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The Buttery

The Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LF, England
+44 1604 696728
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible10%
4 weeks ago
“Great Location, excellent food...shockingly poor service”
Apr 14, 2017
“Lovely location”
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All hours
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here as a walking group after a walk in the area (which we also recommend). This was our second "annual visit" and our memories of last year were of poor service, this time the service was worse. First the location: The Buttery is...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We were able to sit outside because it was just warm enough...had a full breakfast and coffee...all very tasty and served promptly. ..its a lovely location....and loads of cyclists arrived there...just like upmarket bikers really...

Thank lesta38
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Extremely average tea room! Beautiful location, in the converted yard which belongs to Castle Ashby house. This is a fine stately home with a exquisite garden. The buttery shares the yard with a Gallery a card shop a antique dealer, furniture showroom and shoe shop...More

Thank hungrygourmetRMF
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We came for lunch after a visit to Castle Ashby because the cafe there had no tables left. The Buttery is in pleasant surroundings and we enjoyed browsing the adjacent shops after lunch. The lunch itself was decent, I had a tasty full English, my...More

Thank SparePebble
Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience and really fresh food. The service was warm and friendly going over and above with my dietary needs. I will be back a great place to conduct business meetings.

Thank Beauchamp2016
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait a while. The staff are a bit dreamy but they get there in the end - be prepared to call them over and ask for attention - otherwise they are really accommodating. The scones are LOVELY and homemade as well as...More

Thank Family R
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Rather than heading to a large coffee franchise, my partner and I thought it'd be nice to support a local business. I hadn't been to The Buttery before, and with the lovely backdrop and quaint surroundings- I was optimistic! Just like another review on here,...More

Thank Stef T
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Its a shame to think that this is someones business that they've put money into and yet they're allowing young adults to try and run it on a weekend with neither of them having any idea on the basic concept of customer service. Seems they've...More

Thank drumsndrums
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Recent visit has only confirmed what good value this small cafe is.The food is delicious and the atmosphere so relaxing and pleasant To be recommended especially for breakfast!

Thank Tigmarsh
Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had drinks here after a good browse round the many interesting shops. The staff are great and the service was exceptional. highly recommended.

Thank Maxim123153
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Rural Shopping Yard, Castle Ashby, Northampton NN7 1LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton  >  Castle Ashby
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 696728
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