The summer weather so far has not been very promising so it may come as a huge relief to Northampton' s regular pub-goers that they will no longer have to endure the cold and rain to enjoy a pint with their friends.
May 17 saw the further easing of lockdown restrictions and now all indoor hospitality is allowed to welcome customers back after five long months.
Two households or groups of six can now mix indoors and enjoy that much needed social catch-up in the warm.
Here is a list of Northampton pubs that have opened their doors back up to locals.
We will be adding more venues to our confirmed list as the week goes on. Please email [email protected] with a picture of your restaurant's interior if you would like your business to be included.
1. Old House
The Old House - on Wellingborough Road - are welcoming customers back indoors this week and they have relaunched their afternoon tea menu! Advanced booking is required - call 01604 204 777 or email [email protected]
Photo: Old House
2. The Wig and Pen
The Wig and Pen on St Giles' Street is a traditional pub that serves a large range of real ales, craft ales and spirits. In addition to welcoming customers back indoors this week, they have beautiful undercover outdoor terraced area with heating. To find out more, call 01604 622178.
Photo: The Wig and Pen
3. The Fox and Hounds - Harlestone
The Fox and Hounds in Harlestone have added a range of new dishes to their menu so customers can be twice as excited to dine in with them from this week! There will be no service at the bar - just full table service in the interests of customers' safety. To book, call 01604 821251.
Photo: The Fox & Hounds
4. The White Elephant
The White Elephant - located on Kingsley Park Terrace - recently underwent a stunning renovation in their garden area. Although they are also one of the many pubs welcoming customers back indoors this week, it would take a lot to tear me away from their stunning outdoor seating area! For more information, call 01604 711202.
Photo: The White Elephant