The Warwick Castle

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94 reviews
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
The Warwick Castle is a lovely local's haunt set in the heart of Little Venice, welcoming vistors and neighbours to the area since 1870. Although updated the changes have been faithful to the original decor and charm of the building.

We pride ourselves on our genuine friendliness and warmth. There is something for each customer to enjoy, whether it is a chilled glass of delicious wine enjoyed at our outside tables in the lovely mews of Warwick Place on a sunny afternoon or stopping for a pint and slice of homemade sausage rolls in front of our open log fires on a winter's evening we welcome you all.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Friendly and helpful host. We both had the Sunday roast, both my chicken and partners beef were over cooked. Probably kept warm for too long, the veg was ok but small portions. For puddings my Chocolate brownie was tasty but too gooey, partners fruit crumble was mostly fruit but the crumble amounted to a handful of crumbs scattered on top

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is a lovely little local’s pub tucked away in a very expensive property area.

While the staff and the character of the pub is inviting, Unfortunately the food is a little disappointing- even if staying with the basics (burger/fish & chips etc).

I will likely visit again, but not to eat - other than a sandwich etc

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Traditional no-nonsense pub with a good selection of (proper) beers.
Would happily return when in the area.

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SM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Waiter was friendly and attentive (brilliant memory - took our food and drinks order for six without writing anything down, and got it all right, down to our fussy Sally who wanted her food just do). Food was decent pub grub at reasonable prices. Love this pub.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal, really lovely staff, highly recommend !

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AW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just love this family pub! The staff is nice and the place feels like home.

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D
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Yes for and drink and games and nice Sunday atmosphere. Food was really dry and tasteless though, especially for the price we paid.

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KS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Booked for a Sunday Lunch and was notified after arrival that they had run out. Given this was at least 2/3rds of the Menu not available I would have expected prior notification. We left and found a much nicer place round the corner.

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AH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

some of the worst food I've seen served up in a pub in years.

The Warwick Castle
Responded on 5 March 2019

Dear Ann, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re very sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Please feel free to reach out to us via direct email or telephone so we can learn more about your experience, concerns or suggestions. We would love to make things right if you give us another chance.

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KE
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A gold "old fashioned" Pub, with decent beer and good pub grub

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N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lunched here on Tuesday. Very friendly welcome and good service throughout the meal. Good choice of beers on draught, although our first choice wasn't available. Two dishes on the menu were also “off”. No more than ten people in the bar at any time, but the noise level was quite high, even though our table was in a side room. Despite this, the food was good and the portions generous. A good pub lunch.

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AW
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Perfectly good food. Service s bit lacking but was a busy Sunday. Surroundings very nice a real pub.

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AM
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very understated low-key local pub serving absolutely delicious food at sensible prices. A revelation and I’ll definitely go back. You definitely need to book tho, as there are very few tables available.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We we're looking for a traditional pub and The Warwick Castle was just right. Good food, especially the fruit cobbler, and pleasant ambiance.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A little gem. This pub has the feel of a local pub but in London.Sheer quality.

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was nice and Service was outstanding. Indeed a good choice when looking for an authentic place to spend some time

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PR
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantástico y típico Pub inglés. Increíble su pastel de carne y el fish & chips. Lo mejor, el trato recibido.
Un saludo desde España
Pedro Recuenco

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SC
London
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal at the Warwick Castle. The food was fantastic and all four of us loved our meals (including two kids). The service was friendly and it was traditional pub-style ordering. We look forward to eating here again!

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AC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Service wonderful. Food very average. Hamburger bun stone cold and nut roast appalling (like mush)
Best food to order is the roast by far

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BR
London
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Sunday roast and a glass of red were perfect on an Autumn Sunday. Atmosphere was cosy and chilled. The food was great and the veg were particularly tasty. I would highly recommend.

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DJ
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Friendly bar staff and a good, hearty Sunday lunch menu.

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MT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This used to be a shabby pub, so in comparison it has been transformed, it is quirky, the furniture/décor interesting. It is airy in the summer as they are able to open windows and doors and have separate dinning areas. The ethos feel of the pub has always been and still is ''we apologise for nothing''. I think the service is reasonable but they don't give platitudes. When the hot water for drinks is off continually they just tell you, they don't fall over themselves to apologise and I get that. The food is good, as overpriced as most average pubs in Central London. I like the place. There is a lot of local events going on there too. They cater for locals that have been going for years and years and just want to be left alone to have a quiet drink as well as parties of cheery folks just wanting to hang out.

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TL
London
12 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Wednesday early evening, I'd booked. Two old chums wanting a chat and unpretentious dinner.

As the conversation levels rose as the place filled-up, they seem to turn-up the muzak, so the conversation levels rose, it got very noisy - hard to hear a conversation. Nobody listens to the pointless stuff blaring out of the speakers, you wonder why they bother.

Food was indeed unpretentious: my chum over from the States wanted fish & chips. That was OK, the crumble for pudding was in his words "the worst crumble I have ever tasted". My fish curry was a disappointment, should have been called a fish stew - although I think I saw a something-leaf, it was without spice, herb, garlic or seasoning. Some weird flat-bread served with it which failed to bother the scorer on grounds of flavour, consistency or utility in getting soup from pot to mouth.

At over £100 for two, I'm just glad the exchange rate softened the blow.

I noticed how the wallpaper was peeling off the wall above the door, for me it defined the evening as a sub-set of shabby-chic; yup, the one without the chic.

I'll not be returning.

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had my birthday drinks there last week end, barmans were very nice and food was good!

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SK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service was terrible, ruined the experience. A shame because the food was fairly good.

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OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Turned up for our booking and was told that they weren’t serving anymore (despite Opentable having availability for another hour) - no apology, couldn’t have been more dismissive.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of beers in this quaint pub and the chicken wings were proper whole chicken wings which were amazingly tender, juicy and flavoursome.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Roast chicken was not that great. Skin not crispy at all and potatoes not crispy either. Yorkshire tasted industrial vs home made.
However staff are friendly and the pub has a nice atmosphere

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FF
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on Wednesday night with kids and grandparents ; we had a lot of fun with the quizz night ; very authentic experience : even Morris dancers turned up unexpectedly ; fish and chips is the best in the neighbourhood ; staff really kind and helpful

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OB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly service. Would go again. Was pleased to see they had my fave wine

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OT
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely family get together.
I was able to book online for a party of 7.
Only disappointment was that they had run out of roast beef but we were there after 5pm so it shows what a popular place the Warwick Castle is and the roast chicken was great with lovely vegetables.
Thanks for the lovely relaxing atmosphere and great service.

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BA
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really happy with the cheerful service and food was lovely

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J
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Shown to our reserved table which was absolutely covered in food / debris and the floor underneath was a puddle. When we raised this they moved us to a different table which didn't really fit everyone around it. Then they came back and said they had cleaned the table and mopped the floor and we could have our original table. The table was still pretty dirty.

Ordered at the bar and at one point one of the bartender came over and said to one of us quite aggressively "you didn't order those chips did you?" and tried to take them away despite my friend most definitely having ordered them.

I ordered a G&T which when I tasted was clear had been made with soda water instead of tonic. I went to the bar thinking it was a simply mistake with the soda tap but as they sell bottles of tonic that can't be the case. The bartender proceeded to take the glass, take a sip from it himself, discard the contents and make me a new G&T in the same glass. Very unhygienic and not what I would expect from a professional bartender.

Food was ok - underwhelming. Will not return.

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DG
London
191 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We only came for drinks so haven't had a chance to sample the food yet, but the pub is cosy and very special with a fireplace and a jovial ambiance - even in the middle of snowy winter!

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GR
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The Warwick Castle is an authentic Victorian pub - I mean so authentic it's getting a bit tatty round the edges. It is a cosy setting for a romantic date or Sunday lunch, but not really smart enough for a business lunch which is what I booked it for...

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NC
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Was there late Sunday night so not really sure on the views,but was a lovely quaint little pub with a lovely roaring fire very friendly bar staff. Wanted a Sunday roast but unfortunately they had run out which was the only downside of my experience. Would definitely recommend this place for a romantic meal, Sunday roast or get together with friends.

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l
Newcastle
58 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The pub is in a good location close to the canal in Little Venice and just 10 minutes walk from Paddington station. The bar staff were very attentive and friendly. The menu is fairly small but offers a good range. The burgers were tasty but could have been hotter as the meals were a little on the cool side. Overall, a nice evening out and not too pricey for London.

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LZ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere at the Warwick Castle. We had booked a table at 8pm for dinner and order food shortly after getting there. We were disappointed however that nobody warned us that the kitchen closed at 9pm, and so we did not manage to get dessert.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frances and her team looked after our group. She offered a warm welcome and had a nice window table ready and reserved for us. As a nice addition we were given Christmas crackers.

The food was delicious, with good portion sizes and the menu had enough variety to cater for our group.

The atmosphere was great in the bar area and we were lucky enough to have free entertainment from a spontaneous group of Morris Dancers who decided to dance. The venue was festively decorated, adding to the cosy, welcoming ambiance.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Visited in November 2017 Lovely authentic pub with friendly staff. Thank you!

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