Visit the Walnut Tree Inn at Blisworth near Northampton and find out for yourself how we blend the best elements of traditional hospitality and service with a contemporary vision and flair that is all our own! For more than thirteen years, we have been systematically turning this once neglected, nineteenth century station hotel into what we think is a one-of a-kind hotel, bar and function destination. But it’s your opinion that really matters, so we hope that it won’t be too long before you pay us a visit.

Donald and Bernie Turnbull

Covid-19 News

We will be open again from 5pm on Wednesday 2 December and are now accepting bookings for dining, some functions and accommodation.

Please note from that date only members from one household (including support bubble) will be able to share a table and must consume a main course meal (including sandwiches at lunchtime) in order to purchase alcoholic beverages. This does not apply if you are only drinking soft drinks or tea and coffee.

The safety of our guests and staff are of paramount importance to us. We ask our customers to follow the guidelines in place with regard to Social Distancing and Hygiene.

…and we would please, please, please ask guests to make sure they wear masks when moving around the building, going to the loo etc.

We are offering table service only, with card or contactless payment and we will need to take contact details for anyone visiting our premises.

Specific information can be found on the dining/bar, rooms and functions pages.

The Walnut Tree Inn • Blisworth • Northampton

A warm welcome awaits

For those wishing to explore rural south Northamptonshire, following the course of the Grand Union Canal, visit Silverstone for the Formula 1 or MotoGP British Grand Prix, enjoy a day of National Hunt Racing at Towcester racecourse, or sample the various artistic and cultural delights of Northampton itself, you couldn’t bebetter placed.

Our eleven, individually styled guest rooms, all with en-suite facilities, offer stylish and comfortable accommodation, and with a full English breakfast cooked to order to start your day, you’ll find our room rates represent excellent value, whenever you stay.

If you are looking for gastronomic delight, then the Walnut Tree Inn should be on your list to experience! Under the careful supervision of Head Chef Christian Ringsby-Burgess, we follow a simple philosophy: to serve tasty, freshly cooked food, using as many locally sourced, seasonal ingredients as possible, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Our menus aim to be inventive yet familiar, incorporating the best that Northamptonshire’s growers, breeders and makers can provide and, whatever your dietary requirements (we cater for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs, wheat and allergy sufferers, including a comprehensive gluten free selection), so we feel sure you’ll find something tempting to try.

To complete our unique mix of location, amenities and service, The Walnut Tree Inn has a choice of function rooms and spaces that can cater for parties of between 10 and 120 guests. We are licensed to conduct civil weddings, host every kind of celebration and regularly run live music and stand-up comedy nights. Just click through our Events pages for more details.

To find out more about our hotel or any of the services that we offer, simply register your interest here or give us a call on 01604 859551 and we’ll be delighted to tell you more.


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The Bar

The Bar

Our bar is kept fully stocked with a selection of the finest wines, draught and bottled ciders, beers and real ales, spirits and a tasty range of soft drinks. There’s 30 different whiskies for you to work your way through and the local Warner Edwards Gin. Or just come in for coffee…



Being a family-owned and run establishment, we know how important it is to give our guests a ‘home-away-from-home’ welcome. Our eleven comfortable and individually themed rooms, all offering en-suite facilities; make sure your stay is a relaxed and rewarding experience.



Locally sourced meat, poultry, eggs, pork pies, fruit, vegetables and spices, homemade bread and ice cream, and award-winning artisan cheeses are staples on our bar and restaurant menus. We’re committed to providing you with the best in fine dining in a relaxed setting…

Weddings & Celebrations

Weddings & Celebrations

Exceptional food and first class wines and champagnes will go a long way to ensure a wedding reception or party to remember, as will our elegant surroundings and friendly, polite staff. We’re even licensed for civil ceremonies. In short, we can deliver the perfect package…

Live Music & Comedy

Live Music & Comedy

Comedy, jazz, folk, bluegrass, rock and acoustic nights – you’ll find it all at The Walnut Tree Inn. There’s a wealth of talent lined up for months to come, as well as our regular quiz nights. Register for our free e-newsletter and we’ll make sure you don’t miss out…