Vat and Fiddle

The Vat and Fiddle is Castle Rock Brewery’s beloved brewery tap.

Thirteen cask beers greet you on entering the Vat, showcasing the largest available range of Castle Rock beers. They are joined by guest beers from local and national breweries, and an award-winning assortment of ciders. You’ll also find a great selection of beers in keg, bottle and can, alongside a full menu of wines, spirits and soft drinks.

This 1930s art deco-style building sits beneath the iconic blue tower of Castle Rock Brewery. It is comprised of multiple cosy areas with the adjoining Golding’s Room and Visitors’ Centre.

To the rear of the pub, a large beer garden spills into the brewery yard. It’s the perfect spot to catch some afternoon rays and enjoy the freshest possible pint.

Between the Vat and the brewery is the Old Cold Store, an industrial event space with a private bar.

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Opening times

Monday and Tuesday: Midday-11pm | Wednesday: Midday-11pm | Thursday: Midday – 11:30pm | Friday: 10am-Midnight | Saturday: Midday-Midnight | Sunday: Midday-10pm


Monday and Tuesday: Midday-8pm | Wednesday: Midday-8pm | Thursday: Midday – 8pm | Friday: 10am-Midday (breakfast service), Midday-8pm | Saturday: Midday-8pm | Sunday: Midday-4pm

On the bar

  • 13 x cask beer lines
  • 6 x craft keg lines, plus lager and cider in keg
  • A full menu of wine, spirits, real cider and soft drinks


Dog friendly

Family friendly

Outdoor seating

Food Served

Vegan dining

Event space for hire

Vat and Fiddle

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