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Castle Hotel (Robinsons)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)Excellent1
Titanic - IcebergExcellent1
Robinsons - Hatters Dark MildGood2
Robinsons - Dragon's FireGood1
Salopian - Golden ThreadGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Robinsons - Battering RamGood1
Robinsons - UnicornGood1
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale AleGood1
Robinsons - Hatters Light MildAcceptable1
Robinsons - Old TomNot Tried0
Robinsons - Hannibal's NectarNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleNot Tried0
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria WayNot Tried0
Saltaire - Cascade Pale AleNot Tried0
Robinsons - Dizzy BlondeNot Tried0
Robinsons - build a rocket boys!Not Tried0
Robinsons - Hoptimus PrimeNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SunchaserNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Why Kick a Moo CowNot Tried0
Elland - Summit for the WeekendNot Tried0
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale AleNot Tried0
Robinsons - 1892 Fine Cheshire AleNot Tried0
Milestone - Honey PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Castle Hotel, Manchester, Greater Manchester
Picture 2. Castle Hotel, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Visits Details

23 May 2014 (HSB)
13:00 My first visit for many years. I was surprised by the beer choice as it had been solely Robinsons before. Good atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Excellent
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead (some also brewed by Fuller's)3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria Way4.10Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Sambrook's - Pumphouse Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - 1892 Fine Cheshire Ale3.30Not Tried
Milestone - Honey Porter4.70Not Tried
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Not Tried
07 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. packed. Significantly gentrified since my last visit with London prices to match. Friendly lively bar staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Trooper (superseded by 4.7% version)4.80Excellent
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Good
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sunchaser4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria Way4.10Not TriedNo indication on clip that this is a Robinsons brew far from Ulverston
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Why Kick a Moo Cow5.50Not Tried
Elland - Summit for the Weekend4.60Not Tried
26 Mar 2013 (Mick)
Busy and friendly, bustling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salopian - Golden Thread5.00GoodFruit and some hops.
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20Not Tried
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Hartleys Cumbria Way4.10Not Tried
Saltaire - Cascade Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Robinsons - Dizzy Blonde3.80Not Tried
Robinsons - build a rocket boys!4.00Not Tried
Robinsons - Hoptimus Prime4.10Not Tried
08 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy early evening on a Tuesday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Hatters Dark Mild3.30GoodThis was the only version of the mild on here. As good as it gets. My score 15/20.
08 May 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy early evening on a Tuesday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Hatters Dark Mild3.30GoodThis was the only version of the mild on here. As good as it gets. My score 15/20.
19 Feb 2011 (Blair)
Probably our favourite pub in Manchester. Great jukebox, friendly staff and locals plus the beer wasn't bad either. The 3 of us hogged the jukebox for a good two hours, the memory of the whole pub getting down to 'White Rabbit' will stay with me for a while!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Unicorn4.20GoodFruity and a little biscuit pretty decent northern beer.
Robinsons - Double Hop India Pale Ale4.80GoodDidn't notice the hops that much but it was still a pretty pleasant beer.
Robinsons - Old Tom8.50Not Tried
Robinsons - Hannibal's Nectar3.90Not Tried
02 Oct 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Pub has had a bit of a sympathatic and much needed spruce up but still retains its traditional layout and atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Battering Ram4.00GoodA dark ruby red bitter with treacley malt flavours and a little peppery hop in the background. My score 15/20.
14 May 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Hatters Light Mild3.30AcceptableServed a little too fresh in here, the usual trademark apple flavour and peppery hop flavour present. My score 14/20.
20 Mar 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Quite busy on a late Saturday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Robinsons - Dragon's Fire3.90GoodDark ruby red bitter with a mainly fruity and malty character with some hoppiness in the finish. Served in good condition here. My score 15/20.

About the Castle Hotel

The pub sign. Castle Hotel, Manchester, Greater Manchester

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good8
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Manchester, Greater Manchester, M4 1LE.

Historic city centre Robinsons pub in Oldham Street that reopened after a period of closure in 2010 to spruce it up and transform it into an alehouse but the tile fronted and wooden topped bar counter was thankfully retained. Busy front bar with side rooms off a corridor. 10 handpumps sell Robinsons, guest ales and cider. At one time it was rare in selling the whole range of Robinsons beers including its ultra rare Bitter.

We have visited this pub 9 times, seen 25 different beers and tried 10 of them.

Map location

Postcode: M4 1LE