Pop in, get comfy and have a drink

The Bar - Traditional hospitality with a sophisticated twist.

Looking for a country pub with a difference? Then come and enjoy the vibrant and stylish heart of the Walnut Tree Inn!

Having just undergone a major redesign and refurbishment, as part of a wider programme of improvements to the main customer spaces across the ground floor, we invite you to experience the quiet sophistication and retro elegance of our new main bar.

Drawing on the themes of the railway and mercantile heritage that were so important in first establishing our hotel in the nineteenth century, we have created a modern space with a unique atmosphere in which to relax, meet friends, enjoy a drink, or have a bite to eat.

Whatever your tipple, you’ll be spoilt for choice. A selection of local real ales, an extensive range of wines by the glass, an excellent premium gin menu and numerous non-alcoholic refreshments are all available.

If you’re feeling peckish, have a look at our delicious range of freshly cooked country pub fayre found by visiting our dining page.

For details of other Northamptonshire pubs offering local real ales visit the Northampton CAMRA Locale webpage:

By contrast, and with a hint of the Mediterranean in a tasteful, courtyard setting, why not enjoy the great outdoors courtesy of our spacious, beer garden.

With an enclosed, open air terrace and heaters to ward off chilly nights or winter days, here is a tranquil space in which to enjoy the best of British weather! It also provides a comfortable, environment for our customers who wish to smoke.

From local real ales, to international lagers, together with extensive selections of carefully selected premium spirits and a range of wines from around the world, we’re proud to offer traditional country pub hospitality with a sophisticated twist.


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Book a table

Use the handy online booking facility to book your table for a meal or call us on 01604 859551. (Please note any bookings over 6 guests cannot be booked online)

Covid-19 – Guidance for guests eating and drinking

The safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to us and we ask you to observe the following guidelines.

Do not enter our premises if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 Coronavirus: a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or any loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

Booking Notes
As of Wednesday 2nd December, guests will be only be able to book a table for one household (plus support bubble).

We cannot accept guests coming in just for a drink, alcoholic beverages can only be consumed as part of a “substantial meal”. This includes our main course, festive selection and sunday roast dishes and at lunchtime our sandwich selection.

If we have no tables available we will not be able to serve you, so we would advise pre-booking using the “book a table” facility or by calling 01604 859551.

The government requires us to take contact details from each lead guest – this will be name, along with a telephone number. These will be held securely by us until they can be deleted after 21 days and will not be used or shared for any reason except in the event of request for information for NHS track and trace.

Service and Payment
We will not be accepting cash payments. Card/ApplePay/GooglePay/SamsungPay only, preferably contactless.

We can only offer table service, waiting staff will take your orders and deliver them to table only.

Hygiene and Social Distancing
We would ask our guests to use the sanitising stations located close to every entrance into the building.

In line with government instructions our tables are at least 1.5m apart and we would ask customers to stay at their table at all times.

In between sittings, tables and chairs will be sanitised.

Please keep children under control and accompany to toilets as required and ensure their hands are thoroughly cleaned.

If you need to visit the bathrooms, we would ask you to wear a mask while moving around our premises, maintaining distance from other guests.

Bathrooms and contact points throughout the building are regularly sanitised.

Please follow these guidelines and help us to help keep you safe!


Please note that some items on our menus change quite regularly and it is not always possible to update the menus shown below. So items and prices displayed cannot be guaranteed on your visit to us.

Live Music

We host live music every Saturday night featuring the best in local bands covering a wide range of musical styles. Admission is free and the fun usually starts at 9pm. To view forthcoming live music acts click here.

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Acoustic Sessions

On the first and Thursdays of the month, Acoustic Sessions hosted by Hannah Faulkner. With featured acts followed by an Open Mic Session.

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Quiz Night

Come and join in our quiz on the last Sunday of every month at 8pm, entry is £1 per person and teams of up to 4 people are welcome. There is a cash prize for the winner and a round of drinks for the winner of the Landlord’s Round.

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Occasionally, however, in the event of a comedy special for instance, you will be given priority information and booking details.

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