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The Castle, Isleworth

18 Upper Square
Phone: 02085604895

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Graham Coombs left this review about The Castle

There are some interesting 1930s/40s features in this pub, although they are overwhelmed by TVs and other modern detritus. The glazed partition to the pool table area is a bit unusual, but it is unclear how original it is. The lack of emphasis on food makes it feel a bit more pubby than most Youngs pubs, though there was only Original (Ordinary) available at time of visit. Not bad to visit, but could be much better.

On 30th November 2023 - rating: 6
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john gray left this review about The Castle

Not a lot to add to previous reviews.The interior has been ripped apart over the years and is a bit featureless.Usual Youngs beers on cask but the bitter was decent.Few customers on a warm night.

On 18th August 2018 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Castle Inn

This is a Young's Ram pubco pub, so only Young's branded beers were on, although the seasonal Winter Warmer was in good shape. I didn't see any sign of food on a Wednesday lunchtime.

The main bar area as you enter is bare-boarded now, and is furnished entirely with tall tables and tall stools. It also still has the pool table and dartboard in I guess what must be regarded as a sports area on the right hand side of the room. A small room to the rear and left of the servery is carpeted, and has a couple of sofas plus a couple of small tables and chairs. A conservatory has been added on the left, providing a fair amount of much needed additional traditional seating. This area is also carpeted. So, enough comfortable seating to satisfy most tastes.

The shelves in the conservatory had books on them, presumably for customers to read/borrow, plus a selection of cacti, which of course is most appropriate for a conservatory. There were a few prints on a wall in here, but the decor in the rest of the pub seemed to be rugby related (Twickenham being fairly near) including several signed shirts. The bar counter looks to be inter-war, but I didn't spot anything else of heritage interest.

This is a decent enough pub without being anything very special. I've been in plenty of much worse pubs.

On 15th January 2018 - rating: 5
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hondo . left this review about The Castle Inn

L shaped bar are with a "lounge area ". Real fire. 8 real ale taps 5 on.

On 18th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Malden man left this review about The Castle Inn

Clearly once a multi-roomed pub, now opened up into one long room with a small area to the side and rear of the bar. There are a pool table and dartboard to the right of the bar, and a TV high on the wall. At the left end the pub has been extended by the addition of a conservatory. An outdoor drinking area is beyond here. Green banquette seating plus small armchairs at some tables. The carpet is green too. Very little in the way of interest decor wise, although there is a large framed print of an old map of the district above a fireplace.
The welcome and service were first rate, however the pub seemed a little tired to me.
Young's beers, just Ordinary Bitter and Special on.

On 31st August 2010 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Castle Inn

I popped in here for a pint earlier this week and was greeted by the barmaid as If I had been drinking here for years, but it was my first visit - Fantastic. Youngs Ordinary and Special were available along with lots of lagers.
The pub has high ceilings and is fairly open plan so it is not very cosy, especially when it is sparsely populated. The adverts playing through the speakers from the radio didn't help. The two seating areas outside are on either side of the car park which in turn is just off a reasonably busy road so it was a little noisy.

I did spy a very small pool table in one corner of the pub and there is a small conservatory in the opposite corner (if my memory serves me correctly).

Great service, but I didn't really find the actual pub to be anything special.

On 30th September 2008 - rating: 6
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