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Real Ale Pub: The Wig & Pen


By Jackie Milton


Happy Birthday To The Wig & Pen


On the 22nd April ‘The Wig & Pen’ celebrated it’s first birthday in style alongside a 10 day beer festival (over 50 ales, 20 ciders and draught Belgium beers) encompassing the Easter holidays, the Royal Wedding and St Georges Day; all accompanied by live bands in the covered garden. Over the past year The Wig and Pen has quickly established itself as a destination of choice both for those seeking a lunchtime sanctuary or those wanting a good night out. Run by Richard Gordon and his team who include the lovely Michelle and Fiona and the (I hope he


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doesn’t mind) not so lovely but terrific barman, Craig, this traditional pub in the centre of town has managed to create an atmosphere of friendliness and warmth without compromising standards and excellence in both the drink and, the food. Great improvements in the facilities have already been made, part of the beer garden has been covered and in the summer this will form a new dining area with waiting staff. The outside bar and barbecue were installed last year and those great weekend events will continue with live music; this time The Wig & Pen are pleased to announce they will be the first pub in the town with Draught Pimms, what a splendid idea! Everyone knows that the food


at The Wig & Pen has always been of the highest standard and, as with the selection of beers, the menu will be redesigned for the summer season with fresh ingredients being used to create enticing dishes all cooked and presented to perfection. Don’t forget it’s May, which means it’s asparagus season (and it’s a great crop in Northamptonshire) so that will feature on the menu this month. To accompany it, the Wig & Pen are participating in CAMRA's 'Mild in May' campaign,so. . .something smooth, suave, tall, dark, mysterious and effortlessly tastefull will be on pump!


The Wig & Pen


19 St. Giles Street, Northampton NN1 1JA. 01604 622 178 www.wigandpennorthampton.co.uk


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