Elwes Arms37 High Street
A surprise oasis in this large area of modern housing and run down pubs. This quiet, 16th century thatched pub is found in the old Great Billing village which was swallowed up by the exponentially growing Northampton in the 1980s. Inside consists of a small front bar, which serves limited seating in the front windows, and two further rooms to the right, accessed by small steps which can be used a as function room. Behind the bar, on a higher level, is the popular games room. The interior walls are a mixture of half-timber walls and exposed ironstone. The ceilings are very low and are a challenge for anyone of six foot height. The name is derived from the family that once owned the pub; the history of the pub is listed on one of the pub walls. Not to be missed.