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
T: 01832 273726 W: 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.  The staff will offer a wonderful experience from the moment you walk through the door. The food is cooked and presented with a style that befits their greatly prized entry in the Michelin pub guide for the last 2 years. You are assured of a night out that’s truly special.

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
T: 01832 273494 W: 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
T: 01832 720274 W: 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
T: 01832 273 284 W:

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
T: 01832 732578 W: The Woolpack Inn


Traditional Indian Restaurant serving a variety of authentic dishes.

26 West St, Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE8 4EF
T: 01832 274312 W:

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
T: 01832 280 232 W: The Crown Inn

King's Head

The historic King’s Head is one of the area’s best-kept secrets. Situated in the unspoilt village of Wadenhoe, and nestling alongside the picturesque River Nene, this 17th century thatched inn has been serving locals and travellers for over 400 years.

Church Street, Wadenhoe, Northants, PE8 5ST
T: 01832 720024 W: King's Head

The Griffin

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

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
T: 01933 622227 W: Axe & Compass

Wadenhoe House

Set in eight acres of landscaped gardens, Wadenhoe House is a magnificent Jacobean Manor House nestling in the rolling Northamptonshire countryside near Oundle, and is the perfect setting for conferences, weddings, Celebrations or an elegant Sunday Lunch.

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is a family owned free house situated in the picturesque town of Oundle near Peterborough.

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. In October 2015 the restaurant , still within it's first year, won the Restaurant of the Year in the Northamptonshire food & drink awards.

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.

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
T: 01604 637 394 W: The Ark

Falcon Inn

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