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Elwes Arms Public House

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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37 High Street | Great Billing, Northampton NN3 9DT, England
+44 1604 407521
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently visited The Elwes Arms with a group of us. I ordered the Seabass which I've never had before, so was very excited. The presentation lived up to my expectations. I really enjoyed my meal and the staff were wonderful, especially my server. I hope to come again in the future as I have heard that the Sunday lunches... More 

Thank fredagraham
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for valentines special menu with a group of ten ( five couples). Terrific menu themed for valentines. Food was presented well and cooked to a very high standard. Paul, the Chef, produced an excellent meal and his desserts are truly legendary.

Thank Stevejames27
Northampton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this pub on the internet and thought we would try it out as it was quite near to us. The food was very good and filling. The staff were very friendly. My only criticism would be is that the tables and the menu's were sticky and needed wiping down or cleaning.

Thank Patricia326
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We visit this pub often and take our delegates from our Courses there for a meal and the food is sooo good, also the staff are very friendly, especially Lilly who often takes care of us, nothing is ever to much bother for her, she goes beyond her remit to make sure we have a fabulous time and she actually... More 

Thank ElizabethIvory
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We decided to dine hear on the penultimate day of January, not a great decision. The pub was very quiet and our meals were terrible. We asked for crispy chips and were served with black chips, the hand battered fish was black and soggy although the scampi was burnt to a cinder and almost inedible - we took 60% home... More 

1 Thank Pete K
Northampton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Ate here with some colleagues. Very disappointed with the lunch choice for vegetarians and opted for just about the only item on the menu that wasn't meat or fish - the "veggie salsa burger". "Are you vegetarian?" asked the waitress "because we usually make this with a beef burger, although we do have some veggie burgers". I was rather surprised... More 

Thank lewis348
Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

This is a fantastic place to dine . The food is excellent. The staff are second to none. We had no complaints at all and will certainly be dining there in the future. Menu suited our needs. Staff attention was great.

Thank hobgoblin48
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

From the outside this looks like an idyllic little village pub. But inside is another story. There is absolutely no atmosphere, unless you count the drunk at the bar - belching! Any traditional look they might have once had is now ruined by new garish red and cream leather dining chairs - totally out of place. The bar staff seem... More 

Thank Deb J
elwesarmsgreatbillin, Owner at Elwes Arms Public House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. I would have welcomed the opportunity to have met you face to face to discuss the many assumptions you have made about our food etc. Sorry you didn't like the chairs but a lot of our older clientele actually like them as they find them more comfortable than the old... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The Elwes Arms is situated in the village of Great Billing which has retained its village like feeling even though it is completely surrounded by the expanded Nortthampton. We have eaten here several times as we live within walking distance but we have recently twice as part of a large party of friends who always go out when one of... More 

Thank Johnjo42
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

On a mid week lunchtime a group of eight ladies celabrating a birthday arrived unexpectantly and received a warm welcome. All the food ordered was served at the same time and enjoyed by us all. As we had forgotten a birthday cake the chef prepared a special dish of ice cream with warm biscuits.

Thank Marilyn B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:45 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 High Street | Great Billing, Northampton NN3 9DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 407521
Featured in the good pub guide. Great food and old country stone built thatched pub. Great lunch deals for £4.95, one meal and includes a drink.

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