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Pomfret Arms, Northampton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
10 Cotton End
Phone: 01604765544

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Danny O'Revey left this review about Pomfret Arms

Nice brew pub with 3 areas on the edge of town. Traditional and with their own beer. Beer quality was a bit warm for my personal taste

On 20th October 2019 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Pomfret Arms

A good laidback friendly brew pub, with eight handpumps serving four of their own Cotton End beers, brewed in an outhouse at the rear of the pub and four guest beers. The garden and patio area was of substantial size and an advertisement next month hosted a 19 piece jazz band that would be performing the garden. Beer wise I initially went for the Cotton End Aramis, but much preferred two of their guest beers, which were Great Oakley Marching In and Siren Undercurrant. We took our beers into the back room where we met the owner's Father and a couple of his pals, so stayed a little longer than anticipated. A good pub this one, so well worth a visit.

On 21st March 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Pomfret Arms

Fine traditional brew-pub, altered a bit but retaining two separate bars with a central servery. Mix of furniture in both parts, supplemented by a beer garden at the back. Also has the local form of table skittles in the rear section. Four of six handpumps in operation, including their own Cotton End Aramis single-hop (£3.50). A good atmosphere anyway, but my brief stop was enlivened by the start of some live music from a singer / pianist who started things off by rocking out to the most blistering version of Great balls of Fire I've ever heard (that's including from 'The Killer' himself).

On 18th December 2016 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about Pomfret Arms

The Pomfret Arms has long been closed so the recent reopening is to be welcomed. It's just far enough out of town to feel like a local but is close to both the Malt Shovel and White Hart making a trip to this side of town well worthwhile.
The pub has been well described so I'll only add that the two lit fires and friendly welcome make this a cosy and comfortable place to be. It's clearly frequented by regulars which also boosts the atmosphere and at around 8 the lights were dimmed and candles lit on each table. Not to everyone's taste but it adds again to the atmosphere.
As mentioned, the Cotton End Brewery now brews here with the six handpumps offering Cotton End Goldings Pale, Aramis and Standard Isn't it? alongside Hart Family Brewers House Beer. I'd guess that the latter is a regular with the rest changing with demand. Everything that we tried was in good shape and whistled down.
An excellent addition to Cotton End and makes this side of town very attractive to the ale drinker.

On 25th November 2015 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Pomfret Arms

Reopened after a long closure this is the home of the Cotton End brewery.It's a traditional town centre boozer but with some pleasant design features.The front bar with flag stone floor has a fireplace to both sides ,cleverly lit by an array of fairy lights running around mirrors above.There is bench seating below each front window,while the island bar also serves a much larger rear room which in turn leads to a good sized outside beer terrace.
The pub has a community feel with quiz nights and children welcome until 7pm and a very friendly welcome from the barstaff ,who include the brewer.I can forgive a faint smell of puke on entering as a result .On my visit there were three Cotton End ales on offer plus Hart brewed House Beer.I enjoyed both Aramis and Goldings Pale and felt that this pub is well worth visiting for both a chance to sample their good ale and enjoy drinking in a proper pub atmosphere.Not to be missed if crawling the town searching for decent real ale.

On 24th November 2015 - rating: 8
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Will Larter left this review about Pomfret Arms

A white-painted building with dark bottle-green windows, a colour that is repeated internally to good effect. The floor is bare boards and there are fireplaces at either end of the one long room, in contrasting styles, one on a stone chimney-breast and the other brick. There's a Northamptonshire skittles table to the left in front of the bar. On the bar are six hand pumps, and these were offering beers from Phipps (Diamond Ale), Great Oakley (Wot's Occuring) and Hart of Wellingborough (3 and 9). There's real cider from boxed polypins. The soundtrack to all this was an eclectic one of blues, R&B and soul. Well worth a stroll out of town for this one.

On 30th March 2015 - rating: 7
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