From Castle Rock
Welcome to our blog space. Catch up on all the latest Castle Rock going ons here, including regular notes from our brewers, thoughts and musings on industry topics, and more.
Christmas is coming! Here’s all you need to know
The festive season is just round the corner. We're getting involved across as many of our sites as possible. Find all the information you need here!
Castle Rock’s Yard Party 2024
We have exciting news! Our annual Yard Party returns next year, on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th June 2024. And, for the first time ever, we're offering super discounted weekender tickets, too.
#loveyourlocal – What does it mean to you?
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Students, we’ve got you covered!
If you're a student and you're looking for a great deal in our pubs, look no further!
It’s Pilot Project Week!
Check out our Pilot Project showcase at the Barley Twist throughout the week of the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival! Read on to learn more...
It’s collab season! Here’s what’s in the pipeline.
Recently it feels like we've been collaborating with some really amazing breweries so we'd like to share a little bit more about what's coming up. These will all be launching at the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival this year, so be sure to come along to our stand and give them a try.
Trammie Dodger is BACK for a limited time only!
Trammie Dodger is back, for a limited time only! Read on to discover where you can find it on the bar.
Oktoberfest with Castle Rock
This Oktoberfest, Castle Rock App users can enjoy seasonal beers in participating Castle Rock pubs, earning stamps (and points) as they go! Fill your stamp card to receive a free pint, branded stein AND 15% off all drinks on your bill for any transaction in October.
A special treat for the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival 2023!
It's that time again! The Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is one of our favourite calendar events of the year. This year we're bringing something a little different to the Festival...
Food in Focus: Chucky’s Kitchen at the Fox & Grapes
In the first of an occasional feature series, we'll be focusing on the food offering across some of our pubs. This edition looks at Chucky's Kitchen, a pop up launched in 2023 at the Fox & Grapes, Nottingham.
‘Ripples’ Beer Launch: Making Waves for Nottinghamshire’s Wetlands
We recently brewed a beer, 'Ripples' in collaboration with the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Murphy & Son to raise money for the Wetlands for Wildlife Campaign. Find out more here and watch videos showcasing the brewing process alongside interviews about the appeal.
Join us at “Ripples” – Beer Launch and Quiz Night
Join us for a night of celebrating wildlife, beer, and our industry’s commitment to sustainability. Be the first to try our latest collab beer, “Ripples”, with a quiz, speeches, a raffle and more! Tickets available soon from Gigantic.
Another Fantastic Nottingham Craft Beer Festival!
Another year, another incredible celebration of beer! We thought we'd take a brief moment to reflect on Nottingham Craft Beer Festival 2023.
Castle Rock Springs into Festival Season
After celebrating another amazing Nottingham Poetry Festival and the return of the Green Hustle, festival season is in full swing here at Castle Rock. Read on for what we've been up to recently, and what's next up!
Yard Party 2023: In Retrospect
Now the dust has settled after an amazing 2023 Yard Party, we look back over some of the highlights!
Food in Focus: Merv’s Kitchen at the Swan in the Rushes
In the first of an occasional feature series, we'll be focusing on the food offering across some of our pubs. This edition looks at Merv's Kitchen, a pop up launched in 2022 at the Swan in the Rushes, Loughborough.
“Crystal Clear” – Castle Rock x Brewster’s International Women’s Day Collab Brew
As part of our International Women's Day celebrations we are launching a collab beer with Brewster's Brewery, "Crystal Clear". Not only are we inviting all self-identifying women to participate in the brew day, we're also holding a design competition for the beer artwork and celebrating the launch with a party at the Old Cold Store! Read on for more...
Draught Session is now certified gluten free
From today, our much-loved core beer, Session will be certified gluten free in keg and cask! To celebrate, the Poppy and Pint will be hosting a full weekend dedicated to gluten free offerings including dedicated food specials and street food and a GF tap takeover from Shiny Brewery and Triple Point Brewery.
A Message from Our MD, Colin Wilde
Our managing director Colin Wilde pens a letter to Castle Rock customers in the face of rising costs across our industry (and beyond). Read the letter here and discover what we are doing to continue to ensure we bring you great beer and pubs at affordable prices.
Christmas is coming…
Everything you need to know for a very merry Christmas with Castle Rock...
Yard Party 2023 is coming – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
That's right, it's happening, the Castle Rock Yard Party is back! Tickets to our annual beer festival, complete with live music and street food, have just gone live. Shop them now at Early Bird prices over on Gigantic.com.
Introducing: The Castle Rock Brewery App!
Brand new and squeaky clean, we’re pleased to welcome you all to our new Castle Rock Brewery app! Available now for Apple and Android. Find out more about the app and how it works here.
East Midland’s Champion Beers Announced
Castle Rock's Harvest Pale and Black Gold both bag awards at CAMRA's East Midlands Champion Beer of Britain Awards 2022.
The Poppy and Pint sets its sights on Net Zero
While the Cop 27 climate change conference is set to commence from this Sunday, the Poppy and Pint in Lady Bay is already underway with plans to significantly reduce its carbon emissions across the next 18 months. The aim of these measures is to lay the groundwork for more carbon neutral pubs within the Castle Rock estate.