Castle Hotel

Glamorgan - Barry

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: Not listed

Jewel Street
Barry
CF63 3NQ

Tel: (01446) 408916

Website http://www.sabrain.com/castle-barry

Real Ale: Yes

Nearby Station: Barry Docks

Station Distance: 600m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Barry Docks) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

View on: Whatpub

A three-storey former hotel built in 1898, now a community pub retaining a number of rooms including a former Coffee & Tea Room that houses a full sized snooker table. The public bar, on the left, has its original counter and bar-back. Note the small glazed partition on the right of the bar top creating an office area. From the public bar, a stone staircase leads down to the basement where there is a skittle alley. On the right, the lounge is a combination of the hotel reception at the rear, with the staircase to the bedrooms, and the former Commercial Room (the name is in a window), which has good ceiling roses. The counter at the rear and the bar-back with its slender columns and decorative capitals do look original, but the counter to the front dates from the 1960s - the superstructure is definitely modern. The billiard room is down a passage with a colourful Victorian tiled floor. The former kitchen with its old range fireplace is now a small dining room.

Three-storey former hotel built 1898 which is now a community pub retaining a number of rooms including a former Coffee & Tea Room now housing a full sized snooker table. The public bar on the left, retains its original counter and bar back. Note the small glazed partition on the right of the bar top creating an office area. From the public bar on the left a stone staircase leads down to the basement where there is a skittle alley. On the right the lounge is a combination of the hotel reception at the rear, with the staircase to the bedrooms, and the former Commercial Room (the name is in a window), which has good ceiling roses, The counter at the rear and the bar back with its slender columns and decorative capitals do look original, but the counter to the front dates from the 1960s - the superstructure is definitely modern. The billiard room is down a passage with a colourful Victorian tiled floor - cost to play on the full sized snooker table is only 20p for 15 minutes of light – great value for any budding Terry Griffiths or Mark Williams. The former kitchen with its old range fireplace is now a small dining room.

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