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Re-opens 4th July.

Revised hours.

Monday Closed
Tuesday 16:00 - 23:00
Wednesday - Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Sunday 12:00 - 22:30

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Bailey Head

(formerly Castle Tavern; Eagles)

Bailey Head
SY11 1PZ

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Premises Description

Accredited for beer quailty 2019 - 20

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Opening Times

Monday3.00 pm - 11.30 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.30 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.30 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm



About the Pub

This former Marstons pub was renamed The 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, the pub was voted Most Dog Friendly Pub in the West Midlands in 2017. 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. Over 400 different cask beers are sold in a year. Also, the real ale offering is supplemented, not only by three carefully chosen key cask beers, but also by extensive and exciting menus of gin, rum, vodka. and whisky. The pub also provides off sales of bottled and canned beers. Winner of the Branch Pub of the Year 2018.

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.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 6 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Oakham --varies--
  • Salopian --varies--

There will always be at least one dark ale.

Source: National

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Bailey Head, Oswestry


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Shropshire CAMRA cider and perry in July & August participant.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    CAMRA Voucher Scheme 50p vouchers 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.


  • 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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Bailey Head

Bailey Head
SY11 1PZ

Sat Nav Reference

52.86068, -3.05431


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Arriva: 53 and 70 (Daytime Only)


In the Market Square opp the Guildhall

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