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Hideout, Taunton

Pub added by Paris Hilton
Castle Green
Taunton
TA1 4AE

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E TA left this review about Hideout

Previously The Castle Green Inn, this unfortunate building is currently enduring ownership by GK and is very much a chavvy dosshole, a pity given its location. The young staff are found from Taunton’s otherwise unemployable cadre, and are both charmless and dull. The other drinkers and diners were fairly unpleasant too. There is a narrow paved garden at the side. The single room has been created by knocking out the original walls, though iron columns have been left in some places, while different flooring styles reveal the original rooms’ layout. There is a gaming machine in the middle. The conversion of the building was done before GK took over the pub, and it has in the past been used as a nightclub. Four handpumps on the bar, but only one ale on – Old Golden Hen – which was in poor condition. Food was the usual GK rubbish, only more expensive than usual. This place currently represents very poor value for money and I really wouldn’t bother secreting myself here.

On 13th September 2019 - rating: 5
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Castle Green Inn

Closing soon

On 23rd February 2013 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 78 recommendations about 62 pubs]


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Paris Hilton left this review about The Castle Green Inn

Lets hope the Castle Green Inn has not peaked now its won the title. I popped in with Mrs Hilton last week and every glass that her soft drink was served in was not clean. After being offered about half a dozen we opted for a straw and upset the bar-maid. She should either learn to wash up properly or show some customer service. As for thebeer, very good as usual.

On 29th March 2012 - rating: 6
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Castle Green Inn

Winner of the Somerset CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012

On 21st January 2012 - rating: 7
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Castle Green Inn

Finalist of the Somerset CAMRA pub of the year for 2012

On 10th December 2011 - no rating submitted
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Castle Green Inn

Will concur with Paris, this is probably as good as it gets for ale choice and quality in Taunton centre (outside of having to utilise the ‘spoons). An entrant in the 2011 GBG, there’s a plaque on the wall indicating that this pub was Somerset CAMRA Pub of the Year runners up for 2011.
The four pumps at the time of my visit included Bays Gold and Bays Best and Hopback Summer lightning and both the Bays beers were well kept pints.
This is a lot larger pub than it looks from the outside with two large seating sections either side of the central serving area. It lacked a bit of atmosphere to me and had a formulaic Wetherspoons feel to it, rather than a traditional pub, but when chatting to a couple of the locals apparently this current guise is a much better improvement to when it was called the firestone a few years back and an unused warehouse further back still.

On 29th August 2011 - rating: 7
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Castle Green Inn

Still maintaining reasonably high standards for Taunton; 3 of the 4 hanpumps available were Cotleigh at the weekend; I went for thr Moor Revival.

On 3rd June 2011 - rating: 8
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Castle Green Inn

A large, stable like building opposite the Castle Hotel, The Firestone is now known as the Castle Green Inn as is now probably in the top 3 or 4 best pubs in Taunton.

The new Ownership/Management are certainly trying hard and have spotted a gap in the market in Taunton; a gap that can be filled by selling a variety of good ale.

Always have 4 cask ales which vary all the time and always have a local cider behind the bar. Yesterday there was Otter Amber, Wickwar Coopers, Dartmoor and another I can't recall. I had a Wickwar and was pleasantly surprised to be charged only £2.

They run a beer club every Wednesday which one can join for a few pounds and enjoy the various beers at a discount. There is also an opportunity for customers to request Breweries to be stocked.

Interesting photographs on the wall showing Ian Botham, Joel Garner and Vivian Richards playing cricket on the nearby County Ground in the 1970/80's.

Jazz on Sunday lunchtimes. Food looks good and reasonably priced.

On 26th November 2010 - rating: 8
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