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The Witch & Sow, Guilsborough, Northampton

The Witch & Sow

4.0
4
34 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
The Witch & Sow Village Pub and Restaurant in Guilsborough boasts a wide selection of cask conditioned ales, home-made food and a warm, cosy, friendly atmosphere. We’ve handpicked some of the finest ingredients Northamptonshire has to offer to create our menu, and we think it proves you don’t have to travel too far to find great food!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Beer Garden

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    01604 743888

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Luke Bavester

  • Catering

    Full range of buffet or dining options available. Or just a drinks do. Please message Bernard on 07748 962836 (text, or better still WhatsApp) to enquire. Personal service guaranteed! <br /><br />"It was a perfect venue and everyone had a lovely time. Your staff yesterday were so welcoming and nothing was too much bother – a credit to The Witch &amp; Sow."

  • Private party facilities

    Bright, heated function room leads on to the courtyard of this old coaching inn. Perfect for 60 (or more) guests standing or 30 seated. Adjoining private bar. Events for up to 30 people can also be accommodated in the bar or restaurant. The courtyard and beautiful garden are also available. The Witch & Sow is a popular venue for parties.

  • Neighbourhood

    Northampton

  • Cross Street

    High Street

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. K

    Katy

    Northampton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was not impressed at all to have booked in to have a sit down restaurant meal with a friend who I hadn't seen in a long time to be told on arrival it was a pop up bbq and to sit in the bar area which was extremely noisy and not what I have booked in for so left and managed to find somewhere else to eat.
  2. B

    Bettyboo

    Northampton

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Was very disappointed with our first visit it was clear it was not staffed and arrived 1.45pm for meal and taken 40 minutes for our starters the mushrooms in cream sauce the sauce was missing and had 5 mushrooms on which had been cut up to I think make more mushrooms then waiting a further 45 mins for our main course while other people had received there meals was not acceptable When the meals arrived they were on cold plates and it was not very warm the gravy was over seasoned and when asked how the meal was told them the gravy was very spicy 🌶 and according to the waitress the chef had added chilli to it which was terrible as we had told them my mother can not have spice ?.? Was very disappointed lacking experience which management and staff
  3. NJ

    NickJ

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Steaks were ordered medium rare. They arrived well done. Food arrived with no cutlery, we waited about 5 more minutes for that after asking twice. We then waited a further 7 minutes, after 3 requests, for onion rings to arrive. The peppercorn sauce was also very thin and runny as if watered down too much. We were then charged £13.50 for a drink item that was not ours. This then took several minutes to rectify at the only till operating. So, whilst we enjoyed the atmosphere and eating outside it was not a good dining experience at all. We chose not to make any comments at the table as the waitress seemed about 14/15 years old and very shy. It will certainly make us consider, more carefully, whether or not to dine again at the w&s although we do enjoy regular drinks there.
  4. IP

    IanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very nice meal, hot and well served by polite and friendly staff. A typical village pub, courtyard and gardens, with all the warmth and character that that implies. The pub itself is nicely decorated and progressively being refurbished. OpenTable's systems use an American date format of Month, Day, Year; so their date confirmation text message can cause confusion if your 'day' is for before the 13th of the month! A lovely meal and will certainly go again!
  5. AB

    ABCDE

    Northampton

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    A disappointing Father's Day visit having heard good things about this pub. The children were given tasteless carrots with their meals of burger/nuggets and chips (no other veg except carrots...not even peas or beans offered). We had a long wait for food (apparently they were busy yet most of the indoor covers were empty). When the food did arrive my husband's food was cold so was sent back. Other elements of the roast were dry/overcooked. A table which arrived after us had ordered and eaten their desserts before we had even seen a puds menu = impatient children! The water glasses had to be changed as they had lipstick remnants on them (we were told the glass washer wasn't very good....) so check them before giving to paying guests maybe?? They also had no sparkling water. All in all we were hoping for an enjoyable lunch out but in the end couldn't wait to leave after a lunch that took approx 3 hours!! Sorry but we won't be going back, not for food anyway!

    The Witch & SowResponded on June 24, 2022Thank you for the helpful feedback – to put your comments in perspective: + The childrens menu has carrots, which are boiled (most kids like them plain). It also has peas. + The restaurant was quiet but the kitchen was busy (a table of 18 in our barn). + One dish wasn't piping hot – it was quickly replaced. + The glasswasher doesn't remove lipstick – that's done by hand and should be checked. + Sparkling water in the store was overlooked. Thank you for caring. And do return – on a quieter day?

  6. TB

    TaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place, the food was stunning, and very good portions too, perfect service, will def visit again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  7. CG

    CharlesG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We turned up at midday. Turned out the main menu which I looked at (which didn't have dining times on it) was only available in the evening. Lunch menu is not really comprehensive enough. Only thing on the lunch menu for me was sausage and mash - only 2 over cooked sausages! Other guests enjoyed their meals though. Service was very good. Should be made clear on the website which menu available at which times!!
  8. GR

    GrahamR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Sunday lunch experience was mixed,starter and dessert were excellent, main course Roast Lamb with an abundance of vegetables. Meat was disappointing, only two small slices and lost within the mountain of vegetables. We appreciate the challenge to create a profitable business however this has to balanced against the reasonable expectation of the customer.
  9. MM

    MandyM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    A relaxing evening in a village pub; great ambience, lovely food, exceptional service from our waitress and a superb place to catch up with friends.
  10. N

    Nicky

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Never had a bad meal at the Witch and Sow. Great friendly staff and lovely well priced food. We will be going again.
  11. R

    Rosie

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wasn’t sure at first as lot of noise from bar as there was a party. But it didn’t impact on us at all. We had lovely food, they could have done with more staff as there was only 3 people for the restaurant and the party. But we really enjoyed our first visit and will definitely be back
  12. K

    Kaza

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Was a lovely little place meals were enjoyable and reasonably priced. Only criticism would be waitress, continuing to ask if we required dessert or coffee, even after being told no thank you... also she kept hovering around...ended up feeling like she was waiting for us to leave..so we did!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, lovely waitress…will definitely go back!
  14. N

    Nell15

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Would benefit from offering olives, breads etc whilst you wait for your food. Main menu choice was a bit limited, with no additional specials on offer. Food delivery was quick, with hardly any wait between courses. Overall it was ok, although I wouldn’t rush back.
  15. F

    Foodiebaze

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff were very accommodating the food was delicious.
  16. m

    martinb

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food great portions and great service we ordered the Sunday beef and leg of lamb.
  17. SL

    SarahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had Camembert and Steak to share. It was all amazingly yummy! We will be back.
  18. NR

    NinaR

    Norfolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    The food was amazing, especially the Camembert starter. Delicious steaks too. Service was a little slow and haphazard at times but everything arrived eventually and tasted delicious. Nice friendly waitress.
  19. NL

    NeilL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pub, great staff who were very accommodating. Highly recommend this pub !
  20. JH

    JohnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ambience very good to allow conversations to proceed. Service very nice with personal touch. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Would certainly pay a return visit. all in all - a little gem.
  21. AL

    AnnaL

    Warwickshire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely venue with plenty of space between tables. Several choices on the Sunday menu; My friend had beef, I had a root vegetable and nut loaf. Both came with six vegetables and huge yorkies. They were all delicious. We couldn't manage a desert!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our family of 5 visited for a birthday meal on pie night. They went out of their way to accommodate our dietary needs and the food was lovely. The atmosphere was relaxing and we thought the barman was especially lovely and made us feel very welcome.
  23. KM

    KateM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Absolutely fantastic meal - very good quality, plenty of it and really well presented. Great service too. Our only (small!) complaint is that the menu shown on their website doesn't match the one that's given to you when you're there, which can sometimes lead to disappointment if you've got your heart set on one of your favourite dishes!
  24. S

    Sunnystar

    Northampton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch at The Witch & Sow (apparently named this as ,long ago, a ‘witch’ rode on a pig!) The young staff were friendly & attentive, cosy atmosphere in the dining area, & food portions very generous. Really nice, cosy, unpretentious pub. Well done!
  25. d

    dingleberry

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good pub and food, in a picturesque setting.
  26. c

    cathy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Really lovely food and great service. The restaurant is quite small so advisable to book. Lovely open fire.
  27. MM

    MariaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommend.
  28. JR

    JohnR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The service and food were quite good but disappointed that the web site menu was not that on offer. This needs to be updated regularly.
  29. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the most perfect time here. A wonderful long Sunday lunch. The food was delicious, the setting was lovely and the staff were utterly delightful. Highly recommend and will definitely return.
  30. CB

    ColinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Sunday lunch and great service in a lovely old building with a fascinating story
  31. MJ

    MichaelJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great atmosphere, very friendly staff, couldn’t do enough for us. The chef even came out to check we had enjoyed our food!
  32. IH

    IanH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Lovely setting in this quiet village. Waiting times were really unacceptable however. Over 10 mins for a menu and about a hour for a sandwich - only 4 other customers waiting for food. The waitress did try to make reparations by offering free second course and then taking our drinks off the final bill. The restaurant was very cold too. Do check with the pub before you visit as the menu available is a much truncated version of the sample on line. Sorry bu won’t be returning.
  33. A

    Alfonzo

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic Sunday lunch, sat next to a log fire, with a couple of well-poured pints. Pretty much perfect!
  34. PW

    PhilipW

    Warwickshire

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Nice pub and restaurant but misled by menu on website which isn't available at lunchtime, no lunchtime menu advertised on the website. Obviously need to ring and check in future which makes booking over the internet pointless. The lady serving the bar/restaurant did ask the chef/person in charge if they could offer any dishes from the dinner menu but no can do. Settling for fish and chips from the bar menu which was very good. Every Wednesday lunch we aim to visit local restaurants sadly this isn't one we can return to. The restaurant empty and only a handful in the bar. Having eaten in many restaurants recently at lunch time some are completely packed, some like Witch and Sow empty. It's down to value for money, in France and Spain lunch time menu's offer fantastic value which is the case in some pubs locally. Hopefully this can be the case here. Phil.

FAQs

The Witch & Sow is rated 4 stars by 34 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 1 time today
Google Map for The Witch & Sow

High Street, Guilsborough, Northampton NN6 8PY

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    High Street

  • Neighbourhood

    Northampton

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Beer Garden

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Luke Bavester

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01604 743888

  • Catering

    Full range of buffet or dining options available. Or just a drinks do. Please message Bernard on 07748 962836 (text, or better still WhatsApp) to enquire. Personal service guaranteed! <br /><br />"It was a perfect venue and everyone had a lovely time. Your staff yesterday were so welcoming and nothing was too much bother – a credit to The Witch &amp; Sow."

  • Private party facilities

    Bright, heated function room leads on to the courtyard of this old coaching inn. Perfect for 60 (or more) guests standing or 30 seated. Adjoining private bar. Events for up to 30 people can also be accommodated in the bar or restaurant. The courtyard and beautiful garden are also available. The Witch & Sow is a popular venue for parties.

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