Wednesday 7th April 2021 7pm – Late

Virtual Pub Crawl Around Northampton’s Pubs

Wellingborough Road in Northampton, known locally as Welly Road, has become well known over the years as a great place for a pub crawl. Join us for an evening of meeting in the virtual pubs and enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple in the comfort of your own home.

1. The Abington

The Abington is a great place to meet before heading into town, just a ten minute walk away from the centre.

Pub Discussion Points

Dog-friendly pub – What is your pet called and what is the cutest or naughtiest thing they’ve done recently? Come along to this chilled-out venue and introduce your cat, dog, rats, or fish to the ALDinHE community.  

2. The Crown & Cushion

A traditional community pub that has a busy, friendly atmosphere.

Pub Discussion Points

Family-friendly pub – Do your children want to say hello before you pack them off to bed? Want to share tales about home-schooling or just celebrate that it’s (mostly) over. Join this family-orientated pub – all that’s missing is the ball pit!   

3. Sir Pickering Phipps

With a large bar, plenty of seating, lovely leather sofas and comfy corners to relax in. Enjoy some fantastic food or just settle down to read the papers.

Pub Discussion Points

Sports bar – How is your local team doing? How do they compare to Northampton’s teams (Steelbacks, Saints and Cobblers)? Have you been getting into online yoga? Been for a run recently but don’t want to bore all your non-running friends about it – don’t worry, come to this bar and share chat about sports and getting active!  

4. Old House

The Old House, the quintessential English Pub & Kitchen serving gastropub meals and food in a beautiful vintage style interior with a great outdoor garden area.

Pub Discussion Points

Gastro pub – Been watching Celebrity Bake Off? Raised a particularly good sourdough starter? Baked something tasty for tea? Come to this delicious pub for food and cooking-related conversation. Swap recipes, bring cake!  

5. The Gardeners Arms

The Gardeners Arms harks back to the ‘pubs of old’ where drinking, talking & pub games create the ambience of a community pub. A games area for skittles, pool & darts is to the rear.

Pub Discussion Points

Fight pub! – Want to have a moan about the state of Higher Education? Need to have a cathartic rant with some sympathetic friends? Set the world to rights and plan the LD revolution in this mildly controversial pub. There aren’t even any bouncers to throw you out.  

6. Fiddlers

The décor is aged wood panelling. The pub is quiet during the week.

Pub Discussion Points

Local music venue – Have you learned to play an instrument during lockdown? Listened to any good albums recently? Can’t wait for the return of live music? Join the music, art and creative chat in this alternative venue. We promise there won’t be any karaoke!