Old Bank

4-5 St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DA
Call: 0160 423 9534

A City-Centre Pub Housed in an Old Bank

The clue is in the name: this pub is set in a grand and stately building that once served as a bank. It faces onto St. Giles Square, the beating heart of Northampton, and has a long and storied history, having been used as council offices before Barclays set up shop here.

Directly opposite the Old Bank is the eye-catching Northampton Guildhall, an imposing neo-Gothic delight built from Northamptonshire stone. Also in the immediate vicinity is St. Giles Church, the oldest parts of which date back to the 12th century. The church is one of only a few buildings in town to have survived the devastating Great Fire of Northampton in 1675.

Like most of the structures in Northampton’s core, the pub building dates back to the Victorian era, a time when the city was thriving. The opening of the Grand Union Canal and the railway together with the city’s flourishing boot-making industry, brought great prosperity to the region during the industrial era.

Inside, the spacious pub spreads across two floors with a large J-shaped main bar dominating the bottom level. Besides drinking and dining, guests can also occupy themselves with games of darts or pool, or by watching live matches on one of the pub’s nine TV screens or two projectors. Even the walled outdoor beer garden has its own bar and TV.

During the week, office workers pile in to the Old Bank for after-work drinks. At weekends, an influx of shoppers and sports fans pop in during the day. Later, theatregoers heading to nearby Royal & Derngate often stop by the Old Bank for a pre-show meal and tipple, as ticket-holders are entitled to a discount. As night falls, the atmosphere in the Old Bank ramps up a few notches as spirited guests gearing up for a night out on the town pile in en masse

A Mezzanine-Level Party Space in a Prime Location

The Old Bank’s elevated mezzanine area can be hired for functions. It can hold up to 60 seated guests and 100 standing, and is perfect for weddings, birthdays and work dos. Though it has its own dedicated bar, entrance and toilets, the mezzanine also overlooks the main bar below so your guests won’t feel isolated from the ground-level action. With a plasma screen TV as well as a projector and large screen on hand, the space is also well-suited to live sport screenings.

Soak up the Splendour of Northampton’s City Centre

Once an important medieval market town, Northampton was all but destroyed by a fire in 1675. Over the centuries a new city slowly grew from the ashes, but it was to face another round of destruction at the hands of World War II bombers. Despite the damage inflicted during the war, Northampton’s city centre area, where the Old Bank is located, retains its attractive Victorian-era architecture and charm. After strolling the streets, marvelling at the neo-Gothic grandeur of the Guildhall and indulging in a spot of shopping, stop by the Old Bank to enjoy a drink in this buzzy city centre haunt.

Function Room Information - The Vault
Capacity 60 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Coffee Machine, Dance Floor, Disabled Access, Disco Equipment, DVD Player, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, Hot Water Flasks, PA System, Private Bar, Projector, Sky TV/BT Sport, Stage, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Tour Groups,

The nearest Train Station to Old Bank is Northampton Train Station