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185 Watling St. Pub & Kitchen is located in the centre of the historic market town of Towcester, Northamptonshire.

We believe that this will be the place to enjoy those cosy winter evenings by our fire and relaxing summer days in our fantastic garden, with something for everyone on any occasion.


Bursting with character, 185 Watling St. has an ornate art deco interior with a mix of traditional and contemporary dining areas.


We are proud to serve the best ales and the finest wines, and our experienced chefs prepare a wide range of dishes using the best produce.


Whether you are in the mood to put your feet up and enjoy a freshly prepared bar snack, or treat the family to an excellent dining experience, we all look forward to seeing you soon.


The whole team very much welcomes the views of our customers so why not pop in and introduce yourselves and let us know

what you think?



Our Food


We're really proud of our food. All dishes are made to order and are prepared on site using fresh ingredients.


On our menu you'll find all your old favourites alongside come more contemporary dishes. Why not try our popular steak & ale pie, hand battered fish and chips or one of our amazing gourmet burgers. 


If you’re only peckish, we have lighter options for lunchtimes – all your favourites are there including seasonal salads, small starters and delicious filled sandwiches.


We also have lots of options for vegetarians and we are now able to adapt most of our main menu to suit a gluten free diet.  


We are of course family friendly so why not bring the kids along too!

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“We're really proud of our food. We prepare our dishes from real ingredients and source locally when possible.” 
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Our Drinks


Our drinks range really sets us apart and we can suit every palate and price range!   


We love our cask ales and always feature favourites from the local breweries; we also regularly introduce local guest ales to give you the chance to try something new!


For lager lovers we offer a great selection on draught in cans  and bottles - perfectly chilled and refreshing.


We've put a lot of care and consideration into constructing our wine list - there are light and fruity whites, deep robust reds and cheeky pinks.

“We love beer and have a regularly changing selection of local cask ales and craft beers; often featuring favourites from small and local breweries.” 

Private Dining


185 Watling St. offers private dining rooms which are excellent venues for those seeking a more intimate environment. Whether you are looking to host an important business dinner or that special family occasion, our art deco dining rooms are the perfect place for you.

We have 2 private dining rooms; one seats 10 and the other seats 14. They are free to use when dining from our exclusive À la carte Menu. 


Our menus change bi-monthly so there will always be something new and exciting. Both dining rooms boast decadent character with lavish décor, from high ceilings to elegant candelabras. You will experience the best standards of service, allowing you to enjoy the company that you are in as well as choosing from our extensive range of wines and tipples.

The rooms are also well-suited to business meetings & small conferences, making ideal board rooms, including free wifi and the option of a full working lunch if required.

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“ Bursting with character, 185 Watling St. has an ornate art deco interior with a mix of traditional and contemporary dining areas"

Contact Us

Opening Times

TEL: 01327 317177

Like what you've seen?  Want to know more about our food & drink? Want to ask us a question? Just feeling lonely?

Want to join our team?

We are always looking for great people in a variety of roles from managers, chefs, kitchen team and front of house teams. Please send a CV or outline of your experience, and we will get back to you.


9:00 - 22:00

Breakfast: 9:00 - 11:30

Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00

Main Menu: 12:00 - 21:00

Tuesday - Friday:

9:00 - 23:00

Breakfast: 9:00 - 11:30

Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00

Main Menu: 12:00 - 21:00


10:00 - 23:00

Breakfast: 10:00 - 11:30

Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00

Main Menu: 12:00 - 21:00


10:00 - 19:00

Breakfast: 10:00 - 11:30

Sunday Roasts: 12:00 - 18:00

Main Menu: 12:00 - 18:00

185 Watling St.  Towcester, Northants, NN12 6BX  01327 317177

Copyright: 185 Watling St. 2019