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The Wig and Pen

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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
+44 1604 622178
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10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Chapel Brampton
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wide selection of real ales,CAMRA membership recognised. Food quite pricey but good quality. Friendly staff and plenty of live music. Covered outside area, great for summer evenings especially when large group or band playing.

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Thank adrianbC4382FO
Northampton, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Wig and Pen but what has happened to you. Sunday between 2 - 30 and 4-45 pm four members of staff and chefs were more interested in eating crisps, drinking coke and playing on their phones. Customers were left t to clear their own tables. A table near us had a cup etc left on it for... More 

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Thank ge0bel
Northampton, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First can l say that this is the first time l have had to write a negative review about the food at The Wig and Pen. We went here on sunday for our lunch as we know that the food is excellent. However, lm afraid this was not the case this Sunday. I and my husband decided to have the... More 

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Thank Sue G
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Come here often and seems to me they don't check or monitor the men's toilet at all. When you pay nearly £5 for a pint (probably the most expensive pub in town) you expect not to use toilet paper sat rolled up on the floor and actually have some soap to wash your hands.... Poor for such a busy well... More 

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Thank Cojyoung
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. I have been in contact with the Pub Manageress regarding your comments. She has asked me to apologise to yourself and assures me this wll be looked into and dealt with and will be arranging more regular checks to the toilets. We hope this does not stop you enjoying the Wig & Pen in the future... More 

Rushden, United Kingdom
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180 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This used to be a really good place to get a good pint of real ale. They do food which is OK..but the last time we were in there we were trying to find a seat to relax but were told that the seating was for people who were eating. It also attracts the lager drinkers so obviously the younger... More 

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Thank peter h
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you peter h for your review. Yes we are a town centre pub so do get very busy, however we do not save seating for people regardless of weather eating or drinking and seating is available for everyone inside and out. I presume it was a busy time you called in and that all the seating was taken up with... More 

United Kingdom
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We recently visited for a quick pub lunch. Always a good selection of beers to choose from. We shared a sandwich with chips and onion rings, and was ideal to share between two people. Good traditional pub food, and good pub atmosphere. Good pub, friendly staff. Worth a visit.

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Thank Graham B
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thanks Graham B for your great review. We hope you join us again soon to sample more of our food and beers! More 

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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Yet one more town centre pub in Northampton some proper real ales with food available and sky and bt sports available a proper old style pub the staff are friendly and welcoming so if you are into your real ales I recommend you visit the old public house

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Thank richyg360
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review. Our traditional style Inn has at least 13 real ales and ciders on each week with regular changing choices so always a great selection! We show most sports, especially Rugby on our many screens inside and out as well as serve good food daily, see you again soon! More 

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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went last night for just a drink before going on somewhere else to eat. Very busy with mostly locals having drinks and food after work. Drinks were on the expensive side compared with other pubs but we enjoyed the time we were there.

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Thank Jeaney48
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for your 5 star review! We are a popular town centre Inn especially after a working day, I am glad you found your visit pleasurable & hope to see you again soon in The Wig & Pen. More 

Dublin
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94 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

went after the Leinster saints game music and craic with both sets of supporters. Cant say much more as I cant remember

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Thank donal1107
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you donal1107 for the 5 star review. We are THE Northampton Rugby pub and always have friendly banter and fun with all supporters, sounds like you tried a few of our many ales we have on offer! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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203 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was our watering hole whilst up watching Leinster v Northampton in European cup. Great atmosphere, diligent and very quick friendly staff. Very spacious, good music and great food and snacks. Less then 1 minute waiting time for service for each round despite being very busy. Most of the the customers were rugby fans - friendly and full of banter.

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Thank BrendanKDublin
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for making the Wig & Pen your base for the Rugby game. We enjoyed your visit to us & look forward to the next game with you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 31
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, 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
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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