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Althorpe Coaching Inn, Great Brington [Closed] - pub details


Address: Main Street, Great Brington, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN7 4JA [map] [gmap]

Nearest train station Long Buckby (3.1 miles)

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Fox and Hounds, Great Brington (0.0 miles), Saracen's Head, Little Brington (0.8 miles)


user reviews of Althorpe Coaching Inn, Great Brington

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My mum and stepdad took my wife and I here one Saturday afternoon for lunch as a little treat, since we were up visiting for the weekend. What a treat it turned out to be! This is exactly what I look for in a pub, and without doubt one of the loveliest I've had the good fortune to visit.

Firstly, there's the building itself which is simply beautiful. All higgledy-piggledy with original beams, stacks of old books nestling in various corners, a plethora of old pump-clips up on some of the beams displaying former cellar-dwellers and various nik-naks from days gone by all serve to give this place a really lovely atmosphere. We found a nice cosy corner out of the way and it was just perfect.

Secondly, there's the food. A splendid lunch menu exists, and although not the cheapest around, the food we ate was of a very good standard. I can recommend the sweet chilli marinated beef sandwich, melt in the mouth! I think the menu changes regularly mind you so its a case of pot luck as to what you'll be offered. I've heard excellent reports on the evening meals as well, and I've been promised that we'll do that soon.

Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, comes the beer. It's always a sight to behold when you have more than five beers to choose from, and when we visited there were (I think) somewhere between 8 and 10 available. I was like a kid in a sweet shop, and after sampling several that I can no longer recall, I was quite, quite jolly! All were well kept and well pulled, just brilliant.

This is a great pub, I urge you to pay at least one visit if you can!
PMA - 6 Sep 2010 18:22
This is possibly the best pub in Northamptonshire. Stone floors, beams, real fire, welcoming and knowledgable staff, friendly clientele, decent food but, most importantly of all, top quality, well kept ale. They tend to have around 8 real ales on including 3 or 4 ubiquitous beers such as Greene King IPA, Speckled Hen, London Pride and Abbott. These always go down well with the less adventurous although I've never bothered with them due to the ever changing and high quality selection of guest ales. Recent highlights have included Kelham Islands Cadillac Ranch, Cheddar Gorge Goats Leap and Abbeydale Absolution. There is always a range of strengths and beer types and they are invariably well kept. An absolute must if you're looking for a decent pint in this part of the world.

Thuck_Phat - 17 Mar 2010 08:13

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