Plume of FeathersWest Steet
The pub is situated in the heart of this large sprawling village. It has a very long history and some parts of the building date back to the 17th century, although this is not immediately obvious externally. Originally a Phipps Brewery pub and latterly "Watneyfied" in the 1960's & 70's after the takeover, it was acquired by Everards from Churchill Taverns pubco in 2013. It underwent major refurbishment, which saw the bar re-sited to the rear of the building and all areas of the pub given a total and very imaginative facelift. Although only having the one bar, there are four quite individual areas to eat and drink. Evidence of its antiquity has been preserved and the whole effect is very pleasing on the eye. There are two cosy inglenooks either side of a thick wall and served by a double sided open fireplace. There is a terrific wall sized aerial photo of Weedon showing the canal and the old Ordnance Depot. A pictorial history of Weedon and its old pubs adorns various walls. Do look out for Freddy the mouse who has secreted himself somewhere in the pub. (He's not a real mouse if you are musophobic!). However if you are phasmophobic, this is not the pub for you. There are legends of and witnesses to various hauntings by 2 ghosts... George and Elizabeth. George makes mischief in the cellar and bar whereas Elizabeth restricts herself to flinging cutlery around in the kitchen! There are normally 3 Everards ales on tap and either 2 or 3 guests from the Everards guest list including the occasional Phipps's. Real cider will probably be available throughout the summer. There is an upstairs function room capable of catering for up to 40 people and in an outbuilding is a dedicated games room for Northants skittles and darts. There is a large car park at the rear of the building with a garden and play area outside for the children as well as a large undercover heated area for smokers.