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Attractive village pub with wildlife-loving garden

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Sports TV
Dog friendly

Tucked away in perfect walking country, this stone-built 300-year-old free house is close to Canons Ashby, an Elizabethan manor house run by the National Trust. The pub’s quirky garden is full of interesting recycled items, decorative trees and shrubs, and secluded corners. Paul and Denise Egerton grow their own salads and herbs here, and it’s also a haven for wildlife – 50 different species of bird, 200 species of moth and 20 of butterfly have all been spotted. Walkers and their dogs relax on the terrace when it’s warm; in winter, real fires warm the stone-flagged interior. Up to five real ales and Westons Old Rosie cider are on tap. Food is honestly priced and wholesome: soups, baguettes, home-made salmon fishcakes, and sausage and bean casserole are some of the choices, along with vegetarian options. Weekend bar lunches include quality platters of meat, fish or British cheeses, as well as Yorkshire puddings filled with steak and kidney, and a choice of casseroles.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 7-11.30 (Friday 6.30-12 Saturday 12-12 Sunday 12-5 9-11)
  • Lunch: Saturday to Sunday 12-2.30
  • Dinner: last Friday in month or special events

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: St Austell Trelawny, Woodforde's Wherry, Towcester Mill Race, Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter
  • Real ciders: Westons Old Rosie, Abrahalls Slack Alice

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sports TV
  • Garden
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

M1 junction 16, A45 towards Daventry. At Weedon take A5 towards Towcester. Turn right signed Farthingstone

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