Jump to main content of page


Address: 26 Furnival Street, London EC4A 1JS
Telephone: 020 7404 1310

The Castle, Holborn

The Castle, Holborn

The Castle is a popular one room pub near Chancery Lane tube station and should always be a stop on a real-ale trip in the Holborn area. It’s part of the small Red Car Pub company.

The decor is old – wood and glass, but it’s bright enough inside to read your paper. Big windows allow you a view on the street outside.

The main attraction for real-ale drinkers is the ever-changing selection of beers. The only constant here is the Red Car Bitter – other than that there are no guarantees as to what will be available. There’s a list on the wall which tells you which real ales are currently on, and which ones are coming on next. Every beer you order will be excellent, and the bar staff are happy to give you a small taste if you’re not sure which one to have.

Given its location you’re unlikely to find any tourists (other than beer tourists like me) – it’s definitely an office workers pub. The Castle has a good relaxed vibe. This and the great selection of beers means that it can get very busy in the evenings.

Food is available but I’ve never eaten here.

Last visited: July 2011

Good Beer, Good Pubs rating: 4 stars out of 5

Other Pubs in the Holborn & Chancery Lane Area

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share this page (Links open new windows/tabs)

  • Share this page on LinkedIn (opens new window)
  • Share this page on Delicious (opens new window)
  • Share this page on Digg (opens new window)
  • Share this page on Posterous (opens new window)
  • Share this page on Reddit (opens new window)
  • Share this page on Stumbleupon (opens new window)

Like to Subscribe?

If you'd like to receive email updates from Good Beer, Good Pubs whenever a new post or review is published then head over to the Subscribe page. Just enter your email address and it'll all be taken care of. We will not use your email address for anything else without your permission.