The Longboat, Northampton undertakes major AV refresh following recent investment

External photo of the Longboat pub, Northampton.

A neighbourhood favourite in the town of Northampton, the Longboat pub has recently reopened its doors in late August following a massive six-figure investment and enjoyed a large launch party in the first week of September to mark the grand reopening.

Inside the pub, it will now host a massive assortment of Samsung 4K LED hospitality TVs that will be brilliantly complimented by a wide range of Audac and Cloud speakers, alongside a range of lighting effects, to complete the new and improved customer AV experience.

Bar Lounge Area/Snug

The recently renovated bar lounge area and snug at the Longboat now incorporates an array of Audac passive loudspeakers, including the X6, V8 and 10″ models, that have completely revitalised the audio quality in the pub. This will allow customers to take in the maximum performance in terms of sound quality and pressure up to 120 dB. Whilst also expertly welcoming patrons with their expert performance, the Audac range considers the aesthetic side of the pub world with their elegant and aesthetically pleasing design.

What are speakers and lighting effects without televisions to compliment them? Well, the Longboat won’t have that issue in the bar area. We’ve installed two Samsung 65″ UHD Smart hospitality TVs the bar area and the snug to allow customers to enjoy a big-screen sporting experience.

Specifying dedicated hospitality screens, Samsung Hospitality Screens are used specifically in commercial spaces, these purpose-built models are designed with a focus on durability. This will make sure that they are able to operate for extended periods of time, making them perfect for pubs.

Back Bar

Moving into the secondary bar area and the Longboat boasts another 65″ Samsung UHD Smart hospitality TV as well as a 32″ T5300 Full HD HDR Smart TV. Located behind the extended area of the bar, this model used to display the latest offers and information to customers via a state-of-the-art digital signage software, powered by a commercial grade media player.

On both sides of the bar, the Longboat hasn’t just focused on television improvements, as they have also included two large light effects to enhance the night life aspect that the pub offers.

Pool Area

An area that always proves popular with customers, the pool area has undertaken a makeover with the introduction of another 65″ Samsung UHD Smart hospitality TV alongside two Cloud 6″ surface mount speakers in separate corners of the room.

Perfect in any environment, these two-way mounted loudspeakers offer consistent sound dispersion around the rooms they are installed in. Alongside the effortless sound quality, these speakers also come with removable logos to ensure that they can be used discreetly no matter what setting they are used in.


Frazer, Operator of the Longboat, said: “The renovations have made a huge difference, and as sports and beer fans ourselves, we are really pleased to be providing great offerings to the local community.”

Hayley, Operator of the Longboat, concluded: “The Longboat has a whole new lease of life, and we are so excited to be behind the bar, welcoming old and new faces alike. It’s great to bring local people together and with so much to be involved in at the pub, it’s a lovely excuse to catch up with friends and family and come together.”


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