Earls Barton is the biggest village along Northamptonshire's River Nene and offers an array of facilities including a butchers, a Co-op, two pubs and a micro brewery, Indian restaurant, takeaways, as well as David Jeyes, the award winning pharmacy and home of the fascinating little Earls Barton museum, gift shop, dolly lodge and coffee shop.
There are several hairdressers and beauty salons, two doctors surgeries, an optician and private dentist, the well known Barkers factory shop, a popular vintage shop, as well as a Post Office, library and newsagents. Not forgetting our four legged friends there is even a dog grooming salon too!
The village even boasts its own publications; there is the popular paid for Tower Magazine which costing 50p was first published in the early 1970's and is available from the White Mills office and the free monthly magazine Barton Today, to keep you up to date with the numerous activities that go on in this lively community.
For visitors to the marina who enjoy amateur dramatics then the Under The Tower Drama (UTTD) group will not disappoint. A NODA award winning society UTTD is also over 40 years old and holds two or three productions in the Church Hall every year.
Close by is White's Nurseries which has a fabulous selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and other perishable goods. During the Summer, White's hosts regular Sunday car boot sales, a monthly Classic Car meet, and at the end of the Summer their annual Steam rally. In the Autumn there is the very scary Dr Frights event just in time for Hallowe’en. A little further out of the village on the Doddington Road is The Glebe Farm Shop which is open Friday and Saturday mornings and offers a huge choice much of which is home grown.