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The Wig and Pen

) #126 of 429 Restaurants in Northampton ££ - £££ , British,
19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
+44 1604 622178
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
££ - £££
19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped off here whilst in town on a rain soaked day and to my pleasant surprise coffee was only £1 - a real bargain. The pub is lovely with a real traditional feel to it and there is a significant covered outdoor seating area....More

Thank northants90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the Wig to check out there cider festival and I wasn't disappointed, the barman aloud me to try whatever I wanted and was extremely helpful and also the chef who was doing the BBQ did a great job of explaining what was on...More

Thank MN_food
Reviewed 30 June 2017

A stone's throw from the Guidhall in the town centre is this fairly unassuming watering hole. It's the traditional dark wood beams and darkly coloured carpet school of decor, stretching back from the street door in a long, inverted L-shape. As I walked in I...More

Thank ESP2006
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear ESP2006, Thank-you for your lovely review. We are glad you felt comfortable to join us in our 'watering hole'. We like to keep things traditional whilst offering a large range of Ales (we have over 13 including Guest Ales each week to enjoy!) as...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Out with friends or your partner this is a friendly safe and comfortable environment. A lovely garden with live entertainment a must go as a starter for a night out.More

Thank Chris H
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris H Thanks for your fabulous 5 star review! We have a more relaxed atmosphere in the day times serving good food and drinks, whilst in the evenings the Wig become more lively as you say we have regular live bands on, Festivals, Jazz...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

We visited the pub on a very bust early Saturday morning for the Lions rugby match. The pub had very sensibility suggested booking and a table was waiting for us. Because of lots of people ordering food at the same time the kitchen was obviously...More

Thank MarkWelsh333
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank-you for your review! Yes the Lions games played on an early Saturday morning were very popular hence the reason we suggested booking a table to watch the match. It was a very busy time for our kitchen, but they managed to provide as you...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Decided to eat here after a very long day at work. My friend and I ordered the same meal (lamb pie), his came first and was fine. My meal arrived a few minutes later and was so over-cooked that I couldn't cut through it. The...More

1  Thank rdowson2017
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear rdowson2017 I am sorry to hear that you had a bad meal with us. It seems strange that your friends was fine but yours not, I have spoke to the kitchen who remember the incident and apparantly a check was made the following day...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017

Went to see a cancelled Luther Vandross gig which let the weekend down, stopped here for a drink, nice little pub, gets busy on the weekends but what else would you expect from a town centre pub on the weekendMore

1  Thank Durks65
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Durks65 Thanks for calling in to see us, sorry your concert was cancelled but glad you found us on your trip to Northampton! We are always busy on a Week-End evening as you say we are in the town centre and also attract the...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Been a few times in the evenings (week days) and liked it, food good music good. Just popped in to town (Saturday 20th) and fairly busy no problem, willing to wait my turn but it never came. Please not that the bars are not single...More

Thank Chris W
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris W Thanks for taking time to write a review. Your comments have been taken on board and dealt with by the Manageress, who also informs me that the date of your recent visit they had taken on new staff who were still being...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Stella, Carlsberg, Peroni? Sigh! Chain pub? Kill me! If you're going to be a pub, be a great pub. Be a really good pub. Serve very good beer and simple, but high quality British pub food. It must be a really hard formula to achieve,...More

Thank castino
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Castino Thank- you for your wonderful review! What can we say?! Everything we strive to achieve you have wrapped up in one paragraph, we look forward to you joining us again soon!

Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Made a quick visit to this bar as they are holding a beer festival. This is a small bar but blade much bigger by the excelled beer garden which is open all year and the site of the beer festival. Good range of beer and...More

Thank northants90
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

Thnaks northants90 for your lovely review! The beer festivals at The Wig are always popular so keep an eye out on our social media or website for details of the next one! In the meantime we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Pete T
11 December 2016|
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Response from paulatb65 | Property representative |
Hi, not after 6pm as a town centre public house thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 622178
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A traditional pub steeped in history that offers a unique food and dining experience in the heart of a bustling town centre. With 13 rotating guest ales and ciders, 100 plus whisky's and rare spirits, bottled global beers, draught lagers & Belgian beers we have something different to appeal to your palate. Our chefs produce regularly changing menus tailored to showcase the finest seasonal produce. All our recipes are produced on site using ingredients sourced from numerous local suppliers. As a proud supporter of the Northampton Saints we regularly show all Rugby games throughout the season on our many screens. The Wig and Pen is also proud to offer a diverse range of live music every week of the year. CAMRA (campaign for real ale) accredited & we were voted Northamptonshire's pub of the season by CAMRA for Spring 2012 because of our excellent selection of quality local and national real ales.
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