If you have a special event to celebrate, then finding the right party venue is crucial, so with a choice of rooms available, the Walnut Tree Inn, Northampton can cater for groups of 10 to 120 people.

Add to this, a variety of set menus to match every level of budget, 11 guest bedrooms, proximity to Northampton and easy road access via the A43 and Junction 15a of the M1, it couldn’t be easier to get the party started.


At the heart of your event will be our experienced functions management team who will work with you to ensure your guests have an unforgettable time while they are with us.

Whether it’s to celebrate an anniversary, a birthday, a christening/naming ceremony, an engagement or a retirement, we’ll help you put together your perfect package. From selecting menu options, to arranging table and room decorations, to providing specialist entertainers or musicians, our team will give you as much (or as little!) support as you require.


Our large function room can accommodate up to 85 people for a seated meal or up to 120 for a finger buffet. It has its own bar and toilets as well as a separate entrance ensuring total privacy for your event.


The Walnut Tree Inn, Northampton is a fully licensed music venue and can provide a variety of live music acts to match the style and tone of your party. We also have our own PA and lighting set-up and can provide our own DJ to entertain your guests. Alternatively, you can provide your own entertainment, if preferred.


Hayes Room (private): up to 24 guests dining (or 20 on one table)
Bar Snug: up to 10 guests dining
Lounge: up to 14 guests dining
Outdoor covered area: up to 16 guests dining.

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Private dining in the Hayes room

Private dining

For a more intimate gathering, including private lunchtime and evening functions for up to 24 guests, this dining room is provided free of charge with full waiter service, for groups of 10 or more.

Depending on the size of your group, food can be selected from our main menu (10-11 guests) or from the party menu found in our ‘Celebrations’ brochure for 12-24 guests.

We require a deposit of £50 which will be deducted from your final bill.

For 12-24 guests: We can offer you our private dining menu (see celebrations brochure). Select THREE ITEMS item from each course to offer your guests, we will need to know your final numbers and choices five days prior to booking date.

Standard charges

(Evenings from 6pm-1am, Sunday till Midnight)
Saturday £250
Friday and Bank Holiday Sundays £180
Sunday-Thursday evenings: £80

(Daytime 10am-5pm)
Saturday: £170
Friday: £110
Sunday-Thursday: £80

DJ Hire: £320
Projector and Screen: Free
DJ Lighting: Free
PA system (suitable for iPod/mp3 player): Free

There is no charge for using the Bar Snug, Lounge or Hayes Room (private) when eating from the private dining menu.

Al Fresco menus

For those long summer nights, why not offer your guests one of our al fresco options. Available for bookings in our function room, we serve the menus, shown below, in our garden. In poor weather, we can serve the food indoors.

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Disabled access

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