This pub is situated in the small town of Wellingborough and is easy to find. Coming off the A45 follow the signs to the town centre and turn up Church Street (the first right turn before you get to the one way section) and this turns into Cannon St. Alternatively, just follow the road up the hill through town and keeping right as though you were on a ring road and when you get to a 'T' junction, turn right. You are now in Cannon St and the pub will be about 800 yards down on your left opposite some shops. That said, the Cannon seems to be a 'Punch' pub and has had a renovation. The pub serves a good range of real ales including Adnams Broadside, Young's Special plus a weekly guest ale. The decor is much improved on its previous incarnation of 1980's kitch. There are two bars with dark wood predominating. The lounge is divided up by pillars and partitioned seating which provides a sense of intimacy. The tables and chairs are comfortable. The bar is a tall one with stools for locals, but getting served is OK. Disabled access is cramped but possible and there are two doors to negotiate to get in. The toilets are much improved from a previous visit. A good place to get a drink in Wellingborough. No accommodation here.
We took over as Lessees of the The Cannon a year ago and much has changed. It is now owned by the Punch Pub Company. The range of beers is not as wide as before, but quality of our real ale is excellent (we have Adnams Broadside and Youngs Special plus Tetley Cask as permanent ales and a weekly guest ale which is always popular - most popular are Everards, Smiles and Camerons varieties but we do try many different ales) and the toilets are clean! Please feel free to come and visit any time, we'll be happy to make you welcome. Phil & Elaine Taylor-Jones.
Canberra Guest House
104-106 Midland Road
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