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The Bartholomew Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, European, Pub
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30 High Street, Blakesley, Towcester NN12 8RE, England
+44 1327 860292
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Cold, Old,Cobwebbed,run down and noisy. No wonder it is for sale. Not only will you freeze half to death, yiu have to make your own room up. Perhaps guests are expected to clean the rooms they pay for too. Avoid.

1 Thank SIG226
Leeds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I would have given 3 and 1/2. the hotel is in transit at the moment up for sale. The Hotel is very much out in the wilds, but if you are looking for an old world pub thats where you find them, so driving over was not a problem. The first thing is that they do not have parking, only... More 

Thank AngelaM1952
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

We ordered ribeye steak with pepper sauce and my husband ordered Stilton sauce. Coked really well and to follow we have the cheese platter which I would highly recommend

Thank shellyd111
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

The family has Sunday roast today', it was great food was hot, Lovely veg, and a very good price 3 courses £12. Amazing!!!!! Will be back.

Thank Barbara M
Northampton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We had booked a room and had an evening meal with friends. First thing to note was there had been a change of chef since I originally booked and the old menu was still on the web site, our friends are vegetarian and were particularly looking forward to the option on the menu. However the menu offered was completely different.... More 

Thank CDHandley
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Really good menu and lots of specials!Food cooked by Steve is always absolutely spot on! steak was cooked to perfection! Thank you

1 Thank Abbie-Jean K
Felixstowe, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Steve from the new inn is now at the Batholomew arms running the 2 courses for £10 or 3 courses for £12 that he started a few years ago at the new inn. and some lovely specials of which some have a supplement but are very much worth the extra couple £s

Thank Stephen C
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We visited this pub for a Saturday lunch with our parents and children. It was very quiet and the service was very friendly, attentive and accommodating across the kitchen and bar staff. The menu was reasonably priced and the overall bill very good value. We had gourmet burgers and gammon and it was all excellent, exceeding expectations. There was good... More 

Thank cesca456
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

We have been to lunch today, Sunday 31st Jan 15,I booked a table for 7 for my mother in laws birthday. I rang to book the night before and was told then they weren't very busy on a Sunday! This should have been a warning and we debated at length after the call but we thought we would give it... More 

1 Thank Lisa C
Northampton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Visited recently and enjoyed a good 3 course meal at the pub but in the restaurant side with large group of friends (10+). Great service and banter with the owner/staff, food good quality and homemade. The point to note that due to small kitchen they struggled to get all main meals out together but this didn't spoil out night (plus... More 

Thank Robert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 24
Bar, British, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 High Street, Blakesley, Towcester NN12 8RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester  >  Blakesley
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 860292

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?