Dates for the diary...

Friday 27th October, Fright'tastic Fancy dress Halloween House Party, with DJ, Cocktail Bar & Woodfired Oven. 

Halloween at the haunted Castle, £10 advance ticket price, £12 on the door, get your name on the guest list behind the bar, or email

Friday 17th November, Game tasting supper menu, 5 courses, £40 per head. Booking essential, tickets available behind the bar or by emailing

Friday 22nd December, The Castle Christmas Jumper Party, Time to dust down the (best) jumper of the year, and bring it out for the festive party at the end of the working week. Festive spirit, live music, & festive drinks in our Library room. No tickets just rock up with your best festive spirit, and jumper... Full menu available as usual.

Please note we our closed Christmas Eve from 6pm & Christmas Day, We will be open again from 11am Boxing Day, and serving our Boxing day menu from Midday till 3pm.

(booking essential as we get very busy)

New Year's Eve, The Castle Great Gatsby New Years House Party, Think glitz and glamour,

black tie & flapper dresses, lots of champagne & blues band, 3 course sit down dinner £50 per head, £20 after diner tickets (from 9pm)


Love people, Enjoy giving people a great time, love quality, enjoy having fun at work..

Then hospitality might be for you.. We have lots of newly created jobs to suit lots of different requirements, and hours to suit some roles. 

Part time Flexi Housekeeping , Full / Part time Bar / Waitressing roles (day / evening shifts), Kitchen porter shifts, and kitchen staff.

Full training given for the right applicants, hourly pay, bonuses and staff discounts.

please send your cv to


BII Licencee of the year winner 2017

King Of The Castle ... The industry's toughest competition with a record number of entries was won by our very own.

The judges commended Mark for how he made every part of the site work, with a great food offered inside and outside the pub.

Mark & wife Claire took the tenancy on back in 2013 with Hook Norton Brewery and has described the Castle as a "destination venue" rather than just a pub.

After the event in front of fully packed audience of over 1000 guests, Mark said "I'm overwhelmed for myself and team", it's been a huge year for us, and I'm truly honoured.


BII Licencee of the year - down to the final 6

How exciting... I took a phone call last week, after months of interviews, account audits, mystery visits, to tell us the news we are down to the final 6 of the National BII Licencee of the year. This is the Oscars of our trade, and we are truly over the moon to be confirmed as a finalist at the prestigious awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 13th June.

This is a huge honour that myself and team are hugely proud of.

Thank you to all who have been part of our team over the last few years, and most of all our wonderful guests, who push us to continue to improve ourselves daily to offer the best Inn we can.

Warmest Wishes, Mark x