The Castle Oxford

24 Paradise Street, Oxford. OX1 1LD

History Of The Pub

The pub dates back to 1892 (almost as old as Hook Norton Brewery itself – 1849) and was constructed to designs by HGW Drinkwater in a distinctive mock – Tudor style with tall red brick chimney stacks, however, the high ceilings and inside architecture are typically Victorian.

The Castle Oxford has been through many changes of ownership throughout the years and has been named a variety of different names. When Hook Norton Brewery took over the pub five years ago, the pub was renamed ‘The Castle’ to celebrate its history and traditional name of ‘The Castle Tavern’.

It has a traditional basement cellar which keeps the beer immaculately cold. Inside we still have the old original fireplace which – although not in use anymore – has been filled with the Hook Norton beer barrels.

What’s On


Life Drawing: 7pm – 9pm in the downstairs function area


Life Drawing: 7pm – 9pm in the downstairs function area


Life Drawing: 6pm – 8pm in the downstairs function area

Open Mic Night: 8pm – 10pm upstairs


Open as usual


1st and 3rd Friday of every month – Comedy Night: 8pm – 10pm in the downstairs function area

2nd and 4th Friday of every month – Live Music Night: 8pm – 10pm upstairs


Open as usual


Various events

Function Room Hire

Here at The Castle, we have a beautiful downstairs area which can suit a variety of different events. The downstairs function room has been used to host gaming nights, life drawing classes, art classes, comedy, live music as well as DJs, wedding receptions, private parties and more.

It has a seating capacity of 30, however, can hold more if required.

If you would like to enquire about hiring the space, please contact Brook on

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