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The Castle Inn, W5

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36 St Marys Road
W5
W5 5EU
Phone: 02085673285
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Fuller's

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Tris C left this review about The Castle Inn

This pub dates back to the mid-18th century, but was probably rebuilt in the 19th, superficially resembling the neighbouring Red Lion, also a Fuller’s house. The pub goes back a fair bit and is mainly traditional, with a dark colour scheme, some exposed brick painted white, white matchboard ceiling with some exposed dark wood rafters, then much exposed wood, which is probably original but looks good nonetheless; the floor is bare boarded, pale and probably quite new. Furniture is traditional, décor comprising some mixed framed prints and knickknacks, along with bored games. What is of note is the huge phalanx of copper pump handles and keg taps, all gleaming and exuding a strong smell of Brasso. Customers were by far the most studenty of the area’s four pubs, a young woman participating in the open mic night, belting out ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’, to much enthusiasm.
A predictable Fuller’s ale line-up, me going for the Hophead option (£2.65 a half and good), served by a friendly barman.
This is a pretty decent place, the open mic night making for something different, but probably because of this – and the lowest prices in this enclave – it’s the most studenty of the four around WLU.

On 7th May 2023 - rating: 6
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Moby Duck left this review about The Castle Inn

Another attractive looking Fullers pub a few hundred yards down from The Red Lion, this one is a little more modernised inside but comfortable all the same, the floor is a mixture of flagstone and laminate wood, a fair number of normal height table and chairs spread throughout the pub. on the bar there was a cask choice of Pride, Hophead and a Fullers seasonal Swing Low. Nice enough pub.

On 4th October 2020 - rating: 6
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Castle Inn

This is a Fuller's pub with London Pride (obviously), Double Summer ("yeastie bits"?) and Oliver's Island (£4 a pint) on. Being a Fuller's pub food's available of course; ciabatta sandwiches are £6 and main courses around £9 - £12. A special of the day advertised on a board outside offered a chorizo burger and chips plus a pint of Frontier for £12.50. I do dislike these sort of offers that offer a drink that you don't want - I'd never heard of Frontier, but according to the keg font it's a "craft lager", which I would guess is just a lager.

Anyway, like Fuller's pubs generally this one is very comfortable and well looked after. The flooring's an interesting mix of bare boards and flagstones at the front where the bar counter's located, and with a larger carpeted area at the rear. The leaded windows are an interesting feature, including a fanlight above the front door. But it looks like everything else inside are modern replacements, including the bar back, bar counter, and ceiling panelling. I guess if it's all still there in a 100 years they will be regarded as heritage features. Furnishings are mainly normal tables and chairs, but with an armchair or two, and thankfully no tall tables and tall stools. There's apparently an award winning garden (according to a sign in the pub) at the back but I didn't bother to explore it.

This is a clean and comfortable pub but with nothing very special about it. It did have a few flashy additions, such as sprigs of flowers and candles on the tables, as well as a demi-john style water (and cucumber) container with glasses on a shelf at one end of the bar labelled as a "rehydration station". I find beer is ideal for rehydration, but everyone to their own I guess. This one is well worth stopping off for a swift one, as long as you're OK with Fuller's ales.

On 2nd September 2016 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Ealing Broadway, 0.73 miles, 14 min walk (show)
West Ealing, 1.08 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Drayton Green, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Castle Inn, W5
7th May 2023, 19:25
Review submitted by Tris C
 
4th Oct 2020, 17:26
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Baby changing. - last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Darts : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Function Room : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Live Music : Yes - Open mic Thursdays, 20.00. - last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 May 2012 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 September 2016 by Rex Rattus
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - Disabled WC. - last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
  • WiFi : No last updated 05 May 2023 by Tris C
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