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Address: 44 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, London, E1 1LN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 8421) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Aldgate East (0.2 miles), Aldgate (0.3 miles), Tower Hill (0.5 miles)

Nearest DLR stations Tower Gateway (0.4 miles), Shadwell (0.7 miles), Bank (0.9 miles)

Nearest train stations Fenchurch Street (0.5 miles), London Liverpool Street (0.6 miles), Bethnal Green (0.9 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.0/10 (rated by 22 users)
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user reviews of the Castle, Whitechapel

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If your out at the weekend and find yourself after a lively bar until the very small of hours of the following day then this is the place, however its the kind of place that you'd probably not want to visit in daylight hours.

Reasonably priced for the area however the vodka tastes suspiciously watered down; honestly could not taste it at all! Usually a fun time, glitter ball et al.

BeerMe10 - 30 Jul 2013 09:18
pub dirty, wine served a la Ryanair, wine glass filthy. really gone down hill since my last visit 4 years ago
bagsos - 20 Apr 2013 01:24
After a long trek around the area, all I wanted was a decent pint of cask - not to be had, not even Smooth! Had to settle for a half of Guinness, served by a barmaid who was more interested in her mates than new customers. Bohemian/run-down is fine, if offer and service are OK. This place offers neither, though it might be fine for insurance clerks.
saffrons - 1 Jul 2012 15:14
'RIPPER' and 'BONZA' were two of the things Rhenny couldn't stop saying when we went on a night out at this commonly misunderstood establishment. From the broken (bar) stools to blacked-out windows and half constructed DJ booth in the corner this pub has it all - forget the Sterling, the Castle is now the pub of choice to relax and unwind for this insurance worker after a hard day at Lloyds. 10/10, A* - pour me another Fosters with a pint of pork scratchings. Ripper.
tabbo - 5 Nov 2010 14:57
The location of this East End pub is less than salubrious, despite the City not being too far away. However despite this, it does not lack character. This is a real spit and sawdust type of place with a bohemian feel. The bare floorboards, black painted walls, broken windows, wooden vehicles above the bar and glitterball somehow combine to create a fairly pleasant drinking environment. Despite the black walls, the interior still manages to be bright and airy, due to number of windows and the pub's position on an intersection. Sky News was being shown on the TV. Advertisements for toasties at 2 each were scattered liberally and I noticed sweets being sold from a couple of containers behind the bar. Unfortunately there are no real ales. Drinks choice is limited to continental lagers, Caffreys, Guinness, Strongbow and Magners. I didn't venture into the back room which is decorated in a red colour.
blue_scrumpy - 22 May 2010 14:27

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