Old House Pub & Kitchen

4.3
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128 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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.
What 128 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleH
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 of us booked for Sunday Roast, And we all thoroughly enjoyed It. Beautifully served and delicious to match. We all remarked on how this was one of the best roasts we’ve been out to. Everytime we eat here the food is always spot on, thank you.

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SueC
Northampton
6 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service . Well worth a visit

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MarkHam
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice place to meet up with friends, great service and great food
From bar service to security staff very professional and always polite

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DavidS
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The pub was fine, staff were friendly,drinks far to expensive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience3

No record of booking on arrival. Shoved to a table out the way. Waited nearly an hour for food

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Given the worst table in the restaurant claiming everywhere else was booked when we watched countless empty tables remain empty for our entire stay. One member of staff kindly moved us to a (Very slightly) better table after the manager said no. Then we waited an hour and a half for my starter and then a further half an hour for my main which were both of very poor quality. Also, a pint of beer is £5.50!? What on earth. Disgusting mark up. Finally, when wanting to leave the staff proceeded to avoid eye contact with us while waiting for the bill for 20 minutes. Overall did not feel welcomed and felt more of an inconvenience to the staff

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HardipD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Food excellent but took a while to arrive, perhaps because of COVID.

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Felt very uncomfortable. A large group was next to me and they were definitely not social distancing and were stood right behind my chair.

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BobD
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

While the food is very good the social distancing, particularly when using the toilets is non-existent. The music was quite loud and persons in the bar area were raising their voices to accommodate. When it re-opened people were requested to use the hand sanitiser but more recently this appears not to be the case.

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gavinp
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great venue for a few drinks with mates or food with the family

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DanniM
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only one thing was could have done with more cous cous with my halloumi

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very welcoming on arrival. waitress was friendly and chatty. food was excellent can not beat a roast dinner!

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TrevP
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Attentive and efficient service with a friendly smile.
My wife and I had the roast beef and it was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the staff were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food was lovely.

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JulieR
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Not really enough food choice, the service was good but we were the only ones in the restaurant at 5pm

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Anne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Sunday roast and really great service in a lovely setting. Cannot fault it.

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PaulTheEngineer
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third visit for dinning and again service and food were excellent , this time we had the steak , I had good intentions just to have a burger ,but the fillet steak was probably some of the best I've had ,and cooked to perfection ,I had mine medium rare and the girlfriends was medium .No starter because I wanted to try a dessert , but was nearly full so we shared one and again it was lovely .

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AngelaJ
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time we've come here to eat - again not disappointed - lovely meal and pleasant efficient service.

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HazelD
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday roast I have had out ever, everything was cooked to perfection and the waitress was lovely

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First visit, lovely surroundings, fantastic food and presentation. Lovely service from Leeann the waitress, will definitely return!

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TerriK
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roast was out of this world! Staff were polite, welcoming and had a smile on their faces! Will definitely be returning!

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Anne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch. The food was delicious and the service great. Will definitely be going back.

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Edayy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing find! The service was attentive and the food was absolutely excellent.

Old House Pub & Kitchen
Responded on 18 October 2019

Edayy, Amazing is a very nice comment and we are glad that you liked it and thank you very much for visiting us. Thanks again and see you soon, OH Restaurant team

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PaulTheEngineer
Northampton
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Booked a meal on line , table was waiting for us when we arrived , service was excellent ,food was lovely , finished off with a nice coffee ,we couldn't manage a desert due to being too full .Staff were lovely , attentive ,but not overbearing ,and they didn't rush us.

Old House Pub & Kitchen
Responded on 18 October 2019

Thank you very much for such a good review and we are delighted that you had a great time. Hope to see you again soon. ( Psst - our Sunday roasts are amazing ;D ) OH Restaurant team,

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Tabby
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my sons birthday and as soon as we arrived the lovely young waitress looked after us so well they were very attentive and looked after our table perfectly with a very happy friendly manner the menu was great something for everyone and when our food was served the same friendly service was given all the meals were wonderful very well presented the food looked great and tasted lovely the chief was very accommodating and we were able to bring a cake which was placed on a nice tired cake stand it made such a lovely evening my son enjoyed his birthday treat as we all did .We are now planning our next visit very soon Sunday lunch or high tea lovely experience can’t wait to come back.

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GloriaY
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

My salmon fingers where burnt and hard to chew and no taste at all,but my partners spaghetti meatballs was very nice..and drinks were nice and staff were friendly and made us enjoy our stay.There was fire alarm stuff explained the procedure to evacuate even though it end up being false alarm

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mozzettte
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, really nice place, really impressed will defo be back

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PaulN
Northampton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed an impromptu Sunday roast at the Old House.
Friendly service, delicious food, lovely ambience.

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IsabelC
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very well cooked food and comfortable seating. Staff were very helpful and quick. The only criticism I have is that the music was a bit noisy which made conversation a little hard.

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OpenTable Diner
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food

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PatrickB
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A surprising gem on Welly Road, upstairs over a pub. I particularly like the round table in the curved balcony looking out over Welly Road.
The food was enjoyable, including the veggie options that two of us had, and the service was both friendly and prompt.
All in all, a pleasant meal

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AmandaS
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Did wait a while for food and drinks, but when the food did come out it was really lovely.

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JMRJou
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Surprisingly good

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Sophie1982
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful afternoon tea my sister and I had, we turned up quite early and they saw to us straight away with drinks. It was my sisters birthday and they made it very special for her, with a free glass of Prosecco and decorated her plate with happy birthday messages! Our waiters were two lovely young guys who were very helpful and attentive, food was amazing, would definitely recommend!!

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Craigmann
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, bar staff and service was second to none... thanks to Hilary, Tia and diago 👍

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Holly
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for afternoon tea to celebrate a birthday and the service was amazing. Even brought out the cakes with a candle and happy birthday written on the plate. Cakes were amazing too and all homemade. Will be going again.

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MalcolmW
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great quality food (sunday lunch) at a reasonable price

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Jade1
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food wasn't the best, service was okay but good for a casual get to together with friends.

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ClaireB
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We had a table for 4 booked at 3pm for Sunday lunch. At 2.30 I got a phone call to say that the restaurant had already run out of beef, they’d been very busy apparently. When we arrived we were the only people there !!
We ordered a sharing platter for our starter which was on the menu as baked Camembert, pitta etc, what we actually got was a platter with whitebait, halloumi etc.
The menu was already quite limited , more so without the beef.
We ordered 2 chicken breast and 2 sea trout. We were then told there was only 1 sea trout left. My daughter who’s birthday it was, ended up with her 3rd choice meal.
When my husbands sea trout arrived it was served with a Yorkshire pudding and a jug of gravy. Bizarre!
Throughout there was not one sign of apology or embarrassment at this poor service.
The food itself was actually of a good standard, it’s just a pity we didn’t get any of the food we wanted.

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Old House Pub & Kitchen is rated 4.3 stars by 128 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.