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The Wig and Pen

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
+44 1604 622178
12:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a quick visit to this bar as they are holding a beer festival. This is a small bar but blade much bigger by the excelled beer garden which is open all year and the site of the beer festival. Good range of beer and cider including local brews. Have eaten here before and can vouch for the food. Worth... More 

Thank northants90
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Wig and Pen last night and really enjoyed it. The pub was lively and quite full, so obviously a popular destination on a Saturday night. The pub offers food, a wide range of ales, beers and spirits and a large garden area. There were also several signs detailing live music on Sundays and beer festivals in the next... More 

Thank Katie2690
Newquay, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was up visiting family and met in this pub which is quite historic and had a good atmosphere. The menu had a reasonable range of pub grub and this tasted great when it arrived. Definitely a good place to meet after work or in my case a 300 mile journey.

Thank Vinylman101
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for your lovely review and for taking the 300 mile journey to join us! We are a traditional inn in a town centre position so always good for after work drinks or meals, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you next time you are here! More 

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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has gone down hill over the last couple of years and now they have really taken the biscuit. They are refusing to serve Northampton Town FC fans and along with other football fans as this is a Rugby pub!! I support all my local teams but mainly football. Now if we wear the wrong colour shirt we are... More 

Thank Adam C
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went in especially for the friday brunch. A good choice and was cooked to perfection. Friendly staff and clean. Good selection of ales

Thank Jopo_13
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your brunch which is served every Friday and Saturday from 10am-2pm, we hope to see you again soon and you can maybe sample our main menu which is served daily! More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Had a couple of drinks after work very friendly and welcoming will be returning -staff very pleasant and very central to the town

Thank Sunshinegirl037
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking the time to write a 5 star review! We look forward to your return. More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We met up with friends 7 of us altogether to listen to our neighbour play with his rock/ blues band. Some had food which looked very well presented and they all said very tasty and didn't offer to share so must have been good. Good selection of beers and wine. Very lively enjoyable time. The staff were friendly but unfortunately... More 

Thank JanNorthampton
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you JanNorthampton for your fabulous 5 star review! Live bands play every Sunday at 4.30pm and the last Friday of the month so please come and see us again soon & enjoy all the Wig has to offer! More 

Chapel Brampton
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wide selection of real ales,CAMRA membership recognised. Food quite pricey but good quality. Friendly staff and plenty of live music. Covered outside area, great for summer evenings especially when large group or band playing.

Thank adrianbC4382FO
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for taking time to write a review of the Wig & Pen! We are pleased you enjoy your time at our Inn, every week we have visiting guest Ales and serve over 13 real Ales and Ciders. We currently have live bands on every Sunday at 4.30pm and the last Friday of the month, details can be found on... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We love the Wig and Pen but what has happened to you. Sunday between 2 - 30 and 4-45 pm four members of staff and chefs were more interested in eating crisps, drinking coke and playing on their phones. Customers were left t to clear their own tables. A table near us had a cup etc left on it for... More 

1 Thank ge0bel
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Thank-you for your time in writing a review. After the Manageress saw this review she followed out checks and susequently staff were dealt with accordingly. Unfortunately it was during a break she had and her deputy was away, but even so this is not the service we provide at The Wig. As you say we pride ourselves on excellent service... More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

First can l say that this is the first time l have had to write a negative review about the food at The Wig and Pen. We went here on sunday for our lunch as we know that the food is excellent. However, lm afraid this was not the case this Sunday. I and my husband decided to have the... More 

Thank Sue G
paulatb65, Public Relations Manager at The Wig and Pen, responded to this review

Dear Sue G, it was disapointing to read your review after always giving us good reports. After speaking to the Manageress she has discussed this with the kitchen, and now has a checking system before anything leaves the kitchen so as to ensure this does not happen again. Obviously at busy times mistakes can happen and we are glad you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$32
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 622178
A traditional pub steeped in history that offers a unique food and dining experience in the heart of a bustling town centre. With 13 rotating guest ales and ciders, 100 plus whisky's and rare spirits, bottled global beers, draught lagers & Belgian beers we have something different to appeal to your palate. Our chefs produce regularly changing menus tailored to showcase the finest seasonal produce. All our recipes are produced on site using ingredients sourced from numerous local suppliers. As a proud supporter of the Northampton Saints we regularly show all Rugby games throughout the season on our many screens. The Wig and Pen is also proud to offer a diverse range of live music every week of the year. CAMRA (campaign for real ale) accredited & we were voted Northamptonshire's pub of the season by CAMRA for Spring 2012 because of our excellent selection of quality local and national real ales.

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