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Queen & Castle, Kenilworth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Castle Green
Phone: 01926852661

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Nick Davies left this review about Queen & Castle

Called in for the first time since I wrote the notes below. It's not the first place I've been in lately where M&B seem to have cottoned on that "family dining" isn't the thing is was, as the likes of Oliver, J have discovered to their cost: they have rowed back on the every-table-laid-for-eating regime, and the front of the pub is now far more welcoming and pubby. We had a drink of Mad Goose and it remains a nice drink.

It's now worth a visit after you've finished looking round the castle, but, this being M&B, you'll need deep pockets.

July 2013 notes

A once historic and characterful old pub now refurbished into another sterile unbranded M&B "Bar and Dining Rooms". It is of course immensely popular with those who enjoy their mass-produced microwaved meals and the garden makes a very pleasant place to do that on a summer's evening. However its usefulness as a pub is marginal.

On 11th December 2019 - rating: 6
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Delboy 20 left this review about Queen and Castle

Nice pub geared towards food but with 3 ales on. The Rev James gold was in good nick. Large beer garden at the rear. A nice spot to pass the time after walking round the castle opposite.

On 8th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Ian Mapp left this review about Queen and Castle

yes, its touristy and yes, its more catered for food - but it is exceptionally well presented, has a lovely beer garden and had three real ales on - Doom Bar, Tribute and the Purity UBU that I went for.

Worth at least 6 out of 10!

Some photos at my walking blog -

On 16th August 2015 - rating: 6
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Alan Winfield left this review about Queen and Castle

The Queen and Castle is a nice looking bare brick built pub that is in a nice location opposite Kenilworth Castle.
Once inside the bar faces,the front area is oblong shaped with raised area at each side of the room,the seating is bench type and normal tables and chairs,the rear area is more of a dining room which was packed on our Saturday dinner visit.
There were three real ales on the bar,i had a drink of Purity Mad Goose which was a nice drink,the other beers were Purity UBU and Doom Bar.
Most people were having meals but drinkers were made just as welcome.
The pub was very busy on our Saturday dinner visit, the service at the bar was very quick.

Pub visited 18/4/2015

On 18th April 2015 - rating: 7
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Soup Dragon left this review about Queen and Castle

This is a Beefeater pub/restaurant. Very impressive from the front, it looks like a row of undressed brick cottages, or a large farmhouse, with an extension at the back and a courtyard. There is a large beer patio and garden with play area for the kids.

This place is a large open-planish rough L-shape, with two levels, with the serving bar facing you as you walk in from the front. The decor is typical of the pubco kind of thing; crimson, white, green, light grey, dark grey, mushy pea green... ad nauseam. The place is mostly given over to tables and dining though there is a sofa area near the bar. There are a few pictures of the castle dotted about. There was at least one TV which had a mute and subtitled 'Horrible Histories' Spartan School Musical sketch on, as the Soupettes pointed out, as i walked past. The music was general and at an ok level. The service was fine and the clientele was mainly families eating.

Beer; all keg stuff with Staropramen, with the ubiquitous Black Sheep Bitter and Marston's Pedigree on handpull. The Peddy was OK.

More of a family eatery than a pub, though not cheap (see menu on weblink provided), so nothing really to go out of your way for unless you are looking for that kind of place. If you are, this will cater for it, especially on a hot day with it's great grounds at the back. It was nice to revist for the first time since 1987 - when i had a ploughman's lunch in a traditional pub!

On 10th July 2011 - no rating submitted
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