About The Castle

A handsome Victorian pub that occupies the corner of Furnival Street and Norwich Street in the heart of the legal district in the city of London. A traditional London pub with a twist. The bare boards and real fire ensure that cosy pub feel while unusual seventies wallpaper and vintage sixties mirrors give the feel of a true free house.

As a free house the Castle is able to serve a huge variety of Cask ales for which it had become justifiably famous. There are 8 on offer at any time and these change regularly so our customers can sample the delights of the hundreds of microbreweries around the country.

The only ale that never changes is our very own Red Car Best Bitter.

Upstairs you’ll find a cosy dining room with seating for up to 32 and a fantastic home cooked menu. This space can also be hired out for private functions. There’s no official garden but in the summer the party spills out into the street where our customers can enjoy their drinks and sunshine together.

Lee and Fran Weatherby

Here's what Time Out magazine said about us:

“This is one of the only pubs in the City to serve such an extensive range of cask ales: eight on pump, and, written on the blackboard, a list of eight more to come. On our visit there was Red Car Best and Elgood’s Greyhound with Tower Pale Ale and Stonehenge Pig Swill expected soon. There are eight decent whites and reds (from £4.50 by the glass). Then there’s the food: quality door-stop sarnies, toasties, ploughman’s and several roasts.”

Included in Time Out Guide “London’s 500 Best Bars”