Olde Sun

Pub Details

Middle Street
Nether Heyford
(01327) 340164
Opening Times
12 - 2.30, 5 - 11
12 - 11

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Olde Sun, Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, NN7 3LL – The Good Pub Guide

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Unpretentious place with diverting bric-a-brac, reasonably priced pubby bar food and garden with play area
The several small linked rooms in this mainly 18th-c pub have all manner of entertaining bric-a-brac hanging from the ceilings and packed into nooks and crannies. It includes brassware (one fireplace is a grotto of large brass animals), colourful relief plates, 1930s cigarette cards, railway memorabilia and advertising signs, World War II posters and rope fancywork. The nice old cash till on one of the two counters is wishfully stuck at one and a ha'penny: Banks's Bitter, Greene King Ruddles, Marstons Pedigree and a guest such as Jennings Lakeland Stunner on handpump. Most of the furnishings are properly pubby, with the odd easy chair. There are beams and low ceilings (one painted with a fine sunburst), partly glazed dividing panels, steps between some areas, rugs on parquet, red tiles or flagstones, a big inglenook log fire and (up on the left) a room with full-sized hood skittles, a games machine, darts, cribbage and dominoes; background music. In the garden you'll find antiquated hand-operated farm machines, some with plants in their hoppers. The first thing that will catch your eye when you arrive will probably be a row of brightly coloured grain kibblers along the edge of the fairy-lit front terrace (with picnic-sets).

Good Pub Guide Food

As well as sandwiches, the newish chef offers fish dishes such as cajun salmon, sea bream with caper sauce and smoked haddock fishcakes, plus chicken, ham and leek pie, goats cheese and onion tart, gammon with pineapple, and puddings such as sticky toffee pudding and apple crumble with custard.

Bar food times: 12 - 2, 6.30 - 9; 12 - 4 Sun


Good Pub Information

Dogs allowed in: Dogs Anywhere


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Reader Comments

My brothers and I have been going to this pub for many years now, and the cask beer is always excellently kept. We use it before going to Northampton Saints rugby club, and their local ham (beautiful), egg and chips is always on our agenda....well, actually double egg!! A real gem!

We had lunch here last week stopping off the M1 for a break during our journey home.

The pub is full of objects - there is a theme, relating to its name, painted sun on the ceiling, our table had a sun carved in its surface and the name of the pub/village around the circumference. There is also a lot of railway memorabilia.

We had two fantastic sandwiches. So well filled one local ham the other tuna and cucumber. Fantastic value with a nice side salad and we ordered a side of chips. We also got a little coleslaw as well. The tomato also tasted 'real'.

Top pub.

Good pub, friendly landlord, Bar meals just right. Exactly as described in the guide. If you're into horse brasses and other things that take a lot of cleaning this is your place

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