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“The Deli Boards are superb and Beer Brilliant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Wig and Pen

The Wig and Pen
Ranked #111 of 516 Restaurants in Northampton
Price range: $2 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
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.
Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“The Deli Boards are superb and Beer Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

The Deli board that we ordered with excellent. They also have St Austel Tribute on the hand pull. The London Pride is excellent and you can tell that this pub really knows how to look after cask beer. We have eaten here on a number of occasions and it is excellent, quality ingredients and therefore good value

Visited May 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Yes, it probably is the best pub in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2012

I've not sampled any of the town's other pubs, but nothing during my visit contradicts the views expressed elsewhere here that the Wig and Pen is the best in Northampton. The selection of real ales is impressive (10% discount for Camra members) and the menu offers classy but down-to-earth pub food. The meat pies, sourced locally, are a real treat. Not cheap, but worth it.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Top pub in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

Best pub by far in town, great food, great music, great craic, owner goes out of his way to make you feel welcome.

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“Just brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

The food was great and the friendly staff made the place feel very professional I will be telling my friends and family about this hidden little gem.

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1 Thank Bobba24
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northampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2012

amazing food great selection on drinks,easily the best pub in northampton

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank sam j
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