Nottingham’s Castle Pub is set to transform itself into the city’s premier fish and chip venue as part of a new partnership with Castle Rock Brewery.

Visitors to the iconic pub, directly opposite Nottingham Castle, will now be able to place an order to eat in or takeaway at the venue’s very own fish and chip bar. With beer batter created exclusively in conjunction with Castle Rock Brewery and using Harvest Pale Ale, owners are confident that customers will be able to taste the difference.

Chris Bulaitis, managing director of Ever So Sensible Restaurants, which owns The Castle Pub, believes that the move fills a gap in the market:

“It’s quite a bold decision to call time on the current bar menu and move solely towards fish and chips. However, after speaking to regulars and friends, it became clear that the city’s lacking a decent place to get good old-fashioned fish and chips.

“Of course, we wanted to put our own unique spin on it, which is why we approached Castle Rock. Customers will get a traditional fish and chip experience with us, with food served in boxes, with wooden cutlery.

“We’re also offering locally sourced sausages and pies, scampi, fishcakes, and of course, mushy peas. However, the emphasis is very much on quality. This is fish and chips taken to a whole new level. And of course, with us being a proper pub, it can be all washed down with a pint of real ale.”

Takeaway customers will also be able to purchase a four-pint canister of Harvest Pale Ale to take home, to create a perfect night in.

The Castle’s move towards becoming a traditional fish and chip pub follows the arrival of newly appointed manager Craig Coloquhoun. The venue has also undergone a refurb, reflecting the heritage of the building, with new features such as chandeliers, antique light fittings and Edison light bulbs.

As well as The Castle Pub, Ever So Sensible Restaurants also owns Le Mistral Bistros in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, Fothergills in Nottingham, The Marquis Wellington and The Globe in Leicester, and The Horse & Groom and the newly opened Hume Arms in Lincolnshire.

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