The Castle Review
For local people,
As it’s only stumbling distance from my doorstep The Castle has been my most local pub in Battersea for nearly a year and yet I only ventured there last week. I am an eeejit.
The interior is that contrived trendy traditional look so popular with London gastropubs. But heck, I don’t care it works. Personally I like the wooden floors, tea-lights, leafy plants, fireplaces and the jumble of wooden furniture interspaced with beaten-up sofas. I can personally vouch that the later is especially nice to plonk your butt on after a few beers.
The pub is surprisingly pretty big but being divided into a few different rooms the Castle successfully does cozy as well. A side of the bar is available for hire and if you’re interested the bar person conspiratorially told us that if it was for your birthday party they would try and organize a late license – bonus.
There is a n excellent menu so I lorded it up, sampling the spiced duck with cranberries and Dauphinoise potatoes for just under a tenner. The berries gave it a satisfying tang and he tender meat fell off the bone and into my mouth with great ease. My mate had the huge cheeseburger served with chunky chips & salad (£6.95). What can I say? It’s local, not low-cal.
A bottle of so-so Pinot Grigio delle Venezia came in at £12.75 and like the staff it was perfectly chilled out. Another nice touch in the Castle is that there is a table with the days papers laid out, what a great pub for ‘the day after’ the Castle is gonna be. That’s right I’m planning to drop in on them soon.
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Customer Reviews for The Castle
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“My absolute favourite pub in Battersea, or maybe even London! Charles and Mark, the landlords, are so friendly and make the place feel like a second home. Dean and the other bar staff always give me a huge welcome, and the service is second to none. One of those rare places that as a female, I would feel happy going to by myself - you can sit and watch the other punters, or equally make new friends. The clients are friendly, funny and big drinkers. This pub errs on the side of not being too wanky, and has a mix of locals and newbies. We have friends who live North of the River who rate the Castle as their favourite in London - high praise indeed.
And for you smokers - the outside area is huge and undercover. Charles kindly puts the heaters on when it gets a bit chilly (yes, I know it's not good for our carbon footprint blah blah etc etc but I'll probably be dead from liver failure or lung cancer to worry about the future too much).
Just the best!!”
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Roxy, London (13 years 8 months 20 days ago)
“The Castle is a cracking pub with a friendly atmosphere. A rare gem tucked away in Battersea with the best Sunday Roast (the potatoes are simply the best you will ever taste). The fireplace and the stunning Riocca is all you need to make a Sunday perfect!”
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jules, london (16 years 2 months 3 days ago)
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