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From new cafe openings, to glossy wedding venues and heritage museums - here's the inside line on the coolest happenings in Northants.

Fancy going out out?

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Perennial favourite Dovecote Farm Buttery in Newton have been busily developing a sparkling and very inviting new cafe space in what is currently being used as the farm shop. With plans to open as soon as they are allowed, rumour has it there’ll be locally blended teas and coffees from Well Roasted Coffee as well as scrumptious cakes and treats. I’m also told there will be table football to keep the Mudlets entertained while you recuperate with a well-earned flat white. The restaurant is getting a spruce-up too, making two distinct cafe and dining areas. We can’t to visit.

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Heritage Happenings

Chester House Estate

Due to open to the public this summer, Chester House Estate in Little Irchester is coming to the end of its £14.5m transformation to what will be a whopping great visitor attraction set within 85 acres of some of Northamptonshire’s most picturesque rolling countryside. There’s 10,000 years (that’s approx how long we’ve been in lockdown, right?) of human history and local heritage to discover at this sustainable new museum including the remains of walled Roman town, as well as a somewhat more contemporary visitor centre, artisan shopping destination and events venue. There’s also farm house B&B, mooring for narrowboats and kayaks, a kids outdoor play area, cafe and restaurant and an archeology resource centre here, so easily a full day’s family entertainment at it’ll be free to enter.

Chester House Estate

All you need is love, love, love is all you need…


…oh, and a top notch place to tie the knot. Enter stage right: The Deco Theatre in Northampton, which is soon to open its doors as a fabulous new town centre wedding venue. Loved-up couples can have the full works in the beautiful heritage surrounds of The Old Savoy, including the ceremony, reception and dancing the night away. Not many couples can boast of pledging their vows on the same stage that was once graced by the actual Beatles, who performed here in 1963.

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