The Moon on the square is a nice pub which is situated next to Chicagos night club and close to the other pubs in town. It is a good pub to start the night off in as the drinks are cheap and they often have good promotions on drinks too. There are plenty of seating areas too. Also it is a good pub to pop into for a drink in the day time if you are shopping in town as it has a relaxed daytime atmosphere.
They don't have music in this pub so it is not one to go in if you want to have a dance, but it does get busy so there is a good atmosphere.
They do food which is the normal type of pub food such as lasagne, fish or burgers although I have never eaten here.
It is a pub which is suitable for all age groups and I would recommend a visit.
Like any town centre based Wetherspoon pub, offering food & drink at such low prices attracts a certain number of undesirable characters.
Fortunately, this one is split over two levels with most of the power drinkers congregating around the bar area on the lower level.
Good value food & drink. Comfortable environment (away from the bar).
Located in the heart of the town centre in the market square, next to the very large Chicago Rock Cafe.
Very popular in the evening also with people taking advantage of the cheaper drinks before moving on to other 'more expensive' destinations
The Moon on the Square is situated right on the market square in teh centre of Northampton and in many ways is a typical Weatherspoons restaurant with the food that it serves and the drinks that are available.
There is one main difference though, this bar has no music being played on any night and has been a non-smoking pub long before the smoking ban, so it has always been a pleasant place to go and have a quiet meal with the good quality food that you'd expect.
Just in case you think that you'd get bored of the company you keep when you go out for a meal, there's a decent range of fruit and game machines in the bar too, which seem to be on some kind of rotation and they're always changing what machines are there.
In summary, this is a great pub to go to for a meal or to use as a meeting place for a night out, but isn't usually the most lively of places later in the evening.
A couple of year's ago this Pub had a really bad reputation,it was noisy,not very clean,food was awful,& some of the clientele left a "bit to be desired".
Approximately a year ago the place was subject to a good clean & shake up,and for a while things improved dramatically.
Since then I'd visited several times & was quite satisfied with service etc.
On Saturday 16th March,my wife & I went for an early evening meal,we both chose "chicken breast burgers",served with fries & tomato relish.
We had tried this meal several times in 'spoons establishments,& had found it more than acceptable.
What we received here were two pieces of flattened chicken,very dry,with the consistency of hard rubber,& a few lukewarm chips,it is no exaggeration to say the knives supplies couldn't cut the burgers,my wife ate a part of hers,I ate a small part of mine,it was truly dreadful.
We were offered a refund,which we accepted,it was then brought to us by a surly looking young woman with a face like thunder,the money was dropped in my hand,no apology or explanation was forthcoming.
I have a radar key for the disabled toilet,I went to use it,frankly it was disgustingly filthy,didn't look as is it had been cleaned properly for God knows how long.
I hate to say it,but it looks as though this establishment is returning to it's not very pleasant past.
Give it a miss.
Cheap place to eat and drink! Day time people are getting drunk here so not my first choice!! Evening not much atmosphere with no music! Great for drinking and chatting at the start of the night but again not somewhere I go on a regular occasion
Cheap food and drinks
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