Castle Hotel

14 High Street, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5AA
T: 01939 236 088

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The Castle – named after the long gone Wem Castle, is the oldest pub in Wem which is evidenced by the county maps and census records.  The building is ancient and dates back over 400 years, we think it is the oldest building in the Joule’s group. Wem is a delightful country town with a handful of specialist shops on a bustling high street.  The Castle is right in the centre on the High Street and just the kind of pub we really like - for us the older the better, especially pubs that have been in continuous use, these old inns have an aura and atmosphere from generations gone by, the same today as it has been for centuries.  Community talking about the issues of the day, the local happenings, sharing the human condition.

We restored the Castle in 2011 - 2012, one of our biggest schemes, complex because we had to do a lot of work to the fabric and of course work with historians and conservationists in order to satisfy the requirements of an ancient building.  We think it was all worth it, we revealed ancient beams and oak frames, old fireplaces and oak floors as well as the fabulous charm of this old inn.

The pub has a cosy bar leading to the rear snug which was once the old kitchen and still has the bells on the wall.  From this room we have a nice meeting room which we offer free to local business, clubs and groups.  The lounge side is equally charming with some low beamed ceilings extending to a dining area where we will specialise in simple and wholesome food, using locally sourced ingredients.

As an aside Dee, the Landlady, a vegetarian herself makes sure the pub does the best vegetarian pub food in Shropshire, alongside of course our full pub menu, Steak and Ale pie with Slumbering Monk must rank as one of life's greatest pleasures.

Monday 11am - 12 midnight
Tuesday 11am - 12 midnight
Wednesday 11am - 12 midnight
Thursday 11am - 12 midnight
Friday 11am - 1am
Saturday 11am - 1am

12noon - 11pm

Food Service Hours

Tuesday 12noon - 3pm,   6pm - 9pm
Wednesday 12noon - 3pm,   6pm - 9pm
Thursday 12noon - 3pm,   6pm - 9pm
Friday 12noon - 3pm,   6pm - 9pm
Saturday 12noon - 3pm,   6pm - 9pm
Sunday 12noon - 3pm

Food Specials!

Curry and a Pint Night every Wednesday from 12-3pm 6-9pm.

Steak Night every Friday from 6-9pm.

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