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Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle

Market Square
Bishops Castle
SY9 5BN
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel sits above the main road through the town of Bishop's Castle and it has a reasonable size car park.

The interior is certainly a bit more upmarket than the town's other pubs. I sat in the middle of three rooms. There was a mixture of drinkers, diners and hotel guests across all 3 rooms. Real fires made it feel cosy.

Salopian Oracle is a regular ale. Guests were Three Tuns Solstice & Clun Pale Ale. I ordered the latter, referring to it as "Cloon", when the correct pronunciation rhymes with "done"! It was only after that I realised that I may have missed a real cider. The waitress who served me announced that they did indeed have Long Mynd Cider. But when I subsequently tried to order it from the other waitress, I was told they hadn't had it for a while. So, I made my excuses and departed at this point.

Not a bad start to 4 pubs in the town though.

On 2nd November 2020 - rating: 6
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Ian Mapp left this review about Castle Hotel

Most surprising. A hotel but with a real bar on the side. Quite a collection of ales from the three tuns, Hobsons and a never seen before Pale Ale from Clun Brewery. Sample provided.

Nice feel to the place with leather chesterfields and a log burner.

Pleasant visit.

Visit blogged at http://bit.ly/2ySHZxX

On 12th November 2017 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Castle Hotel

Nice old hotel high above the town hall and Market Square in what claims to have been England's smallest borough. Comfortable three-room bar in an overall 'L' shape; traditionally furnished and decorated as you would expect. Hobson's Best, Three Tuns Rantipole, Six Bells Nev's Best and Clun Pale (£3.30). However, if the weather allows, head through the small patio yard and up the steps to the elevated beer garden with its splendid view over the town roofs to the Shropshire Hills AONB beyond. Further uphill again you can find a bowling green atop the former castle mound.

On 21st November 2015 - rating: 8
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Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
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Latest updates View all updates for Castle Hotel, Bishops Castle
2nd Nov 2020, 19:24
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
 
12th Nov 2017, 15:02
Picture submitted by Ian Mapp approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 14 December 2009 by David McNally
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - July - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 November 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 November 2020 by Blue Scrumpy
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 29 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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