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The Old Friar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
The Old Friar is situated in the quaint village of Twywell in Northamptonshire. Our beautiful old Inn and massive Beer Garden with Children's play equipment is a great retreat for couples, family's & gatherings. We are well known in the area for our home made fresh food that is served daily lunchtimes & evenings. With our ever changing seasonal menu's, children's menu, bar menu, lunch menu & dinner menu. We are well renowned for our delicious Carvery which is served every evening and from 12-8 on a Sunday. We serve breakfast on a Saturday morning & cater for vegetarians & are 'gluten free' friendly.Large car park.
US$3 - US$24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a large party and were given one of the side rooms, having to order our food in advance. The food was really nice - it all came together with noone having to wait and watch the others eat - I can definnitley recommend...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Thecatsmum4
Reviewed 2 days ago

Have recommended this pub/restaurant to others but experience on Saturday 19th leaves me thinking that somethings gone wrong here. Booked table for 5 for lunch. Arrived at 12.55 and led straight to table. Waitress advised that there would be a delay as restaurant busy. Food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I probably haven’t visited the Old Friar for about 10 years and we were not let down ..... the pub is warm, cosy and snug...... We tribes unannounced, so no pre booking and we were lucky to find a seat at this popular eatery ........More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pavakid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was nice, was a bit put off by a member of staff picking up a stuffing ball with his fingers. Then dunked it straight in the large gravy pot, took a bite then dunked his half eaten stuffing and fingers back in the pot....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Brooksy66
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Brooksy66 Thank you for your review. Very glad you enjoyed your meals. I can only agree that this should not have happened. I would like to assure you that there was no ''double dunking'' the ball was torn in two, as it was the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my whole family shortly after Christmas and found a lovely little pub with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Staff were friendly and welcoming and we were quickly shown to our table. The carvery was excellent with a decent serving of meat and a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank darrenk211
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi darrenk211 Thank you for your glowing review. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your experience here at the Friar so much. All of the team work very hard to provide high standards of food/service, it is so encouraging to all to read...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having rang up and booked a table the day before went for lunch yesterday with two close friends.It was a bitterly cold day,but upon entering the premises found a nice cosy atmosphere,and a warm welcome from the staff.Our food and drinks order was taken,and my...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank johndR6399YZ
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi johndR63999YZ Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Old Friar. It is fantastic to read that you and your friends enjoyed your visit earlier this week. We look forward to welcoming you in the future. Festive Regards Katie and...More

Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

We visited this pub today, the atmosphere was very good, the staff were very friendly, helpful and professional. Unfortunately it was let down badly by the food, the carvery is small and the veg is either under cooked or, as in the case of the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beverley H
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Beverley H Thank you for your review. I would like to apologise for your disappointment. I do wish you had mentioned about the quality of the food on the day, we could have replaced/rectified or at least apologised in person. I thank you for...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018

Visited the Old Friar for a midweek lunch and although there was a large party in one side of the pub there were only four other people in the other so it was not overly busy. My partner and I were shown to our table...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lyttonlondon2014
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear lyttonlondon2014 Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I sincerely apologise for the issues you experienced during your lunch. I appreciate you mentioning at the time so we could rectify the mistakes. Such a shame that bad news travels faster than...More

Reviewed 2 December 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch at this place I picked off TripAdvisor. Great decor / atmosphere and fantastic staff. definitely not disappointed and would highly recommend this very popular place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GloucesterWiz
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2018

Hi GloucesterWiz Thank you for your fab review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your lunch. Hope to see you again next time you're passing. Kind Regards Katie & Peter

Reviewed 26 November 2018

The staff were very friendly and efficient, couldn't fault our waitress. The starters and puddings were very nice. We all chose the carvery option (9 of us), 3 of us were hoping to choose the fish option but it had already sold out, and this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 790vickih
oldfriar, Manager at The Old Friar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2018

Dear 790vickih Thank you for your review, this is the first I have heard of your complaints so I apologise that it was not dealt with when mentioned, this will be investigated. I would like to rectify this with you personally so please call/email me...More

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24 September 2018|
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Response from janecooke | Reviewed this property |
You will need to call them to enquire when they are taking bookings.
5 March 2018|
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Response from paulatb65 | Property representative |
Hi i have checked with staff at the Friar and they have not seen him since last year i am afraid so sorry can not help. Regards Paula
11 January 2018|
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Response from WILLIAM556 | Reviewed this property |
I am very sorry that I can't answer your question. I have visited the Old Friar only once, in recent years, and while there were people at the Bar during the lunch I ate, I can't know if one of them was your friend. I... More
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