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(formerly Fletcher & Firkin)

1 Castle Road

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - Midnight

Meal Times

12 - 9 Mon - Thu
12 - 10 Fri - Sun


Ever So Sensible

About the Pub

Traditional English pub with a good selection of national and local ales. Wooden floored throughout, the single L shaped room is divided into a number a separate drinking areas, some on different levels. Upstairs is a small cinema area and restaurant that is also available for private hire. The pub has a number of photos of old Nottingham adorning the walls. Refurbished February 2020.

Historic Interest

The Castle is a Grade II listed building (No. 1246812), part of the same listing as Fothergills, and is located in Nottingham City Council's Castle Conservation Area. "Public house, cafe, shops and offices. 1883. By Watson Fothergill. Altered late C20. Red brick, with ashlar and blue brick dressings and gabled and hipped plain tile roofs. Various stylized stacks. Domestic Revival style. EXTERIOR: 2 and 3 storeys plus attics; 14 x 5 windows. Windows are mainly wooden framed cross casements with segmental heads. In the centre, 2 blocks, 2:2:3 windows, with a staggered roofline and prominent ridge, gable and front wall stacks. To left, a hipped dormer. Below, a double doorway with tiled canopy, flanked by 3-light windows. To right, a late C20 shopfront with French windows. At each end, a facing gable, the higher left gable with a timber-framed oriel window on the first floor. Right gable has 2 first floor windows, and single windows above and below. Beyond, to right, a rounded corner with 2 windows under a parapet, and above, set back, a short round turret with a hipped dormer window and a conical roof. Below, an original shopfront with cross mullioned window and cast-iron columns. Public house, at the left corner, has an angled corner entrance bay, flanked on each return by a cross mullioned shop window. Above, a timber-framed oriel window on wooden arch brackets. To right, a square tower, 4 stages, with 2 large side wall stacks, and a hipped roof topped with a weather vane. On the ground floor, a pointed arched doorway. Left return, to Houndsgate, has regular fenestration and a projecting side wall stack. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Nottinghamshire: London: 1979-: 236; Get to know Nottingham: Brand K: Watson Fothergill, Architect: Nottingham: 1987-: 8)."(Historic England). [Nottingham City council; Radford & Park Ward / Nottingham South Parliamentary Constituency]

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Castle Rock Harvest Pale
  • Fuller's London Pride
  • Sharp's Doom Bar
  • St Austell Tribute

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 2 changing beers.

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Castle, Nottingham


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    10% off a pint.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • CaskMarque Cask Marque Accredited


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Front patio.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Cinema at weekends (upstairs)

  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area


  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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1 Castle Road

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52.950834, -1.153288


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Old Market Square


Opposite Nottingham Castle Gatehouse

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