Located in the stylish theatre district of central Northampton, The Wig and Pen is a traditional British pub with a focus on fantastic food and a wonderfully extensive choice from their fully stocked bar. Offering thirteen rotating guest ales and ciders, plenty of rare spirits and over forty bottled global beers and lots of draught lagers, The Wig and Pen is the ideal place for the drink connoisseur – but the food menu does not disappoint either.
Traditionally decorated, The Wig and Pen is a 17th century inn with a beautiful interior. The original features such as exposed timber ceiling beams give the building lashings of character, whilst the contemporary seats and finishing touches are fresh and attractive, keeping in style with the rest of the building. The garden area is an asset The Wig and Pen can boast about, offering a very spacious covered terraced area with cosy sofas as well as tables, patio heaters and four plasma television screens perfect for live sports in the sun. Further across the garden an uncovered patio area offers a great dining spot for the summer months, with blooming flowers really bringing the area to life.
Although a top pub for drink lovers, the menu on offer at The Wig and Pen is exquisite, with a rich focus on fine quality seafood and brilliant British produce. Visit for dinner and start your meal with a delicious dish, such as the salt and pepper squid served with chorizo mayonnaise – absolutely bursting with flavour. For your main dish, choose between the specials and the grill menu, with lots on offer including perfectly cooked handmade pies, a Mediterranean Vegetable and Feta Cheese Risotto and a selection of steaks and burgers, cooked to your specification. The Wig and Pen is also a brilliant place to visit for a spot of Sunday lunch, with lots on offer including nibbles to start you off.
A great pub in a central location, The Wig and Pen, Northampton strikes the perfect balance between atmosphere, a great bar and superb food.