Meals to enjoy with
Family, Friends and Colleagues

We never compromise in bringing you the best

Whether you want a quick bite to eat or a celebratory meal to savour, you’ll always find quality is on the menu at the Walnut Tree Inn restaurant near Northampton.

Carefully selected, locally grown or reared, locally sourced or locally supplied ingredients feature in a seasonally-changing menu that offers diversity and delight.

As passionate advocates of all that great British food has to offer, our ‘Hall of Fame’ promotion puts the spotlight on a regularly changing selection of local partners.

Put simply, we never compromise in bringing you the best, so for a brilliant breakfast, a leisurely lunch or an evening of epicurean adventure, your table is ready…

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Saturdays and Sundays

Brunch served 10am - 12noon

Start your day right by choosing from our wide range of traditional and continental breakfast options. Whether tackling the classic ‘full English’, savouring the scrambled egg & smoked salmon, or counting the calories with muesli, yoghurt and fresh fruit, we offer a selection of freshly-brewed coffees and teas and local, freshly baked bread!

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Monday to Thursday

Lunch served 12noon-2.30 pm
Evening Light Bites and Main Plates
served 6pm-9pm

Can’t decide what you want, or fancy sharing a couple of dishes around your table, then our ‘Tapatisers’ selection is the way to go. With vegetable, meat, fish and seafood choices, (including vegan and gluten free options), everything can be accompanied by our freshly baked sourdough breads.

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Friday and Saturday:

Lunch, Evening Light Bites and
Main Plates – 12pm-9.30pm

Whether it’s a romantic meal with your loved one, a gathering of friends and family, or a special, one-off celebration, our Main Plate selections will suit every occasion. There’s also a tempting range of sweets and savouries to finish your meal, including our own, made-on-the-premises ice creams and sorbets. We’re sure you’ll find there’s something to tempt you!

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Sunday Roast and All Day Menu
served 12noon-8.30pm

Sundays ought to be a day of rest, so relax and let us save you time and hassle when you come and enjoy one of our Great British Sunday Roasts. With smaller portions available for children, this is a treat for the whole family to enjoy, so booking is recommended.

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Junior Choice:

Kids are always welcome at the Walnut Tree Inn and our children’s menu offers a selection of tried and tested favourites that we know little people will love.

All children’s dishes on the menu are made on the premises from fresh ingredients (with the exception of the baked beans!!) and are wholesome and without additives.

For young ones to drink we offer Pip Organic Juices, which are made entirely from 100% fruit juice with nothing added.

And to Wet the Whistle...

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A trip to the restaurant at the Walnut Tree Inn, Northampton would not be complete without a visit to our newly redesigned and refurbished main bar.

Take a dash of retro flair, add a generous measure of sophisticated comfort and mix together to create the perfect environment to enjoy a drink, before or after your meal.

With a choice of locally brewed real ales, 6 international lagers, 30+ whiskies and a dedicated premium gin menu, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

If you are looking for a glass of something special to accompany your meal, there is a fine choice of reds, whites and rosés plus sparkling wines and champagnes in our specially selected wine list.

However, if you’re the designated driver (or teetotal) we also offer a wide range of soft drinks, fruit juices and mineral waters.

Make a day of it

There are some excellent walks around us. Why not take a walk through scenic countryside including stretches along the Grand Union Canal and the historic Blisworth Tunnel. After all your exertions, relax with lunch or an evening meal at the Walnut Tree Inn. See link below for details of suggested route.

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Meet the Head Chef

Christian Ringsby-Burgess is one of the most charismatic and innovative chefs in Northampton; with great integrity and passion for the menus he creates and the food he prepares for our restaurant. He insists on using only seasonal produce, while ingredients are at their best.

Meat lovers will delight in his skill at selecting and trimming prime cuts and preparing the stocks and sauces that accompany them.

Without exception, our menu is prepared on the premises. Christian and his team bake their own artisanal sourdough breads, which are always available, and prepare delicious and exciting desserts for our ever popular ice cream menu.

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Food and Drink Awards

We are very excited to be a finalist in this year’s Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards in the Food Pub of the Year category.

Also, our vegetarian option for Sunday Roast which is a Mushroom, Ricotta and Spinach Wellington served with a creamy Marsala, wild mushroom and truffle oil sauce has been short listed for the Knorr Great British Roast Dinner competition in the Vegetarian/Vegan section.

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 8 guests cannot be booked online please call to reserve yours)

Pre-order Menus

If you require a menu for a pre-order, please call us on 01604 859551 and we will email you a copy of the menu relevant to the date of your booking.

Special Offers

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We are passionate about supporting our local food and drink producers and suppliers helping the local food economy and giving our visitors a taste of Northampton in our restaurant. Please click on the map above to view our favourites.

Allergen info

Our menus now display gluten free dishes with the symbol: (GF). This downloadable .pdf contains information concerning the allergens present in our main menu as well as wine and
beer by the glass.