Dating from 1740s the pub was acquired by Adnam’s in 1994 and respectfully renovated by them.
Independently run by husband-and-wife team Hayley & Steve Pellegrini who also run The Portland Arms and The Alex, which are also in the city.

The pub offers a great selection of the brewery’s own beers, plus their seasonal offerings.
Originally two buildings, they have been combined to give a number of separate drinking areas over two floors, including a downstairs snug and upper floor with original beamed ceilings.
To the rear is a suntrap garden next to the mound of the long-gone castle. Excellent food served every session, including a wide selection of specials.