Althorp Coaching Inn
“Thatched pub serving locally sourced food” - AA Inspector
This 16th-century stone coaching inn occupies a lovely position in the village of Great Brington on the Althorp Estate. A courtyard is surrounded by stable rooms, and the enclosed flower garden is a peaceful spot in which to sample one of the ales and ciders. The restaurant specialises in traditional cooking based on local produce. Moules mariniére might be followed by braised blade of beef, creamy mash and cabbage.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
- Wide selection of Ales
- Wide selection of ciders
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About the area
Northamptonshire is a mainly rural county of gentle beauty, with farmland, forest and great country estates. Rivers, canals and meadows are all part of the tranquil scene, providing a haven for wildlife.
This is a great area for walking, touring and exploring villages of stone and thatch. There are also some impressive Saxon churches at Brixworth and Earls Barton. Northampton is the county town, and along with Kettering, has long been associated with the production of footwear. Kettering was the second largest town until it was overtaken by the rapid development of Corby as a major centre of the steel industry.
Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park is set in Northamptonshire, although it seems that Austen never actually visited the county. Other famous connections include the poet John Dryden (1631-1700) who was born in the tiny village of Aldwincle; King Richard III (1452-1485) born at Fotheringhay Castle; and American revolutionaries George Washington (1732-1799), whose family came from Sulgrave Manor, and Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) whose father was born in another tiny Northamptonshire village called Ecton.
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