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I visited the pretty Bridgnorth pub winning fans on Tripadvisor - here's my verdict

We visit one of the most popular pubs in Bridgnorth - here's how we found the venue winning rave reviews on Tripadvisor

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In search of some sustenance, I paid a midweek visit to a lovely local pub in Bridgnorth with great staff and some really nice food on the menu.

Although, if I had one complaint it would be the baguette. I wish the Old Castle in Bridgnorth would sort its bread out.

Because stuff like that counts. It was pappy, soft, like you’d buy from a supermarket.

Yes, when you go out for dinner, it’s all about the environment, the experience, the service, and all of that stuff, and The Old Castle scored well on that front.

But it’s also about eating things that are better than the stuff you might find at the back of the cupboard, bottom shelf of the fridge, or aisles of the supermarket. And the bread was sadly none of those things.

Having said that, this establishment has so much going for it that you can probably overlook some disappointing bread. And with just a few minor tweaks, The Old Castle could be really excellent.

The Old Castle, Bridgnorth

The Old Castle pub, in Castle Street, Bridgnorth, is in a gorgeous location and is a well-run venue that, baguettes aside, does stuff pretty well. Those self-made critics on TripAdvisor are big fans, too, ranking it the sixth best place in town.

There will always be some that are underwhelmed by some of the food. But before we pass on by, we ought to point out – there are oodles and oodles of five-star reviews, too, from people who admire the pub’s friendliness, its delicious roast dinners, a humungous mixed grill, and the reasonableness of the prices.

If only one, from Nuneaton, could spell Bridgnorth – there’s no ‘e’ in the middle, but we hope you had a lovely time, and, yes, it’s a great place to go sightseeing.

The Old Castle mixes trend and tradition. It’s old school, a great place for real ale and simple food.

Food at The Old Castle in Bridgnorth

Its hanging baskets are a riot of colour in summer while it’s near to some of the town’s better sights – ones described by Charles I as offering ‘the finest view of my kingdom’, no less.