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The Penny Whistle

Bar, Fast food, Grill, Diner
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31-33 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE, England
+44 1604 824471
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon 17:00 - 00:00
Tue 17:00 - 01:00
Wed 17:00 - 00:00
Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat 12:00 - 02:00
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been going to the Penny Whistle since I was a young un, if you're expecting high class dining then i'd advise it's probably not for you, but if you want a casual fun place to sink a few shots (100 different flavours to choose from!) or play a few games of pool then it's easy going. Cheap, cheerful and... More 

Thank Loria-Rae
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Been to penny many times in the past, the re launch has only braught on disapointment. They seem to have striped out all of the original decor and kust painted it black.

Thank Richiehubby
Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014 via mobile

Words cannot describe how much our group of lads miss you...see you soon... GSS Gillette Soccer Saturday Crew

Thank FrancisNSD
Leicester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Great pub and will be missed - good to see so many people there saying good bye to it. Penny Whistle you will be missed as will the staff

1 Thank Wander98765
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

n a year that we are commemorating the 100 years since the start of world war 1 i think it's a disgrace that the penny whistle refuse to allow the official collectors for the Royal British Legion into the premises showing a complete disrespect to all our fallen heroes and the people who work tirelessly to fund this organisaation SHAME... More 

Thank Hazel H
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Go out with friends on quieter Tuesday and Thursday nights, everything from burgers to platters of chicken wings, friendly staff on and the selection of drinks is massive. A massive improvement from the place it used to be in 2008-9. Recommended to all.

Thank Caulls
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

Yesterday about 730pm we came to the scream pub which we call it it was quite empty plenty of seats to choose from great big tvs showing world cup football. Comfortable couches to sit on .We ordered hotdog and double chicken burger and fries it was all fresh and very tasty defo be back pub was starting to get busy... More 

Thank lillymaypod
Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Big Pub on the way out of the town centre on the left hand side going to Abington NN1.Not a bad burger and if you apply for a screaming burger card you get money off food and drinks .It is a music pub at night for young adults and it has live music.

1 Thank lillymaypod
1 review
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This pub has a great atmosphere and is the only place for 'alternative' people in Northampton. Great place, great food. Pound a pint on Fridays!!

Thank Cheerlead
Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We had gone to watch the Lions rugby, which was on all screens, as our first visit to this pub. There were no food menus, the soft drinks dispenser was broken so no sodas with lime, then no Appletiser, so ended up with J2Os. Bills itself as a rugby Lions Pub but there are much better pubs showing the matches... More 

Thank tony b

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Fast food, Grill, Diner
Restaurant features
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31-33 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +44 1604 824471

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?