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The Lamplighter

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitised menus
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Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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British, Pub, Bar
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited last night for Vegan Tuesday and was blown away by the Caribbean themed menu. We tried every dish and we’re not disappointed by any of them. I’m not a vegan or vegetarian but I didn’t miss meat once and the spice was so good!...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, wow, wow!! What can I say! The food was off the scale amazing! Each tapas style dish was bursting with flavour, freshly cooked, beautifully presented, perfectly portioned not to mention very reasonably priced! I went for everything on the menu as I didn’t want...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot fault The Lamplighter. Best roast dinner in Northampton by a country mile ! We’ve been several times now and never, ever disappoints. Service is second to none !

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hands down our favourite pub in Northampton. You can’t go wrong. Great beer, cracking food, excellent staff. We love it here and so glad to come back and support our local pub (again) :)

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 14 April 2021

The Lamplighter is one of my favourite pubs. That's because of its amazing food, service and drinks. It's not the posh pub, but you must definitely visit it!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Brunch was amazing. By far the best you’ll find in Northampton. Great menu, with veggie and vegan options. Go ahead, book your table, read a paper, eat, chat & chill.

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 6 October 2020

First visit to the lamplighter, had a Sunday dinner with my boyfriend and friend, we all had the beef, chicken and pork! Couldn’t fault the food, clearly home made and it was so good! We all enjoyed it! Very safe and COVID friendly, staff were...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

So glad that the Lamplighter has survived COVID and is back serving its wonderful Sunday lunches! The Lamplighter is probably the best example of responding to COVID that I have seen so far - tables have been removed to allow for social distancing, details for...More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 9 August 2020

A superb Sunday lunch cooked to perfection, good service and plenty of good quality beers, we will definitely be back

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 August 2020

First visit today as looking to move to the area, had a fantastic experience from the moment we arrived. We were made to feel really welcome. Great food, lovely pub and excellent staff & service. Looking forward to our next visit already!

Date of visit: August 2020
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8 May 2017|
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Response from mayday56 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure James and Paul will make your vegan goldfish very welcome loopylouis2k9.
Sandy G
30 May 2016|
Response from TheLamplighter2013 | Property representative |
Hi Sandy Thank you for your enquiry and apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We'd like to say yes but unfortunately we do not allow pets in the bar however dogs are welcome in the courtyard garden as long as... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lamplighter

Yes, The Lamplighter is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Lamplighter is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5