Pubs & Restaurants


Here’s a selection of some of the best-loved food establishments in the Nene Valley, offering good quality pub grub and gourmet cuisine.

Montagu Arms

The stone built Montagu Arms serves quality food. Separate dining room. Children welcome. Dogs allowed. Garden. Real ales.

Barnwell, Near Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 5PH 

01832 273726
Montagu Arms

The Wheatsheaf at Titchmarsh

A warm welcome awaits you at The Wheatsheaf in the picturesque village of Titchmarsh. Attention to detail is the nature of this establishment, from the décor to the food.  You are assured of a night out that’s truly special.

The Wheatsheaf, 1 North Street, Titchmarsh, Northants, NN14 3DH

01832 732203
The Wheatsheaf at Titchmarsh

The Chequered Skipper

The Chequered Skipper in Ashton is a picturesque thatched country pub that mixes tradition with a light modern touch.

The Green, Ashton, near Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 5LD

01832 273494
Chequered Skipper

Fox Inn

Enjoy an extensive menu of freshly cooked food with a special lunchtime menu of light snacks, salads and sandwiches – ideal for sharing with work colleagues in the week.

Thorpe Waterville, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN14 3ED 

01832 720274
Fox Inn

The Rose and Crown

Public house and restaurant in the town centre serving home cooked food.

11 Market Place, Oundle, Peterborough, PE8 4BA 

01832 273 284 

The Woolpack Inn

Newly refurbished in a soft industrial style, The Woolpack Inn at Islip is a vibrant bar & grill.  It has a welcoming feel as you walk into the bar area, which leads through to a games room, the restaurant is located on the first floor and offers an extensive menu to choose from, all of which is cooked freshly by a team of chefs on the premises.

6 Kettering Road, Islip, Northants, NN14 3JU

01832 732578
The Woolpack Inn


Traditional Indian Restaurant serving a variety of authentic dishes.

26 West St, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE8 4EF

01832 274312 

The Crown Inn

Food is everything. The Crown’s philosophy of sourcing the finest local ingredients and cooking them well has been honed through experience in kitchens from Europe to America. Whether you are enjoying a quick bite in the bar or a three course meal in our restaurant, preparation and presentation are impeccable.

Elton, Cambridgeshire, PE8 6RQ

01832 280 232
The Crown Inn

The Shuckburgh Arms

Offering a warm and friendly welcome, delicious home cooked dishes, local ales and fine wines. The pub’s location in Stoke Doyle, near the quaint market town of Oundle, means it’s ideally situated for an overnight stay when visiting Oundle School, plus the other nearby attractions such as Burghley House in Stamford, Huntingdon Racecourse and the great shopping centre in Peterborough with its historic Cathedral.

01832 272339
Shuckburgh Arms

The Griffin

Grade 2 listed 17th century pub /restaurant within the heart of Higham Ferrers with a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere.

High Street, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, NN10 8BW 

01933 312612
The Griffin

Tap and Kitchen

Daily service covers coffee, lunch, bar food and dinner, catering for group dining bookings also. A friendly bar serves an extensive range of drinks including beers from our Nene Valley Brewery. Menus are uploaded daily with seasonal variety. 

Oundle Wharf, Station Road, Oundle, PE8 4DE

01832 275 069 
Tap and Kitchen

Axe & Compass

The Axe & Compass is surrounded by beautiful countryside and lakes and is a popular resting place for walkers and ramblers.

14 Carlow Road, Ringstead, Northamptonshire, NN14 4DW 

01933 622227
Axe & Compass

Falcon Inn

Enjoy wonderful food, along with fine wines and real ales, in charming surroundings.

Fotheringhay, Peterborough, PE8 5HZ 

01832 226254 
Falcon Inn

The Queens Head Riverside Inn

Enjoy a delicious meal or snack in the restaurant or bar choosing from traditional & contemporary dishes prepared using the freshest of local and seasonal produce and served by friendly staff.

Station Road, Nassington, Peterborough, PE8 6QB 

01780 784006 
Queens Head

The Ark

The Ark is Northampton’s first and only floating restaurant. It is the realisation of Northampton local Jack Patel’s dream. He looked at the River Nene and thought it would be the perfect location for a boat restaurant. After eight long years of planning and gruelling year in build, The Ark was finally finished.

Midsummer Meadow, Northampton, NN1 5FY 

01604 637 394
 The Ark

The King’s Head at Wadenhoe

A warm welcome awaits at the newly refurbished King’s Head with new look tearoom and restaurant.

Church Street, Wadenhoe, PE8 5ST

01832 720024
King’s Head

The Duke of Wellington

Enjoy a delicious meal or snack in the restaurant or bar choosing from traditional & contemporary dishes prepared using the freshest of local and seasonal produce and served by friendly staff.

Church Street, Stanwick, Wellingborough, NN9 6PS

01933 622452
Duke of Wellington

Hopmaster: The Reserve

Holding over 80 craft beers, 10 unique ciders & a stunning range of wines and locally brewed spirits. Join Hopmaster: The Reserve for beers, cocktails, live events and more!

Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 6FH

  Hopmaster: The Reserve


Restaurant Hibiscus is situated in the stunning Billiard Room at Delapre Abbey. An AA rosette-awarded restaurant that showcases the very best seasonal and locally sourced produce whilst delivering a contemporary à la carte menu, in addition to the Chef’s personal tasting menu.The simple yet carefully created dishes are complemented by relaxed and attentive service in the comfortable, elegant surrounding of Delapré Abbey where diners can enjoy the key elements of the current seasonal dining scene with Chef Squires innovative twist.

Delpare Abbey, London Road, Northampton, NN4 8AW


Franks Hamburger House

A distinctly branded chain of hamburger houses serving top quality, reliably sourced, freshly prepared ‘fast’ food: burgers, hot dogs, ribs, chicken and vegetarian options.

159 Wellingborough Road, Northampton, NN1 4DX

Station Road, Cogenhoe, Northants, NN7 1NH

Franks Hamburger House 


With standout dishes such as our slow-cooked lamb gourmet pie, pan-fried hake with mussel chowder and the delicious vanilla crème brûlée, you will be spoilt for choice at the Britannia.

Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7AA

01604 630437