The Castle

Norwich's longest running LGBT venue



We’ve been hard at work over the last few weeks getting our garden ready to open for outdoor service in line with the current Government restrictions.

From Friday 16th April our restricted opening hours will be:

Fridays 4pm – Midnight
Saturday 2pm – Midnight
Sunday 2pm – 11pm

We’ve added some new covered areas and outdoor heating to keep you warm and dry as we can only offer outdoor service under the current restrictions.

We’ll be operating with Table Service only and you can order food and drinks via our staff or online directly from your table.

BBQ food will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings along with food from our regular menu too.


Face coverings must still be worn on entry to the pub and when going indoors to use the toilets.
On arrival you will be greeted at the door by a member of staff, who will make sure you have completed the track and trace. This can be done by scanning our official NHS Track & Trace QR code with the NHS COVID-19 app (which can be downloaded from your App Store). If you are unable to download the app we can still sign you in using a paper form.

Groups of up to 6 are allowed to visit and every member of the group must now sign in using the NHS Track & Trace app or via a paper form if you are unable to use the app. Refusal to complete the track and trace means we aren’t allowed to let you into the venue under the new regulations.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and will continue to provide you the best experience we can whilst keeping everyone safe.

Book a room

We have a combination of self-contained double and king sized rooms available to book, some of which can accommodate up to four people sharing. All are equipped with an en-suite shower room and small kitchen area with tea and coffee included.

A self service breakfast is supplied in the room which consists of bread for toasting, jams & marmalade, breakfast cereals, milk and orange juice.

Use Promo Code DIRECT10 for 10% discounted room prices.


Opening Hours

Our temporary opening hours are as follows:

Monday – Thursday