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The Lamplighter, Northampton Central, Northampton

66 Overstone Road
Northampton
NN1 3JS
Phone: 01604631125
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moby duck left this review about The Lamplighter

A backstreet corner pub opened out into one large room and maybe loses a little character it once may have once had.The pub boasts 8 handpumps with seven ales on during my visit , Vale, Great Oakley,Nobbys and Oakham were the breweries represented, Oakham Citra was in good shape.
A decent pub well worth a look.

On 6th May 2018 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Lamplighter

A backstreet gem for the ale drinker. In an area that doesn’t initially look promising, this pub sits quite happily on a street corner and presumably was nothing out of the ordinary a few years back. The main room has unfortunately been stripped and opened-out a bit too much, though there is a nice traditional lounge room available under the stairs (which nobody was using, sadly). Also a large walled beer garden to the rear. The clientèle were mainly young professionals (I get the feeling Northampton is soon to become the next boom-time London commuter town) and students from the nearby Uni. Music nights advertised but TV sport is a no-no. 8 pumps - 7 ales, 1 cider and a well-stocked fridge. Unfortunately my first choice of Oakham came out cloudy and was taken off after I got past the initial barmaid who was fairly clueless and demurred to the more experienced barman. The replacement of Dark Star Hophead was in excellent shape. It doesn’t quite hold the charm to make it an unmissable pub but it’s certainly well-worth the walk out to sample if you have a few hours to spare. 7.5

On 13th August 2016 - rating: 7
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Aqualung . left this review about The Lamplighter

This is a corner pub in an old terraced street just to the North of the main town centre. Inside it's a single wooden floored room with low tables and chairs. There is a smaller room at the rear that looked like a dining room. There is also what looked like a paved patio to the far right where a few people were sitting in the warm May sunshine.
Although there were six hand pumps only three beers were available but this was because their May beer festival was on and they had a metal rack with fifteen casks on it. for the record the bar had two festival ales and Oakham JHB. I went for the Nene Valley Big Bang Theory from the hand pump as there was no cooling arrangements for the beer other than an ineffective ceiling fan and the weather was quite warm. Sadly this was served in one of those horrible dimple jugs and I didn't have time to ask for anything different. It was a very good well kept pint but the price was £4.25 for a 5.3% beer. This is a back street Midlands pub with a derelict warehouse at one end not London. The two Northampton Spoons have the rock bottom price of £1.89 for a standard guest so someone is on the make here. To be fair the other festival ales were more reasonable at around £3.50 plus or minus 20p but it's still the same sort of price as my part of London.
Apart from the prices and the jug it was a reasonable place but I doubt that I would return.

On 25th May 2015 - rating: 6
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Northampton, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Long Buckby, 10.51 miles, 3 hr 22 min walk (show)
Wellingborough, 11.75 miles, 3 hr 46 min walk (show)
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6th May 2018, 21:34
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 30 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 30 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 19 December 2011 by hondo .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 30 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 22 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes - Every Monday plus other evenings - last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Wednesday - last updated 30 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 13 August 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 30 July 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 September 2018 by Komakino .
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - Midnight
Tuesday12noon - Midnight
Wednesday12noon - Midnight
Thursday12noon - Midnight
Friday12noon - 1am
Saturday12noon - 1am
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