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The Castle Tavern, Richmond

3 Market Place
DL10 4HU
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Castle Tavern

I would agree, this is a great pub and a refreshing find when so many other pubs in the area seem to be offering nothing more adventurous than Black Sheep.

I have been a couple of times and on both occasions had the Greyfriars Stout, which is excellent. On my most recent visit (November 2017) I also tried the Das Boots which was a pleasant wheat beer. As has been mentioned, the Richmond ales are £2.50 a pint (£1.25 a half) making them excellent value.

Service was friendly, there seemed to be a mix of regulars and tourists in.

On 11th January 2018 - rating: 8
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Aqualung . left this review about The Castle Tavern

This place is now run by the local Richmond Brewery. It's still much as described five years ago consisting of a long narrow room that opens out a bit at the back. It suffers from the Curse of Sky Sports with a highly obtrusive front screen showing something or other with the sound off. Obviously nobody was watching it. The screen at the rear was turned off.
There are now six hand pumps which had one unused, Richmond Greyfriars Stout & Das Boots, Black Sheep Bitter, Marstons Wainwright and a cider from the Richmond brewery. I went for the two Richmond beers which were excellent and great value at £2.50. I also tried their cider which was also very good but more expensive.
This pub was voted pub of the season by the local CAMRA branch for Summer/Autumn 2016 and yet failed to make it into the 2018 GBG. This seems odd to me, I thought it was a good pub.

On 3rd December 2017 - rating: 8
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Old Boots left this review about The Castle Tavern

In the lower corner of the Market Place, this is a pub on two levels due to the steepness of the road at this point. The main area is long and thin. The front part is in a victorian style with some original features, especially in the ceiling, open fireplace and carved wood, however I think the stained glass screens are modern tat. The counter is half way down the middle section in a plainer style and at the rear is an area with some high tables and chairs plus some benches, décor here is of old photos of the local area. To the right on entering some steps lead down to a cosy snug with traditional furnishings and more old photos. There are three handpumps, Hobgoblin, Black Sheep Bitter and Golden Sheep plus the usual kegs being the choice on my visit. My Golden Sheep was fairly mundane and very, very cold. There are big screens at both ends of the pub plus a games machine and well stocked juke box. The staff were sweary but friendly and there was some excellent banter among the few regulars.

On 17th March 2012 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Darlington, 13.14 miles, 4 hr 13 min walk (show)
North Road, 13.98 miles, 4 hr 29 min walk (show)
Northallerton, 14.82 miles, 4 hr 46 min walk (show)
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24th Apr 2022, 14:47
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24th Apr 2022, 10:41
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 March 2012 by Alan Hurdle
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