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The Narrow Boat, Northampton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Watling Street
Weedon
Postal town: Northampton
NN7 4RZ
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Nick Davies left this review about The Narrow Boat

Watling Street has been a major road for two thousand years and until recently a traveller on what is now the A5 could be sure to pass a pub every couple of miles. Nowadays most of those pubs are either boarded up or converted to other uses, and our traveller is more likely to seek refreshment in a drive-through McDonald's.

The Narrow Boat, near the once strategic crossroads at Weedon, is one of the survivors, still here due to its position on the Grand Union Canal. As is typical, those who passed this way 200 years ago would recognise the solid building. They'd be quite rightly mystified once inside by the pub-restaurant arrangement beloved of 21st Century British pubcos. In this one the pub bit is near the road, the restaurant 75% at the rear with the views over the canal and protected by a 'please wait to be seated' sign. However if you need to be seated in the loo you don't need it to apply to the gatekeeper and can have a nose round on the way. The best bit is the garden outside, set high up above the canal.

Charles Wells, just IPA and Bombardier, neither of which I fancied, so I had a drink of their Dry Hop lager, presumably a Marston's take on a craft lager and refreshing enough, if extraordinary expensive: a pint of that, a J2O and a packet of ready salted came to just short of nine quid. This is very unfashionable rural Northants for heaven's sake

It's OK if you passing, and I'm sure nice enough on a sunny day when you can enjoy the garden.

On 7th February 2019 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Long Buckby, 6.18 miles, 1 hr 59 min walk (show)
Northampton, 7.92 miles, 2 hr 32 min walk (show)
Rugby, 15.45 miles, 4 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Narrow Boat, Weedon
7th Feb 2019, 21:28
Web Link submitted by Nick Davies approved
 
7th Feb 2019, 11:03
Review submitted by Nick Davies

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 06 February 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 February 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 06 February 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 February 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Facebook page - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 February 2019 by Nick Davies
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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