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  1. Distance: 2.83mi
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  3. Distance: 9.50mi
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About Old House Pub & Kitchen

The Old House is an imposing pub & dining room on the Wellingborough Road in the heart of Northampton. Serving a range of freshly prepared seasonal dishes 7 days a week.


With an a la carte menu, bar menu and in the summer months a BBQ menu in the lovely comfortable garden, you are never short of fine foods to accompany your beers, wines and cocktails.
We also have a function room available for private hire and private dining.

214-216 Wellingborough Road
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN1 4EE
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, Contemporary European, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday 10am - 12.30pm
Lunch: Monday - Thursday 12 - 3pm
Lunch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 - 8pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 6 - 10pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01604 204777

Website:
http://oldhousenorthampton.co.uk/

Entertainment:
In the pub area, which is separate to the dining floor we have DJs playing party tunes and house party vibes on a Friday & Saturday night.

Parking Details:
Lots of metered bays around as well as a lot of free parking after 6pm and at weekends.

Executive Chef:
Diego Granada

Private Party Facilities:
Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or just a good old knees up, we’ve got the perfect spaces for you to celebrate.

Private Party Contact:
Nikki: 01604 633855

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Old House Pub & Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

service

4.4

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4.0

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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People Watching (4)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and friendly service. Rhys and George were very helpful and could not do enough to ensure we had a great meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 7 days ago

An afternoon tea surprise for my 90 year-old mother in-law. Great food, exceptional service. Staff went out their way to ensure we had everything we needed including a chair with arms moved next to the woodburner. Could not of asked for better service - thank you.

Tags: Casual, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 2 November 2017

The waitress we had made our experience incredible. Thank you so much. She did everything she could to fit our needs.

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·Dined on 3 August 2017

A very pleasant surprise, having not visited the Old House since its transformation. My husband and I really enjoyed the food, surroundings and service in the upstairs restaurant. We will definitely be returning.

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 28 May 2017

Fab day having afternoon tea. Second trip and this time I took my mum to guarantee a good time. Good food, great service, especially from Pete :)

Will be back

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 12 February 2017

Great meal - lovely Sunday roast and dessert. Good service - smart cosy restaurant, nice ambience. Only niggle that the background music was a little too loud and one of the items on the dessert menu was not available, even though it had not been taken off.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Great food and excellent service, regularly eat and drink at The old house and am never disappointed

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2016

Was looking for a quiet area for a business conversation . They gave me a great table but more than that, the service was outstanding. Attentive without being overbearing. The food was timely and tasty. Have been there before ( not for business). And will be there again.

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 (Northampton)·Dined on 23 October 2016

Great Sunday lunch and great service from our waiter

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 20 August 2016

Eaten here many times, never a bad meal with great service

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Bristol)·Dined on 13 August 2016

Lovely staff, lovely food and perfect place to spend an afternoon in the sun.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 5 August 2016

Another fabulous meal. Great service & beautiful food! Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 17 July 2016

Came for Sunday lunch. Food was very good, worth extra price compared to cheaper ones at some local pubs, service too. Had a window seat, perfect for watching world go by.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 10 July 2016

We had a Sunday roast. There was a mountain of well cooked beef and the vegetables and other accompaniments were all very tasty. WE will be back for more.

The only downside was the restaurant area upstairs was very hot. fortunately the waiter put us near a window so it was not too much of a problem.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 21 May 2016

Food was amazing

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 (Northampton)·Dined on 28 March 2016

Quality food. Excellent service. Highly recommended!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 28 May 2015

So refreshing to see such passionate staff who are committed to creating both an excellent atmosphere and exciting food! Very impressed and looking forward to my next visit :-)

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 9 May 2015

We tend to go to out of town pub restaurants for a meal, for a change of scenery. I found The Old House on Google, looking for somewhere different, checked the menu on their website and reviews on Trip Advisor and none of them let me down! The food was divine, with a rather good bottle of Australian Cab Sauv, the service was friendly and spot on and the atmosphere was great - maybe a little loud on a Saturday evening for my personal taste but I am quite old! We even got a personal apology from the chef as we left in case we'd overheard him swearing!! (The kitchen is open onto the dining room.) You want to know about the food too? We both had the Brixham Crab starter - a lovely delicate flavour which wasn't overpowered by the dressing. He had the lamb chops which were so tender and the feta, yogurt and tomato was an amazing combination! Score 10 for the chips too. My poussin was melt-in-the- mouth with a lovely fresh lemon thyme dressing and loads of asparagus and chef produced yummy crushed potatoes with creme fraiche and chives to go with it as I didn't fancy the choice on the menu. My hero!
All in all a great experience and we will go back, probably on a weekday.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 22 February 2015

We went for lunch at The Old House on Sunday. The food was lovely, the children's menu was small but great. The service was fabulous and everyone was really welcoming. I will certainly be returning as it was a really great experience that my parents really enjoyed.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 11 January 2015

We ate here last Sunday and the food was excellent ,the service was very efficient & friendly .
We went very early so it was quiet but there's music in the background and I will definitely go back !

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 2 January 2015

Had my third meal here on Friday. Couldn't fault it at all. Great varied choice on the menu which is surprising for a pub. The quality of food was also exceptional. Our waiter was very polite and helpful. He also remembered us from a previous visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 17 October 2014

Lovely service from staff and the restaurant decor looks fab! Only fault was the quantity of food that comes with the afternoon tea - very small servings. Will definatley come back but for dinner and drinks next time!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 10 October 2014

What a change from the Old House I remember... Beautifully refurbished and with a whole new vibe. We had afternoon tea having seen it advertised on FB. Contemporary rather than traditional. Sandwiches fresh with great fillings. Loved the vegetable crisps. Sweet treats were wonderful, a definite leaning towards chocolate. To make it perfect I would have added some sponge cake but would be to enhance what was a wonderful plate of goodies. All beautifully presented and left me happy and content and not over full. We were the only people dining upstairs which only tells me not enough people know about this delightful place to 'afternoon tea'. Go check it out! I will return to check out the rest of the menu (and I live 10 miles away).

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 11 July 2014

Service was excellent, warm and friendly. The food is outstanding with homemade sweets and desserts etc

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 21 June 2014

Really lovely little eatery above a pub.
Had heard great things about the food, and our party of four thought it was of a good standard.
All the starters were fantastic, notably the scallops were cooked to perfection. The mains we had ; Duck was a bit fatty, sea bass was cooked well (but the accompanying vegetables were a tad bland), the Pork belly was delicious.

Our waitress (dark curly hair), was fantastic, you'd never know it was only her first night.

All in all I would recommend this place, the ambience is fabulous, the food is good, and the service excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 10 May 2014

My boyfriend and I went here for a meal on a saturday night. The food was delicious and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The only problem was that of my boyfriend's, that you only buy beer by the bottle which is rather costly. Other than that everything was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We went as a family of three for Sunday lunch. We were pleasantly surprise to find it was not overcrowded and looked very clean. The staff were very polite and attentive and although the menu is a little limited, I have to say that the roast beef was fabulous. My son had the double beef burger with bacon which he said was one of the best burgers he had eaten in a while. All in all a very pleasant and relaxing experience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Delicious as always...boiling hot upstairs, as always!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 28 June 2017

Really enjoyed a lush steak meal here, great wine selection as well! Meal was cooked to how we had asked and as a massive carnivore I love my steak done a specific way and the chef nailed it! Only thing lacking was atmosphere as it was virtually empty, probably something to do with it being a Wednesday though so will have to try it another day! Definitely going back here for another meal and would like to try the cocktails too!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 23 June 2017

I liked the food but didn't have what was on the website menu so I was disappointed. Also no choice of chips you only had thick ones which were like powder, I was hoping for a choice like sweet potato or thin

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 27 April 2017

Lovely building very eye catching, restaurant was small but quaint. Service was fine food was good standard and i will be definitely returning again to this establishment.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Brunch
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 5 March 2017

As a party of 4 we booked a Sunday lunch at the Old House at Home. The service, food and value for money exceeded our expectations and would recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to lunch. I expect to attend the Old House at Home in the future to sample their evening menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 27 October 2016

Great food yet again, always nice and great sevice.
Well worth a visit.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 30 September 2016

Food excellent, although attentive when serving, service was extremely slow

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 15 July 2016

Good food in pleasant atmosphere with attentive service made me feel like a valued customer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on 4 July 2016

The Old Pub House was a very nice pub with lots of seating and a lovely outdoor area. The restaurant area was closed so I ate in the pub area. The salmon carpaccio starter was excellent and prepared perfectly. The salmon was fresh and the arugula and capers a lovely contrast. I then had a Caesar salad and some chicken wings and both were nicely done. The chicken wings had a spicy BBQ type sauce. Service was also very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2016

The menu had a few mistakes on it but the food was pretty decent and the service was great.

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 (London)·Dined on 21 June 2015

What a surprise to find this place.split into downstairs bar and upstairs resturant.a friendly barman greeted us in the bar and directed us upstairs.the decor is quite dark but once seated and able to watch the staff cooking it was an excellant Sunday lunch even though it was Fathers a Day.my husband and granddaughter both had the roast which looked very appetising and as a vegetarian the staff kindly adapted the vegetarian choice for me . The lemon possett was the best I have tasted. Overall a relaxing and excellant lunch.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 15 May 2015

Went on a friday night as a couple, very noisy atmosphere as a few big groups were loud but we got used to it and it didn't detract from the food, amazing is all I can say, we could see the open kitchen and it was fantastic to see the chefs at work and they worked incredibly hard and were extremely professional, I was very impressed. The only mark down in my review would be that there wasn't enough waiting staff and we had to wait a long time because they were very busy with a function and lots of tables. I thought the quality of the food seemed to exceed the location. A bit pricey on the drinks. In fairness they acknlowledged their failure in the service that evening and knocked our desserts off the bill without us even mentioning anything. Credit where credit due, fantastic food would definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Northampton)·Dined on 28 February 2015

We really enjoyed the food, it was delicious! The noise level was a bit too high for us, and more choice on the menu would make it perfect

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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