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The Castle, Macclesfield

27 Church Street
Macclesfield
SK11 6LB
Phone: 01625668863
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Quinno _ left this review about The Castle

Aged and tight backstreet pub with a heritage interior (CAMRA NI listed at a nationally-important level). Corridor access gives you a small snug at the front right with a double-sided bar having another room behind, and there’s a small side room left. Beyond up some steps is a larger more modern area. Log fires in most rooms. Some negatives to counter balance; in the quiet front snug two entitled middle aged Cheshire goons decided to watch videos on their phone without being pulled-up by staff which drove me to the rear room, where I was then aurally assaulted by awful, loud music. Some food is available with ambitious pricing, I was stung for £4.25 for an (admittedly very nice) roast beef cob. Three cask on, 2x Squawk and Mobberley. My Squawk Robin was fine (NBSS 3). Mixed bag overall; it's certainly a marvellous heritage pub but it's not quite the premier league I expected. I was quite happy to shove off after one despite pencilling in time for at least two pints. It's GBG'23 listed.

On 20th February 2023 - rating: 7
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ROB Camra left this review about The Castle

Visited this excellent pub just before the review below, but failed to get the review sorted out in time. :-)) We sat in the room to the left of the entrance which is very atmospheric, Ms CAMRA loved it. According to the guys just up the road at the Wet Led Bar it cost the new owners almost £250,000 to get this reopened. Well done guys, it was money well spent in our opinion. We'll come back and spend some more of our money with you next time we're in Macc, which will be soon.

On 15th February 2022 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Castle

First visit since its thankful reopening, this is indeed a venerable survivor. Handily placed between the town centre and station, but tucked away in a side street halfway up the hill. It retains a multi-room layout, with the 'main' bar at the front (little bigger than a snug) and a slightly bigger lounge beyond the central servery. Both of these spaces are characterful, but the side room on the other side of the entrance corridor is a real gem, and further seating is available in another larger room at the back. Although it only has three handpumps, these offer real ales in different styles, ranging from the Bosley Cloud pale from Storm Brewing to Red Willow's Feckless bitter (£3.90) and the Wantsum Black Prince from Kent. Excellent place.

On 13th February 2022 - rating: 9
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8th Dec 2023, 12:10
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8th Dec 2023, 12:10
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes - roof terrace - last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 20 February 2023 by Quinno _
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