Take a glimpse of pub's top to tail transformation near Northampton village

A pub on the outskirts of Northampton has undergone a full transformation and is now hosting daily Champagne afternoon tea.

Friday, 12th July 2019, 5:09 pm
Pictures taken by Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures taken by Kirsty Edmonds.

The Fox and Hounds, in Lower Harlestone, is set to open on Saturday (July 13), after a significant refurbishment that has given the pub a new country dining look with brass finishes and earthy wooden tones - creating an authentic and cosy feel.It has also introduced a brand-new menu, featuring favourites such as heritage breed pork belly, aged West Country ribeye steak and a melting chocolate and peanut bomb.The former coaching inn stables, at the back of the pub, have now been transformed into a new extension called 'The Garden Room', which is a bookable space for private dining and functions.Diners can expect specials on Friday and Saturday and can choose from either freshly shucked rock oysters or grill sharing boards, such as Chateaubriand or eight-bone New Zealand lamb rack.The pub has a fixed price Monday-Friday lunch menu from £14.95 for two courses, including a new range of freshly stone baked pizzettes, croque monsieur or healthy nourish bowls with warm charred broccoli, beluga lentils, roasted chickpeas, pomegranate and lemon olive oil at just 553 calories.A brand-new brunch menu of classic favourites and healthy alternatives will also be served from 9am on Saturdays and Sundays, too, while cocktail, Champagne or prosecco afternoon tea will be available every day.

Seared wild Atlantic scallops with lobster and crab bonbons, pea and truffle oil velout.
Panko-crusted fried brie with sloe gin chutney.

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Tempura squid preserved lemon aioli and furikake.
Massaman chicken skewers with pomegranate and coconut tzatziki dip.
Four-bone lamb rack rack with buttered green beans, dauphinoise potatoes and minted jus.
Freshly beer-battered line-caught cod and chips with twice-cooked chunky chips and minted pea puree.
Rotisserie sticky glazed pork belly (outdoor-reared heritage breed) with smoky creamed corn, golden beetroot, cavolo nero mashed potato, red-wine jus and crispy crackling and scallops.
Buttermilk chicken, Somerset brie and bacon pie with creamed potato, cavolo nero, pan-fried oyster mushrooms and jus.
Seared salmon fillet with pan-friend samphire, broccoli and baby spinach, confit tomatoes and lemon olive oil.
Melting chocolate and peanut bomb with sticky toffee pudding, peanut butter cream, ice cream and hot salted caramel sauce.
Its new improved dcor is a top to tail transformation, taking inspiration from the UKs most luxurious country dining and drinking hotspots.
The sophisticated dcor combines earthy, wooden tones with a rich burgundy palette, brass finishes and smooth leather, creating an authentic and cosy feel.
The pub is owned by Mitchells & Butlers and is part of the Premium Country Pubs brand.
Interior designers have been hard at work in the Garden Room - formerly the stables - creating an al fresco dining vibe.
Large doors open up onto the courtyard from the Garden Room to give diners a fusion of indoors and outdoors.
The pub launches on Saturday, July 13 to the general public.
Pictures taken by Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures taken by Kirsty Edmonds.
Pictures taken by Kirsty Edmonds.