The Falcon

The Falcon

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Just up the road from Milton Keynes, near Northampton and Wellingborough, is The Falcon hotel, bar and restaurant. Situated in the picturesque hamlet of Castle Ashby in Northamptonshire it provides a unique dining experience for those visiting the Castle Ashby Estate, staying the night in one of the well-appointed rooms, or travelling North from Bedford along the A45 or A428.

Housed within a building built in the 1590’s and originally used as a farm house, hence the long and low stone profile, The Falcon is a venue steeped in history and overflowing with original features that give it real character and charm. The restaurant and bar areas are luxurious and relaxing. The bar features oversized-armchairs and plenty of seating for guests to enjoy a drink any time of day. A huge sofa in front of the wood-burning fireplace is the perfect spot to sink in to and spend a few hours putting the world to right. The focal point takes the form of an ornate wooden mirror that stands from floor to ceiling, flooding the venue with light.

Overlooking the beautiful gardens and fresh vegetable and herb patch that supplies the kitchen, the light and airy dining room provides modern Anglo-European cuisine à la carte in the evenings, with bar snacks and meals on offer at lunch time. The restaurant uses local produce wherever possible providing diners with the freshest flavours possible. You can expect to find dishes such as roast British chicken breast stuffed with ricotta, wrapped in pancetta and served with pan-fried peppers and courgettes, skin-on sweet potato chips and a tomato and basil sauce, and seafood medley with a white wine and cream sauce, salmon, sea bass fillet, king prawns, pak choi, green beans a tomatoes roast on the vine. As well as this, local beef steaks and a few vegetarian dishes ensure that there is something that everyone will enjoy.

A visit to The Falcon is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. The size of the bar and restaurant makes it ideal for any size party from couples to large celebrations. If you want a memorable meal surrounded by stunning Northamptonshire countryside, then The Falcon hotel and restaurant in Castle Ashby is highly recommended.

Review summary

8.8 based on 5 reviews
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Reviews (5)

  • Brian Foster

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  • David Murray

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    A very pleasant evening, with a party of 4. We all ate from the £13 special menu. The food was well cooked and beautifully presented. The staff were, without exception, excellent. The maitre d'hotel, although just a young man, was extremely knowledgeable and struck absolutely the right balance in making informed and helpful suggestions without appearing overbearing or supercilious. His professionalism was echoed by the waiting staff who were attentive yet unobtrusive - testament to their thorough training. The main dinner menu is extensive, well thought out and sensibly priced. You may certainly dine here with full confidence in the Falcon's ability to deliver upon their deservedly good reputation. We will definitely return.

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  • Christopher Lowrie

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    Good food and very reasonably priced.

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  • Rob Dynes

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    We had a lovely meal for my Birthday. The service was excellent and we are returning tomorrow evening, hopefully to enjoy another meal at the Falcon. Very good value for money. Thankyou.

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  • FJ

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    All in all we had a terrific night - the staff and food was excellent.

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