Historic Nottingham Pub Reopens Following Revamp
Nottingham’s historic Castle Pub based at 1 Castle Road has reopened following an extensive interior refresh and menu overhaul.
The popular pub kitchen is part of the Nottingham-based Ever So Sensible Group, which also runs nearby Fothergills and Le Mistral. It was closed in February for a month while owners carried out the first part of the £100,000 transformation.
New paintwork and art deco light pendants at the eighteenth century listed building offer a fresh new look for the pub, while dark polished wood and decorative paned windows pay homage to architect Watson Fothergill’s vernacular style.
The menu has had a contemporary update. Plant-based dishes are served as standard, with meat and fish options also available. Quality stone-baked pizzas are the headline dish, also available to take away. Beer lovers will enjoy the twelve craft and cask ale taps now on rotation, with a good selection of local brews such as Black Iris, Hollowstone, Shiny gluten-free Fallout and Arbor Ales’ Shangri-La. Belgian and German craft beers are also well represented.
Jasmine Groves, general manager at The Castle Pub said: “As a city centre pub in a popular location, our clientele is a mixture of locals looking for something authentic, as well as visitors to the city. As a result, we wanted to create a space that customers old and new could feel at home.
“Our new look is bright, airy and inviting but doesn’t stray too far from traditional styles, with lots of dark wood, rich colour tones, stained glass windows and eye-catching decorations. We’ve put a lot of effort into adding unexpected interior touches, including upcycling some of the wooden packaging used in our refurb to create an eye-catching industrial feature wall.
“Our new menu features some classic pub favourites with a plant-based twist, and the option to add meat should our diners wish, means there is something for everyone.
“We’re really excited for this new chapter of The Castle Pub and we’re looking forward to showing off the new space over the coming months.”
The refurb comes as Nottingham Castle, a tourist hotspot in the city based just opposite the pub, is also coming to the end of an extensive £30million renovation project.