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Bold Dragoon, Weston Favell

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Not a bad pub now located in the east of Northampton, in a former village setting. There are two rooms. We sat in a small area adjacent to the dining area, which is in a conservatory. Ales are mostly national ones - Fuller's London Pride & ESB & Greene King IPA & Abbot are the regular beers. Guests were St Austell Tribute & Proper Job & Adnams Ghost Ship. I was about to order the Ghost Ship, until we spotted a box of Weston's Old Rosie.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Jul 2019 19:18
Visited this pub for lunch with a group of 25 other people. We had booked the carvery in advance and although it took awhile to serve us all the food was delicious and the service friendly. Some of us had deserts , home made, which we all enjoyed . We would definitely recommend this pub.
denbee - 8 Nov 2014 22:09
What a big disappointment, this pub is, being a local nearly all of my life, decided too try after one comment praising it! Should have took more notice in the others cause what more do you expect from a new member or staff but praise, when it now seems so bias, this would try and get new clientele in rather than the unfriendly atmosphere what they have now. Painting.....quicker painting the fourth bridge than the relatively small lounge and conservatory, which still going on during opening times! Food, maybe tasty but micro food has improved. Should have closed this pub down when had chance.
freeky_frydays - 19 Sep 2013 17:42
Thought I'd better post a comment as the last one seems too good too be true! How right i was, tried this public house few times over last week or so and extremely disappointed. Pub and bar completely empty part from the under enthusiastic bar staff and couple of obvious regulars, who appear too have problems with 'newbies', mienhost ( which presume is what was meant) must be invisible cause not even waitress in sight, health and safety and food hygiene not even recognised, disgusting food, disgusting service and very rude bar staff...comments bout customers shouldn't be overhead, keep opinions too yourselves in future
bekki - 3 Sep 2013 18:34
I felt compelled to write a review having looked the pub up on the net and seen such negative comments.
Working in the area I visited this pub today. I just had a jacket spud and a soft drink -not a big bill- and yet the staff could not have been nicer. I felt a little uneasy in the main bar being female and alone but i was ushered into the conservatory by a smiley 'mine host' and served by a pleasant young lady. My potato was served with a lovely salad- no limp lettuce in sight and I was asked if my meal was ok.
My fellow diners all appeared to enjoy their lunch- empty plates were going back
I think it is a shame to knock ones local when there are so many local pubs closing on a weekly basis. There may have been problems in the past but they were not evident today
I for one will be going back!
Zeldajones - 22 Aug 2013 22:55
What is the problem, staff back stabbing, customers getting fewer and further between, how many health and safety laws going too be broken before pub closed. Pub needs 10 out of 10 for worst atmosphere, but 1 out of 10 for customer service. So called barman thinking its funny blowing off and talking about his sausage too what customers left, too barmaid and her cleaner mother being so loud, you can't even listen too sport on telly. Might as well save money now and not bother with trying too make something special, all best and friendliest staff gone, probably so new could ruin it!!!! Congratulations....they did what was wanted, pub ruined and irreparable
jessie.b - 29 Jul 2013 20:22
Never before have I witnessed a pub going so far down in such a short period of time. Seems to have replaced all old staff by what seems too be, lazy miserable and very rude young girl, all I have ever witnessed is complaining too 'management' bout others, thought this was happy friendly pub. Will not be going back til staff taught manners and friendliness too all customers
jessie.b - 16 Jul 2013 20:44
After taking my father out for treat, have too say food was absolutely fantastic but ruined by management giving out orders and clearly upsetting the atmosphere, food and service 10 out of 10! Thanks to very polite lad on servery, just shame others ruined what could have been excellent
jessie.b - 16 Jun 2013 19:40
As being a customer to the resturant for some time, pleased to see the quality of the menu has been improved in the last few weeks, but find remedial work carried out at lunch times when we want too dine unacceptable. However when we do use the facilities there seems to be too very few happy staff (this seems too imply management problems, which has been overheard). On the whole general standards have improved but concerned how long this will last as all staff seem discontented! Overall standards have improved by 99%,.
jessie.b - 15 Jun 2013 09:15
I have been a local in this pub for the last 25 years and can honestly say it is probably at its worst I have ever seen. The prices have increased on a regular basis way above many other pubs within the area. This used to be a pub that was always full regardless of recession, but over the last 2-3 years it has declined. There has been numerous attempts from landlords to revive it but it appears the senior management do not listen to common feelings from the locals and staff which in turn has driven a lot of people away. In the good days I would have reated this place at least 9, 10 on a good day. I believe 3 is an honest mark.
stuartstubbs - 11 May 2012 12:05
Good pub.

The two bars are very different. Part of small chain, the landlords change fairly regularly (18 months the current one).

The chain is now more flexible with real ale choice so micros (particularly local ones) usually now available.

Guest beers can be a bit ill-chosen (e.g. all dark, or all strong).
boblarkin - 20 Sep 2009 22:28
Only just found this 1930's gem. Visited last Thursday evening and to my surprise the lounge was full with drinkers and diners. I could have been mistaken but isn't this a recession? The whole pub was lively and full of atmosphere and conversation! As I made my way to the bar for my well earned pint a pretty waitress passed me with 2 plates of food that smelt just the ticket. I ordered a pint of 'Naked Ladies', no not a joke but an excellant beer from the Twickenham Brewery. It was first class and as I supped my eyes cast towards the food, quickly I text my partner in 'wine', to join me. After all there was a 2 for 1 offer on the food and a Yorkshireman can't miss that!! We had a fantastic bar meal, service was great and even the Landlord (wearing a shirt and tie!!) came over and checked that everything was ok with the beer! Oh sorry and the food!
Pub is a bit dated but quality of offer and level of service was a joy to behold we will definately be back. Well done to all staff for being so happy at what you do! Loved it.
Beermonkey48 - 14 Jul 2009 03:05
Still selling 5 - 8 well kept real ales. GK IPA, Abbott and Pride are house ales plus 3 to 4 guests. Rather pricey so not doing as well as it used to. Food not as good as it was either. Had a few jars ( of very pleasant Phipp's IPA ) and a meal on Saturday and instead of the usual 2 to 3 deep at the bar ( a few years ago ), the pub was markedly quiet. Managing to survive, but at what cost? A sign of the times!
brewmaster54 - 25 May 2009 20:41
Nice looking pub. tucked out the way. when you get inside its clean and tidy but brightly lit and very low on character.
there is also the feeling that you have walked into someones house uninvited and kind of unwelcome too.
hungryhorace - 11 Feb 2008 18:50
Good Pub.

Usually 7 real ales, well kept if a bit unexciting in choice.

Public bar (rather basic) has pool table and TV which (regrettably) is nearly always on. It didn't use to be. Also can be very smokey. Too many stools round the bar can impede service. Clientele are rugby fans (the Saints).

Saloon quieter and posher, but also pleasant.

Restaurant in conservatory at back (fairly good) and patio for the summer.

Landlord very helpful and good.

Seems nothing like the review of the Three Fyshes Turvey which is run by the same small chain.
boblarkin - 16 Feb 2006 23:59
Dood selection of real ales, plus regular guest ales. Good food from the bar or a quality restaurant.
stuartstubbs - 11 Jan 2006 21:46

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