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The Wig and Pen

€€ - €€€, British,
19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
+44 1604 622178
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
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1 - 10 of 271 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in there for a drink , we decided to stay and eat there as the food looked really , which turned out to be fantastic food and welcoming landlady We retuned the following evening with another colleague only to be told " please...More

Thank Devonmed
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here quite often, usually for beer and rugby but don't think I've ever reviewed the food. I ate here on a Friday lunchtime and it was better than I thought it would be. The menu was quite varied and the food arrived quickly,...More

Thank Firestarter29
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your lovely review. We have just introduced our new Autumn menu so you must come and check it out soon. We pride ourselves on offering the best possible service and have a weekly choice of Guest Ales and craft beers as well as...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Visited the pub twice over the weekend and can honestly say this one of the nicest pubs I have ever visited . Plus this weekend there was the added bonus of tasting German pilsner in a stein , due to the pub celebrating Oktoberfest ....More

Thank James M
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We thank you for your lovely review! We aim to bring you the traditional Inn style that is missing in the towns these days so am glad you appreciated it! See you soon for food and beer!

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Been here several times but first time we had eaten straight from work -the food was really nice -fresh -hot and very reasonable -staff very friendly really enjoyed our food and drinks we will be back . -

1  Thank Sunshinegirl037
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you taking time to write a 5 star review! Your comments have been passed on to staff and we look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Had a Saturday meal with a friend here. The food was good, prices reasonable and we sat in the nice outdoor space and would do again on a nice day.

Thank cg2512
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your 5 star review. We serve food 7 days a week and also have a retractable roof and patio heaters so you do not have to rely on the British weather to dine on our terrace! See you soon.

Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A true nice chilled relaxed pub just away from the main drag in Northampton. Nothing else to say really......it's just a good place, and, staff are very good.

Thank Mike B
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi! Thanks for the 5 star review -most appreciated and we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Visited at lunch on a Monday. Food was good with a big choice . Shame about the piped muzak which was rather intrusive. Staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank boaterlady
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank-you for your nice review. We normally have the piped music on low so not to distract you, when you visit again check you not under a speaker or if too loud please speak to bar staff to adjust for your comfort.

Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I stopped off here whilst in town on a rain soaked day and to my pleasant surprise coffee was only £1 - a real bargain. The pub is lovely with a real traditional feel to it and there is a significant covered outdoor seating area....More

Thank northants90
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank-you for taking the time to write a great review. Yes our Fair-trade coffee is only a £1 all day long and as we open from 10am its a great stop off in town shopping or working! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Popped into the Wig to check out there cider festival and I wasn't disappointed, the barman aloud me to try whatever I wanted and was extremely helpful and also the chef who was doing the BBQ did a great job of explaining what was on...More

Thank MN_food
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thanks for your great review. The Cider festival was fab and we will be repeating yearly. We have Oktoberfest coming up 30th September with some live music, Oompah, great food and plenty of beer - come join us!

Reviewed 30 June 2017

A stone's throw from the Guidhall in the town centre is this fairly unassuming watering hole. It's the traditional dark wood beams and darkly coloured carpet school of decor, stretching back from the street door in a long, inverted L-shape. As I walked in I...More

Thank ESP2006
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear ESP2006, Thank-you for your lovely review. We are glad you felt comfortable to join us in our 'watering hole'. We like to keep things traditional whilst offering a large range of Ales (we have over 13 including Guest Ales each week to enjoy!) as...More

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Pete T
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Hi, not after 6pm as a town centre public house thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 622178
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Description
A traditional pub steeped in history that offers a unique food and dining experience in the heart of a bustling town centre. With 13 rotating guest ales and ciders, 100 plus whisky's and rare spirits, bottled global beers, draught lagers & Belgian beers we have something different to appeal to your palate. Our chefs produce regularly changing menus tailored to showcase the finest seasonal produce. All our recipes are produced on site using ingredients sourced from numerous local suppliers. As a proud supporter of the Northampton Saints we regularly show all Rugby games throughout the season on our many screens. The Wig and Pen is also proud to offer a diverse range of live music every week of the year. CAMRA (campaign for real ale) accredited & we were voted Northamptonshire's pub of the season by CAMRA for Spring 2012 because of our excellent selection of quality local and national real ales.
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