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The Castle

54 Pentonville Road
N1 9HF
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Reviews of The Castle (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Roger Button left this review about The Castle

When I worked in the area, the Pint Pot (as it was then) was a regular watering hole and I have many good memories of the place including watching the infamous England v Brazil World Cup match with its 7.30am kick off over a breakfast of beer and bacon butties!

It was more of a basic boozer then but has now been given a new name (thankfully still traditional rather than trendy) and a bit of an upmarket makeover giving it more of a gastro edge but not in a way that detracts it from being a pub first and foremost. The pub is quite small with the rooms now knocked through, an open bar and a raised area to the left that also houses the kitchen. The décor may now be full of trendy shades of grey, bare floors and stripped back tables but it still has a bit of its old character. Space is a bit limited but it is quite a cosy place if you can bag the right table.

There are 2 hand pumps with Doom Bar and Redemption Pale Ale on my most recent visit which at £3.55 for the latter is about par for the area. There are also a range of top end lagers and continental beers. There were quite a few people eating which was a good sign (main courses around £10-£15) and the Monday quiz night that was in progress also seemed to be quite popular.

The pubs real bonus (weather and crowds permitting) is the roof terrace although at the time of writing is closed for refurbishment. Unless things have changed, it has its own small bar upstairs but with a limited selection.

I have always found the staff quite welcoming and efficient. I am not usually drawn to pubs like the Castle, especially when I remember them prior to being tarted up, but I do feel quite comfortable here even and still make the occasional visit when in the area.

On 4th May 2012 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1234 recommendations about 1228 pubs]

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Steve C left this review about The Castle

I entered this pub on Saturday night through a side door that was packed with smokers trying to escape the torrential rain. Upon entering I found quite a slender pub with the bar area in the centre and some stairs leading down to a seating area with plasma screen that shows Sky Sports by the front windows. Some more steps lead up to the rear of the pub where there is some more seating, another plasma screen and an open kitchen at the very rear that had a deep fat fryer pong even though it was closed. The toilets are also found up here and the gents are like the inside of a metal container. I was expecting to be kidnapped and was waiting for a crane to lift up the toilets and whip me off to some interrogation room.

I thought that the staff were very friendly and they even gave me a pint after hours along with the regulars who were very welcoming. A couple of hand pumps adorn the bar and the Cornish Coaster was off, but Adnams was available alongside some premium and standard draught products and the Guinness was very good. There was some random music playing with a leaning towards reggae, but this was at just the right volume so it could easily be heard without having to shout over it.

There are a couple of picnic tables under an awning out the front and also an advertised roof terrace that was closed during my late visit so I didn’t get to investigate.

I liked it in here and would have no problem returning.

On 15th October 2010 - rating: 7
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 15 October 2010 by moby duck
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 15 October 2010 by moby duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 15 October 2010 by moby duck
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