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The Castle, Nottingham Central, Nottingham

1 Castle Road
Nottingham
NG1 6AA
Phone: 01159484279
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Alex Conway left this review about The Castle

The castle is an old Victorian pub that as the name suggests is smack opposite Nottingham Castle. The building is in a classic Watson Fothergill style and architecturally very appealing. Upon entering you step into the bar area with an L shaped bar running around the corner with a separate seating are up a level at the back of the pub. The pub is all hard wood. On the side of the bar as you enter are four hand pulls with another two on the other side were it bends around. Only four were in operation with the two on the other bar “dedicated to ciders, but we don’t really sell much cider so we took them off”?!?! to which I said why not put two more ales on then ?!!

Anyways, the beer available was Shipstons nut brown, Oakham Citra, Tribute and Bombardier. I went for the Nut brown, a local favourite of mine but was charged a horrifically expensive £3.80!! Worse still I could detect a faint hint of vinegar on the nose which I could not ignore no matter how hard I tried, to his credit the bar man without request poured me another pint of it which in his head must have seemed ok but it was the same beer and had the same problem, I decided to let this one go and stomach it as it was just on the turn and I have struggled through much worse. When I enquired as to how long it had been on I was told the start of the week, my visit was a Thursday so straight off the bat it seems to have been kept on too long, I might return and give them the benefit of the doubt because the beer aside from being on too long had been an ok pint, just a day past it so a return would answer this. The only gripe with this place aside from the sky high prices is its locality to the elitist Park estate over the road which means a very pretentious clientele frequent and means this is a bit of a poser’s upmarket pub which I don’t really like. I would visit again if the beer was on top form but only on a crawl around the area, I don’t think could suffer a whole evening in here with its present vibe.

On 7th December 2016 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Castle

The Castle is a smallish pub that is opposite Nottingham castle,this pub used to be an Ansells tied house.
Once inside here the bar is on the right and there are a couple of large laether settees at the front of the pub when you go further back there is a small raised area to the left which has small wooden tables and chairs and there is a another seperate raised area to the right which has got settees in.
There were three handpumps on the bar but only two were working i had a drink of Black Sheep bitter which was'nt on top form the other beer was London Pride.
The pub does food and i thought this pub was a bit upmarket and not really to my taste.

On 10th January 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
Nottingham, 0.51 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Beeston, 3.65 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Netherfield, 3.84 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
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7th Dec 2016, 09:57
Review submitted by Alex Conway
 
26th Nov 2016, 22:38
Pub map correction submitted by Rex Rattus approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 May 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
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