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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

The mildly eccentric pub signage reflects the 'hopping' element; as it's hard to explain, a visit will clarify. Having seen, enter the bar, where several national real ales accompany Saxby's cider, made on a local farm, and around 11 wines by the glass. For her modern British dishes, head chef Jennie Bowmaker hand-picks her suppliers, so knows how her meats were reared, her fish caught, and her vegetables grown. The result: honey and sesame roasted heritage carrots, blue cheese, chargrilled pear, chicory, rocket, smoked walnuts, pickled grapes and pomegranate mollasses, and that's just a starter! Main dishes could include slow-braised beef shortrib, sautéed leeks with wholegrain mustard, roasted garlic mashed potato, crispy shallots and green peppercorn jus; or a more prosaic but no less tasty, maple ham, egg and chips. Sandwiches, omelettes and salads are also available.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch opening: Mon-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8.30
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Sat 12-10, Sun 12-8.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Black Sheep, Adnams Broadside, Towcester Mill
  • Real ciders: Aspall, Somersby, Saxby's Cider

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Getting here

Take A428 from Northampton towards West Haddon. Left into Hopping Hill Gardens, pub signed

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