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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 hospitably run by Simon and Louise Cottle, 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 rustic ciabattas; in the evening settle down to a pavé of hot smoked salmon with cucumber and dill risoni, followed by pan-roasted chicken breast with braised baby gem. The glorious summer garden hosts a beer festival on the last weekend in July.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 5-11 (Monday 5-10 Saturday to Sunday 12-11)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12-2, Saturday 12-3, Sunday 12-5
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Adnams, Black Sheep, The Grainstore, Purity, Nobby's, Fuller's London Pride, Timothy Taylor
  • Real ciders: Westons Stowford Press, Vale Of Welton

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 portions


  • 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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