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The King & Castle, Kidderminster Central, Kidderminster

Kidderminster Town Station, Comberton Hill
Kidderminster
DY10 1QX
Phone: 01562747505
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Soup Dragon left this review about The King & Castle

As a historian it would be madness to think I wouldn't like this place. Taking its name from the GWR classes of locomotives the pub is housed in the old station buildings, overlooking the approach and the concourse area (with the SVR locos and stock), which have small patios. The pub part is a T-shaped room with the serving bar on the left as you walk in which forms the 'T' part. The rest is a long room with a fireplace at the end. Plian decor with a GWR carpet. Transport photos and some ephemera are dotted about. No TV or music. The service is good and the clientele, not surprisingly, more mature. Several handpumps, with a few ciders - Bathams Bitter, Bewdley Worcestershire Way, Hobson's MILD, WV Butty Bach, Three Tuns XXX all seems to be permanent or very regular. The Bathams and MILD being very good. There was a guest, Hobson's Manor (also a class of GWR loco), which I was informed was good, too. A class place, a must do.

On 23rd July 2018 - no rating submitted
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Aqualung . left this review about The King & Castle

There can't be many rail lines with a GBG pub at each end of it but the SVR is a famous example.
This one is more centrally located than the Bridgnorth place and appeared to be attracting more than just the rail visitors. The main room overlooks the station car park rather than the platform which also makes it feel more like a pub.
On my visit one of the eight hand pumps was unused but the rest had Hobson's Mild, Twisted Spire & Town Crier, Batham's Best, Bewdley Worcestershire Way, Skinners Betty Stoggs and Wye Valley Butty Bach. It was a hot day and I found a seat near the door where a breeze was coming in so got stuck into the Batham's Best (£3.15). I tried the Town Crier (£3.00) which was also excellent.
I liked this one a lot and as I failed to make it to the Station Inn have a good excuse to return!

On 2nd July 2018 - rating: 9
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Delboy 20 left this review about The King & Castle

As Station pubs go this is about as good as it gets. Great selection of 8 ales on including Bathams. Holdens and Hobsons. I went for Bewdley Worcestershire Way which was spot on. Well worth missing the train for - you can always catch the next one!

On 11th April 2018 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Will Larter
Kidderminster, 0.19 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Blakedown, 3.46 miles, 1 hr 6 min walk (show)
Hartlebury, 4.22 miles, 1 hr 21 min walk (show)
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 09 April 2017 by Pub SignMan
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 November 2014 by Quinno _
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