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The Mail Coach

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8 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UB, England
+44 1604 637656
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just had a few drinks with friends. It was okay, not brilliant. Not too many people there as it was a Tuesday.

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Thank gmslb
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a nice bar but is too expensive for what it offers. I used to call in here regular but not so often now because you can save so much from visiting the many nearby pubs. I guess it's well located for the theatre so they rely on that type of custom rather than the regulars now. Staff were... More 

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Thank Fitzy2014
Northants
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

First time we've been here for pre-theatre food and it was excllent. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The food choice is very good as well. The quality is also superb. In our group we had a variety of items they all came out together and were cooked perfectly.

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Thank C_ANorthants
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Evening C_ANorthants, Thank you for taking the time to write us an amazing review, it's greatly appreciated. We hope to see you return soon! Regards, The Management Team More 

Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great food and great service. The main manager was super friendly and really approachable. The mail coach is great for watching live sport, they have a massive TV which is ideal. 100% would recommend

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Thank HRob1234
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Afternoon HRob1234, Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review! Hope to see you again soon, Regards, The Management More 

Level Contributor
37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I visited here on St Patrick's day with some friends, we've never visited this pub before but popped in for some drinks before our night out. On our first round we were served by a tall young lad he was very chatty and charming and wearing a St Patrick's day Guinness hat getting in the spirit. He served our drinks... More 

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Thank Missreviewerlqs
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Evening Missreviewerlqs, We apologise about the service you received from the member of staff in question, we pride ourselves in great customer service and we are deeply sorry this wasn't delivered on this occasion. We do hope you will return to us at The Mail Coach. Regards and apologies, The Management More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This has become our new local, even though we have another pub much closer. The atmosphere is wonderful. The garden area is perfect for us, large seating area with large TV and heaters. The prices are very reasonable and the food is pretty good. Can have a bit of a wait on a weekend but the staff look happy and... More 

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Thank TiggerChelsi
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Afternoon TiggerChelsi, Thank you for taking the time to write us an amazing review, we really appreciate it! We apologise about having a wait at the weekends sometimes, we try our very best to staff up to prevent this. See you again soon! Many Thanks, The Management More 

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The pub is situated next door to the Derngate theatre, where paul Carrack was performing, we arrived at 5.45pm and ordered food, both ordered steak, sorry only have 1 steak. No fish either...come on , a Friday night with hundreds of people going to the theatre...Really gone down hill since our last visit 4 years ago, Feels like they only... More 

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Thank Jillpercy
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Afternoon Jillpercy, We apologise that you were not satisfied on your visit, I can personally assure you that the Pork Belly isn't microwaved, Friday was quite busy for us and we are sorry some items were not available to you. We do hope you will return and we can improve your experience at The Mail Coach. Regards, The Management More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Went there with a few friends for lunch, and we have mainly chosen meals from the lunch menu. Although it was only 7 of us the food came out quite lots of time apart in 3sessions so some finished by the time I've just got it. My chicken wrap was confusing as some chicken pieces were freezing cold while other... More 

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1 Thank Violet1N
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Good Afternoon VioletGlassArt, We do apologise that you did not enjoy your visit, we will be sure to look into why this occurred. We do hope this does not put you off The Mail Coach, and that we can live up to our own high standards on you next visit. Regards and apologies, The Management Team More 

Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a very cold Saturday lunchtime. The pub was warm and the staff helpful and friendly. Good food and wine. Staff even organised is a taxi afterwards

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Thank IanScott1866
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Good Morning IanScott1866, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Especially such a lovely one! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Mail Coach. Thanks again, The Management Team More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

When me and my friend arrived at 'The Mailcoach' it was pretty quiet. The bar staff were friendly, and served us straight away. We had a couple of drinks before ordering our food. We waited sometime for the meal, and when it arrived mine was burnt! As we were booked for derngate, I didnt complain until I went to pay.... More 

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Thank Linny994
Mail C, Manager at The Mail Coach, responded to this review

Good Morning Linny 994, We are deeply sorry that the food was not up to standard when you came to visit the Mail Coach. We are always trying hard to maintain our usually high standards. I would also like to say thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Apologies again, The Management Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Derngate, Northampton NN1 1UB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 637656
Description
The Mail Coach is in the heart of the cultural quarter in Northampton, offering a wide variety of locally brewed beers and an excellent range of drinks. Our food menu offers a contemporary twist on pub classics, and our beer terrace is perfect for all weather occasions.

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