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“Look, matey, I know a dead falcon when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Falcon Hotel

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Falcon Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Castle Ashby
Wellingborough
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69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Look, matey, I know a dead falcon when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

Things have rather changed at the Falcon since my last visit. There are no staff, I let myself in through an open window. There is no food or drink on offer, no menu nothing. It is strictly bring a bottle and a picnic (no corkage will be charged). There is no comfort about the place; there is no furniture at all - not a stick remains and it is as cold as an Eskimos fridge . But the room rate at least cannot be quibbled at - its totally complementary.

I am not too too too sad. I am still smarting that, twenty whatever years ago, when my dear wife had the kindness to let me marry her, the whole eye-watering booze bill from our slap-up wedding reception, enjoyed here at the Falcon, was found, on departure, to have been added to our room bill (whilst my newly acquired father-in-law scuttled-off early with a certain smug grin about his face). Indeed the price the Falcon have now, eventually, paid, whilst rather harsh, has a certain sweetness about it.

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Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

We were married here in July 2011 and as a wedding venue it was perfect. We had a 'English country garden' in mind and that is exactly what we got. We were married in the main building which is old and quirky and when decorated with flowers just perfect. Our wedding breakfast was held in the sturdy large marquee in the beautiful garden. Drinks on the patio and lawns, children playing in the hidden gardens, perfect setting for photos, good service, good food, relaxed, beautiful and the best day of our lives.

It would be a real shame if this place closed down. It holds memories that are very dear to our hearts.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northants
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

We had our wedding here, and came to book for our wedding anniversary couldn't believe it has closed down since April .
Very sad for such a beautiful venue and great food and service that we experienced.

I hope that it opens again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

we are looking for a wedding venue and have been trying to contact the hotel with no luck.
Could a member of staff please state whether the hotel is still holding weddings as when we came to look around last year we thought this hotel was lovely.

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2012

Special Thanks to Jon and Chris and Donna who made our wedding day so special and faultless, food delicious service excellent .just added to such a special occasion.all our guests thought it was great too.what a wonderful memory.thanks to you all.linda and gary.

  • Stayed March 2012
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Falcon Hotel, responded to this review, 4 April 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

We chose The Falcon as it was convenient for a trip we had to make. All the staff were charming and friendly right from the word go - the manager, kitchen/dining room staff, housekeeping staff. It was a Friday night and the hotel was full and had a big wedding on the Saturday but it felt as if we were being looked after all the time and everyone had time for us.
Our room was in the cottages beside the hotel and it was everything we needed, though a little on the cool side. I usually find noise from other guests annoying but did not notice anything disturbing at all.
We had not planned to eat in but we had seen nothing else in the vicinity and the cost of dinner looked reasonable and we were both very pleased with our meals - I had the best salad I have ever been served - and we were glad we had not stopped anywhere on route.
Overall it made for the ideal impromptu break and we both said we'd like to return some time.
I will definitely be recommending The Falcon.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Falcon Hotel, responded to this review, 12 March 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

we booked a room and dinner for 14th feb we arriverd to a very warm welcome and hand shake from the staff which was a very nice welcome touch .. the food was amazing and the room was cosy warm and clean ,,although short staffed the service both at the bar and during the meal was was first class ,The staff here were friendy and could not do enough to make sure your stay here was hassle free and relaxed , we liked it that much we have booked to return again in a few weeks ,i little gem on our door step ....

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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OldEnglishInns, Owner at Falcon Hotel, responded to this review, 26 February 2012
We are really pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel. At Old English Inns we really value every one of our customer’s comments. Thank you for taking the time to post your comment and we look forward to welcoming you back to Old English Inns in the future.
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Property: Falcon Hotel
Address: Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northamptonshire > Northampton > Castle Ashby
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Castle Ashby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Falcon Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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