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The King and Castle (Severn Valley Railway)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Box Steam - Soul TrainExceptional1
Kelham Island - Pinball WizardExcellent1
Cottage - Licence To ChewExcellent1
Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbody's Golden AleExcellent1
Wye Valley - Barrel of LaughsGood1
Dickensian - David Hopper FieldAcceptable1
Batham - Best BitterNot Tried0
Hobsons - MildNot Tried0
Evan Evans - Full CryNot Tried0
Wyre Piddle - Royal PiddleNot Tried0
Exmoor - GoldNot Tried0
Kinver - EdgeNot Tried0
Naylor's - Saddle SoreNot Tried0
Hobsons - Town CrierNot Tried0
Hobsons - Champion MildNot Tried0
Picture 1. The King and Castle, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Chris Excell

Visits Details

27 Jun 2014 (Magnus Greel)
Evening visit fairly busy with living history re enactors setting up for the weekend events
Box Steam - Soul Train4.00ExceptionalAptly named given the location, lovely dry hop taste
Wye Valley - Dorothy Goodbody's Golden Ale4.20ExcellentRefreshing light beer with a hoppy bitter finish
Wye Valley - Barrel of Laughs4.20GoodMellow bland flavoured preferred the golden ale
Batham - Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Hobsons - Town Crier4.50Not Tried
Hobsons - Champion Mild3.20Not Tried
20 Jun 2014 (ChrisE)
Just before mid-day and a few customers were already in the pub, I took the opportunity to look on the station concourse and saw a BR Standard 4-6-0 in steam.
Dickensian - David Hopper Field4.00AcceptableRoom temperature and slightly hazy, possibly the first one out of the line this morning. Disappointing.
Exmoor - Gold4.50Not Tried
Kinver - Edge4.30Not Tried
Batham - Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Naylor's - Saddle Sore4.20Not Tried
18 Sep 2010 (Alenomore)
At the end (or beginning) of the Severn Valley Railway at Kidderminster, opposite the mainline station. A busy place but very pleasant with an excellant range on and in good condition. Perfect.
Kelham Island - Pinball Wizard4.00ExcellentA new ale I think!
Cottage - Licence To Chew4.30ExcellentAnother new Cottage ale.
Batham - Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Hobsons - Mild3.20Not Tried
Evan Evans - Full Cry4.30Not Tried
Wyre Piddle - Royal Piddle4.20Not TriedHaving had so many "piddles" over the years, I dismissed this in favour of the other ales on, without realising that this was a house ale!

About The King and Castle

The pub sign. The King and Castle, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 1QX.

Part of the Severn Railway railway station. GBG entry 2011 and 17 times previously. Atmospheric recreation of a GWR refreshment room, attracting both locals and visitors to the Severn Valley Railway. A cosy interior offers ample seating and a roaring log fire in winter months. Six handpumps dispense the regular beers plus three frequently changing guests, which may be from local breweries such as Kinver and Bewdley or from breweries as far flung as Cornwall and Scotland. The Wyre Piddle, Royal Piddle is brewed especially for the pub. good value lunchtime meals are served daily in the adjoining Refreshment Room.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 15 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DY10 1QX