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The Old Friar, Kettering, Northamptonshire
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The Old Friar

4.2
4.2
139 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
We pride ourselves on serving fresh tasty food, with the thought it mind of trying something different to what you would eat at home. We open for Lunch & Dinner Wednesday- Sunday, please see our opening hours for food service times.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01832 732625

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Sebastian Uchanski

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Best Value

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Romantic

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

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  1. AG

    AndrewG

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Sunday lunch with good choice, good service and nice atmosphere.
  2. A

    Annie

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our meal at the old friar. Food was excellent and good value. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Cannot fault it. Have been for lunch several times and always find the same first class service.
  3. CW

    CarolynW

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good Sunday lunch at The Old Friar. 4 adults and two small children, all meals were good and served promptly. They were happy to do menu variations for a couple of people and everything was hot and tasty. Our table was great and the atmosphere fine for us. The boys used the garden play area a couple of times, and enjoyed it although a bit out of season on the 1st January! We have eaten here as a couple before and have always enjoyed our visit.
  4. RH

    RossH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience2
    Food was poor- burger was a frozen meat patty that had been put together poorly. Was good before but defo gone down hill
  5. MF

    MrsF

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    I was Very cold as we were near the front door and everytime someone came in I got a blast of freezing cold air. I sat with my coat on my lap but still my legs were cold. The front door has a self closing spring which makes the door SLAM shut with a VERY loud BANG. We waited 45 mins to be served and having to put up with being frozen and getting a headache from the door. We Didn't stay for pudding as I wanted to get home and get warm ! We bought a pudding from M&S to eat at home. There really is no excuse to not fix the front door and the table we had was certainly the worst in the pub. The food was nice enough and the beef very nice but I certainly wouldn't go back there or recommend it.
  6. LB

    LynnB

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Was a little disappointed with the Mushroom on sourdough starter, people that had it said they thought it had been microwaved as the inside was warm,the rest cold, did mention it at the time but nothing was done, everyone said it was tasty though. I had the ham hock starter and the ribeye steak both were delicious. Overall I would go back again, and these days I don’t say that lightly Thank you
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nottingham

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Definitely one of the best Xmas Dinners I’ve had.
  8. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday roast and the staff were very good. Lovely pub.
  9. p

    philipw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Previous Christmas fayre meals at the Old Friar have been memorable and special. Sadly, no longer. The restaurant was far from busy and there was no atmosphere. Christmas Fayre is advertised however the table was not set out specially for a Christmas meal…where were the crackers? My starter was accompanied by “crisp breads”. Two small pieces with the consistency of rock, almost inedible but good to smash plates with. My main event consisted of turkey which, whilst a bit industrial, was ok. The sausage was per the menu but hang on this is a Christmas meal…..where was the bacon!? The vegetables were however not as the menu. One strip of roast carrot, one strip of roast parsnip, along with a few mini sprouts. We presumed more vegetables would follow! Come on this is supposed to be Christmas fayre! The menu promoted roast potatoes however I doubt they had actually been roasted. The final course was just fine. We had a memorable meal but not for good reasons. On a positive note: Reasonable value for money. The staff were attentive and pleasant. The food was quite tasty.
  10. LP

    LisanneP

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was too die for, we had the ribeye and cooked beautifully.
  11. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Reasonable meal at a reasonable price. I don't like boxes with minimum character numbers.
  12. A

    Anniversary

    Northampton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The main course was average and the pudding very nice. There were only 6 people in the pub which suited us. There was no fire and so the room was quite cold.
  13. SW

    SueW

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal with excellent staff x
  14. AS

    AmandaS

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us went to The Old Friar on a Saturday lunchtime, and enjoyed menu choices from the set menu. The food was fabulous, as was the service. Genuinely couldn't fault it, and the set menu is excellent value. Good portions of hot and tasty food - we managed all 3 courses, however I didn't eat for the rest of the day!! Would not hesitate to recommend
  15. DR

    DeborahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful country feel. Made welcome on arrival. Lovely Christmas menu at very reasonable price. Food was beautifully cooked and presented. Dessert was delicious. Service was amazing. Went for a birthday treat and had a fabulous evening
  16. HG

    HeatherG

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This pub is a little gem -- beautiful inside, helpful staff, food that is well presented and delicious, background music at a level that allows easy conversation.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an absolutely fabulous meal, good portion sizes, great priced Christmas fare menu. Never had a bed meal yet
  18. s

    susanp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Struck Gold with this pub, food was brilliant. Wished I lived closer, I was staying in the Travelodge at Thraspton and this was 10 minutes away and worth finding.
  19. CA

    CAROLW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The quality of the food was very good and they couldn't have been more attentive or obliging. Could I suggest that instead of having the menus just laying on the table they should give you the menu as you sit down and point out the different menus. We sat down on a table with 5 pieces of paper and I assumed they were all the same, one was a specials menu for that evening which I missed until we ordered. I might have noticed it if it was a different colour. Very relaxed atmosphere though and I would definitely recommend The Old Friar.
  20. d

    dinnerman

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Ambiance was very neutral. The staff were friendly and helpful but the food was not only cold but of a good quality. A shame really. Offers plenty but lacks substance. Won’t go back.
  21. HG

    HeatherG

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Historic building with fresh interior, friendly staff, ambient music at the level which set a relaxed mood but allowed for conversation. Rib eye steak cooked exactly as ordered, well seasoned and tender. Cheese board had well flavoured, thoughtfully sourced cheese. Tonka bean panna cotta with mulled wine poached pears superb.
  22. SF

    SusanF

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the special offer of fish and chips delicious. Very good value for £10 .
  23. S

    Sunshine25

    Northampton

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The meal was excellent and very good value - lunchtime special. The noise level was quite high and I felt sorry for the possibly lone server who was rushed off her feet. I think they had an unexpectedly high level of diners that day. Overall would be happy to recommend and will no doubt return in the future.
  24. BB

    BonnyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Staff were friendly, our waitress attentive, just rather a long lapse between drinks arriving and taking orders. Food hot, well presented and tasty. Only downside was, having requested cream to accompany a dessert it was ‘off’. I would much rather have been told that cream was unavailable, shame as the desserts were all good. That said, it wouldn’t put me off coming again, put down to a one off lapse.
  25. JB

    JohnB

    Norfolk

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another steak night visit, and it doesn’t disappoint. A lovely choice of steaks and sauces. Other dishes are available!
  26. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Steak night was a real treat, generous sizes of steak and cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend to friends and family and will definitely visit again.
  27. TH

    TrishaH

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Lovely pub , we have been many times in the past. We went this time for Sunday lunch. Staff seemed very flustered. We had a 45 minute wait for our meal which we found unacceptable considering other tables around us got served quicker? The food was very good but the roast beef was served very rare. We were not advised of this or asked how we would like it . My daughters gluten free Yorkshire pudding was cold/ frozen in the middle. Unfortunately they also got one of our drinks wrong and also they bill was incorrect.
  28. JG

    JacquiG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    The food and service was great at the Old Friar. What let the pub down was how cold it was. We sat with our coats on, all through dinner. I would return but in summer!
  29. KM

    KatM

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my first visit, I was able to change my booking to a later time. Impeccable service and excellent Sunday lunch. We shall be repeat customers. Thank you
  30. SP

    SaPinto

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely little find on Open Table! Decided last minute to go out to eat, searched restaurants close to us and off we went! Lovely Bar and gorgeous food - not a big menu but enough of a variety! Staff very friendly and even the locals were very chatty! Would highly recommend.
  31. LM

    LisaM

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great value burger night! Food was good, service was swift. Perfect little Thursday night out.
  32. K

    Kathryn

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Visited on a Sunday for a typical Sunday roast. We’ve been trying to visit here for a while but have never been able to get a booking at the time we wanted. A quaint traditional pub with lots of nooks. Staff were friendly and the food arrived in good time and was piping hot. A huge portion of meat making it good value for money. My only criticism would be seasoning. I appreciate they’re cooking for a mass audience but it felt like there was no seasoning at all. Otherwise a great experience
  33. AH

    AnnaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my dad for lunch on Friday, we had the most amazing fish and chips with home-made mushy peas and tartar sauce, the staff are so polite and very efficient, massive compliments to the chef. A very enjoyable experience will be going again very soon. Thank you very much to all of the old friar you do a marvellous job
  34. BS

    BigSigh

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Love coming here …good all round standards continue to be maintained
  35. SH

    SarahH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Lovely, family friendly pub restaurant, staff are friendly and helpful food was absolutely amazing
  36. LM

    LisaM

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Saturday night meal out, welcoming staff who were attentive. Food was good, nice evening.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amzing and lovely food for vaule
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The Sunday lunch was delicious. Not many choices of desserts. We have visited several times before covid and previously the Sunday lunch was a carvery where we were able to choose our own food. We prefer this to having the food dished up and brought to us and the carvery was the reason we returned. Disappointed that this has changed although we did enjoy our dinner and the service was very good.
  39. LD

    LeeD

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Sunday roast, loads of food well cooked. Great service and ery reasonably priced. Dog friendly too!
  40. m

    markd

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great value for money the food was home produced and very well presented

FAQs

The Old Friar is rated 4.2 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for The Old Friar

Lower Street, Twywell, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN14 3AH

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Kettering

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 6:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Sebastian Uchanski

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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