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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

Inns and Pubs of the Cotswolds,
M Turner, 2007
The Cotswolds are home to some of England's finest and much-loved historical inns and pubs. This A-Z covering Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire is a delightful tour around the most interesting pubs in the area.

Worcestershire's Historic Pubs,
K Turner & J Dobrzynski, 2007
With well over 500 establishments to choose from, in this quintessentially English county.

Pocket Pub Walks Worcestershire and Malverns,
R Noyce, 2007
This is a pocket-size collection of fifteen circular walks each based on a local pub serving good food. It includes routes near Stourport, Bromsgrove, Malvern and Pershore, with maps and photographs.

Adventurous Pub Walks in Worcestershire,
R Woodcock, 2006
This volume provides details of 20 circular walks varying in length between 7 and 12 miles and each based on a good local pub, including routes at Alfrick, Chaddesley Corbett and Inkberrow.

AA Pub Walks and Cycle Rides: Heart of England,
AA Publishing, 2005
This guide includes 25 walks and 15 cycle rides with colour photographs throughout showing sites, views and pubs along the route. A full colour map accompanies each walk and cycle and there is practical information such as distance, minimum time and level of difficulty to make sure you make the most of your family day out.

Pub Walks in the Malvern Hills,
R Woodcock, 2003
Twenty circular walks based on good local pubs. Includes routes near Welland, Ledbury, Upton on Severn, Great Malvern and Hanley Swan.

Pub Strolls in Worcestershire,
R Noyce, 2001
Thirty short circular walks based around good local pubs and pleasant countryside. Includes maps and colour photographs.

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