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Full Postal AddressKing & Castle, Severn Valley Railway, Comberton Hill, KIDDERMINSTER, DY10 1QN [Map]
Telephone Number01562 747505Pub's Own Website 
Opening Times11-15, 17-23; MO-FR; 11-23 SA; 12-22.30 SU
FacilitiesCar Park, Evening Meals, Real Fire, Beer Garden, Lunchtime Meals, Quiet Bar, Rail Station Near Pub

Ian & I outside the King & Castle, June 1997

A pub that I always enjoy stopping off to visit. Stopped off there on the way home to Birmingham from Hereford on the train. The pub is about 100 yards from the station situated within the Severn Valley Railway's Kidderminster terminus. Good food available at lunchtime and during the evening though they don't do evening meals between Monday and Wednesday. Fear not though because Captain Cod's (chip shop if you hadn't guessed already!) is usually open opposite the pub and sells great fish and chips and other fine fried and not fried products every day but Sunday.

You can pretty much guarantee a great pint of Batham Best. They also sell a beer, Royal Piddle, from the local Wyre Piddle brewery (which has remained at an incredible pound a pint for years and was still just a pound when I last visited in March 2002) with one or two guest beers available too. A pub with a definite Edwardian railway feel to it with train pictures on the walls (including one of Brunel's Tamar Bridge constructed in 1859.....) and GWR written in the carpet and an upright piano which I've yet to hear played. A very relaxing atmosphere within though the pub does get very busy during the day when the steam trains are running. Well worth a visit if you're in the area, as is the railway itself which follows the lovely Severn valley to Bridgnorth and the Railwaymans Arms!

Colin, me, Jim & Phil (with Phil proudly showing off
his British Railways timetable) in the King & Castle in May 1998




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