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The Old Castle

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Old Castle Road
Salisbury
SP1 3SF
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Reviews of The Old Castle (Average Rating: 3 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Nigel Rowe left this review about The Old Castle

Food has improved from our last visit, although beer range is still uninspired. No real ale. Why do Harvester refuse to stock any? I would mark this pub 8/10 if they stocked good quality cask-conditioned beer. Alongside an English Heritage site, it is a shame Harvester can't show the many vistiors some brewing heritage.

On 5th April 2014 - rating: 4
[User has posted 63 recommendations about 55 pubs]


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Nigel Rowe left this review about The Old Castle

This pub should be renamed The Queue. Four people behind the bar, two fiddling with the till, one chopping lemons and one serving. A most uninspiring beer range - no real ale - all served chilled. Canteen quality food and our order got mislaid, and we waited at the table for an hour before it arrived - after much prompting. Friendly staff though, I guess it's not their fault the place is so badly managed. A lovely location, what a shame it's such a shambles.

On 12th April 2012 - rating: 3
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E TA left this review about The Old Castle

I took the opportunity of joining PuG to re-visit this pub to give it a second chance after I gave it a poor review elsewhere, and I'm afraid to say my disappointment continues. Its proximity to Old Sarum Castle, after which it is named, gives it a great deal of potential, but for whatever reason it is something of an embarassment. Part of the Harvester chain, it serves tasteless ready-meal type food and megekeg beer at near-freezing temperatures. There is no atmosphere, the decor is irksome and staff remain unhelpful. It is a sad reflection on British commerce that this will be the first pub many overseas tourists visit when there are so many superb pubs in Salisbury to provide a role-model.

On 16th February 2010 - rating: 2
[User has posted 1034 recommendations about 1025 pubs]

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5th Apr 2014, 11:34
Review submitted by Nigel Rowe amended by Nigel Rowe
 
5th Apr 2014, 11:32
Review submitted by Nigel Rowe amended by Nigel Rowe

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 April 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 12 April 2012 by hondo .

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