beers.

    • Griffin 7A High Street Higham Ferrers NN10 8BW Telephone(01933) 312612

      The Griffin is a beautiful cosy Grade II listed 17th century pub/restaurant within the heart of Higham Ferrers which has been family run for a number of years. The pub has two separate bar areas with leather upholstered armchairs and a separate extended 50-seater dining room alongside a heated patio area and conservatory. The menu is fairly extensive with the house specialities include eight different fresh fish dishes delivered daily and steak night on a Thursday. A carvery is available on Sunday. There is a choice of five real ales usually, along with a selection of bottled beers.

    • Higham Ferrers Working Mens Club 6/8 Westfield Terrace Higham Ferrers NN10 8BB Telephone(01933) 353812

      Members only club just off the main high street with 2 separate large rooms, both with bars. One is a function room with dance area and bands regularly play and the other a large bar with seating for c100.

    • Joe's Bar 98 High Street Higham Ferrers NN10 8BJ Telephone07940 745594

      Contemporarily decorated roadside pub offering live music, four 50" Satellite TVs featuring sports. Extensively redecorated throughout with a modern feel. Outside drinking and smoking area. Appeals to young and old alike. Cribbage is played every Thursday whilst Texas Hold 'Em is played on the last Thursday of the month.

    • Queens Head 8 High Street Higham Ferrers NN10 8BN Telephone(01933) 389254

      Traditional roadside and centrally located pub in Higham Ferrers itself. The refurbishment of the kitchen and rear area is due to commence in June 2013 which will enable the pub to serve home cooked food at lunchtimes along with evening meals. Two regular ales in the form of Black Sheep and Greene King with occasional guest ale and beer festival along with other usual offerings.

  • Hinton-In-The-Hedges
    • Crewe Arms Sparrow Corner Hinton-In-The-Hedges NN13 5NF Telephone(01280) 705801

      Situated in a gully in the village, the Crewe Arms can be hard to find. The entrance to the pub is through the rear gravel car park, and going into the pub, on the left is one of the original pub signs. The pub's cellar which is located in the main dining area may have been part of a tunnel between the village manor and the local church. The pub has a choice of two real ales during weekdays and three at weekends. Bar snack are available Monday. Sunday lunches are extremely popular and you are advised to book ahead. The pub also sponsors the local village cricket team. Two letting rooms available.

  • Holcot
    • White Swan Main Street Holcot NN6 9SP Telephone(01604) 781263

      An 18th century thatched pub near Pitsford reservoir. It was formerly a butchers shop and pub combined and was the training booth of British Boxing Champion Peddler Palmer in the late 1800s. It is now a three-roomed pub, with drinking areas either side of the main bar and a separate room to the rear. White- painted stone and thatched country local with discrete classic vehicle memorabilia, cosy bar can occasionally be populated with Saints rugby supporters.

  • Irchester
    • Carpenters Arms 88 High Street Irchester NN29 7AB Telephone(01933) 313777

      A popular stone built pub with cream rendering contains three rooms and two serveries to the lounge and bar which are divided by a large stone fireplace, with a separate restaurant area which doubles as a function room to the rear. Open mic session are held once a month on a Thursday. Sunday a carvery is served.

  • Irthlingborough
    • Artlenock Inn 6 Station Road Irthlingborough NN9 5SN

      New micropub in the former HSBC Bank premises.

    • Leather Bottle Baker Street Irthlingborough NN9 5PR Telephone(01933) 650911

      A white-washed former coaching inn of 400 years standing, with the large garden overlooking the Nene Valley. Inside the L-shaped bar serves a main bar and a smaller lounge area segregated by a brick and beam arch. Very much a local's pub, beware of the dog!

    • Oliver Twist 96 High Street West Irthlingborough NN9 5PX Telephone(01933) 650353

      An old stone-built pub set back from the road with a traditional two-bar open plan layout. To the left is seating under the window, whilst to the right is the traditional bar with games and the TV.

  • Isham
    • Lilacs 39 Church Street Isham NN14 1HD Telephone(01536) 722348

      The pub, after being closed for some months following a failed bid by New River in 2017/18 to use most of the garden for residential development, reopened on 26 April 2019. The freehold has been acquired by 70 local residents operating as the Lilacs Inn Isham Ltd. For the uninitiated - Lilacs takes its name from a local breed of rabbit! The pub has an interesting layout with the former snug now opened out with a darts bard, a small lounge to the front and a very open, almost hall-like room to the rear. The recently re-discovered murals of local residents are interesting! The grounds include a large car park and 2 gardens. Two of the guest beers are from Oakham and Potbelly. Breakfast is served Saturday mornings from 9 until 11, while on Sundays a popular carvery is served. Regular events include an open mic session.

  • Islip
    • Woolpack Inn 6 Kettering Road Islip NN14 3JU Telephone(01832) 732578

      A 16th century inn near the banks of the river Nene (mooring available) is Greene King owned and provides accommodation as well as food and drink. Recently refurbished, it is a friendly establishment with a well lit bar area is complemented by a second bar upstairs used for events and staying guests. Weddings are a regular occurrence. A traditional stone and brick interior reminds the patron of the pub's age.

  • Kettering
    • Alexandra Arms 39 Victoria Street Kettering NN16 0BU Telephone(01536) 522730

      Traditional town centre street corner local where you always find a beer from an unknown brewery served on one of the 14 handpumps. The original pub plan covers four former rooms, with the front bar serving two opened-out rooms, with one containing a piano and settee, with the walls covered in breweriana The rear bar contains the TV and Northants skittles table, Skittles team play on Monday and Thursday, darts on Tuesday and Quiz nights on Wednesday. A patio creating a sun trap is to the rear. Three real ciders are always available.

    • Beeswing 226 Rockingham Road Kettering NN16 9AL Telephone(01536) 481790

      A large one roomed pub with comfortable seating and a pool table at the front. Seats and tables for food at the rear with a large separate function room at the back of the pub.

    • Briars 71 Brambleside Kettering NN16 9BP Telephone(01536) 520341

      Opened in 1992, this one-roomed estate pub specialises in food.

    • Earl of Dalkeith 13-15 Dalkeith Place Kettering NN16 0BS Telephone(01536) 312589

      Formerly a furniture shop, this pub opened in 1996 and is named after the Earl of Dalkeith. This was the title given to the eldest son of the Duke of Buccleuch. The land was owned for centuries by the Dukes of Buccleuch, the eldest son Boocloo was given the title the Earl of Dalkeith. The pubis on two levels downstairs, whilst an upstairs area has a gallery and is surrounded by bookcases. Historic photographs of local buildings adorn the walls. Two beer festivals are held a year.

    • Harlequin 136 Stamford Road Kettering NN16 9UA Telephone(01536) 601709

      A two bar estate community pub

    • Hobson's Choice Kettering Park, Wellingborough Road Kettering NN15 6XS Telephone(01536) 483990

      Contemporary modern pub built 16 years ago just off the Kettering A14 by-pass. A large interior with an L-shaped bar has several dining areas which can be segregated for private functions. Dogs are allowed in the garden.

    • Kettering Argyll Club 8 Argyll Street Kettering NN15 7HG Telephone(01536) 513485

      An old fashioned club in the backstreets featuring a small bar and large lounge with a games area at one end.

    • Kettering Athletic Club 104 Rockingham Road Kettering NN16 9AE Telephone(01536) 485823

      A large three-roomed club with a comfortable, lounge, games room, and large concert/function room.

    • Kettering Midland Band Social Club 2 Hallwood Road Kettering NN16 9RG Telephone(01536) 512929

      A popular club tucked away close to Rockingham Road Pleasure Park. In addition to the long public bar, it has a small sunken lounge area, a separate games area, and a large concert room. The five guest ales are from established micros and will always contain a dark beer. An active social diary sees regular entertainment and trips. Judged CAMRA Northamptonshire Club of the Year 2022. Beers listed on Real Ale Finder. Sunday Lunch 12 noon-2pm (Please call 01536 512929 to book)

    • Kettering Park Hotel & Spa Kettering Parkway Kettering NN15 6XT Telephone(01536) 416666

      A modern 136 bedroom hotel and spa with swimming pool, spa and gym facilities, as well as regular events in the many function rooms. The main bar features many nooks and crannies to provide an intimate experience. Non-residents are welcome to share the bar with hotel guests and spa members. The hotel chain is owned by Thwaites Brewery, so unlike many hotels, you are assured of two cask conditioned ales during your visit.

    • Kettering Rifle Band Club 82 Havelock Street Kettering NN16 9QA Telephone(01536) 513659

      A large 127 year-old club in a residential street set back in its own grounds where the stewards house stands. It has a large basic bar with a stage to one end, , and a separate games room. There is also a large concert room.

    • Mikado Pheasant Highfield Crescent Kettering NN15 6JS Telephone07917 572297

      Built around 1980, this estate pub is now surrounded by housing. It has a split level lounge bar, with a games room to the top. The unusual name is from a tropical pheasant found in Taiwan in 1906 by Walter Goodfellow.

    • Old Market Inn 4 Market Place Kettering NN16 0AJ Telephone(01536) 481144

      Reopened in early August 2019 following a £500,000 refurbishment by Heineken-owned Star Pubs & Bars.

    • Park House Holdenby Venture Park Kettering NN15 6XE Telephone(01536) 523377

      Modern pub built close to the A14 and Kettering shopping village and cinema. With a long downstairs bar, there are several drinking areas with exposed brickwork. Upstairs is a more formal restaurant, although dining is still allowed downstairs.

    • Peacock 7 Lower Street Kettering NN16 8DH Telephone(01536) 518245

      A large town centre pub in the pedestrian area attracting shoppers by day and revelers by night. A Peacock pub has stood on this site for the past 400 years and was first a small thatched pub gradually being enlarged over the years. In the 1950's it was demolished and replaced with a new open-plan pub with a central bar serving three areas. These vary from comfortable leather seats to high backed chairs.

    • Piper Windmill Avenue Kettering NN15 6PS Telephone(01536) 513870

      Popular 1950s two-roomed pub which has been run by an enthusiastic CAMRA member for 30 years. There is a quiet lounge to the left, while to the right is a more lively bar/games room where a quiz is held on Sunday night. A beer festival is held on the third weekend of August. The Piper is close to Wicksteed Park, one of Britain's first theme parks. An outdoor seating area is across the road from the pub. Tries to have a dark beer as one of the guest ales.

    • Shire Horse 18 Newland Street Kettering NN16 8JH Telephone(01536) 485770

      A small town-centre pub adjacent to the Newland Street bus station with a small area to the front for darts and a pool table in a games room to the rear. The bar counter runs down the room, creating a narrow area with limited seating for drinking. more seating is towards the rear. Refurbished and re-opened on 16/12/2016 by the people behind the Olde England/Black Prince/Falcon (Huntingdon) pubs.

    • Telford Lodge Rothwell Road Kettering NN16 8XF Telephone(01536) 310082

      A large modern family pub restaurant with many dining areas situated next to a Travelodge for which it provided the breakfast facilities. Food themed nights feature throughout the week, along with a Sunday carvery. To occupy the children, an indoor play area is provided

    • Three Cocks 48 Lower Street Kettering NN16 8DJ Telephone07909 698798

      A long, narrow pub which has been refurbished to provide a warm and relaxing atmosphere. The L-shaped servery is at the centre of the pub, serving the main two bar areas which contain comfortable armchairs and high backed stools. On an upper level is a games area featuring Northants skittles and darts, whilst for the more traditional pub-goer, there is a shove ha'penny board available. Home to two skittles teams, also of interest are board games and monthly quiz and poetry reading evenings. Guest ales are on the main bar, while the regulars are on the side bar in front of the beer menu which unusually displays a beer colour rating. There is usually a dark, strong, light and citrus beer available. An Oakham beer is always rotated. There is a range of quality gins available. Winter Pub of the Season 2013. Five ciders are available. Supports the local Air Ambulance Charity.

    • Trading Post 10 Bignal Court Kettering NN15 7RH Telephone(01536) 525333

      Modern pub on the outskirts of town built during the 1990's family pub boom catering for diners. Both the interior and exterior feature much wood in keeping with its name. The Sunday carvery is a main feature.

    • Warren Stamford Road Kettering NN16 8FD Telephone(01536) 416102

      A one roomed estate pub specialising in food.

    • Wayfarers 296 London Road Kettering NN15 6DX Telephone(01536) 512216

      The Wayfarers is situated on one of the major roads into Kettering, and is very close to Wicksteed Park. A large L-shaped bar is the centrepiece in a spacious, yet comfortable high ceiling bar area with sofas and traditional tables for seating. The bar extends around to the rear where a well spaced pool table and darts games area is placed, along with large screen sky sports equipped viewing area. A large rear garden with covered seating areas adjoins the car park. A small seating area is available at the front of the pub. The Wayfarers hosts weekly live music sessions with open mic on a Monday and bands on Thursday to Saturday. Sunday is quiz night. A function room is available for private parties.

    • Woolcomber St Johns Road Kettering NN15 5AZ Telephone(01536) 618802

      Modern estate pub built in 1975 alongside the local shopping precinct which has undergone a refit in late 2015. To the front is a large lounge, whilst to the side is a bar featuring darts and pool, and a large screen TV. Planning application for installation of Weatherboard cladding to ground floor front and side elevations, access ramps to side and rear, 1.8m boundary fence to side, rope lighting to front and side elevations and lantern to front.

  • Kings Sutton
    • Butchers Arms 10 Whittall Street Kings Sutton OX17 3RD Telephone(01295) 810898

      Stone-built pub situated close to the church and within walking distance of the village railway station. It was once two cottages, but then converted into a combined pub and butchers shop, hence the name. The butcher has now moved next door, leaving an attractive low beamed pub with inglenook fireplaces in both the bar and lounge. New tenants since October 2018 have transformed this pub and now it offers traditional pub food including an all day breakfast.

    • White Horse 2 The Square Kings Sutton OX17 3RF Telephone(01295) 812440

      A stone-built pub situated opposite the village green and with the parish church close by. The main bar is long and narrow across the pub frontage with window seating, while to the rear are two dining areas complete with wooden floors and beams festooned with hops. A loyalty card is offered for regular diners. Sunday evening is games night with a variety of board games available.

  • Kislingbury
    • Cromwell Cottage 1 High Street Kislingbury NN7 4AG Telephone(01604) 830288

      A stones throw from the ancient bridge over the River Nene, this rambling old pub is situated on a bend at the northern outskirts of the village. The pub name relates to a fairly dubious yarn that Oliver Cromwell billeted himself here in 1645 just before the Battle of Naseby. Whether this is true or not, the main part of the pub is very old indeed and there is much Cromwellian memorabilia in evidence. The bar is entered through a porch way and you are greeted by 3 handpumps. Inside the pub itself, there is a blend of traditional and contemporary design, which works very well. There are several nooks and crannies to explore and comfortable chairs and settees around the lovely ironstone fireplace. The main restaurant is in a more modern extension to the left of the bar. Beware very low ceilings in parts of the building!

    • Olde Red Lion 15 High Street Kislingbury NN7 4AQ Telephone(01604) 831594

      A traditional village pub since 1830 built from Northants ironstone which has been a shoemakers shop and mortuary in the past. The only spirits now are behind the two public bars, along with a separate restaurant. Situated on the main road, there is a car park and garden are to the rear. May show rugby or Formula 1 in the bar at weekends. Recently refurbished and changed to freehouse.

    • Sun Inn Mill Road Kislingbury NN7 4BB Telephone(01604) 833571

      A pretty thatched village pub dating from 1866 with four cosy areas inside with low beams and church pew seating. The walls are adorned with toby jugs and pub memorabilia, helping to create an olde-worlde atmosphere. The five hand pumps offer three regular and one changing guest ales from local or regional breweries. Good value meals are served in the evenings and there is a small car park to the front of the pub. The pub was voted Carlsberg Food & Drinks pub (Rural)of the Year 2015-2016.

  • Lamport
    • Swan Harborough Road Lamport NN6 9EZ Telephone(01604) 686555

      An 18th century ironstone pub in an exposed position overlooking the valley, and across the road from Lamport Hall. It is well-kept with an emphasis on food. Consisting off four rooms with polished wooden floors and comfortable seating and a real fire to keep you warm in winter. Serving two ever changing local beers also a cider on hand pull.

  • Litchborough
    • Old Red Lion 4 Banbury Road Litchborough NN12 8JF Telephone(01327) 830064

      This compact, stone-built village pub is well worth seeking out. The bar area has flagstone flooring and a large inglenook with seats inside. A small passage leads to two further cosy rooms. Near to the Knightly Way footpath, the pub is popular with walkers and cyclists and incorporates a 45-seater restaurant, kitchen and a shop selling local farm produce. Three guest beers are available.The original pub bar remains relatively unchanged over the years. The flagstone floor and inviting inglenook fireplace bring character and a cosy and friendly atmosphere. The bar is popular with walkers and cyclists and has ancient ghost stories to add to it’s charm. The ‘snug’ to the rear of the bar, is a comfy casual room, with double doors that lead to an outdoor courtyard.

  • Little Addington
    • Bell High Street Little Addington NN14 4BD Telephone(01933) 651700

      This traditional large village pub has a warm welcome. A single U-shaped bar has adequate capacity for busy nights and despite it being a large room, the layout and real fire retains a cosy feel for patrons. Free of ties, 3 handpumps are available. Sunday buffet. Pub also opens on Bank Holiday Mondays.

  • Little Brington
    • Saracen's Head Main Street Little Brington NN7 4HS Telephone(01604) 770640

      A delightful ironstone building in a pretty village. The new owners also run the Bakers Arms in Bugbrooke. The bar is open plan but serves distinctly different areas of the pub. The floors are a mixture of flagstones and old wooden planking and a large inglenook with wood burner is an attractive cosy feature. Apart from the regular beer, there are three rotating guest ales, usually sourced from local breweries. The pub has two dining rooms off the bar; one is known as the "Gallery", where the local Art Group have a display of their contemporary artwork and the other is the "Library", the description of which will be self-evident! Horse riders are made particularly welcome and there is a paddock at the rear of the garden with a "horse-park", where you can leash your steed whilst you take refreshment! If the mobile signal lets you down, there is a red telephone box for your convenience inside the bar! Note the old etched windows at the front.

  • Little Harrowden
    • Lamb 24 Orlingbury Road Little Harrowden NN9 5BH Telephone(01933) 673300

      An 18th century pub built out of local ironstone painted white consisting of four rooms mainly for dining. There is a cosy oak-beamed lounge and a bar games room.

  • Little Houghton
    • Four Pears 28 Bedford Road Little Houghton NN7 1AB Telephone(01604) 890900

      Formerly the Red Lion, this ironstone pub with a pebble-dashed upper floor has been purchased by four couples who live in the village who have completely transformed the pub into a new, contemporary venue. Popular with diners, most of the old car park has been made into a stylish outdoor patio seating area.

  • Loddington
    • Hare at Loddington 5 Main Street Loddington NN14 1LA Telephone(01536) 710337

      The Hare at Loddington is a listed building in the conservation area of this picturesque village. Built from local ironstone, it stands in the middle of the Main Street surrounded by listed houses. Formerly the Chequered Flag, the pub is open plan with four separate areas; one is a dining area which serves good home-cooked food using local produce. Local beers are often from Phipps NBC, Kingscliffe and Langton with a choice of bottles too. Awarded Rural Pub of the Season Spring 2017.

  • Long Buckby
    • Badgers Arms 2 High Street Long Buckby NN6 7RD Telephone(01327) 843003

      Long Buckby's micro-pub opened 12th December 2017. It rapidly gained an excellent reputation for quality local beers and ciders with an ambience and welcome that is second to none. Converted from a former Indian restaurant, the bar is unusually upstairs where there are two distinct drinking areas. There is also a downstairs off-licence and an outdoor patio area. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2022 and winner of Regional Cider Pub of the Year in 2019 and a finalist in the National awards. The pub participates in the CAMRA discount scheme (Wednesdays only), so show your membership cards to get 20p and 10p off pints and halves respectively (ale only). Evidence of members of the short-legged Mustelidae family will be apparent everywhere... The toilets are unisex and are renowned for both their flamboyance and cleanliness!

    • Long Buckby Rugby Club Station Road Long Buckby NN6 7QA Telephone(01327) 842222

      Members Club with limited opening times - It will always be open for home fixtures and for many major rugby tournaments which are shown on large screen TV. Beers supplied from the Greene-King portfolio but an occasional guest ale from a local brewer may be available on occasion. The Club hosts an annual Beer Festival each June which usually falls on the second weekend. There are two bars, the President's Lounge and the larger function room bar, where the beer festivals are held.

    • Long Buckby Sports & Social Club Station Road Long Buckby NN6 7QA

      A friendly, traditional sports and social club closely allied to Long Buckby AFC, (The "Bucks") whose name adorns the front entrance, it is referred to by most in the village as "the Soccer". The club has been selling consistently good real ales for several years now. It has recently had a major cellar refit and brand new cellar cooling equipment has been installed. One or more beers from Dow Bridge are permanent fixtures, and Phipps NBC ales are often regularly seen here. As may be gleaned from the title of the club, it is heavily sports oriented and most major sporting events are shown on big screen TV's. Home football matches (alternate Saturdays) can see the bar very busy. It has a fiercely competitive skittles team, plus pool and darts feature in the front of the main bar. There is a separate function room that may be hired out for events and for which catering can be arranged. There is a quiz night on Thursdays. Membership is £5 per annum but CAMRA members will be admitted on production of a valid membership card.

    • Old Kings Head 2, Harbidges Lane Long Buckby NN6 7QL Telephone(01327) 508232

      Rescued from almost certain oblivion by Everard's Brewery in the summer of 2014, this was formerly a struggling Punch leasehold that had seen no investment for decades. The brewery has invested a lot of time and money in transforming the place from a run down tatty pub into a classic village local. The thatched building itself must be one of the oldest in the village and probably dates back to the 17th century. It retains two bars, and the former public on the left has been restyled into a comfy snug. The L-shaped main bar on the right has very low ceilings (so beware!), leading to another very comfortably furnished room on an upper level, with access to the extensive patio garden and smoking area. Up to two guest ales accompany the three Everard's regulars. An old photograph reveals that this was once a Hopcraft & Norris tied house and the beers would originally have been brewed at nearby Buckby Wharf. It was later to become part of the large Phipps estate, which in turn succumbed to Watney's in the 1960's. Fortunately, this pub was spared much of the internal structural devastation wreaked during that period. The first tenants' achieved the distinction of getting Long Buckby's first ever pub entry into the GBG. In June 2019 the pub was leased to the Bolley Pub group of Leicester until they gave up the leasehold in the mid-stages of the Covid19 pandemic. The pub has now staged a terrific comeback with new tenants Alison and Phil at the helm. The beer quality has improved dramatically and the pub is now very much involved in the local community. The quiz nights on Sunday are very popular. Food served Thursday to Sunday with brunch served from 10.30.

    • Pigeon 23 The Market Place Long Buckby NN6 7RR Telephone(01327) 843172

      Reopened in December 2021 following a period of closure during the middle of the Covid19 pandemic. The pub has undergone extensive refurbishment in contemporary style and the new owner has changed the name from the original Peacock to the Pigeon (reflecting the nickname given to the pub by the villagers in years gone by). It stands as one of the focal points in the market place as you enter the heart of this large village. Originally an NBC house, following the Watney's takeover, it underwent much internal and external reconstruction in the 1970's and all traces of the original separate bar areas were lost. Following this much needed refurbishment, it remains one very long open plan room, with large TV screens at either end. A pool table features at one end of the room, whilst the other end is comfortable seating. There is a courtyard garden at the back and a smoking area. This is primarily a drinkers' pub (no food is served) and will probably cater for a predominantly younger crowd. The ubiquitous Doom Bar is the permanent ale but the landlord hopes to keep one guest beer on draught, hopefully from local county breweries.

  • Lower Boddington
    • Carpenters Arms Hill Road Lower Boddington NN11 6YB Telephone(01327) 260451

      A busy and popular public house standing proud on a corner on the edge of the village. Inside is decorated in modern style with a bar area and separate dining room with wooden floors. The walls are plastered stone whilst the seating areas feature high backed church pews. The games area is to the rear in an unusual arrangement.

  • Lowick
    • Snooty Fox Main Street Lowick NN14 3BH Telephone(01832) 733434

      Recently re-opened following being refurbished. A lovely stone building which was once a Dower House as part of the Drayton Manor Estate until 1700 when it became the White Horse. Gutted and then renamed in the 1980's, the interior is flagstones throughout with low beams. There are several inter-connecting areas on different levels, separated by large inglenooks and stone walls. A lovely small garden is to the front for sunnier days. The menu changes regularly and includes freshly prepared food with all meats from local butchers, whilst fresh fish is obtained from the coast.

  • Maidwell
    • Stag Maidwell Harborough Road Maidwell NN6 9JA Telephone(01604) 686700

      An original coaching inn once called the Goat. It now has a long lounge, separate restaurant, and a small public bar. Outside there is a large beer garden. A family run pub sinse 2001, with traditional fayre and ales. Visited by numerous car/bike clubs, rugby clubs etc. A pub for everyone. Spring Pub of the Season 2016

  • Mears Ashby
    • Griffins Head 28 Wilby Road Mears Ashby NN6 0DX Telephone(01604) 812715

      A friendly local village public house offering a fine selection of real ales. There is a good selection of meals to suit all tastes.

  • Middleton Cheney
    • Dolphin Inn 134 Main Road Middleton Cheney OX17 2PW Telephone(01295) 713544

      Situated at the crossroads by the green, this large 1717 built ironstone pub contains three main rooms inside, with a separate Chinese Takeaway at the man entrance. The main bar area consists of two former rooms with very low ceilings, high backed chairs, and a small servery. Behind the bar are a plethora of Jack Daniels related bottled drinks. This theme is continued in the lounge which is adorned with Jack Daniels memorabilia which draws in a number of such aficionados. The third room contains the pool table. To the rear the garden with a children's play equipment.

    • New Inn 45 Main Road Middleton Cheney OX17 2ND Telephone(01295) 710978

      This ironstone built pub has been opened-out over the years, and features a long servery to the right with flagstone flooring, dark beams and an inglenook fire with log burner. On the left is a separate cosy wooden-floored dining area. The pub has a function room away from the large main bar in a barn off the rear patio. Sports orientated, the pub fields darts and Aunt Sally teams. Live music on the last Friday of the month; quiz nights first Sunday of the month.

  • Milton Malsor
    • Greyhound Towcester Road Milton Malsor NN7 3AP Telephone(01604) 858449

      The Greyhound is more an eating rather than a drinkers pub but it offers regulars or passers-by great value, freshly prepared traditional pub food. There is a large outdoor eating area overlooking lawn and a pond with fish.

  • Moulton
    • Artichoke 23 Church Street Moulton NN3 7SP Telephone(01604) 643941

      Ironstone-built pub located close to the church featuring a restaurant to the left, and a long J-shaped bar around the rest of the pub. The tail of the J serves a pleasant lounge area which can also be used as a function room. Tuesday is steak night whilst Wednesday is Spice night.

    • Cardigan Arms 7 Stocks Hill Moulton NN3 7TB Telephone(01604) 494470

      A former Northampton Brewery Co pub built from local ironstone and brick with original NBC windows facing the street. The old stables have long been incorporated into the pub. Now there is a large basic U-shaped bar and separate side room. Musically, Thursday is a Jam session, whilst live bands play Friday. The upstairs function room is reached from outside.

    • Telegraph 30 West Street Moulton NN3 7RZ Telephone(01604) 648220

      A pleasant quite pub situated next to Moulton Agricultural College. Inside it provides a contemporary feel, with stone flooring around a L-shape bar which serves the lounge with its open fire at one end, and an extended bar area to the other. A further addition has been a restaurant to the rear. Weekly food promotions are Tuesday steak nights, Fish on Wednesday, and Sunday Roasts.

  • Nether Heyford
    • Foresters Arms 22 The Green Nether Heyford NN7 3LE Telephone(01327) 340729

      An ironstone building featuring a double bay-fronted situated opposite the village green. Mike, the current owner bought the pub in August 2012 and has since made many improvements. The main bar has a modern tiled floor with a carpeted area. The interior is decorated with pictures and above the bar the wall is covered with pump clips. The pool and skittles table is situated in the back room and there is a pleasant beer garden. Two regularly changing ales are always available, with one sourced locally. Two ciders are dispensed on gravity at the back of the bar. The pub now occasionally does food but on Thursdays and Fridays between 5.30 and 9.00pm, there is a mobile pizza van in the car park and you are welcome to eat your purchases in the pub.

    • Olde Sun 10 Middle Street Nether Heyford NN7 3LL Telephone(01327) 340164

      The Olde Sun is a 16th century sandstone building situated on the edge of this scenic village where maypole dancing, craft shows and village fetes are still alive and thoroughly enjoyed. The entrance is via an old wooden door with a tiled floor. The bar is straight in front with a carpeted games area to the left (skittles and darts) and a cosy seating area to the right, in front of a roaring fire. This area has a mixture of old wooden flooring with a large rug in the centre. The pub also has another bar area to the rear which is split on two levels with its own bar plus another skittles table. There is a restaurant where the chef uses locally sourced produce and seasonal vegetables to create a plethora of classic and original dishes, sure to tempt even the fussiest of eaters.

  • Newnham
    • Romer Arms The Green Newnham NN11 3HB Telephone(01327) 876118

      Trading as Maria's Kitchen at The Romer Arms, a Portuguese restaurant. A popular traditional style stone pub serving two Charles Wells beers. It features a large garden and a conservatory style restaurant with a good range of meals and bar food served at lunchtimes and in the evenings. Situated on the green, there are drinking tables to the front too.

  • Newton Bromswold
    • Swan 6 Church Lane Newton Bromswold NN10 0SR Telephone07734 687112

      Village gem, unaltered apart from a small conservatory added to the front of the bar to overlook the lovely garden. Consisting of four small rooms, one is now an intimate eating area, one to the rear is a small games room, whilst the other two rooms are now one, but still retain that cosy warm atmosphere. Sunday afternoon is especially warm and friendly, with many of the locals entering into song with their musical instruments. The Abbott is fetched from the cellar behind the bar. Closing hours may be extended at the landlords discretion. A quiet pub, only disturbed by the sound of the radio.

  • Northampton
    • Abington 383 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4EY Telephone(01604) 631240

      A large elegant Victorian building with three storeys opposite Abington Park. There is a separate room off the corridor as you enter. This can be used as a function room if required. Ordinarily, it acts as a dining area and also contains a pool table. The remainder of the well-decorated pub is a very large open plan room with the bar in a central position. It is busy, with a mixed clientele at most times, but is particularly busy on the weekends with customers enjoying the food and the live sports. To the rear there is a courtyard area for outdoor drinking & smoking. There is karaoke on Friday nights & live bands on the last Saturday of the month. Please call ahead for confirmation. The Northants County Cricket ground is at the top of the street on the left of the entrance.

    • Albion Brewery Bar 54 Kingswell Street Northampton NN1 1PR Telephone(01604) 946606

      Phipps NBC returned to its roots in a Victorian brewery in the heart of Northampton in 2014, 40 years after Phipps' Bridge Street brewery closed. This brewery tap is situated at the front of the 1884 Ratliffe & Jeffrey's Albion Brewery, a wonderfully restored building where almost all the bar's fittings are reclaimed, with many coming from old closed Phipps pubs. An oak and glass partition between bar and brewhouse allows the brewing process to be viewed during opening hours. Eight handpumps serve six ales from the brewery, and a rotating guest, with the final pump reserved for a Northamptonshire cider. The bar also stocks a full range of soft drinks, wines, lagers, bottled beers and spirits including Phipps Kingswell Gin distilled on the premises. Awarded Town Pub of the Season Summer 2016.

    • Artizan 51 Artizan Road Northampton NN1 4HR Telephone(01604) 948892

      Large Victorian street corner local in the old shoemaking district. Sympathetically remodelled in late 2014 with one, large open room and open kitchen with pizza oven. Locally sourced ales and ciders are offered along with cooked-to-order pizzas. The Artizan sponsors the AC Squirrels football club, which uses the pub as a club house for post-match drinking etc. Big screen TV for sports events.

    • Auctioneers 10-12 Market Square Northampton NN1 2DL

      Popular busy town centre pub adjacent to the largest outdoor market in the country. On every large room leads onto both the Drapery and market. Discos every Friday and Saturday evening.

    • Barratts Snooker Club & Bar Kingsthorpe Road Northampton NN2 6HT Telephone(01604) 721777

      Large spacious bar and snooker club with sports TV and a wide variety of table games.

    • Bat & Wickets 117 Bailiff Street Northampton NN1 3EA Telephone07428 102212

      A Victorian community pub with a corner street location next to The Racecourse park area. The interior is open plan with the beers being served from the bar at the front of the building. In addition to seating there is a sports area where pool & darts are played. There is occasional live music. The atmosphere is created by the locals enjoying their conversations. Refurbished and reopened in late 2019.

    • Bear 11 Sheep Street Northampton NN1 2LT Telephone(01604) 374584

      This corner pub has a black and white exterior constructed of local ironstone and is just around the corner from the bus station. The L-shaped interior appears to once have been three rooms, although these have since been opened out to some extent. The rear area has a pool table, darts board and skittles table leading to the traditional fireplace (disused). A side exit leads to two courtyards. Every Wednesday is Quiz night and live music is on advertised Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

    • Beer Guerrilla 227 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4EF Telephone(01604) 635562

      Independent retailer of real ales, ciders and craft beers. Available on draft, take-out (flagons/growler refills), bottles, inc. bottle-conditioned ales, and cans. Located in a converted shop on one of the main shopping streets, the emphasis has shifted to more of an on-sales led model and as such is more akin to a micro-pub.

    • Black Prince 15 Abington Square Northampton NN1 4AE Telephone(01604) 631752

      Medium Sized pub on the edge of town centre with a large function room and a surprisingly large Beer Garden for a town centre pub, serving up to ten beers and six ciders. Sister pub to the Olde England, ten minutes walk away going out of town on the Kettering Road. Voted local CAMRA Town Pub of the Season Spring 2017.

    • Bold Dragoon 48 High Street Northampton NN3 3JW Telephone(01604) 401221

      A popular and well kept pub, built in the 1930s on the site of a 19th century pub. (The previous pub was demolished to enable road widening.) The 'Bold' is in the centre of the old village, which has since been absorbed by the expanding Northampton borough. This spacious pub has a lively bar, carpeted lounge, games room and superb conservatory restaurant. The restaurant serves a full menu, including roasts, fish, and vegetarian choices.

    • Britannia Old Bedford Road Northampton NN4 7AA Telephone(01604) 630437

      An attractive brick built pub sited near to the edge of the town close to an office development and the river Nene. The bar is horseshoe shaped with wooden beamed alcoves for drinkers, but is mainly given over to diners. Outside there is a large riverside patio.

    • Charles Bradlaugh 1 Earl Street Northampton NN1 3AU Telephone(01604) 373225

      Large open plan pub on the edge of the centre of Northampton with both upstairs and down stairs drinking areas

    • Cheyne Walk Club 2 Cheyne Walk Northampton NN1 5PU Telephone(01604) 633987

      Club opened in October 1929, in a building dating from 1868. Other ales include Phipps bottled ales, Saxby’s cider, craft beer from Three Hills plus an ever changing range of craft ales from The Beer Garage in Northampton. New members welcome, facilities can be viewed before joining.

    • Cock 2 Harborough Road Northampton NN2 7AZ Telephone(01604) 715221

      A stone built corner pub on the Kingsthorpe crossroads which was once a hotel. Large multi-roomed pub with rooms for pub games, TV, and eating.

    • Collingtree Butts Road Northampton NN4 0UE Telephone(01604) 709891

      Modern, residential estate, white painted pub set within a local shopping complex. Mainly food orientated. There is a back garden with seating. Pub quiz on Wednesday.

    • Cordwainer The Ridings Northampton NN1 2AQ Telephone(01604) 609000

      Large popular Wetherspoon town centre pub which has recently been refurbished and now has a first floor terrace and a ground floor garden area. There is a large bar on each floor with two sets of handpumps. A wide choice of 12 real ales and occasionally real cider is available. Food is served throughout the day with specials each day. There are up to four beer festivals each year. There is now only one TV in the whole pub.

    • County 220 Abington Avenue Northampton NN1 4PR Telephone(01604) 240972

      The County Tavern is a brick-built Victorian pub. It is mainly a community pub now but can get very busy when evening cricket matches are taking place at the ground next door. Internal walls were knocked down years ago to make a U-shaped room.

    • Crown & Anchor 6 Victoria Road Northampton NN1 5ED Telephone(01604) 631702

      A Victorian corner street pub in the old shoemaking district. The pub is laid out in an L shape with the bar in the same format. There is an outdoor smoking & drinking area to the rear. Car parking to the rear is limited, and is shared with nearby businesses. Quiz night is Thurs commencing at 9:00. There is normally live music on a Saturday night & a jam session on a Sunday. Please call ahead to confirm details. The pub has a golf society, a ladies darts team and also plays darts & pool. There is a bar billiards table. Three flat screen TVs show live sports events. The venue is a family run enterprise and has a strong association with the local Irish community.

    • Crown & Cushion 276 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4EJ Telephone(01604) 633937

      A traditional community pub that has a busy, friendly atmosphere. There is a U-shaped bar area with bench seating & high tables to the left of the entrance. To the right is the games area with a pool table, table football & a dartboard. The darts team plays on Tuesday & the pool team on Monday. Flat screen TV's show the major sporting events. The walled garden is very family friendly, and secure with a lot of playthings for the much younger generation to enjoy. This also provides the external drinking & smoking area. Thursday is quiz night. Karaoke is on Sundays. The pub usually has a good trade, and atmosphere. This may be busier on a Friday & Saturday night as it is on a main road into the town centre and near local restaurants.

    • Duston Conservative Club Meeting Lane Northampton NN5 6JG Telephone(01604) 753482

      Duston Conservative Club is a members club, but it welcomes visitors and also has real ales.

    • East Hunsbury Toby Carvery London Road Northampton NN4 0TG Telephone(01604) 769676

      Large, red bricked pub attached to the Travel Lodge with a large car park. Mainly food oriented. There is a separate dining area, and a large bar which has many seating alcoves. Photos of movie and TV stars are found on the walls along with pictures depicting old, funny seaside postcards.

    • Edge Of Town 4 Regent Square Northampton NN1 2NQ Telephone(01604) 948897

      Real ale sold, mostly bottles but occasionally they get a cask in. Long narrow pub, lounge to front, bar to rear.

    • Fiddler's 130 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4DR Telephone(01604) 250456

      A former commercial premises converted into a pub by McManus Taverns and then sold onto the Mansfield Brewery. It is now owned & operated by Marston's. The bar area is elongated running the length of the building. The décor is aged wood panelling. The pub is quiet during the week but metamorphoses into a very lively bar with a loud disco on Friday & Saturday nights. There is live music occasionally. The pub does have a kitchen but this suffered fire damage at the time of inspection and was closed.

    • Fish 11 Fish Street Northampton NN1 2AA Telephone(01604) 602121

      Long established town centre pub with the building being a pub since 1750. Music is played at all times unless there is a sports event on the TVs. Friday night is Karaoke while Saturday night sees a DJ in attendance.

      Reverted to original name on 19/04/2021, on reopening following lifting of Covid-19 restictions

    • Foundrymans Arms 135 St James' Road Northampton NN5 5LE Telephone(01604) 751830

      This is a local pub with a friendly feel to it. Its is a good round traditional pub that offers great entertainment ranging from live bands to live horse racing. Hot and cold bar food is served.

    • Fox & Hounds 186 Harborough Road Northampton NN2 8DJ Telephone(01604) 714209

      An edge of town lively suburban pub popular for its food menu, offering Two for One deals on its main course dinners. One large but cosy room with high-backed seating and an unusual ceiling vault. The bar back has some interesting whiskey mirrors. The new plasma screens have also proved to be a big hit with sports fans too. Breakfast 10-12. Now sells upto 8 changing beers. Alcohol from 12 noon on Sundays.

    • Gallery Farmhill Road Northampton NN3 5DS Telephone(01604) 790823

      A spacious estate pub built in 1980 with a split level room.

    • Gardeners Arms 184 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4EB Telephone(01604) 630199

      A corner street, local pub on a main road into Northampton town centre. The bar area runs the length of the pub and contains a raised area for seating. A games area for Northants skittles, pool & darts is to the rear. Beyond this is an outside area used for smoking & drinking. TV sports coverage is currently limited to those events shown on Freeview. There is a small selection of Belgian bottled beers in the fridge. A location that harks back to the 'pubs of old' where drinking, talking & pub games create the ambience of a community pub.

    • Garibaldi Hotel 19 Bailiff Street Northampton NN1 3DX Telephone(01604) 622202

      A tall distinctive Victorian building with three storeys that may have once operated as a hotel. A former two roomed pub that has now been made open plan with the bar at the centre. Refurbishment has recently been undertaken and it is now trading as a craft ale bar. Six handpumps usually serve two ales from local breweries, two from craft breweries, and two ciders. A wide selection of craft beers are available on tap and in bottle. The work included a new kitchen. The pub has a good community feel with locals making up the majority of the clientele. There is an outdoor smoking area.

    • Golden Horse 59 Southampton Road Northampton NN4 8DZ Telephone(01604) 705565

      A friendly back street pub, divided into three distinct areas inside with a games area with pool and darts. Outside there is a covered and uncovered drinking area. Altogether a very pleasant local pub. The pub has a Saturday and Sunday football team and ladies darts night on Thursdays. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Award Community Pub of the Year Runner-up 2013/14.

    • Grange Inn Baines Way, Grange Park Northampton NN4 5DP Telephone(01604) 701574

      This newly built pub is situated on the edge of the new Grange Park development near Northampton just off junction15 of the M1. The large L-shaped bar serves both the dining and drinking areas. There is an outside seating area with newly landscaped features, which is very popular in good weather.

    • Hart of Duston 573 Harlestone Road Northampton NN5 6NU Telephone(01604) 757961

      Large family-orientated pub, formerly called the Rifle Butt. Refurbished in 2016, at a cost of £400k, the pub has a rustic feel with beautiful wooden details and a big fireplace for those cold winter nights, comprised of a restaurant area, side bar, back room and garden. The restaurant serves freshly cooked home-made food.

    • Headland The Headlands Northampton NN3 2NZ Telephone(01604) 416131

      The Headlands is a brick built 1960s estate pub with a large lounge and public bar. The lounge has been done with a music theme with all variety of instruments on the walls and pictures. It is a community pub used largely by older residents. There is not much call for real ale though there are two handpumps. Games are played in the bar and other events are held in the lounge.

    • Hopping Hare 18 Hopping Hill Gardens Northampton NN5 6PF Telephone(01604) 580090

      This pub was once a manor house surrounded by rolling fields until the 1960's. The land was developed into housing and the house into a restaurant. It is mainly a restaurant with a cosy drinking area next to a real fire. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Award Food Pub of the Year Runner-up 2013/14. It is also a Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate Of Excellence winner. It is also a hotel with 19 rooms.

    • John Franklin's 21 Guildhall Road Northampton NN1 1DP Telephone(01604) 655790

      This is a joint enterprise between Royal & Dernate and Tom Hewer Catering (Artizan, Frank's steakhouses etc) offering Northampton residents a deli counter with a selection of cheese and cured meat, as well as a choice of traditional and craft beers on draught. Opened on 25 November 2016.

    • Kingsley Park Working Men's Club 120 Kingsley Park Terrace Northampton NN2 7HJ Telephone(01604) 715514

      Long-established WMC on main road, in residential area, having been founded in 1892 in a nearby street. There are eight handpumps, serving five regular and three changing beers, overseen by an award-winning Steward who is also a CAMRA member. Awarded CAMRA Northamptonshire Club of the Year 2016 by the local Branch.

    • Lakeside Pub The Lakes, Bedford Road Northampton NN4 7YD Telephone(01604) 601737

      A typical large modern dining pub with a Wacky Warehouse play area attached.

    • Lamplighter 66 Overstone Road Northampton NN1 3JS Telephone(01604) 631125

      A superb community pub just off the town centre ring road and more the better for it. One large room plus a small snug to the rear plays host to regular gig nights. Pictures of old Northampton pubs adjourn the walls. A function room has recently been opened upstairs. Local breweries feature regularly here. Quiz nights are on Wednesday along with regular beer festivals. Judged Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013. Support of local business is an ethos of the pub and, as well as local ales, includes craft beer (Maule Brewing), distillers (Warner Edwards gin) and a lot of food suppliers.

    • Longboat 61 Eastfield Close Northampton NN5 6TG Telephone(01604) 751747

      The Longboat is a purpose brick built pub situated in the middle of New Duston. It has two rooms, the bar area with the pool table and the lounge area. Pensioners special wed lunch times.

    • Lumbertubs 2 Lumbertubs Lane Northampton NN3 6AH Telephone(01604) 644916

      A large stone- built pub set back from a busy main road which was originally a farmhouse with the extension for the rest of the pub added comparatively recently. It consists of a very big square dining area and a much smaller rectangular drinking area .The clientele varies widely but it is a busy pub offering a wide range of items from the grill - from a selection of sizzling steaks and chicken dishes to a wide selection of dishes served on skillets. The dining area is carpeted and the pub is clean and well maintained.

    • Mail Coach 6 Derngate Northampton NN1 1UB Telephone(01604) 637656

      Large town centre pub with three rooms that have been opened out to create a J-shaped bar with a wooden and tiled floor. The intermediate area has high table and chairs, whilst either side is more secluded. The walls are decorated with theatre memorabilia since the pub is adjacent to the Royal and Derngate theatres resulting in it being frequented by theatre-goers and occasionally after show actors and musicians. The outside garden has a further 'garage' area providing cover. Refurbished and reopened on Friday 23 March 2018.

    • Malt Shovel Tavern 121 Bridge Street Northampton NN1 1QF Telephone(01604) 234212

      Friendly pub which has two main drinking areas with carpeting to the front and wooden floors to the rear. Always a good selection of beers on from established microbreweries. The owner has a number of other CAMRA award-winning pubs and knows his beers, putting on a beer festival every May bank holiday. Every other Wednesday is a Blues night with live musicians. The pub is also extremely busy when the local rugby team is featured on the screens. Several times winner of the local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year and East Midlands Regional Pub as well. Not to be missed.

    • Melbourne Arms Melbourne Lane Northampton NN5 6HS Telephone(01604) 752837

      Formally owned by the family of Lord Melbourne, this attractive stone built pub is tucked away off Old Duston village main street. This Grade II listed building is a lovely old fashioned village pub. There is a central bar and a long, carpeted bar/lounge with a drop down smaller drinking area behind a central stone fireplace. The pub has two gardens, one beside the pub and another on the other side of the road. The landlord is a real ale enthusiast and is planning beer fests in the future.

    • Miller & Carter Steakhouse Talavera Way Northampton NN3 8RN Telephone(01604) 494241

      Set amongst woodlands, this large 1930's house now houses a Miller & Carter Steakhouse. The large interior is open plan, although it has many segregated areas to provide a relaxing and intimate dining experience. A mixture of leather seating, high-backed stools and traditional furniture is scattered around in the tiered areas. Outside is a garden patio with table for further seating during the fine weather. A Travelodge is situated adjacent to the rear.

    • Monks Park Club 259 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4EN Telephone(01604) 632142

      On a Saturday night and Sunday afternoon there are live bands and singers. Monday you can play bingo and on a Thursday they hold a Quiz

    • Northampton Conservative Club White Lodge, 42 Billing Road Northampton NN1 5DA Telephone(01604) 631205

      Located in Cliftonville at the White Lodge, the Northampton Conservative Club is half a mile from the town centre and ten minutes from the M1 (junction 15). The club is an ideal social venue, where you are assured of a warm welcome. Facilities for Snooker, Pool, Darts and Skittles. There are also regular quiz and Bingo nights. The club has a large car park and an enclosed garden where barbecues are held in the summer. Beers appear to be from the LWC portfolio.

    • Northampton Working Mens Club 56A Sheep Street Northampton NN1 2LZ Telephone(01604) 632928

      Situated In Northampton Town Centre with Own Car Park.Weekly Live Entertainment On Saturday Evenings And Regular Bingo Games. A Large Function Room Available To Hire And Parking Spaces Available To Rent. Sunday Afternoons Have A Meat Raffle.

    • O'Neill's 45-47 Drapery Northampton NN1 2EU Telephone(01604) 638419

      Modernised pub which was previously Edwards and Reflex The 80s Bar. A large interior contains a bar along the right side while the seating area has many discrete drinking areas including leather booths. To the rear is a garden terrace.

    • Old Bank 4-5 St Giles Square Northampton NN1 1DA Telephone(01604) 239534

      The pub has a long history and used to be part of the council offices before being converted to a Barclays bank. Since then, it was opened as the Rat & Parrot before trading with it new name today. Probably the largest pub in Northampton, the J-shaped central bar is accessible to most areas. Secluded booths offer some privacy from the TV screens. A DJ performs on Friday, Saturday, and Bank holidays. A Cider and Sausage festival is held in June.

    • Old Five Bells 84A Haborough Road Northampton NN2 8DH Telephone(01604) 711099

      Large stone-built pub on a corner position at the intersection of a retail area.

    • Old White Hart Cotton End Northampton NN4 8BS Telephone(01604) 709990

      A large attractive Victorian town pub with an ornate frontage incorporating the name of 'Phipps & Co', a local brewery that was sited 50 yards over the nearby bridge on the present site of the Carlsberg brewery. Inside the pub is open and modern with a central oval bar for drinkers and two dining areas. A lovely patio garden is to the rear.

    • Olde Cobbler Acre Lane Northampton NN2 8BN Telephone(01604) 844016

      A family pub and restaurant located in a residential area. With its three distinct areas of bar, restaurant and function room alongside a good sized garden it offers an ideal space for families and friends to meet in Northampton. There are always four ales on with the emphasis being on LocAle with 20p off a pint for CAMRA Members at all times. Alongside it's varied menu, Monday is Pie Night, Wednesday Steak Night and Friday is Afternoon Tea between 12 -4pm with breakfast Saturday & Sunday 9 - 11am.

    • Olde England 199 Kettering Road Northampton NN1 4BP Telephone(01604) 603799

      An end of terrace Victorian building converted from a shop to a pub over three floors. Some say that it has a 'brown café' feel about it, like similar bars in Holland. All age ranges are drawn to it due to its 'difference' to other pubs and bars and its wide choice of real ales and ciders. The main bar is on the ground floor, and has up to 10 beers on handpump. There is a curved staircase to the cellar drinking area and a stairway to a larger drinking area on the first floor, with views overlooking the street. A real fire is provided in winter. The cellar has low intensity lighting and traditional seating & tables. Live folk music is provided on Thursday. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Award Community Pub of the Year 2013/14, and Local CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2022.

    • Optimist 23-25 St Giles Street Northampton NN1 1JA Telephone(01604) 635014

      Popular town-centre pub on the corner of Fish Street and St Giles Street. Close to the Guildhall, shopping, and Derngate Theatre. There are usually events taking place from DJ sets to speciality food nights. The pub underwent extensive refurbishment by it's owners, M&B, during February/March 2018 and was renamed. Reopened on 19 March 2018 as part of the Oak Tree brand.

    • Picturedrome 222 Kettering Road Northampton NN1 4BN Telephone(01604) 230777

      Originally Northampton’s first purpose-built cinema in 1912, the Picturedrome remains one of the Midland’s most unique venues. Situated at the end of a Victorian tree-lined avenue lane, it is at the heart of the community opposite the old racecourse. Affectionately known as ‘The Drome’; it features a variety of local, national and international bands and artists along with live comedy, films and burlesque. To the front is the laid-back café feel Front Bar, with natural daylight filtering through the concertina windows. To the rear behind the double doors is the Venue Bar, a large auditorium featuring a stage at the far end adorned with heavy velvet curtains, a giant HD screen and an impressive bar running the full length of the room. To the sides is a mezzanine for a comfortable seating overlooking the entire room. Alternatively, a short flight of stairs leads to a secluded roof terrace. There is a Sunday Matinee Movie at The Picturedrome with a pairing of a classic movie and a roast dinner.

    • Pioneer Fulford Road Northampton NN2 7NU Telephone(01604) 710269

      A 1970's modern estate pub built at the end of dead end of the Links estate between Northampton and Kingsthorpe golf courses. Inside is a large multi-roomed locals pub where regular quiz nights are held.

    • Pomfret Arms 10 Cotton End Northampton NN4 8BS Telephone(01604) 555119

      The Pomfret Arms is situated on the south west side of the River Nene in Cotton End. Its small central bar with six hand pumps serves both the front opened-out room and rear bar. To the rear is a lovely beer garden with a building which housed the brewery until Covid struck. Town Pub of the Season Spring 2019. Pub opens bank holiday Mondays 12-10pm

    • Poppy Field Farm 1 Telstar Way Northampton NN5 6GT Telephone(01604) 587050

      New-build family restaurant pub built on the site of old British Timken factory. Opened on 30/01/2017.

    • Princess Alexandra 1 Alexandra Road Northampton NN1 5QP Telephone(01604) 245485

      Opened since the early 1900's, this off-centre back street up market pub has recently undergone extensive refurbishment although its old character remains in the exposed original brickwork and restored wooden beams retained throughout. The pub is in an L-shape with the small bar towards the front. and more room to the back leading to the garden. There are also three rooms upstairs that can be used for functions. Trading as a craft ale and beer house, it serves five real ales, including offerings from microbreweries both local and further afield, plus a range of keg craft and bottled ales. Accompanying the beer are freshly prepared pizzas, cooked in the in-house pizza oven. The cask ales change regularly with a free taster size for those who are unsure being able to "try before you buy". Awarded Chronicle & Echo’s Northampton’s Best Bar 2014 and winner of the 2016/17 Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards Best Bar None: Town Pub of the Year.

    • Quays Crow Lane Northampton NN3 9DA Telephone(01604) 417400

      A large, modern open plan pub restaurant with a L-shaped bar located on the entrance to Billing Aquadrome with lovely views from the outside decked area which overlook the Marina. Located upstairs to the restaurant is a Wacky Warehouse children's play area. Very popular, a particularly with guests from the Aquadrome, and also the adjacent Premier Inn. 2 for £10 meal deals are available at all times.

    • Queen Adelaide 50 Manor Road Northampton NN2 6QJ Telephone(01604) 712357

      A well established pub sitting in the heart of Kingsthorpe village, now swallowed-up into Northampton. Awarded the local CAMRA Pub of The Year 2014. An 18th century listed stone-built friendly local, with low beams and an uneven floor in the main bar. A further lounge bar is to the rear, whilst small snug complete with leather sofa is off from the bar. It is known for its high quality beers and generous servings of good food. Up to four guest beers are often on from local microbreweries. A popular pub for rugby followers.

    • Road to Morocco Bridgwater Drive Northampton NN3 3AG Telephone(01604) 632899

      A 1960's brick built estate pub with a slight Moorish theme in some of the décor that reflects the pub's name. There are two connected, but distinctly different rooms. The bar area is quite lively, particularly if there is a sporting event being shown on the TV screen. This is also where darts and pool takes place. The homely lounge is generally the quiet area of the pub. This can change if the TV is showing a sporting event particularly a rugby game featuring the Northampton Saints when the colours black, green and gold will be predominant among the noisy lounge crowd. There is a jukebox in the bar. Quiz nights take place on Tuesdays.

    • Sevens 157 Weedon Road Northampton NN5 5BS Telephone(01604) 759749

      Formerly the Rover, refurbished and renamed in September 2015. There is a large bar area and a separate dining room to the left of the bar. The bar area has an open plan layout with defined areas of fixed and loose seating. Carpet and wooden flooring with wooden panelling throughout. There is a beer terrace to the front and a designated outdoor drinking area with a smoking shelter to the rear. This pub is situated opposite The saints rugby ground.

    • Sir Pickering Phipps 237-239 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4EH Telephone(01604) 628855

      Former mid-terrace commercial premises converted into an elongated open plan pub. The bar runs along the length of one of the longer walls. There are many flat TV screens showing sporting events. There are, however, spaces to escape from the TV and talk. Consequently, this is a busy pub that attracts a mixed clientele. There is a smoking courtyard. Food is served until 9pm.

    • Sixfields Walter Tull Way Northampton NN5 5QL Telephone(01604) 751799

      Family-friendly pub/restaurant situated in Sixfields leisure park next to the Cobblers football stadium. The pub has two rooms, one is the restaurant, the other is a sports bar. There is an outdoor decked area with heating and lighting, a patio area and a large outside children's enclosed play area. DJ last Friday month and Thu / Sun fun quiz with 'Play your cards right'.

    • Spinney Hill Kettering Road Northampton NN3 6LR Telephone(01604) 642814

      Spinney Hill is a large 1930's pub on a main road. It is brick built and painted white externally. Internally it is in excellent condition and fully carpeted. It appeals to families and those looking for food. Internal walls have been demolished to form a large U-shaped bar with one or two annexes. A vintage fair is held monthly in the summer.

    • Spread Eagle 147 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN1 4DX Telephone(01604) 621321

      An end of terrace pub near a busy traffic junction recently refurbished on a main road. There is a bus stop virtually outside the front door. The bar area is U-shaped with seating and further seating to the front of the pub. There is a strong association with the local Irish community that provides a comfortable, homely atmosphere in the pub. There is a disco on Fridays & Saturdays and live music on Sundays.

    • Squirrels 33 Main Road Northampton NN5 6JB Telephone(01604) 751930

      The Squirrels Inn is situated on the main street of Old Duston village. It is virtually unchanged, an attractive ironstone building with a thatched roof. In 1955 it was a Phipps & Company tied house. To the rear of the pub is a refurbished Victorian-styled dining room, with an eclectic selection of furniture and a contemporary shabby chic style. The front part of the pub comprises the bar and lounge, part carpeted, part wooden floor, with a traditional English pub style. There is also an enormous beer garden which gets the sun all day and is home to their famous Summer garden parties, and a free car park for patrons. The Squirrels Inn serves food 7 days a week, with a revamped offering that includes authentic Spanish tapas, Italian gourmet thin-crust pizzas, French Raclette and Braserade, as well as an ever-popular selection of steaks and home-made burgers. The pub also caters for functions (very reasonably priced selection of buffets available) and is a popular venue for receptions and functions of all types. The Squirrels is a family-friendly pub offering a comfortable environment for people of all ages to relax, socialise and enjoy the selection of food and drink on offer.

    • St Georges Conservative Club 78 St George's Avenue Northampton NN2 6JF Telephone(01604) 711499
    • St Giles Ale House 45 St Giles Street Northampton NN1 1JF Telephone(01604) 636332

      Northampton's first and only micro-pub, opened on 24 November 2016 following conversion from retail premises. Specialising in real ale, real cider and small number of craft/continental bottled beers. Since 2020 it has been part of the Framework Pub Company. Ales are sourced from around the country and tend to be new releases or from more obscure breweries. With no screen inside or fruit machines this is an ideal place for chatting and drinking. Local Branch Pub of the Year 2018 Winner.

    • Sunnyside Boughton Green Road Northampton NN2 7AG Telephone(01604) 422256

      Set in extensive grounds, this private house was converted into a pub in 1952 and now has a single large drinking area. Outside is a mature garden. Quizzies are held Thursday and Saturday nights.

    • Thomas A' Becket 52 St James' Road Northampton NN5 5HY Telephone(01604) 751177

      This pub is named after Thomas Becket who was imprisoned at Northampton castle. This 17th century pub has changed very little. The pub has a L-shaped bar with wooden flooring / beams and leather bench seating. It serves great value hot and cold food everyday from £4.95. 10% discount on real ale for CAMRA card carrying members. Live music is offered three times a week; Wednesday Band Jam, Saturday Live Bands, and Sunday- Jam Curry Sunday with a house band and guest singer each week, plus free curry.

    • Trumpet 574 Wellingborough Road Northampton NN3 3JB Telephone(01604) 406891

      The Trumpet is a large, handsome stone built pub. While on a main road it is also on the edge of the Weston Favell village conservation area. It has stood here for at least 200 years but is well maintained and spacious inside with a large L-shaped bar, with one or two annexes. It is popular with families and sports fans and with senior citizens at lunch-time.

    • Walter Tull Walter Tull Way Northampton NN5 5QL Telephone(01604) 215510

      Modern pub situated on Sixfields leisure complex with weekly changing guest ales.

    • Wheatsheaf 126 Dallington Road Northampton NN5 7HN Telephone(01604) 240382

      An attractive stone and thatched roofed two roomed pub with an unspoilt frontage tucked away in the conservation area of Dallington opposite the local 13th century church. The bar has a partly flag-stoned floor, while the lounge-dining room is a large, quieter seating area with many photos of old Dallington on the walls. Both rooms feature a wood burner stove. In addition to its cask beers, the pub prides itself on its extensive rum collection and its focus on traditional food (including homemade pies). On Friday and Saturday, hot bar snacks are available all day. A wide range of low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beers are also available. The pub is also available to hire for private functions. Stopover parking for motorhomes is also available.

    • White Elephant Kingsley Park Terrace Northampton NN2 7HG Telephone(01604) 711202

      Built in 1883 as a hotel and residential club for racegoers, and originally called the Kingsley Park Hotel, this large corner pub sits at the junction of Kingsley Road and Kettering Road opposite the old racecourse. The hotel closed in 1904 following a fatal racing accident involving spectators, and the Jockey Club left it empty for 18 years. It was during this time that local residents started to refer to it as 'The White Elephant'. The original name was retained upon reopening as part of the Northampton Brewery Co. estate. In 1955 NBC applied to change the name to the White Elephant, a name it carried until a short-lived change to the Kingsley Park Tavern in the early 1990s before reverting back to the White Elephant due to public demand. The pub, via various PubCo changes eventually became part of the Greene King estate.

    • Whitehills Whitehills Way Northampton NN2 8EW Telephone(01604) 843348

      Large detached pub with a large garden including a childrens play area. A "Sizzler" branded pub. Quiz nights Thursday and Sunday.

    • Wig & Pen 19 St Giles Street Northampton NN1 1JA Telephone(01604) 622178

      Three hundred year old town centre pub, although the long L-shaped bar was only added 150 years ago. This oak-beamed bar offers five frequently changing guest beers and locally brewed beers. A guest cider and a wide range of bottled beers are available. Jazz bands play on Tuesday night and live bands perform every Sunday. Good home-cooked food features local ingredients. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012. CAMRA members receive a 10% discount on beer.

    • Wooden Walls of Old England 25 High Street Northampton NN4 0NE Telephone(01604) 760641

      A pleasant two roomed thatched stone village pub recently refurbished to a good standard by the present tenant who is a real ale enthusiast and beer festivals are planned for the future. There is a patio area and a long garden to the rear.

  • Norton
    • White Horse Daventry Road Norton NN11 2ND Telephone(01327) 702982

      A former Charles Wels pub standing back from the road with a lovely area to the front. Two opened-out rooms, segregated by a fire place.

  • Old
    • White Horse Walgrave Road Old NN6 9QX Telephone(01604) 781297

      Situated in a village which was voted the best small village in Northamptonshire 2012, this traditional country pub is in the heart of the countryside. Downstairs there are two open plan rooms with polished wooden floors and a real fire, while to the rear is a small snug. Upstairs is the Millstone function room which opens out directly into the patio garden. A mix of live music is put on last Friday of the month. A quiz night is held on the first Thursday of the month. Monday Happy Hour 5-7, Tuesday curry night,Wednesday Pie night, Thursday Burger night Friday Fish & Chips /take away night Saturday& Sunday 9-12 Breakfast with 2 steaks and bottle of wine £35 Saturday and Sunday Roast 12-6.

  • Old Stratford
    • Swan at Old Stratford 1 London Road Old Stratford MK19 6AE Telephone(01908) 978680

      The only pub in Old Stratford and on the main London road on a busy crossroads. Recently taken over and refurbished, and reopened on 26th August 2017, the pub is looking a lot better then in recent times. Sister pub to The Old George Inn, Stony Stratford.

  • Orlingbury
    • Queen's Arms Isham Road Orlingbury NN14 1JD Telephone(01933) 679110

      Re-opened after a closure of 16 months under new owners. Hours are initially until full opening on 17 May 2021. A large pub with a solid front door leading to a skittles room on the right and the main bar to the left. The lounge and bar is on two levels and incorporates the former snug which has been opened out although retains some privacy. The pub dates back to about 1750 and was originally called the Kings Arms, although changed in 1852.

  • Paulerspury
    • Barley Mow 53 High Street Paulerspury NN12 7NA Telephone(01327) 811086

      Eighteenth-century pub built in 1766 in the village where the missionary William Carey was born in 1761. The pub has very low beams, an inglenook fireplace and exposed stone walls. The ,main L-shaped bar has stone walls and a long bar to the side with leather settees. The upstairs games room contains a table tennis. Whilst food-led, there is a public bar area for drinkers with real fire in winter. Large car park. Look out for locally brewed beer which is on sale at times.

  • Piddington
    • Spread Eagle 36 Forest Road Piddington NN7 2DA Telephone(01604) 871008

      Stone-built sporting local with a brick extension housing the pool table. The Northants skittles table is in the old bar area, beyond which is the lounge with an attractive wooden beamed fireplace. A traditional village local providing a friendly welcome, it features rugby on TV with Sky/ESPN.

  • Pitsford
    • Griffin 25 High Street Pitsford NN6 9AD Telephone(01604) 880346

      Formerly cottages, this Grade II-listed 17th century ironstone built pub is family run and owned providing a comfortable charm about it. It has retained most of its original character and is festooned with fascinating artefacts in both the cosy bar room and larger comfortable lounges to the rear. Potbelly Brewery beers feature here.

  • Potterspury
    • Cock 46 High Street Potterspury NN12 7PQ Telephone(01908) 542142

      Stone-built corner local in the centre of the village dating from at least 1847 with parts once a butchers shop. To the rear is a decked patio and garden with outdoor tables. From the rear, there is a games room to the left containing the pool and darts board. On the right is a restaurant. The main public bar is in the centre.

    • Old Talbot Pub & Restaurant 77 Watling Street Potterspury NN12 7QD Telephone(01908) 543475

      A former stone-built coaching inn built in 1713 on the London to Holyhead coaching route. A food-led village pub, it features a large garden to rear and children's play area. Well kept ales and good wine selection.

  • Pytchley
    • Overstone Arms Stringers Hill Pytchley NN14 1EU Telephone(01536) 790215

      A two-roomed ironstone pub with a small bar to the left offering a mixture of tables, chairs and leather sofas arranged around a traditional wood burner. Wood panelling throughout is evidenced. To the right of the entrance is a long restaurant which serves quality food. To the rear is a large garden; the pub is on the Waendel Walk, an international event which is centred on Wellingborough every May.

  • Raunds
    • George & Dragon High Street Raunds NN9 6HS Telephone(01933) 461341

      Long-established locals pub in the centre of Raunds, opposite the market square.

    • Raunds Conservative Club Manor Street Raunds NN9 6JW Telephone(01933) 389377

      Members only club located c100 metres off Brook Street. Large bar area with a couple of real ale offerings.

    • Woodpecker 31 Marshalls Road Raunds NN9 6ET Telephone(01933) 625176

      Formerly the Woodbine Working Mens Club, it was closed for a period of time before re-opening as a bar and restaurant. Inside the main lounge is elongated with the bar at the far end showing its former club layout, whilst upstairs the restaurant area can be found.

    • World Upside Down 8 Marshalls Road Raunds NN9 6ET Telephone(01933) 779184

      Listed in the 1879 census, this small pub with a L-shaped bar is near the western end of the Market Place and features both stone and wooden flooring and may be the only pub with this name. The unusual name is said to be derived from a landlord of 170 years ago called Silas Coggin. His lifestyle was vey 'mish-mash', so the pub name was coined by him to describe what customers could expect when entering! There is a large garden to the rear.

  • Ravensthorpe
    • Chequers Chequers Lane Ravensthorpe NN6 8ER Telephone(01604) 770379

      This brick-built Grade II listed building consists of two rooms in an-L shape arrangement with a bar to the front and restaurant down the side. The restaurant which resembles a barn conversion, in fact only dates from the early 1990s but has been very cleverly constructed to look like it has been there a lot longer. The pub was originally a Phipps tied house but was sold as a free house and escaped the "Watneyfication" of the 1960's and 70's The landlord and landlady bought the freehold of the Chequers in 1990, which must rank them among the longest serving licensees in the county. It is a friendly pub and the hub of village social life. The pub is adorned with an eclectic mix of objects and pictures and there is a fine display of foreign bank notes surrounding the dado in the main bar area. Outside is an old outbuilding which houses Northants skittles, pool and darts. Children are not forgotten as they have an adventure play area to keep them happy. There is a vast menu offering very reasonably priced meals and pescatarians will be pleased to know that fish dishes are a house speciality. Over the first weekend in July at luchtimes, the pub is virtually surrounded by vintage steam road vehicles driven down from the nearby Hollowell Steam and Heavy Horse Show and the sight and sounds are quite spectacular.

  • Ringstead
    • Axe & Compass 14 Carlow Road Ringstead NN14 4DW Telephone(01933) 622227

      A pub has been on the site for over 400 years, although the main building is much younger at 150 years old. Extended and modernised 20 years ago, inside are several opened-out rooms including a restaurant offering 50 covers. The outdoor area has been landscaped to provide a lovely garden for the clement weather.

    • Ringstead Village Social Club 12 High Street Ringstead NN14 4DA Telephone(01933) 622127

      Now a social club from a working means club, this offers pool table, skittles, darts and seating with function room.

  • Roade
    • Cock at Roade 1 High Street Roade NN7 2NW Telephone(01604) 862544

      Situated in the centre of the village and now the only pub left in Roade. A lovely ironstone pub with a large garden. Good food served at lunchtimes and evenings. Well kept ales and Old Rosie cider on draught.

  • Rockingham
    • Sondes Arms Main Street Rockingham LE16 8TG Telephone(01536) 772193

      Re-opened June 2015 after 18 months of closure for a major refurbishment. This large 16th century rambling pub built out of local ironstone and now contains the new wooden bar. An area with chairs and table surround the log burner. To the left are several dining areas, one featuring a wooden floor while the other is flag-stoned. The pub is situated in the picture postcard village down a steep hill where all the houses have either thatched or Collyweston slate roofs. The village is overlooked by Rockingham Castle famed for the TV programme 'By the Sword Divided'.

  • Rothwell
    • Blue Bell Bell Hill Rothwell NN14 6BP Telephone(01536) 710506

      A local ironstone built 18th century pub which was once the local police station reputed to be haunted. The interior consists of four open planned rooms in an L-shaped bar layout.

    • Red Lion Hotel 23 Market Hill Rothwell NN14 6BW Telephone(01536) 418850

      Built around 1903/04, the Red Lion claims to be the last purpose built coaching inn in England and has stables out the back to prove it. With eleven bedrooms and consisting of a bar, lounge, games room and dining room.

      Breakfast served 8.30am-12pm Monday to Saturday, 9am-12.30pm Sunday. Lunch Menu served 12-5pm Monday to Saturday (not Sunday). Main Menu served 12-8.30pm Monday to Saturday, 12-7.30pm Sunday.

    • Rowell Charter Inn Sun Hill Rothwell NN14 6AB Telephone(01536) 710453

      The original pub was built in 1642 out of Northants ironstone, although has been added to in a piecemeal fashion over the years leaving it on different levels. This is evidenced with the low door lintel and three steps between the upper and lower bars, lounge and games room. The pub was originally called the Sun Inn, although was changed some 20 years ago to the Rowell Charter Inn to commemorate the granting of the Charter by King John in 1204 to hold a market and fair in the town each year. The pub opens at six on the Monday morning of the fair, the Bailiff of Rothwell rides out and reads out the proclamation opening the fair. The Charter holds a beerfest on this week; the rest of the year eight beers including local ales are on offer with two real ciders proving very popular. A local CAMRA Pub of the Season winner.

  • Rushden
    • Compasses 127 High Street South Rushden NN10 0RB Telephone(01933) 312235

      Situated on the Bedford end of Rushden with a large lounge bar.

    • Hopmaster General College Street Rushden NN10 0NW Telephone(01933) 388732

      Rushden's first micropub and bottleshop. the Hopmaster General is both a micropub and bottle shop. Two real ales are on offer with a focus on the best of the local breweries, alongside a range of draught, bottled and canned beers. Cider, wine, soft drinks, hot drinks and bar snacks are also available.

    • King Edward VII 158 Queen Street Rushden NN10 0AZ Telephone(01933) 388660

      An established street corner local located in a residential suburb of Rushden slightly off the beaten track serving predominately a local clientele. Refurbished in 2021, the pub has a pool table and classic arcade games.

    • Needle & Awl Foxhill Farm, Northampton Road Rushden NN10 6EF Telephone(01933) 412326

      The Needle & Awl is has recently been refurbished and is now part of the 'Hungry Horse' family pub/restaurant brand located on the outskirts of Rushden near the A45.

    • Railway Inn 143 High Street Rushden NN10 0PA Telephone(01933) 414990

      The Railway Inn is the only JD Wetherspoon pub in Rushden having opened in 2011 following an extensive refurbishment and extension of the previous building. It offers all of the usual Wetherspoon fayre including all day meals, special food nights including Curry Night and a wide range of real ales (usually min 6-8). Recently voted autumn Town Pub of The Season 2016.

    • Rose & Crown 73 High Street Rushden NN10 0QE Telephone(01933) 312124

      Town centre based pub on main High Street, that has been extensively refurbished in recent times. Appeals to wide range including families, serving food daily with large menu available. Greene King pub which also has weekly guest ales including Old Golden Hen at time of visit. Welcoming and friendly staff.

    • Rushden Historical Transport Society Station Approach Rushden NN10 0AW Telephone(01933) 318988

      Former Midland Railway station now a mecca for real ale. A real gem, the bar occupies the former ladies waiting room with gas lighting and walls adorned with enamel advertising panels and railway photos plus many CAMRA awards. On the platform, carriages provide a meeting room, Northants skittles, and a buffet for the numerous open days held during the summer when steam and diesel train trips are provided. A beer festival is held in September. Visitors with the guide are asked to sign in the book.

    • Rushden Working Mens Club 28 Griffith Street Rushden NN10 0RL Telephone(01933) 312033

      Welcomes CIU affiliates and visitors. Family friendly and new members are always welcome.

    • Welcome Inn Irchester Road Rushden NN10 9QU Telephone(01933) 359679

      An established roadside pub located in a mainly residential area of South Rushden with outdoor area and large car park. It tends to attract a local clientele and the beer list is limited due to lack of immediate demand. In the coming months it will serve 'basket' bar meals.

  • Rushton
    • Thornhill Arms 2 Station Road Rushton NN14 1RL Telephone(01536) 710251

      An 18th century Northants limestone built pub consisting of four rambling rooms. Predominantly a food pub, it has a cosy feel to it and gets very busy at night and Sunday lunchtimes. Booking is advisable. Following Covid re-opening, beer range currently reduced from 4 to 2 beers.

  • Shutlanger
    • Plough Inn 5 Main Road Shutlanger NN12 7RU Telephone(01604) 863193

      Re-decorated during Lockdown in 2020/21. Attractive separate restaurant and a small bar with sofas and some tables for dining. A shop was opened during the Lockdown and this continues to offer a selection of local produce. They also have a trailer that can be rented for special events. They are the sole n.stockists of Silverstone gin.

  • Sibbertoft
    • Red Lion 43 Welland Rise Sibbertoft LE16 9UD Telephone(01858) 880011

      The Red Lion is an older red brick and slate building that is kept in good repair. It fronts onto Welland Rise which is a residential road in the centre of the village. There is a small car park to the rear. The pub has been privately owned for at least 20 years. It is mainly a food pub with a good selection and 120 wines to chose from. Monday Night is Curry night at £5.00 per head. In 2010. the Red Lion was awarded the Wine Pub of the Year in the Good Pub Guide. It has two flats providing accommodation with one designed as a family unit. With a friendly atmosphere, it has the local support and is well worth a visit if you are in the area.

  • Silverstone
    • White Horse Stocks Hill Silverstone NN12 8US Telephone(01327) 855896

      The White Horse is a 17th century coaching inn steeped in history. Motor racing is the predominant theme throughout the pub, being only a 10 minute walk from the world famous Silverstone Circuit. The White Horse has seen many stars from motor racing come through the doors including Graham Hill, Stirling Moss, Murray Walker and more recently Mark Webber, Anthony Davidson, Sebastian Bourdais and Nigel Mansell. The menu comprises of traditional pub food sourcing fresh products and meat from local suppliers and farms where possible. Quiz Nights Mondays.

  • Spratton
    • Kings Head Brixworth Road Spratton NN6 8HH Telephone(01604) 847351

      Ironstone pub dating back to 1746 which has recently been extensively refurbished. The main bar and lounge has L-shaped servery with flag-stone floors around the bar, and new wooden flooring around the seated areas. Opened-out, but still has a few secluded areas with leather sofas and tables. The interior walls are a mixture of exposed stone, brick, and painted plaster. To the rear is coffee shop. Awarded Carlsberg Northamptonshire Restaurant of The Year 2015/16.

  • Stanion
    • Lord Nelson Brigstock Road Stanion NN14 1BU Telephone07342 885640

      The Lord Nelson is a cosy single bar traditional village pub with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is a free house owned for many years by Michael and his wife. Real ale is well catered for with popular national ales as permanent residents. There is much to commend the Lord Nelson regarding entertainment with weekly music jamming sessions and a Karaoke night once a month on a Sunday.

  • Stanwick
    • Duke of Wellington Church Street Stanwick NN9 6PS Telephone(01933) 622452

      Stone-built pub in the shadows of the church, named after the Iron Duke whose boots were made in the village when Northamptonshire had a shoe and boot industry. It has many rooms, including two around the main bar, with a lovely snug in each one, plus a huge restaurant area up a small flight of stairs to the rear. Low beams and stone interior walls provide a pleasant atmosphere. Access to the car park is directly off the old A45 main road. Quiz Nights are held 8.30 on Wednesdays.

    • Stanwick Club High Street Stanwick NN9 6QA Telephone(01933) 622444
    • Stanwick Hotel West Street Stanwick NN9 6QY Telephone(01933) 622233

      Nestling behind the trees in two acres of landscaped gardens, this small twenty-roomed hotel caters for guests and non-residents alike. In the main house there is a comfortable lounge and non-residents bar, whilst for those attending functions, there is a function suite for up to 200 guests. Close by is Stanwick Lakes, an award winning country park. Offers Afternoon Teas 12- 4 Mon- Fri. The name changed in early 2016.

  • Staverton
    • Countryman Daventry Road Staverton NN11 6JH Telephone(01327) 311815

      A delightful and very popular stone built country pub on the edge of the beautiful village of Staverton, where you will always receive a friendly welcome. The long wooden beamed bar serves four areas and an open hearth fire between the rooms provides some seclusion. The enthusiastic landlord Rob, offers a good choice of ales and there is always one locally brewed beer on sale. The pub serves excellent restaurant quality food as well as an extensive range of bar snacks at lunchtimes and evenings. The pub's website contains downloadable menus.

  • Stoke Albany
    • White Horse 1 Harborough Road Stoke Albany LE16 8PY Telephone(01858) 535268

      Standing on the crossroads off the former A427 and Desborough Road, the White Horse dates from 1706 having been built with local ironstone and capped with a thatched roof. Inside consists of three rooms, including a unique cosy bar which contains a snooker table in the middle of the room. There is also a lounge/dining room and up five steps a restaurant serving superb home cooked meals. stocks two local beer.

  • Stoke Bruerne
    • Boat Inn Bridge Road Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SB Telephone(01604) 862428

      Situated on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, The Boat Inn is a long and narrow thatched pub, which has been owned and operated by the Woodward family since 1877 and is one of the longest family-run pubs in the country. The delightful tap bar's inter-connecting rooms have canal views, open fires, original stone floors and window seats, whilst an adjoining room has Northants skittles. Popular with diners, a large extension houses the lounge, restaurant and bistro. Additional beers are sold in the summer. A canal boat is available for parties to hire.

    • Navigation The Greenway Stoke Bruerne NN12 7SY Telephone(01604) 864988

      An early 1990s pub (former farmhouse with exposed beams and brickwork) that is well situated on the canal. It specialises in serving good food at reasonable prices. Two/three real ales are served from the Marston's list. Popular with diners and visitors to the canal museum. It has many indoor secluded but open areas. Large car park and has outdoor patio area and children's play area. The Navigation Inn is having a refurbishment in September so will close for three weeks.

  • Sulgrave
    • Star Inn Manor Road Sulgrave OX17 2SA Telephone(01295) 760389

      Situated close to Sulgrave Manor and off the Banbury Lane, this interesting stone built pub has three rooms. The main bar is a lovely area to drink, with a mixture of stone, wooden, and carpeted floors. The low ceiling and screens ensure that this small bar provides a cosy atmosphere at all times. The walls are decorated with a wide selection of local photos and farming implements. The Star has two eating areas; one at the rear know as the "Country Kitchen" which is decorated in bright pastel colours and features an AGA-style cooker and traditional wooded kitchen dressers. To the front off the central passage is a smaller dining area with exposed stone walls. During the week, specials are offered with Tuesday Fish and Chips takeaway and Sulgrave Supper Wednesday. To the rear is the pub car park and the extensive garden with its Aunt Sally board.

  • Syresham
    • Kings Head 2 Abbey Road Syresham NN13 5HW Telephone(01280) 850280

      The pub is situated in the village centre and is close to Silverstone Brewery, a recently opened micro-brewery. It has a long bar which caters for meals in the pub. With its closeness to Silverstone, it also offers Bed & Breakfast.

  • Sywell
    • Aviator Hotel Sywell Aerodrome Sywell NN6 0BN Telephone(01604) 642111

      Hotel, bar and function room complex. The bar was formally a club house and Officers Mess. This Art Deco building has been renovated to its former glory. As you enter you step back in time to a bygone age of aviation, style and fun. The airfield can be viewed from the bars, dining room and outside seating area. Open for breakfast from 7.30.

    • Horseshoe 2 Overstone Road Sywell NN6 0AW Telephone(01604) 642286

      A large stone pub with a long central bar serving the various eating areas which are broken-up through the numerous supporting columns. A small games area is to the front side, while a tiered lower area serves the main restaurant. The side room overlooks the extensive garden. Parking to the side and disabled parking to the front.

    • Overstone Manor Ecton Lane Sywell NN6 0BB Telephone(01604) 790447

      The Overstone Manor is in a picturesque countryside location. Originally a Manor House this large building has been transformed into a very family friendly food house with an open plan environment. Special meal deals apply.

  • Thornby
    • Red Lion Welford Road Thornby NN6 8SJ Telephone(01604) 740238

      Built in 1602 and a pub since 1719, this white-washed old pub stands on the old A50 Northampton to Leicester road consisting of several rooms. To the front, the compact bar has two drinking areas with a wood-burning open fire in the lounge. A motley collection of beer tankards, steins and framed photos is displayed throughout. To the rear is the restaurant, which occupies two linked rooms, one heavily beamed. Four guest beers are usually from local breweries including Oakham and Dowbridge. A beer festival is held in late July/August. Mind your head in the bar! Recently awarded Rural Pub of the Season Summer 2016.

  • Thorpe Mandeville
    • Three Conies Banbury Lane Thorpe Mandeville OX17 2EX Telephone(01295) 711025

      This village pub stands on the main B4525, on the edge of the village and was once a drovers inn as it is close to the Welsh Lane. Today it is noted for its meals, and opens at 10 for morning coffee. The pub has open fires at each end of the bar, and at one time featured rabbit on its menu to tie in with the pubs name. It hosts an annual beer festival, plus a cider festival too. For the recreational visitors, it fields a Northants Skittles team.

  • Thrapston
    • Bridge Hotel Bridge Street Thrapston NN14 4JP Telephone(01832) 732128

      A historic hotel not too far from the busy A14 link road offering a pleasant environment for its guests. The bar to the right of the entrance is also open to non-residents. Spa facilities and good food. Afternoon teas (pre-booking required) served 2-5.

    • Court House Inn 11 Huntingdon Road Thrapston NN14 4NF Telephone(01832) 734437

      The Court House has been refurbished to provide a welcoming atmosphere. It has been a pub for over 90 years, although prior to this, it was indeed the courthouse. The current kitchen was once the police station, whilst the toilets were the cells. An open-plan arrangement provides three drinking areas around the main bar with a separate restaurant.

    • Fox Inn 69 High Street Thrapston NN14 4JJ Telephone07871 824902

      A two-roomed 1790 pub once a coaching inn with the L-shaped bar counter serving both areas. The main bar to the right sports a large TV screen, whilst the left room is a more sedate quiet family lounge with stone interior walls. Very much community-focused, a wide range of events are held from live bands and discos nights,

    • Kings Arms 57 High Street Thrapston NN14 4JJ Telephone(01832) 733911

      A two-roomed pub with a rear bar on a different level served by the one bar counter. The front room features wood panelling and leather settees and doubles as the lounge, while the rear room has a large TV screen. Stone-built, it is believed to have undergone a name change around 100 years ago.

    • Mason Arms 1 Huntingdon Road Thrapston NN14 4NF Telephone07415 672799

      A former Charles Wells pub, the stone-built Mason Arms is now in private hands having re-opened in August 2013. Situated on a corner, the interior sports a small U-shaped bar surrounded by wooden flooring. With traditional games, teams are fielded in pool and skittles. Two guest beers are sourced through a local brewery. On Friday night, the door is locked at 11pm although the licence continues until 2.30 a.m.

  • Tiffield
    • George at Tiffield 21 High Street North Tiffield NN12 8AD Telephone(01327) 350587

      Now under new leaseholders from 8th August 2020, this popular and welcoming village pub dating back from the 16th century, although a pub since 1901 with Victorian additions. It has three rooms, a cosy bar, and a back room used as games room with Northants skittles. Very much at the heart of the village, it holds many events (quizzes, open mike and acoustic nights) throughout the year. To support the village it also has a small shop selling items such as bread, milk, tea and coffee.

  • Towcester
    • 185 Watling Street. Pub & Kitchen 185 Watling Street Towcester NN12 6BX Telephone(01327) 317177

      Located in the centre of the historic market town, this recent conversion to a pub offers a cosy fire for the winter months and a lovely garden for the summer days. It has an ornate art deco interior with a mix of traditional and contemporary dining areas with exposed painted bricks. There are two lovely rooms to the front featuring period furniture, mirrors, photographs and tapestries. Occasionally sell local ales.

    • Brave Old Oak 104 Watling St East Towcester NN12 6BT Telephone(01327) 353621

      Town centre pub on the main Roman Road to Holyhead. The building is listed and appears on a map of Towcester dating from 1511. The single bar has wood panelled walls and a beamed ceiling, along with two fireplaces. Close to Towcester Racecourse, a public car park is to the front.

    • Bull 37 Brackley Road Towcester NN12 6DH Telephone(01327) 353223

      White-washed 19th century pub, formally a beerhouse and blacksmiths shop, which once belonged to Hopcroft and Norris, the Brackley Brewers. Now a food-based pub near Sponne School. Occasionally stocks a Towcester Mill beer.

    • Casa de Tapas 201 Watling St West Towcester NN12 6BX Telephone(01327) 352051

      Formerly the Pickled Pig, it was renamed Bar Encore following a renovation to highlight parts of the original building (over 400 years old). After three years the owners decided to change the name to Casa de Tapas to reflect the Spanish menu that they serve. Food is available for both dine-in and takeaway. One real ale available, from a local brewery.

    • Folly Inn London Road Towcester NN12 6LB Telephone(01327) 354031

      An attractive wide and low thatched former roadside pub opposite Towcester Racecourse on the A5 which is now a restaurant only. This 18th century listed building was formerly a stone cottage and now has a single room inside. It is now a food-based pub producing gastro-style meals. To the rear of the building is the beer garden, an ideal space for families, and on fine days, al fresco dining. Two local real ales available for diners.

    • Monk & Tipster 36 Watling St East Towcester NN12 6AF Telephone(01327) 351093

      Deceptively larger that it looks from the outside, this former restaurant was converted into a hotel and pub in the late 1980s with a L-shaped bar. It fronts onto the A5 in the centre of Towcester.

    • Peacock 97 Watling Street West Towcester NN12 6AG Telephone(01327) 366732

      A small local town centre pub on the A5 with a sports bar.

    • Plough Inn 96 Watling Street Towcester NN12 6BT Telephone(01327) 352515

      Popular high street local pub close to Towcester Racecourse. Situated in the centre of this Roman town, the Plough has two rooms: a cosy front bar with stone floors and a large bay window onto the main street, and a larger lounge bar/restaurant to the rear. A wide corridor runs from the front to back of the pub, where there is a small outdoor drinking area on decking. Just behind the building stands Bury Mount, on which the town’s fort once stood. Poker, quiz, and steak nights held each week. One of the participants in the Towcester Music Festival in June. No food Monday.

    • Saracens Head 219 Watling Street Towcester NN12 6BX Telephone(01327) 350414

      Historic coaching inn on the A5 now branded as one of Greene King's Old English Inns. The hotel dates back over 400 years and even features in Charles Dickens’ first novel – The Pickwick Papers. The bar and restaurant offers four areas in a charming environment. Mainly Food Lead

    • Towcester Mill Brewery Tap Chantry Lane Towcester NN12 6YY Telephone(01327) 437060

      This brewery tap was opened in early 2014 and includes a 200 year-old bar, shop, and brewery housed in a Grade II listed mill. As well as eight cask beers from the brewery and other local micros, six real ciders are available too. If the weather is kind then the large beer garden offers far reaching views over the Towcester meadow and the Easton Neston estate as well as the mill pond and race that run through it. The shop on site serves coffee and cake as well as bottles of beer and is open Tuesday to Sunday 12.00pm to 5.00pm. There are two large meeting rooms that can be hired for meetings/functions and they also have their own members club called the 'Cheers Club'. Judged CAMRA Northamptonshire Pub of the Year 2016 and Cider Pub of the Year 2015. Brewed on site a London Porter in celebration of the Queens Platinum Jubilee.

  • Twywell
    • Old Friar Lowe Street Twywell NN14 3AH Telephone(01832) 732625

      Dating back to 1650, this stone-built pub has interior stone walls and painted wood panelling with several areas for dining, whilst in front of the bar with stone-flagged floors and leather settees for those parting in just a drink. It is renowned for its excellent food. An outdoor children's play area is an added attraction.

  • Upper Boddington
    • Plough Warwick Road Upper Boddington NN11 6DH Telephone(01327) 260364

      Early 18th century stone-built and thatched village pub with two exterior doors leading to a small room with flagstone floor on the left and quarry tiled one on the right. From the entrance lobby on two levels there is a small lounge, formerly two small rooms, which has a small modern counter and a working Raeburn cooker. There is a dining room on the right in a 20th century extension. Plaster over stone walls feature with more inter-connected rooms to the rear, including a snug and leather settees, with the low beams, make this a quaint and unusual pub. The walls are decorated with prints of country houses. the rear patio leads to the car park.

  • Upper Heyford
    • Red Lion Truckstop A45 Weedon Road Upper Heyford NN7 4DE Telephone(01604) 831914

      Opening in the early hours for breakfast, this large roadhouse hidden from view on the old alignment of the A45 in a truckers' lay-by. Undergoing extensive reconstruction work and renovations at the time of writing. There is a large open plan bar area with masses of seating and dining tables. It is primarily a "truck-stop" for lorry drivers and is very well know by all in the road haulage business, being situated just off Junction 16 of the M1. There is an enormous lorry park as well as ample parking for cars. Refurbished in 2018, real ale is back on sale, with up to three handpumps serving typically nationally-known beers.

  • Walgrave
    • Royal Oak Zion Hill Walgrave NN6 9PN Telephone(01604) 781248

      A mid-19th century ironstone-built pub set back and high up from the main road. The front bar is semi open plan with a drinking area to the left of the bar and dining spaces on either side. The main feature is a stone inglenook fireplace and low beams. To the rear is a small bar, cosy lounge and a function area. Outside, there is a room for Northants skittles and children's play equipment in the garden. Three changing guest beers are available.

  • Watford
    • Wheelwright's Arms Church St Watford NN6 7UR

      -- Please note: Opening times are variable as the pub only has a limited amount of days per annum permitted on its licence. The pub currently operates at certain weekends. Always best to check ahead on their Facebook group page; The Wheelwright's Arms (which you have to join as it's currently a private group).

      In 2020 a Watford community project achieved its ambition to return a public house to this small village, following the closure many years ago of the Stag's Head and Henley Arms. It is a tiny pub created from a redundant and dilapidated farm building and stands in an attractive grassy meadow. It's one of those unusual situations where the garden is many times the size of the pub. And what a size the grounds are! They accommodate a large marquee, several benches and umbrellas, and a couple of smaller refuges to protect one from bad weather, You'd be hard pressed to get more than 10 people comfortably inside the actual pub itself. During many of its opening hours, Thai food is served from a mobile kitchen in another part of the garden. Dogs and horses are welcome and many riders hitch up their steeds in a designated part of the grounds. There is plenty of parking available in the adjacent field. The pub is run entirely by a volunteer workforce and has a loyal local following. The two ales on tap are supplied by Dow Bridge in Leicestershire.

  • Weedon
    • Crossroads Hotel High Street Weedon NN7 4PX Telephone(01327) 340354

      Located at the crossroads of the A5 and A45 on the north-eastern edge of Weedon village, this Chef and Brewer pub and 46 bedroom hotel (Greene King Inns) has a pleasant, comfortable bar serving 3 ales usually all from the Greene King portfolio (although the occasional guest may replace Old Speckled Hen). Remember to show your CAMRA membership card for the 10% discount. All the facilities and comforts that you would expect from such a pub chain with menus to suit and a decent selection of wines. Child friendly with the usual restrictions, meeting rooms for business and functions. There is a large car park to the rear.

    • Heart of England High Street Weedon NN7 4QD Telephone(01327) 340335

      The Heart Of England is a converted 18th century farmhouse which now operates as a Marston's pub, restaurant and 13 bedroom hotel. The pub has a garden with a children's play area which has a canal running adjacent to it, with access via a gate. Food is served all day.

    • Narrow Boat Watling Street Weedon NN7 4RZ Telephone(01327) 340536

      The Narrow Boat is situated on the grand union canal (A5) and is about 1 mile out the village of Weedon and offers fantastic views of the canal and barges which can be seen moored along the banks in the garden area. Drinks can be enjoyed at the bar, restaurant, heated deck areas or beside the canal on the lawns with the high quality food prepared by the award winning chef. All ingredients are locally sourced whenever possible, with specialties including seafood. There are also veggie options available. The pub was recently refurbished to a high standard around 2010, and can cater for weddings of 150-200 people. Holiday chalets are also available to let at the end of the car park with canal views.

    • Plume of Feathers West Steet Weedon NN7 4QU Telephone(01327) 340978

      The pub is situated in the heart of this large sprawling village. It has a very long history and some parts of the building date back to the 17th century, although this is not immediately obvious externally. Originally a Phipps Brewery pub and latterly "Watneyfied" in the 1960's & 70's after the takeover, it was acquired by Everards from Churchill Taverns pubco in 2013. It underwent major refurbishment, which saw the bar re-sited to the rear of the building and all areas of the pub given a total and very imaginative facelift. Although only having the one bar, there are four quite individual areas to eat and drink. Evidence of its antiquity has been preserved and the whole effect is very pleasing on the eye. There are two cosy inglenooks either side of a thick wall and served by a double sided open fireplace. There is a terrific wall sized aerial photo of Weedon showing the canal and the old Ordnance Depot. A pictorial history of Weedon and its old pubs adorns various walls. Do look out for Freddy the mouse who has secreted himself somewhere in the pub. (He's not a real mouse if you are musophobic!). However if you are phasmophobic, this is not the pub for you. There are legends of and witnesses to various hauntings by 2 ghosts... George and Elizabeth. George makes mischief in the cellar and bar whereas Elizabeth restricts herself to flinging cutlery around in the kitchen! There are normally 3 Everards ales on tap and either 2 or 3 guests from the Everards guest list including the occasional Phipps's. Real cider will probably be available throughout the summer. There is an upstairs function room capable of catering for up to 40 people and in an outbuilding is a dedicated games room for Northants skittles and darts. There is a large car park at the rear of the building with a garden and play area outside for the children as well as a large undercover heated area for smokers.

    • Wheatsheaf 34 High Street Weedon NN7 4QD Telephone(01327) 340670

      This traditional pub is situated on the main road to Daventry where traditional food like fish and chips, baguettes, homemade steak and kidney pie and pizza's are served. The landlady also makes bespoke cakes.

  • Welford
    • Wharf Inn On A5199 Welford NN6 6JQ Telephone(01858) 575075

      The original ironstone building dates from 1814, and the inn was originally the George until 1947 when it became the Wharf. In its former incarnation as the George, it also served as the local coal/coke/lime/salt/and granite merchant! No doubt this was due to its convenient location at the terminus of the short Welford branch of the Leicester arm of the Grand Union Canal. The inn itself is situated at the extreme northerly end of the village right on the border with Leicestershire. Several walks can be started from here - a handy leaflet behind the bar is available. There is a small bottom bar, whilst up a couple of steps is the main bar, with an inglenook separating the drinking area from the restaurant area. Six hand pulls on the bar serve established micros beers, with Oakham Bishops Farewell or Inferno always on. There are 4 guest bedrooms and good value food is served lunchtimes and evenings. A beer festival is held in June. Local CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year 2017, Pub of the Season Summer 2015.

  • Wellingborough
    • Beefeater Dog & Duck London Road Wellingborough NN8 2DP Telephone(01933) 278606

      Now simply named Beefeater, its former name of the Dog and Duck being disbanded, this roadside pub is near Wellingborough Town and Wellingborough Whitworths Football Clubs. One mile from town centre, it has one bar and separate restaurant.

    • Castle Theatre Castle Way Wellingborough NN8 1XA Telephone(01933) 270007

      A theatre bar to enjoy a pint whilst watching a show. The Castle bar opens 10 -3 every day, and at 6pm during events and serves a full range of alcoholic, soft and hot drinks. Interval drinks can be ordered in advance and can even take them into the auditorium in disposable cups. With a strong selection of beverages available, including Wellingborough’s own Hart No.1

    • Coach & Horses 17 Oxford Street Wellingborough NN8 4HY Telephone(01933) 441848

      A popular ale and cider house which has been a success story for real ale and cider. A wide range of ales always available, with twelve beers and twelve ciders featured on a rotating basis, complemented by up to 11 craft keg beers and a wide range of craft beers in bottle and cans. The single L-shaped room has cosy corners, and lots of breweriana adorning the bar, walls, and ceilings. There is a second bar in the courtyard for busier times and the annual beer festival. Beers are from regional's and micros alike. A few minutes walk to the west of town, on X4 and X46 and other bus routes. There is a wide choice of pies plus other traditional pub dishes and pizzas. Quiz night alternate Wednesdays. Currently Local CAMRA Pub of the Year and East Midlands Area Winner. Good Beer Guide since 2008. Voted Cider Pub of the Year 2013.

    • Crown Senwick Road Wellingborough NN8 1NJ Telephone(01933) 222007

      A spacious corner pub in residential area and now the nearest pub to Wellingborough railway station. Two long narrow rooms share the central bar.

    • Gloucester 19-25 Church Street Wellingborough NN8 4PA Telephone(01933) 225977

      Town centre pub on the younger drinkers' pub 'circuit'. Recently re-opened after a major refurbishment. Sport on TV - outside signage says "Ale. Sport, Gin" Real ale now served and kept well. Three beer engines with rotating ales not just the usual nationals. Real ales are sold at £2.30 per pint.

    • Hind Hotel Sheep St Wellingborough NN8 1BY Telephone(01933) 222827

      A large imposing ironstone hotel dating from the 1600s in the heart of the town opposite the old market place. The beautiful frontage has a large wooden porch with a golden hind standing proud atop, overlooked from the hotel through leaded glass windows. Several dining and function areas are inside, with the public bar featuring a wooden-floor in a tiered area. Reputedly Oliver Cromwell stayed here before the Battle of Naseby.

    • Horseshoes 36 Sheep Street Wellingborough NN8 1BS Telephone(01933) 278499

      Refurbished 2020 into a stylish upmarket bar offering food, barista style coffee and ales. Inside offers exposed brick walls with painted signage and artwork, a metal clad bar and copper tiled feature ceiling, with booth-style seating with individual TVs for groups to watch sport. The courtyard garden at the rear has a new cocktail, gin and bottle bar, terrace and covered pergola with festoon lighting to add to the ambience.

    • Little Ale House 14A High Street Wellingborough NN8 4JU Telephone07870 392011

      The second micropub in the county is this small ale house on the High Street with customer capacity of 30 max. Four rotating real ales are served from handpump, plus four draught ciders and a small selection of wines, top-end gins, malt whiskies and soft drinks. Food is limited to snacks (nuts, crisps). A wonderfully friendly pub helped by its size lending itself to social interaction with other guests and the landlady. A quiz night is held on the first Thursday of the month. Since Covid, the rear garden has been opened along with pavement tables providing much needed additional space. No parking, but the pub backs onto Jacksons Lane municipal car park. Voted Town Pub of the Year 2022

    • Little R'Ale House Midland Road Wellingborough NN8 1NQ Telephone07711 928330

      Wellingborough's second micropub established in the former Ammo Room on the north-end of the platform 1 on Wellingborough station. A simple one-roomed bar with additional seating outside on a gravelled area. Two large cable drums now form additional tables with covered umbrellas. An ideal stopping place after a long day in the office. Off-sales are available in reusable flagons plus a range of bottles too.

    • Locomotive Finedon Road Wellingborough NN8 4AL Telephone(01933) 276600

      A roadside pub close to the railway with an extensive collection of railway memorabilia. A popular local's pub on the outskirts of the town with a railway theme literally running throughout, with a display of classic '00' gauge locomotives behind the bar with a railway running above the servery. With three rooms, the front bar has armchairs, sofas and a piano for a relaxing ambiance. The rear half wood-panelled games area is adorned with railway photos, station sings, and wagon plates and features bar billiards, darts and Northants skittles. A third area has been opened out and features the log burning fire. A large selection of beers is served with three Julian Church beers plus other micros.

    • Miller 2 Millers Lane Wellingborough NN8 2NF Telephone(01933) 770303

      Primarily a carvery, the pub previously traded as the 'Merry Miller' and was once on the main A45. Now in its own cul-de-sac, it has an extended frontage provides two seated areas with leather furnishings in the right-hand side bar, whilst to the left is another large seating area close to the carvery. The large garden has an extensive children's play area with wooden climbing equipment.

    • Ock N' Dough The Northern Way Wellingborough NN8 4UF Telephone(01933) 403844

      Large out-of-town pub with an emphasis on meals. Family friendly, though there is also a separate quieter dining area for those without children. Varied and rotating range of beers, usually from the Greene King (and subsidiaries) range.

    • Old Grammarians 46 Oxford Street Wellingborough NN8 4JH Telephone(01933) 226188

      Wellingborough Old Grammarians started in 1934 as a rugby club, but has now grown into a flourishing sports and social club with over 2000 members. The club has developed from a single sport to become a multi sport club offering various activities for the local community. Originally all members were past pupils of the Grammar School, since renamed Wrenn School. The Headquarters is located close to the Wellingborough town centre, allowing easy access from public transport. There is a large main bar, spacious function room and sports bar featuring Sky sports on a large plasma screen. The Club hosts several events each month, including Fun Quiz nights, Bingo and live artists. Non-members are allowed entry, although require signing in. Happy hour is 6.30 to 7.30

    • Olde England 2 13-14 Silver Street Wellingborough NN8 1BQ Telephone07925 195669

      Re-opened pub with a wide frontage with wooden floors and panelling. The interior is decorated with armoury and tankards in a similar vein to its sister pub in Northampton. The small corner bar features an array of 15 handpumps stocking upto 10 microbrewery beers and 5 from the Marston's range of breweries. The cider drinker is also catered for with seven ciders available.

    • Priory Bourton Way Wellingborough NN8 2LF Telephone(01933) 273975

      Out of town family pub, catering mainly for food-trade. Very handy for the A45. Large Family bar with "Fuzzy Eds" children's play facility. Small separate adults only bar.

    • Queen's Head 49 Broad Green Wellingborough NN8 4LH Telephone(01933) 224098

      A multi-roomed pub featuring at least five drinking areas having been extended into the adjacent property many years ago. The main L-shaped bar has a small brick-built servery with seating around the windows. To the left through an inter-connecting room is a small snug, complete with book shelves and a Singer sewing machine. To the rear left-hand side, and served from the central bar are games rooms for bar billiards and darts. Sports are shown on a satellite channel (5 screens); however two rooms are TV free.

    • Ranelagh Arms Ranelagh Road Wellingborough NN8 1JS Telephone(01933) 223860

      NOTE. Private members club. A traditional back-street local's pub featuring a small central bar which serves both the small room to the right, along with the much larger room to the left. Very much games orientated, it offers bar billiards, darts, and pool. The green exterior tiles have recently been painted white.

    • Red Well 16 Silver Street Wellingborough NN8 1BD Telephone(01933) 440845

      Named after the Red Well, the most famous of several springs in Wellingborough which was visited by royalty and gave its name to the Redwell area of the town. A shop conversion in 1996, this large pub is just off the shopping area in a well populated pub drinking area. Three guest beers during the week and four at weekends.

  • West Haddon
    • Crown Inn 3 High Street West Haddon NN6 7AP Telephone(01788) 510381

      This 18th century listed three story inn sits at the heart of the village on the old main road from Northampton to Rugby. It is accessed by a short flight of steps from the pavement and the front door leads into an open plan bar area, much altered from the original by "Watneyfication" in the 60's and 70's. Two separate drinking/games areas are at situated at either end of the long bar. The pub is privately owned by a local family. Manager Paddy Malone, has a very enlightened policy regarding his well kept real ales and with the exception of the house regular, Marston's Pedigree, all three other rotating guest beers are sourced from local micro (and slightly larger) breweries, such as Towcester Mill, Potbelly, Langton's, and Phipps NBC, plus many more. A recent innovation has seen the opening of six letting B&B rooms on the upper floors and evening meals are now served from Monday to Thursday only. The pub is a participant in the CAMRA discount scheme, so show your membership card to get 30p/pint or 15p/half off.

    • Pytchley Inn 23 High Street West Haddon NN6 7AP Telephone(01788) 510426

      On the outskirts of West Haddon, this large inn lies in its own grounds. It consists of three rooms and these are mainly for dining, although one of these is the bar/diner. There are also 18 letting rooms.

    • Sheaf 7 West End West Haddon NN6 7AY Telephone(01788) 511693

      Re-opened on 1 September 2018 following extensive refurbishment. The building is Grade II listed. Strongly food led but drinkers are made very welcome also. Attractive low beamed bar with various nooks and crannies to enjoy a pint. Separate dining area at the rear. Since the end of lockdowns, there appears to be an emphasis on beers sourced from local breweries such as Church End, Potbelly, Roman Way, and Langton's.

  • Weston By Weedon Lois
    • Crown 2 Helmdon Road Weston By Weedon Lois NN12 8PX Telephone(01295) 760310

      The Crown is a charming country inn and has been a feature in the village of Weston since 1593. Weston has several claims to fame including Lord Lucan having been allegedly spotted in the pub, the night after his children's nanny was famously murdered in 1974. Local attractions include Llama Trekking, Silverstone Motor Racing Circuit, Sulgrave Manor and Canons Ashby.

  • Weston By Welland
    • Wheel & Compass Valley Road Weston By Welland LE16 8HZ Telephone(01858) 565864

      A rural standalone pub in the picturesque Welland Valley consisting of a cosy bar/lounge and a large dining room which was extended a few years ago. More lately, the main entrance has been extended into the former dining area and is now complete with flagstone floors, a wood burner, and sofas. The bar has been extended too. An outside drinking area offers good views and is an ideal playground for the children. This is an ideal stopping off place for walkers of the Jurassic Way which runs close by. The Wheel and Compass was one of the five founding Welland Valley Beerfest pubs.

  • Whitfield
    • Sun Farrier Close Whitfield NN13 5TG Telephone(01280) 850232

      The pub is stone built and is on the right upon entering the village. Offering three beers, it also has a B&B facility.

  • Whittlebury
    • Fox & Hounds 44 High Street Whittlebury NN12 8XJ Telephone(01327) 858048

      Situated at the south end of the village on the main road, the large bar area of this opened-up pub has wooden floorboards and a large TV showing the Formula 1 or Moto GP on freeview. The front of the pub has a carpeted dining area where food is served and there is a covered dining area outside. Close to Silverstone racetrack, so popular with race goers on event days. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.

  • Wicken
    • White Lion 7 Deanshanger Road Wicken MK19 6BS Telephone(01908) 307254

      Welcoming country pub serving three changing ales often from Cornish breweries such as St Austell or Sharps. Popular with diners especially at weekends but drinkers made very welcome in the separate bar. Closed on Mondays and weekday lunchtimes.

  • Wilbarston
    • Fox Inn Carlton Road Wilbarston LE16 8QG Telephone(01536) 771270

      Local 18th century ironstone built pub standing in the centre of the village on the once busy A427 trunk route on a narrow and sharp bended road. This community pub consists of a bar, lounge and dining room and is very sports and games oriented. Two local ales mainly from Grainstore, Kings Cliffe, and Langton along with a Weston Cider and local Gin are always on offer.

  • Wilby
    • George 117 Main Road Wilby NN8 2UB Telephone(01933) 270033

      A large stone built pub on what used to be part of the main A45. It has a L-shaped bar.

    • Horseshoe 100 Main Street Wilby NN8 2UE Telephone(01933) 272493

      An ironstone pub behind a garden featuring two rooms, including a games room.

  • Wollaston
    • Hill 122 High Street Wollaston NN29 7RJ Telephone(01933) 666650

      The former Scott Bader Social Club is now a fully fledged pub, housed in a lovely stone built and thatched building set back from the road with a lovely front lawn. The uneven stone flagged flooring goes with the stone interior walls both in the lounge and bar areas. There is also a small separate room to the right of the entrance hallway, which also leads out into a lovely garden to the rear which contains kids play equipment. A function room is upstairs. Every Summer a very well attended beer festival is held with 30 real ales and 10-15 draught ciders. Half a dozen live music acts across the weekend also play. Food from Bistro next door Local Saxby Cider from Crafty Pig

    • Wollaston Inn 87 London Road Wollaston NN29 7QS Telephone(01933) 663939

      A large pub, much extended over the years with protruding bay windows into the street containing five downstairs rooms, as well as a large function room upstairs. The bar serves the large restaurant area on one side, whilst on the other is the traditional bar with a corridor leading to three other rooms. The side rooms contain pool and darts, whilst another has leather sofas for a more intimate night out. The new landlady has aspirations to increase the range of ales, having been used to selling five in her previous pub. Takeaway food is also provided.

    • Works 1898 73 London Road Wollaston NN29 7QP Telephone(01933) 664308

      As of May 2022 the club is open to members only

  • Woodford
    • Dukes 83 High Street Woodford NN14 4HE Telephone(01832) 732224

      Now renamed just the 'Dukes', it was originally called the Dukes Arms and prior to this the Lords Arms after the 17th Century Lords of the Manor, although was renamed the Dukes Arms in the 19th Century in honour of the Duke of Wellington who was a frequent visitor to the village. The pub has two bars; one serving the bar and restaurant and one upstairs for the games room. The pub was voted Northants Community Pub of the Year and holds social events such as fund-raising for local charities. Monthly music events are held and may include blues, country, folk, jazz and rock. On May BH a beer festival featuring 30 beers and ciders is held while on the August BH weekend Woodford Stock Music Festival is held featuring many bands and additional beers. The rest of the year events include weekly open mic nights (Thursday) and round the Fire Musical Evenings Sunday night. Food is also important with Wednesday pie and pint nights, Thursday burger specials and Sunday lunches. All food is home cooked and much use made of local produce. Rural Pub of the Year 2022 Winner.

    • Woodford Community & Sports Club The Sports Complex, Highfield Road Woodford NN14 4RD Telephone(01832) 732600

      Members’ club run by the community for the community and stands on a large playing field area provided by the Parish Council. The club consists of a lounge bar, games room and large function room which is available to hire. The 12-acre playing field is used by local sports teams and for various social events. The club is a member of the Working Men’s Club and Institute Union (CIU).

  • Woodford Halse
    • Fleur De Lys 14 South Street Woodford Halse NN11 3RF Telephone(01327) 261526

      Traditional stone pub which has had the two rooms merged into one following a refurbishment. With a central bar, the pool table is featured to the left of the room whilst a seated area is to the right.

  • Wootton
    • Queen Eleanor London Road Wootton NN4 7JJ Telephone(01604) 762468

      A large, red bricked, typical dining pub, popular with locals and attached to the Premier Inn. There is a large separate dining room and the bar area has windowed alcove seating and a stone floor in front of the bar. There is a large car park and garden with a children's play area.

    • Wootton Club High Street Wootton NN4 6LQ Telephone(01604) 761863
    • Yeoman of England 31 High Street Wootton NN4 6LP Telephone(01604) 762317

      Large, friendly, village pub popular with the locals and built in Northampton stone with a large car park at the rear and gardens with seating to the front and back. One central bar serves all areas and food is available throughout the pub which is frequented by drinkers and diners alike. 10% discount for card carrying CAMRA members.

  • Yardley Gobion
    • Coffee Pot 30 High Street Yardley Gobion NN12 7TN Telephone(01908) 976737

      Large roadside white-washed friendly village pub on the main road in the village which itself is just off the main A508. Large open single L-shaped bar with internal dividing walls providing four bar areas. Wooden and flagstone floors. Meals served lunchtimes and evenings.

  • Yardley Hastings
    • Rose & Crown 4 Northampton Road Yardley Hastings NN7 1EX Telephone(01604) 696276

      A lovely ironstone pub extensively refurbished in the 1980s and now a single large room in an 'olde-worlde' style. It retains stone-flagged floors and beamed ceilings throughout and has a small drinking area in the bay window. The emphasis is on traditional home cooking with light snack throughout the day and a daily changing lunchtime and evening Bistro menu. Fresh fish is sourced daily from Billingsgate market. The house beer is from Hart Family. The landscaped gardens are wonderful in summer. A selection of board games are available, and a monthly music night is held featuring blues at to rock. A regular award winner for its food, it has recently won the Northamptonshire Food & Drink Award Chef of The Year 2016/17.