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About
The Old House, the quintessential English Pub & Kitchen serving gastropub meals and food in a beautiful vintage style interior with a great outdoor garden area.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Great place to hang out with friends, and dance. Live DJs every weekend I've been in there. And the staff are super friendly

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 March 2024

Decided to book a team meal at the Old House Restaurant for a team outing. The staff were friendly and attentive. There were 10 of us in total having starters and mains. The food was perfectly cooked, good sized potions and everyone was served at...the same time. The team had a great time and we'd definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Went to The Old House for the first time on Mother's Day, had the roasted trio which was amazing! Followed by the brownie, and others had the sponge cake. The presentation of all of the food was great, the staff were all very helpful and...attentive. Someone in the group was gluten free, the team were very knowledgeable and ensured her requirements were accommodated for. Overall a lovely experience, and would recommend a visit, especially for a Sunday roast!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Great pub, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Great for a night out and cocktails. Food is also amazing when I have been before.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Love the vibe, since the refurbishment, great service, great food portions and a dynamic atmosphere. Great for renunions and celebrations. No where in Northampton offers this intimate dining experience coupled with modern twist.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

I booked the Private Dining Room for my husband’s 40th Birthday, for 25 of our family and friends. From the moment I first enquired, the whole process I can’t commend highly enough. The service and attention to detail I received was exceptional. Nothing was too...much trouble. On the evening of the party, Cat the manager and the staff made sure everything went smoothly for the surprise, and made sure everyone was happy at all times. The venue itself is just stunning, perfect setting for an amazing and special celebration. Thank you Old House!More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

I went here as part of a large group for Xmas dinner. The staff were friendly but the food was poor. £35 a head for a smoked salmon starter which was literally one bite. Turkey ok but no gravy and cranberry sauce one pot for...10 people. Dessert clearly frozen and tasteless. It could be a bad experience because of a group booking. Far better food pubs locally.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 12 November 2023

Nice pub on the Wellingborough Road in Northampton. Great selection of Lagers (not cheap at £8 pint Peroni) but good atmosphere. My only other dig ... They didn't take cash. With the ever greater threat of Government (centrally) controlled digital currency, cash needs to be...accepted and accessible in as many places as possible, otherwise we'll all be at the behest of the Government's crackpot net zero whims and carbon footprint mantra.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023

Top quality Sunday roastie, use the pub quite a bit as everyone is so friendly and professional. Never eaten in the upstairs dining room before, lovely. Not rushed, however recommend you book

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Excellent food and service, scallops were enormous and very tasty, and the steak melted in your mouth. Thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

Visited Old House for dinner with friends. The venue looks amazing and I was impressed with the decor both down and upstairs. The food and service were great and being a vegetarian always difficult to find options but I was pleased that there were quite...a few vegetarian dishes available. I went for the pea and asparagus risotto, which was lovely and a perfect portion size. Will definitely be visiting again soon.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

A fantastic evening. All the team were warm and welcoming, like visiting friends. Service was swift and attentive but not too quick so as though you felt rushed. And when the food arrived-wow! The presentation was equal to that of any high end restaurant in...London. Portion size was just right and the flavour….how best to describe it….quite simply.. it blew us away!! And the new decor is a real statement which adds to the great experience. We will definitely return 👌🏻More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

They denied my cash payment. Cash is important for protecting the freedom of everyday people. We need to keep the option open.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

We tried out the Old House after hearing about its renovations and menu update. The food we had was incredible. My partner tried the Fillet Steak from the specials menu and it was cooked to perfection and was a great quality piece of meat. I...had the chickpea and sweet potato curry which was also delicious and very flavourful. Each dish was presented really well which gave the meal a ‘fine dining edge’. Great cocktail selection also, not your standard ‘porn star’ you can tell they have been well thought out and mixed to taste good! One thing that really stood out to us was the service we had, it felt like we was dining at a high end restaurant in London. The attention to detail was spot on and the restaurant it self is luxurious, including the toilets!! I would say that this is a great spot for date night or even special occasions, it’s not like your standard meal out in Northampton, it’s nice to finally have somewhere a little more up market to go for dinner locally! We will deffo be returning, but with friends next time and hopefully continue the night with drinks down in the bar afterwards! 🙌🏼🙌🏼More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023

Our first time in the restaurant upstairs since it’s been closed for refurbishment. Have to say ….. initially blown away by the decor - does not feel like you’re on the Welly Road ! Service was great and we had a fantastic Sunday roast -...I opted for the chicken supreme - a proper jointed piece of chicken rather than the measly few pieces of dry carved chicken you find elsewhere - and the gravy was rich and sumptuous. Yes it was very very good but the apple tart for pudding was the best I’ve ever had - I was cheeky and asked where they get it from - only to be told it is all made fresh in house - even better !!!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Old House Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4