Castle Rock Brewery

c/o Vat and Fiddle, 12-14 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 1NB
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Castle Rock Brewery


Castle Rock Brewery was originally founded in an attempt to combat an industry dominated by monopolistic brewers.

Since our humble beginnings as a single pub operation, we have since grown into a diverse brewery, producing our own range of award-winning beers, as well as having over twenty unique pubs in the Castle Rock extended family.

Running great pubs and brewing great beer is still our humble life’s mission.

The Castle Rock family is made up of an eclectic mix of venues across the East Midlands, including city-centre craft beer bars, traditional country pubs, and community-led pubs in the leafy suburbs. Each Castle Rock pub is as unique as the next.

Find out more about the pubs in our family here:

Barley Twist     Bread and Bitter

Canalhouse        Cricketers Rest

Embankment     Fox & Grapes

Golden Eagle      Horse and Plough

Kean’s Head        Lincolnshire Poacher

Poppy and Pint   Stratford Haven

Vat and Fiddle     Willowbrook

The Swan in the Rushes


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Opening Times

Castle Rock Brewery (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

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Special Offers

  • Castle Rock Loyalty Scheme - The Castle Rock Collective Card

    Have you got yours? 

    Castle Rock Collective cards let you earn points as you spend in our pubs, redeemable as money off your bill whenever you choose.

    • For most products, a £1 spend = 4 points
    • For Castle Rock products, a £1 spend = 8 points
    • On special occasions (or if we’re feeling generous), you’ll be able to earn triple points on certain products.
    • Each point you earn is worth 1 penny when redeeming.

    Ask at the bar for yours. 


    Available at: 

    • Barley Twist
    • Bread and Bitter
    • Canalhouse
    • Cricketers Rest
    • Embankment
    • Fox & Grapes
    • Golden Eagle
    • Horse and Plough
    • Kean’s Head
    • Lincolnshire Poacher
    • Poppy and Pint
    • Stratford Haven
    • The Swan in the Rushes
    • Vat and Fiddle
    • Willowbrook

    Food and Drink - redeem this special offer between 01/12/2022 and 31/12/2023

    Father's Day - redeem this special offer between 11/05/2023 and 30/06/2024

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  • ‘Appy Hour at the Newshouse – App users get 10% off everything! Wednesday to Friday, 4-6pm

    Food and Drink - redeem this special offer between 01/01/2017 and 31/12/2025

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Kean's Head | Visit NottinghamshireKean's Head, NottinghamThe Kean’s Head is situated in Nottingham’s historical and vibrant Lace Market. It is a charming and cosy single-room pub, nestled opposite the picturesque St. Mary’s Church.

Canalhouse, NottinghamOpened in 2000 on the lower floors of the former Canal museum, the Canalhouse is famous for having a canal that extends into the building complete with resident narrow boats.

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

Lincolnshire PoacherLincolnshire Poacher, NottinghamThe Lincolnshire Poacher opened as a Castle Rock pub in the late 1980s, rising from the shell of the Old Grey Nags Head. The Poacher quickly earned a steadfast reputation for quality and choice of cask beer – a distinction it has never lost.

Poppy and PintPoppy and Pint, West BridgfordThe Poppy and Pint is a large community pub nestled in the leafy suburb of Lady Bay.

Stratford HavenStratford Haven, West BridgfordThe Stratford Haven is a charming, traditional pub in the thriving suburb of West Bridgford. It is located just a short stroll from Trent Bridge and the City Ground.

WillowbrookWillowbrook, NottinghamThe Willowbrook is a community pub in the suburb of Gedling.

Embankment | Visit NottinghamshireEmbankment, NottinghamThe Embankment was designed by Albert Nelson Bromley, the architect behind some of the most distinctive Boots pharmacy buildings, and opened in 1907 as ‘Boots Store 2.

Horse and Plough | Visit NottinghamshireHorse and Plough, NottinghamshireThe Horse and Plough is a charming pub in the market town of Bingham, Nottinghamshire.

Friday, 7 June 2024 - Saturday, 8 June 2024

Castle Rock Yard Party 2023Castle Rock Yard Party 2024The Castle Rock Yard party is an annual two-day beer, music and food festival, hosted in Castle Rock's brewery yard and adjoining brewery tap, the Vat and Fiddle.
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Friday, 15 December 2023 - Friday, 15 December 2023

VAT & Giggle - Comedy NightVAT & Giggle - Comedy NightGet set for a fantastic night of stand up comedy at the VAT & Fiddle!
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