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Bailey Head

(formerly Castle Tavern;Eagles)

Bailey Head
Oswestry
SY11 1PZ

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Opening Times

3-11.30 Mon; 12-11.30 Tue-Fri; 12-12.30am Sat; 12-10.30 Sun

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About the Pub

This is the latest addition to the little band of independent real ale outlets in Oswestry. It was bought from Marstons, renamed Bailey Head and reopened under private ownership in March 2016. Internally it has an L-shaped arrangement which caters for a bar, lounge, games area and a snug. The owners have a clear vision of what the pub ought to be. So, although real ale is very much a part of the offering, they want to create a pub that the community at large can enjoy. Thus they welcome customers who may just want a comfortable interlude with a soft drink, a snack using quality local ingredients, or a newspaper (or access to WiFi!) Or indeed some quality time with a well behaved dog! Also welcomed are groups who may want some space to hold a meeting or just a gathering. Members of the Oakham Ales' Oakademy of Excellence, thus giving access to Limited Edition and special Oakham brews. A glance at the pump clips on the ceiling in the bar will reflect the effort put into providing the customer with an interesting range of beer. There are some 200 dating from March 2016! Also, the real ale offering is supplemented, not only by two carefully chosen key cask beers, but also by extensive and exciting menus of gin, rum, vodka. and whisky. Winner of the Branch Market Town Pub of the Year in 2017 and runner up in the overall competition for the Branch. From May 2017, customers who want to have access to a wider range of drinks than is available at the pub could visit Bailey Head Bottles in the adjacent Market Hall where the pub's owners have an extensive and imaginative range of bottled beers and hand crafted gins for sale

Historic Interest

Once the Castle Tavern, the pub was named after the nearby remnants of Oswestry Castle which pre-dates the town. A Royalist stronghold during the Civil War of the 17th century, the castle was destroyed after the war by the Parliamentarians to prevent it being used as a base for a resistance movement.

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Changing Beers

This pub serves 5 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Oakham - varies
  • There will always be at least one dark ale.

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Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA Cider & Perry in July participant.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    Wetherspoon vouchers for CAMRA members are accepted.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Always at least one. Also, bear in mind that Oswestry is in North Shropshire so many of the Locale beers come from North Wales.

Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Smoking Smoking Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Sat Nav Reference

52.86068, -3.05431

Transport

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Arriva: 53 and 70 (Daytime Only)

Directions

In the Market Square opp the Guildhall

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  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Separate Bar Separate Bar
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Cider Available Real Cider Available
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

FeaturesClose

  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals
  • Disabled Access Disabled Access
  • Parking Parking
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Live Music Live Music
  • Wifi Wifi
  • LocAle Accredited LocAle Accredited
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes
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