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3 out of 5 Based on 22 reviews


The Castle is a delightful retreat on Pentonville Road in trendy, bustling Islington. There is always something exciting going on here such as the Tuesday quiz nights. The busy weekends attract the pub-crawlers whilst if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, simply sit back in the sofas anytime during the day and relax. Popular with the local offices at lunch, this place is ideal to join your colleagues for freshly prepared snacks, sandwiches, pies and daily specials. In the evening, you can come back to wind down after a hectic day in the office alongside the regulars. Featuring a beautiful rooftop Terrace and recently recommended in Time Out, this is the perfect spot to catch up with friends or wind the day away with a book and a bird's eye view of the busy world below, whilst listening to soothing Brazilian lounge music.

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54 Pentonville Road, Islington, London, N1 9HF

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The Castle

54 Pentonville Road
N1 9HF
+44 (0)20 7713 1858
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3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Castle

4.0 out of 5 10 March 2014
by Lisa C.

I walk by here all the time, but when it was 17 degrees in March, my friend and I decided that we had to find a rooftop terrace and this was the first place I thought of! Unfortunately the upstairs bar was not open, but we ordered drinks and snacks downstairs then brought them up. Many other people shared the same idea- it was a good atmosphere and I imagine it will only get better as the days...more

4.0 out of 5 16 June 2013
by Nicole R.

We booked the roof for a work friend's leaving do, but sadly it rained that day! Thankfully the staff gave us some tables downstairs so we weren't caught out in the rain. The roof could definitely do with some sort of optional covering or some umbrellas over the tables though, because I probably would have braved it if we had a bit of cover, just to relax outside!

The drinks are good though...more

3.0 out of 5 9 April 2013
by Ezara A.

Cute bar, gets a bit crowded though and this is its downfall. Thursday, Friday Saturday you will struggle to get a seat. I've had to leave a couple of times as there is nowhere to sit and its not really suitable to standing. You can book tables though, which many people do.

The roof is the best part , but it too gets really crowded. Plus as a non smoker, its a bit small and not particularly...more

4.0 out of 5 6 December 2012
by Andrew M.

Monopoly Pub Crawl - Stop #6 - Pentonville Road (Light Blue)

Just around the corner from Angel is the Castle on Pentonville road. This charming yet elegant little pub offers cosy couches, a step up from your standard pub range, and some excellent little half pint beer mugs for a bit of variety. We were quite entertaining by the glassware (Grant got a mini-beer mug, I got a mini-goblet) and...more

3.0 out of 5 8 May 2011
by Joshua S.

O, the Castle. I don't know if I've ever before had such mixed feelings on a pub.

Located between the ever busy Angel and King's Cross areas of Islington, the Castle offers up a pretty standard drinking experience for the area. There is not much to remember about the interior - sparsely decorated without a coherent single motif, and the Castle's claim to fame would definitely have to be the...more