Northampton Market is very much at the heart of the town – and has been since it opened in 1235 – and if you’re doing your shopping there, then you’re going to need somewhere decent to stop off for a bite. The Plump Partridge on Horse Market is as good a place as any, offering as they do breakfast, brunch, teas and coffees and even pizzas, should you be really very peckish. Early risers are particularly rewarded: there is a full British breakfast with two sausages, two eggs and two bacon rashers, accompanied by mushrooms, tomatoes and beans on toast, as well as Mexican-style baked eggs with chorizo and a huge range of customisable omelettes. The latecomers for lunch can try the flatbreads and pizzas too, and there’s also plenty of cafe drinks to choose from, so book yourself a table and head on down to Northampton Market and The Plump Partridge. Back of the net!