The Castlegate Arms (Penrith)

46 Castlegate, Penrith, CA11 7HY
The Castlegate Arms (Penrith) Outside

Superbly located in the centre of Penrith, close to all the shops and attractions, this small pub was recently closed for several months. In 2018, it reopened following a complete refurbishment inside and outside. Inside, you will find modern interiors with plenty of tables available for dining and a friendly welcome from the owners.

Food & Drink

The pub at the Castlegate Arms in Penrith

The pub is owned by the Camerons Brewery, the largest independent brewery in the north-east. Therefore both of the pub’s regular ales are sourced from the brewery. In addition, the pub has a good choice of draught and bottled beers and lagers. There’s a small selection of wines that would suit most tastes and a good range of gins and other spirits. Hot drinks and soft drinks are also available here.

Food is served twice a day, every day, from noon until 3pm and then again from 5pm until 9pm. The menu is fairly limited to a few pub classics, such as burgers and lasagne, but it is generally cooked very well with good attention to detail and presentation. There are daily specials that offer more imaginative choices and there is a small choice of meals for children. Traditional roast dinners are served each Sunday.

Other Features

The Castlegate Arms welcomes dogs, both in the bar and in the accommodation for which there is no extra charge. The pub has a television but no subscription to Sky Sports. Free to air events are occasionally screened here.

The pub hosts regular live music nights with local artists, and it can be hired out for private functions, such as small wedding receptions. There is a small beer garden to the side of the pub that overlooks the small car park.


The accommodation at the Castlegate Arms in Penrith

The Castlegate Arms has a small number of rooms available for overnight accommodation. As with the rest of the pub, the rooms were refurbished in 2018 and feature modern interiors. Rooms are small but offer good value for money given the location. There is a mixture of double and twin accommodation, all with private bathrooms, flat screen televisions, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The rooms are small and some noise from the pub is to be expected. It’s also worth noting that breakfast is not included and not available, but there is a café in the supermarket that is a five-minute stroll away. Furthermore, there are no staff in the pub overnight.


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