Insta-worthy places to eat in Northants
Now we're all going out out, naturally we want to shout about it. Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food.
THE OLD MARKET INN, KETTERING
Reclaimed herringbone floor: check. Tin tile ceiling: check. Neon and fake foliage insta-wall: check. Bottomless brunches and tipsy teas are never less than colourful at The Old Market Inn and the cocktails are oh so pretty.
THE FALCON HOTEL, CASTLE ASHBY
Stunningly sophisticated, this chic hotel, wellbeing destination and elegant dining experience is the ultimate country escape. With a colour palette that reflects the natural environment, everything at the Falcon Hotel is picture perfect.
THE ANTISOCIAL, DAVENTRY
Did someone just transplant the entire contents of Rockett St. George into a Chicago speakeasy? The Antisocial encapsulates why we all used to go to Berlin for the weekend, back when we used to be allowed to. Rack up the martinis.
THE AVIATOR, SYWELL AERODROME
An Art Deco hotel with its own airstrip, there aren’t many places in Northants radiating this level of old Hollywood energy with original details everywhere you look. Sit out on the terrace to watch the planes come and go.
THE RED LION, YARDLEY HASTINGS
Pucker up hot lips! If it isn’t a showstopper it ain’t gonna make it to the menu at the Red Lion and your Insta likes will go crazy here as you snap it all, from smoking cocktails (literally) to plates as pretty as a picture and seriously maximalist design.
TAP AND KITCHEN, OUNDLE
Edgy industrial vibes with swans gliding by, you say? Indeed. And if you want to take 2021 trends to the max you can even paddle up on your SUP or kayak. Plus Tap and Kitchen are known for their truly monumental Yorkshires, so there’s a photo op you won’t want to miss.
THE THREE CONIES, THORPE MANDEVILLE
More is more is more at The Three Conies, the decor is so fabulously kitsch and quirky you’ll feel like you’ve tumbled well and truly down a rabbit hole. From velvet arm chairs to gilded birdcages, eclectic artwork and walls painted in rich, dark tones, there are Instagram worthy vignettes everywhere you look
THE LAMPLIGHTER, NORTHAMPTON
The funky, interiors at The Lamp are only surpassed by the cool courtyard garden, complete with living walls. There’s greenery everywhere and it makes a gorgeous contrast against the grey painted brickwork. Great for a cheesy Sunday lunch photo op.
THE SMOKE PIT, NORTHAMPTON
The immense food here is just as fully loaded as the decor, which is frankly like nothing else we’ve ever seen. A vast warehouse space absolutely covered in searingly bright graffiti, it’s all about extreme sensory overload at The Smoke Pit and we are here for it.