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The White Hart at Grafton Regis - best steak & chips (amongst all the other superb offerings) for miles. Has quite a vocal African Grey parrot & a friendly landlord with a gorgeous Boxer. Always made to feel welcome. Adviseable to book at weekends

Queen Adelaide, Kingsthorpe village - consistantly the highest quality real ale in the county plus good quality grub with generous portions and very reasonable prices
ETA: Monday Steak night is excellent value and food, ring to confirm as places aren't always available

Red Lion, Broughton - village pub with plenty of life in it, good food at reasonable prices, good quality real ales with landlady's preference to keep at least one of dark mild, stout, porter or bitter, check out the web site

Brampton Halt in Chapel Brampton- good food http://www.thebramptonhalt.co.uk/

The Swan at Lamport- good food http://www.theswanatlamport.co.uk/

The Sir Charles Napier near Chinor Oxfordshire. About an hours spirited drive away, but what a place. Amazing gardens and food th die for. Not cheap but well worth it.

The Red Lion Finmere, Bucks

The Carrington Arms Moulsoe, Beds (good but expensive) +B&B http://www.thecarringtonarms.co.uk/

Fox and hounds - Riseley Bedfordshire- good food - http://www.foxandhoundsriseley.co.uk/

Bombay palace - Kingsthorpe, northants- indian takeaway

Grove Lock, Leighton Buzzard, Beds- good food

Gianbiaz - good small italian on the welly road, nrthants

Casablance - tapas bar also on welly road, northants

Sorrentinos- italian restaurant opposite sol cental northampton http://www.sorrentinos.co.uk/

Sultan Kebabs (aka 'Dirty Dick's)... Montagu St, Kettering (opposite Central) Chicken K to die for (literally, some nights)

Snooty Fox... Lowick ('The Snoots'. Most expensive chips in the UK. Decent nosh but gird your flexible friend's loins in readiness for the William

Don Paddy's ... Uppingham town square. Good little bisto bar. Great value/location. One vist only but impressed.

Prince of Wales, Kettering TC.... sthole but great choons/sights/atmosphere

Thrapston Tandoori... on the garage forecourt just over Nine Arches Bridge from Islip. Intimate Ruby? Just the ticket...

Old Red Lion, Welham, Mkt Harboro. 48oz steaks. I didn`t believe it, but it`s true. And cheap.

Thornhill arms, Rushton

Flames on York road, northampton - awesome Kebabs, I think, normally been very durnk when eating there

Little India in Arnesby (Leics)

Racehorse Country Inn in Catworth

The horse and trumpet Medbourne, award winning AA rosette food. Expensive, but well worth it for that extra special occasion. - I don't think this is still open but not sure - Correct, closed.

The George at Great Oxenden but food was always v good on previous visits

The coffee shop just around the corner upstairs at RCANDS (Rockingham Classics & Sports Cars) is great: www.rcands.co.uk/ closed a while back

The pub at Glooston does good food (can't remember the name at the mo though) - The Old Barn

Narrow Boat Inn on the A5 near Weedon. http://www.narrowboatinn.co.uk/

The Hatton Arms in Gretton

The Queens Head Hotel in Nassington. Good service surroundings and food. Nice run for your p&j's

Vine House Hotel, £30 per 3 course, Very nice for special occasion, drinks not cheap though http://www.vinehousehotel.com/

Shoulder of Mutton, Grandborough. Excellent food, but just beyond the Northants border! Landlord is a petrolhead with a penchant for bikes, esp. two-strokes. http://www.shoulderofmuttongrandborough.co.uk/

The Nevill Arms Medbourne. Refitted. Great Food. Cafe too. www.thenevillarms.net

The Red Lion Thornby Good Ale and food. Landlord loves cars and arranges classic meets. Biker friendly

The Pheasant Inn - Keyston, just off the A14 http://www.thepheasant-keyston.co.uk/home.php
Good food, and you can even fly-in if you have a p&j that does 3d!!

Fox And Hounds ~~Brington Good food and a lovely juicer

The Greyhound, Milton Malsor - http://www.pub-explorer.com/nhants/pub/greyhoundmi... Fantastic good quality food

The Fox and Hounds at Harlestone - nice atmosphere, mid-priced www.thefoxandhoundsharlestone.co.uk

The Plough, Upper Boddington http://www.theploughatboddington.co.uk/ 5 real ales and decent food, plus run by a petrol head with his own Ginetta race team! (Sadly we have left now, moved on to bigger and better things.......)

The Wharf Bugbrooke www.the-wharf.co.uk

The Rose & Crown www.roseandcrowncharlton.co.uk (Local fav for many years)

The Wheatsheaf, Dallington - excellent food. Can recommend the garlic potatoes, plus excellent "wild" meat specials (crocodile, impala, zebra etc) The Chef/owner who did this left some time ago

Duston Village Chippy, Duston - Voted best chippy in Northampton. Large portions of perfectly cooked chips. Fish always good, plus they do a good kebab as well.

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