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The Thornhill Arms, Rushton, Northamptonshire
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The Thornhill Arms

4.2
4.2
333 Reviews
£25 and under
British

Welcome to The Thornhill Arms located within the picturesque village of Rushton, Northamptonshire.

Conveniently located between Corby & Kettering and a stones throw from Market Harborough.

Independent family owned pub & restaurant, we strive to make you feel relaxed and unwind while within our bar, dining rooms or beautiful garden..
All our food is home cooked using fresh ingredients weather it be a monumental homemade burger or traditional Cod & Chips to a Club Sandwich we have something for everyone’s tastes.

A warm welcome awaits parties large and small.

Catering for all events, Weddings, Celebrations of Life, Birthdays, Baby Showers...

We aim to offer tasty, whole-hearted meals to eat in any of our dining rooms, bar or garden overlooking the beautiful countryside.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Hours of Operation

    Food Served Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Bar Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    01536 710251

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighbourhood

    Kettering

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 333 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Good for groups

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Good for special occasions

  • Northampton/Northamptonshire

    Most Booked

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  1. JE

    JaneE

    Northampton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great evening with friends. Good food, lovely staff (though drinks were a bit slow) and really good, fun quiz which we won. 🎉 All in all, a lovely evening 😊.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Devon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We brought my elderly mother for a very enjoyable lunch. We all had steak and ale pie which was delicious with ample meat and a very light and crispy lid. We opted for chips instead of new potatoes which was no bother at all. Our only criticism was that it was a bit chilly. We didn’t take our coats off. However we will be back!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    The staff were run off there feet and struggling it took them 1/2 hour to get even take our order and hour until we got our food. There was a large party next to us who were extremely loud so I couldn’t hear my partner they got progressively louder the drunker they got. The waitress was very pleasant the food was very nice
  5. f

    frankie

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect as always 👍
  6. M

    Mburb7

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good simple pub grub but well served with attentive staff. Decent selection of N/A beers but when I asked I was only offered Heineken zero which, for me, is a poor option. So Diet Coke it was. It was a shame that I saw the selection in the fridge as I walked passed the bar.
  7. a

    amblecampbell

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The only thing i would say was the roast potatoes had no flavor the veg was ok not so sure on frozen beans prefere if they used fresh produce meat good service very good
  8. NL

    NickL

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice dinner, with wholesome food at a reasonable price
  9. LF

    LocalFamily

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Tiny starter portion - would have been mean for a small child. Food - depressingly mediocre, bland, pale, soggy roast potatoes, this slice of soggy vegetarian pastry slice, bland green veg - like care home food. It was like a mass served canteen or community centre meal - poor quality compared to other home-cooked pub fair. Especially disappointing as a pre booked Xmas meal. 2 hrs was far too long to wait - service was mostly missing. No attention during wait or once food brought. Menu looked great but the food and experience was not. Wish we’d saved the money and stayed home tbh.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service. Lovely warm country pub 🤶🎅
  11. CS

    CherylS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the roast turkey dinner. Absolutely delicious, Turkey was moist and tender. Only one small point - would have loved a roast parsnip instead of peas! Great service from very friendly staff.
  12. OM

    OrlaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Most of the food was cold apart from the roasts and pigs in blanket. Also the gravy was cold. Unsure if has a plate warmer in the kitchen. Apart from that was OK. Green beans were add on top. Be nicer with Brussels maybe. Or side of coli cheese etc. Make bit more special. Expensive for what it was. Peacan tart was very hard also.
  13. A

    Annie

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Hadn't been to the Thornhill Arms for about 4 years and found it had improved considerably this time. Good atmosphere, helpful staff and very good menu choices reasonably priced. An enjoyable lunch.
  14. G

    Gareth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, lovely staff brilliant with kids, food was lovely, good selection of drinks, would highly recommend
  15. DM

    DianeM

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Carvery was very good with generous portions. Would have given 5 stars except some of the vegetables were a bit cold - possibly not properly placed underneath the heating elements. However, This did not significantly impact our enjoyment of our meal. Service was also good but possibly new/inexperienced staff struggled with wine information. Overall very good, excellent value for money in a lovely room.
  16. DF

    DebbieF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Lovely food, great service. Will definitely be returning in the future
  17. AM

    AndyM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and service was very good. Much quieter there than we were expecting but would recommend a visit
  18. S

    Scarlett01

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    We wereSat next to a window with a horrible draft coming through Service was very slow. Took 30 minutes to clear our plates Food was so disappointing. Portions were small. It was warm at best. seasonal veg included a very small amount of red cabbage, tea spoon of peas and ONE green bean. The fondant potato was literally half a jacket potato (still hard in the middle) slabbed on your plate. So I didn’t eat it after trying a bite.No flavour at all. I asked for a starter after my main as I was dissatisfied with my meal and still hungry. I had the pate with literally the thinnest toast. No idea why you’d serve that with pate as soon as you try and spread it, it would rip. I asked for proper toast and the attitude of the waitress was awful so I decide to send the plate back completely and had something else when I got home. Paid £19.90 for a below par roast and 1x 300ml bottle of Coke Zero. Very overpriced for what you get. Not sure what’s happened as this used to be a great place. Will not be returning and would advise others to avoid.
  19. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the Thornhill Arms and what a splendid experience. A friendly welcome from the staff when we arrived for our lunch, a warm atmosphere, an excellent menu, food beautifully cooked and served, staff couldn't do enough for us and all at a very fair price. This pub is a good old fashioned English village inn serving largely traditional food, beautifully presented and in a cosy atmosphere. Our first visit but we will definitely be back. Many thanks to all at the Thornhill for making our lunch such an event to remember.
  20. JE

    JaneE

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed our evening here. The food was lovely, as always and the staff were helpful and friendly. We'd gone to join in with the Quiz which sadly isn't on during December. However, a great night had by all.
  21. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived late due to a horrific detour due to the council decided to close the access roads to Rushton,but on arrival uor tardiness wasd not mentioned and we continued to enjoy a fantastic repast.I myself chose Crispy Loin of Pork , sadly my appetite was smaller than my meal,but what can I say it was sensational . The sevice was top notch served with a genuine smile. All in all a great success . Thank you Thornhill for once again producing a wonderful lunch
  22. LC

    LindaC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Staff excellent, potatoes gravy not so tasty and watery gravy. Otherwise lovely place good value. Mash would be lovely with the carvery.
  23. G

    Giles

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed our unhurried meal and staff were pleasant. Thanks
  24. JS

    JoannaS

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food is always freshly cooked and delicious with good sized portions. Service was excellent and efficient.
  25. MC

    MaggyC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    We waited about an hour for our food, with one of the four even longer!
  26. CE

    CarolineE

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely menu, very friendly staff. Very nice country pub
  27. M

    Mally

    Leicestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went for Sunday Carvery. Food was great, with a good selection of meats, veg etc.
  28. C

    deeC

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Choice. Value for money & staff were amazing
  29. JB

    JoanneB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived a little late but staff were very accomodating and kind. The food was very good and the puddings were amazing! We all had a sunday carvery and really enjoyed it. Definitely recommend!
  30. SO

    StephenO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall was great value for money,all the staff was very nice had a nice.
  31. A

    Angie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, fabulous food, great selection of gins 😊 Good atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening. The only slight problem is the smallish carpark; a few spaces out front helps. Will definitely return!
  32. PW

    PaulW

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined on a Thursday night and it was quiet and the service and food were excellent.
  33. BR

    BriR

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food great value and staff great cant fault
  34. U

    Unhappy

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Frozen Yorkshire pudding...didn't have anything to put leftover in to take home for dog ,not even tin foil
  35. M

    Mikej

    Northampton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual an enjoyable meal, Food was amazing, service great, nice atmosphere. Brought a friend with us whom was very impressed with the food, great vegetarian selection. Thank you for a pleasant evening.
  36. S

    Suse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, good portions and good value. Shame for ambient music, bit too loud.
  37. CE

    ColinE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. The soup was very nice. Unfortunately, did not have room for a sweet.
  38. SB

    SharonB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The meats were dry and tough, parsnips dried out, potatoes dried outside and curry pumpkin unusual flavour not great- cheese cauliflower was watery. Disappointed after our last carvery about 4 months ago.
  39. JR

    JanetR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm, friendly welcome Attentive, helpful staff. Delicious food so I will definitely come again and recommend it to my friends.
  40. BP

    BobP

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food the BEST roast ever!!! Amazing. And warm and fab gravy. Staff respectful to disabled autistic child - so speedy service. Terrific pud too! Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Thornhill Arms is rated 4.2 stars by 333 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 17 times today
Google Map for The Thornhill Arms

2 Station Road, Rushton, Northamptonshire NN14 1RL

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Kettering

  • Hours of Operation

    Food Served Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–8:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:30 pm Bar Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Tue–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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