The Pub in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire
Your Hosts: Tim and Catherine Curtis-Evans
This famous and historic pub and brewery in Shropshire has been the 'beating heart' of Bishop's Castle since 1642. Refurbished and enlarged, it still maintains the spirit of the original pub and is a welcome relief from so many of today’s modern 'theme pubs' as it still retains public bar, snug bar, lounge bar with the addition of a classy oak-framed, glass-sided dining room.
Shropshire Pub and Restaurant in Bishops Castle, near Shrewsbury
The pub has a bustling, lively atmospheric pub created by the many charismatic locals who regard 'The Tuns' as their home from home; it serves a wondrous array of real ales from the adjoining brewery (XXX, 1642, Clerics Cure, Stout, Solstice, plus seasonal offerings.) It is unique in these days of super cooled lagers, in that 70% of all beer sales are real ales.
A restored and characterful function room sees everything from live music (jazz to rock to classical) to line dancing, Morris dancing, film club and the local rugby club post match 'wind down!' In warmer weather, you might catch Morris dancing, live jazz or even a brass band playing in the courtyard or garden. Alternatively, you can just chill out and relax, reading the papers provided or play any number of pub games – all helped by the absence of piped music and fruit machines, but watch out for any of the many festival weekends held in Bishops Castle, which bring in visitors from far and wide.
Food is a serious part of the business but in relaxed surroundings with a modern eclectic menu using locally sourced, fresh ingredients from many award winning suppliers. Our Lunch and evening menus are available daily with children also welcome.
- Mon – Sat 12noon – 11pm (Food 12pm-2.30pm and 6.30pm-9pm)
- Sun - 12noon – 10.30pm (Food 12pm-3pm)