The idea was simple

Create a friendly, welcoming pub and serve high quality beer

Castle Rock is a multi award winning brewery and pub group based in Nottingham, England.

Our Beers

Real ale beers crafted with care in Nottingham, England


Latest News

Latest news, special offers & announcements from Castle Rock


Cider win for the Vat and Fiddle

The Vat and Fiddle, our brewery tap, is Nottingham CAMRA's cider pub of the year!

Announcement regarding the Maze and Forest Tavern

It is with a heavy heart that Castle Rock along with Gaz and Steph (managers) announce the closure of the Maze and Forest Tavern. Read on for more details, and check LeftLion for a special interview with Gaz and Steph.

FOOD WASTE: our collective responsibility

A third of the world’s food is wasted, and contributes to climate change, biodiversity loss and over-fished oceans. Castle Rock pubs have committed to reduce their food waste. We ask all our customers to consider doing the same…

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Upcoming Events


  • Easter Weekend at the Barley Twist

    Sun, 21 April 2019 - Mon, 22 April 2019

    The Barley Twist have three chocolate stouts (and chocolate treats available with each) planned for you this Easter weekend, so be sure to pop in and indulge. And while your there, look out for another Easter treat on cask… This one’s from us and the lovely bunch at Lenton Lane Brewery!

    Barley Twist


  • Armed Forces Day at the Cricketers Rest

    Mon, 22 April 2019

    Pay homage to those who have fought for our country, past and present, at the Cricketers Rest this Armed Forces Day. There will be a small buffet available for free nibbles, as well as a 10% off discount for veterans and serving military.

    Cricketers Rest


  • Chocolate Stout Weekend at The Swan in the Rushes

    Fri, 19 April 2019 - Mon, 22 April 2019

    Enjoy chocolate in the ultimate way, with a selection of chocolate porters and stouts in cask, keg and can, of course. Available all Easter weekend.

    Swan in the Rushes


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