According to records, there has been a dwelling on the site of The Castle Hotel since the 1400’s, but this pub was actually established in 1776. Over the course of a century, this establishment has undergone substantial change. It first traded as The Crown and Sceptre, then The Crown and Anchor and later The Clock Face. Fast forward to the late 19th century, Kay’s Atlas Brewery acquired the watering hole and started a new chapter as The Castle Hotel, and it is thought that this is when the current tiled facade and bar were added. For the music fanatics, this pub was the stopping off point for people on their way to the Band on the Wall and in 1979, a now legendary John Peel interview with Ian Curtis took place in this historic building. Today they offer a selection of hand pull pumps, a handful of craft taps, premium lagers, and an abundance of bottled beers.