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Pontefract Castle - CLOSED

71 Wigmore Street | W1U 1QA, London W1U 1QA, England
+44 20 7935 8034
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14 Feb 2017
“Pontefract Castle Dungeon”
14 May 2016
“This is gone”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
71 Wigmore Street | W1U 1QA, London W1U 1QA, England
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place so much history the trip down the dungeon was a great experience the guide was so good. When the new cafe opens it will be amazing

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is now a building site. No idea what it's going to be. Block of luxury flats probably - who knows.

Thank taistealai_fanach
Reviewed 16 May 2015

My rating isn't really relevant but I'm really surprised it's closed (sitting in restaurant opposite and scaffolding all round it and neighbouring buildings). Surprised they were allowed to do it and disappointed as it was a real traditional London pub - so much for progress.

1  Thank SueH411
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This was an EXCELLENT pub! Very well kept beers, good value wines and very good service - a credit to Nicholsons. The whole corner site is being "redeveloped" so it's history. It's passing will be mourned by those who appreciate well kept reasonably priced real...More

2  Thank RichardSS39
Reviewed 23 March 2015

We visited this pub during weekend before Christmas 2014 and we're shocked to hear it was being neatly closed due to redevelopment of the block. Anyone know if that has happened? Sad loss, love that place. Good ale and food

Thank Ian L
Reviewed 16 March 2015

In the middle of Wigmore Street, this little pub is quite nice for a little stop off. But as it is small, it is more of a Summer venue where you can stand outside.

Thank Michael-James_Lee
Reviewed 30 January 2015

No signs on your closed pub telling your patrons what you're doing or have done with this old pub! Nicholson's ...have you sold off this pub to property developers??!! I hope not as it is always busy and obviously makes a profit. If you have...More

3  Thank Aleks P
Reviewed 28 January 2015

Pontefract Castle is a large pub with 3 storeys and is a nice, pleasant place for a pub lunch. The menu consists of many pub favourites including burgers, fish & chips, bangers & mash, etc. I ordered for fish & chips which was very good...More

Thank dantilley
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Have been using this as a meeting point with Friends for the last 30+ years. Arrived yesterday 22.1.15 and it was closed without any notices explaining why or staff illness etc. Had to find another meeting point 150 Yards approx away = The Devonshire Arms...More

1  Thank tomfinney
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Needed a venue for Christmas lunch for 14 of us: convenient location at the top of the spiral staircase so we could all fit round one table, and it suited us very well. Food was good (both the festive fayre of al-la-carte), it arrived swiftly...More

Thank LOVE2EAT56
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Wigmore Street | W1U 1QA, London W1U 1QA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Marylebone
  • Neighbourhood: Marylebone
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7935 8034
You will find The Pontefract Castle in Wigmore Street London within a short stroll of St Christophers Place, The West End and Oxford Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Pontefract Castle is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
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