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Castle Hotel

(also known as Castle)

The Square
Bishop's Castle

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Premises Description

Accredited for beer quality 2019 - 20

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Opening Times


Monday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Friday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 11.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 2.30pm, 6pm - 8pm



About the Pub

The 18th century Grade II Listed Castle Hotel is a rather impressive place and has a great deal going for it. Its elevated position on the site of what was the castle overlooking the little town of Bishops Castle and the hills surrounding it, sets the scene. And, having entered, it does not disappoint. Although it is a small hotel, there is no doubt that this is also an excellent pub. There are three bars, each with its own character, but at the same time contributing to the overall ambience of a comfortable traditional pub that has bags of period charm. Moreover, if you visit in the winter, the fires in each room may well encourage one to linger a little longer! And it doesn’t stop there! The public bar to the rear has been extended to give access not only to a pretty terrace, but also up some steps to the garden which is rather special!

Is a participant in the annual Bishops Castle Beer Festival held each July. One of fifteen pubs in the Branch area which appeared in the first Good Beer Guide in 1974. And here's what it said! "Magnificent example of a Georgian hotel, retaining atmosphere. Meals of excellent quality, Mitchells & Butlers mild & bitter" These days, the four regular beers are supplemented by a fifth in the summer. But look out for the Real Ale Tasting Board, where one can try three of the ales, supplied in three one third pint glasses.

The Bicycle, Dog & Boot Wash Area in the car park is an unusual pub feature.

Regular ales

This pub serves 4 regular beers.

  • Clun Pale Ale
  • Hobsons Best
  • Salopian Oracle
  • Three Tuns Solstice

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Long Mynd.

  • Quiet Quiet Pub
  • RealHeritagePub Historic Pub Interior

    Regionally Historic Pub Interior


  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals

    Also breakfast served to non-residents.

  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Garden

    What must be one of the finest beer gardens in Shropshire. They were lovingly created by the previous owners and provide terracing, a vine covered gazebo, imaginative water features, lawns, colourful shrubs, mature trees, and of course they take full advantage of the wonderful view.

  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    12 rooms, special offers available on accomodation during the Winter months.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Dominoes, Darts and various board games.

  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

    Separate oak panelled dining room called the Oak Room.

  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Castle Hotel

The Square
Bishop's Castle

Sat Nav Reference

52.49489, -2.99792


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Route 553

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Castle Hotel

The Square
Bishop's Castle

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes

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