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An oasis just off the main road

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Weary A14 travellers should earmark this 400-year-old village pub that’s just a mile from junction 1. In winter months a log fire warms the traditional interior and its wall of pictures of the pub from bygone days. It’s been hospitably run by Simon and Louise Cottle since 2011, who consult the locals on their choice of four ales; Vale of Welton cider is here too. The menu of freshly prepared dishes includes lunchtime sandwiches and home-made bread; in the evening settle down to asparagus, poached egg and hollandaise, followed by steak, ale and Stilton pie, mash, buttered greens and gravy. The glorious summer garden hosts a beer festival on the last weekend in July.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11 (Monday 5–10 Sunday 12–10)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6–9

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival, Last weekend July


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

A14 junction 1, A5199 towards Northampton. Pub on left in village.

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