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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: closed says WhatPub - 02/04/2018 (converted to a restaurant)

Stables, Towcester Town, Towcester

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
1 London Road
Towcester
NN12 6LB
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Stables

A traditional looking pub on the edge of town, it presumably takes it’s name from the nearby racecourse but is otherwise devoid of any equine influences. It appears to have been recently refurbished and now has little in the way of any traditional pub ambience and in many ways looks more like a trendy restaurant with high-backed wooden chairs and colour co-ordinated napkins.

As you go in the door you are offered the choice of going right to the “grill” or left to the bar, although in reality it makes little difference since it is all just one open plan room inside, but divided in to two halves for eating and drinking. The flooring is dark polished wood whilst the paintwork is the usual neutral Farrow & Ball shades with one wall in contrasting chocolate at the restaurant end and lime green at the bar end. Cream wood panelling covered the lower part of the walls and the curved bar counter. Various vases of twigs were dotted around, with some of them being illuminated. The bar area had limited seating options with a number of stools at the bar and a couple of high tables and chairs. A plasma was stuck up on the wall at the restaurant end which seemed somewhat out of place, although this was not in use.

Food wise the menu offered a decent selection of dishes with a few pub classics such as Scampi & Chips, Steak & Ale Pie or a Burger at around the £9/£10 mark and a few more adventurous dishes such as Beef Wellington, Sea Bass or Lamb Shank were priced somewhere in the £10 - £15 range. My Crab & Vegetable Stir-Fry with Noodles from the specials board was a decent and tasty dish and good value at £9.95 I thought. A bar snack menu meanwhile offered such delights as Cheesy Chips or Onion Rings.

Beers on tap were just Doom Bar and Hobgoblin, whilst the ciders were Strongbow and Weston’s Rosie’s Pig. This is a tricky one to mark – the staff were friendly, the food tasty and overall I quite liked it, but it’s got little in the way of appeal for someone just dropping in for a pint.

On 16th April 2014 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about Stables

A small pub given a gastro makeover leading to a rather sterile atmosphere.To the left tables are set for diners,so drinkers occupy the right of the open plan interior.The wood flooring,slatted blinds and cream coloured wood paneling is all rather predicatable,so are high tables and sofas ,even the hard wood bar top is probably mass produced.There is a small outside seating area.
Three handpumps serving Doom Bar,a Weston cider and London Pride (on the turn,£3.35) did not inspire,the lack of customers on a blazing Friday afternoon must be a source of concern.Not one I will return to.

On 6th July 2013 - rating: 5
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Latest updates View all updates for Stables, Towcester
7th Sep 2018, 20:15
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
 
7th Sep 2018, 20:15
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Gone away: closed says WhatPub - 02/04/2018 (converted to a restaurant)

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Small decking area - last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : No last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 August 2013 by Bucking Fastard
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 11 September 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 April 2014 by Blackthorn _
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