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The Bailey Head, Oswestry

Bailey Head
SY11 1PZ
Phone: 01691650169

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Quinno _ left this review about The Bailey Head

A revitalised freehouse (formerly Marstons) run by the people who previously had the CAMRA award winning Orpington Liberal Club. A bit of a mish-mash inside, presumably from old refurbs and indeed the genial and engaging licensees told us that the place is a step-by-step work in progress; it certainly does need a bit of licking up in places. Six pumps with beers from unrecognised micros plus eight kegs and proper cider. I went for halves of Turning Point Soothsayer (NBSS 3) and Chapel OMG (NBSS 3.5). Also sampled some very nice local scotch eggs. Was really impressed to see each local who popped in getting a personalised greeting and enquiry about their general health, very rare to see that. Well worth a visit, this is one that will be on the national radar before long if the current trajectory is maintained.

On 2nd March 2019 - rating: 8
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Al Bundy left this review about The Bailey Head

This was called The Castle Tavern the last time I was here. One of 3 in a small square this is quite a good pub. The I terior is basically the same as before with an L-shaped lounge. 5 handpulls with 3 Marston's beers and one each from Purple Moose and Crwr Iâl. A good place for your pub crawl.

On 30th April 2018 - rating: 7
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Alan Hurdle left this review about The Bailey Head

The Bailey Head reopened as a free house in March 2016. It was previously a Marston's tied house as The Eagles and then The Castle Tavern. It dominates Bailey Head Square which is also occupied by The Red Lion and the George.
This large 'L' shaped pub was very busy on a Thursday evening when other pubs including a Wetherspoons were very quiet. This is no doubt due to the 5 changing cask ales and the two Key"Cask" beers on tap. The ales presently on sale are displayed on a large video screen on the wall. The screen also advertises the fact that the pub is in the 2018 Camra Good Beer Guide. This is the type of pub that Oswestry has been short of before its reopening.

On 8th December 2017 - rating: 9
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