Castle (Free) | Fleet Street, Greater London
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Castle (Free)
Exceptional based on 11 ratings
Type: Bar

26 Furnival Street, Holborn
Fleet Street, Greater London England EC4A 1JS [ print map ]
0207 405 5470

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11 reviews for Castle (Free)
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  74%
 Selection  63%
 Food N/A 
 Value  62%
 Overall  65%
 Rating  71%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 11/20
b727trijet  (262) Isleworth, England | November 22, 2013
Ten minutes walk from the Craft Beer House on Leather Lane, slightly off the beaten track. Packed in the evenings it is more relaxing in the afternoons. A good selection often from obscure micro breweries from all over the country. Friendly staff and a keen cellar manager means quality is usually very good. Usually 8 ales on but as the pub closes weekends Friday not the best day to visit as I donít think they replace a beer if one runs out.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 16/20
JohnRMurdoch  (298) Glasgow, Scotland | March 25, 2011| Updated March 26, 2011
Small busy traditional corner bar close to Chancery Lane Underground. Few tables and lot of floor space makes it feel bigger than it is. Also most of the clients stay outside. 5 well cared for interesting real ales on tap at London prices. Satisfactory service. Worth a visit.
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse  (205) Hšsselby, Sweden | January 25, 2011
Nice pub not far from the busy High Holborn. Classic backstreet pub with one single room and some seating. On my visits itís been everything from very crowded to very calm. Eight hand pumps with varying beers of good quality. Friendly and efficient staff. Not far from Edgar Wallace, Old Mitre, Cittie of York or Jerusalem Tavern, so itís easily included in a pub crawl. Possibly not exceptional, but a nice little pub with something new to offer on almost every visit.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
ladnewton  (155) London, England | October 31, 2010
Visited lunchtime 27 October 2010. Very pleasant traditional backstreet pub. Retro 70ís wallpaper loved by some, disliked by others. Around 8 real ales from small regionals and one or two bigger breweries. My pint of Nethergate Redcar Best Bitter was well kept and enjoyable. Food served lunchtimes only; menu looks reasonable and daily specials are offered. Good range of seating. Worthy of a visit, and good to include in a crawl with the Old Mitre.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 9/20
nate2g  (550) Boomtown! / Waikato, New Zealand | March 14, 2010
I had a few new ticks here but I couldnít see myself spending too long here if it werent for the beers. Full of suits in the afternoon and quite simple inside. The bar chick didnít look overly impressed with being there. I may have to give it another chance when Iím in London again.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
Christian  (236) Odense, Denmark | September 10, 2009
Lots of beer to pick from, and changing quite quickly. The very bare decor gives a very "efficient" drinking impression
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Rune  (361) TromsÝ, Norway | August 14, 2009
Ale-related freehouse located on a backstreet corner, just off High Holborn. Eight handpumps, the only regular being Youngs Bitter. All the others seven real ales were new to me, two from Nethergate and two from the Manchester brewery Phoenix, among them. Service minded and friendly barmaid. The place itself is filled with charm and classic English pub atmosphere. A gem for real ale drinkers and ratebeerians as well. Closed at weekends (visited, 03.08.2009).
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn  (155) Bracknell, England | October 27, 2008
A nice Victorian gin-palace style boozer in a quiet backstreet. Interesting selection.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
TimE  (238) Tokyo, Japan | October 22, 2008
I found the quality of beers a bit hit or miss, but did enjoy the quantity. Frustrated that food ends at 9pm though. Worth a stop for a few ticks, but not going to blow you away.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 13/20
downender  (293) Bristol, England | October 19, 2008| Updated November 18, 2011
The previous review describes this pub very accurately. The eight pumps, aside from the Red Car, change constantly and draw upon beers from all over the British isles. A great addition to the local beer scene, along with the nearby Edgar Wallace.

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