Popping down to your local pub for a pint takes on a whole new meaning at The Castle in Tooting Broadway, which is unrecognisable after a dramatic refurbishment. Forget the dingy lighting, worn seats and grandma’s garish carpets and make way for a new kind of pub that oozes cool sophistication. Despite being one of Tooting’s oldest pubs, The Castle boasts a vibrant atmosphere with an array of places to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat including an Orangery, stylish garden, pergola and bookable ‘mini castles’.
It is not just the building that has undergone a makeover; the menu too is an updated version of fresh British produce. Starters feature black pudding and tomato concasse, South Coast crab or whole baked rosemary and garlic Camembert with soldiers. Traditional pub favourites such as roasted rack of Welsh lamb can still be found but with a modern twist. Homemade bar snacks and sharing boards are also on offer for a light bite.
The Castle is also perfect for private functions seating twenty in the quirky wooden mini castles or seventy in the more formal Orangery. With elegant al fresco dining or premium or craft pints available to sip at the bar The Castle is a local reborn.