Bars and pubs , Gastropubs Westbourne
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The Castle

Whatever the price and quality of the gastropub fare (pork belly and mash for a tenner, roasted root risotto at £7.50), this is a proper Portobello local. The majority of the jolly, bohemian-minded punters hanging around the pleasingly sparse, open-plan interior – probably at the bar – seem cheerfully merry whatever the time of day, which istestament of sorts to the agreeable atmosphere cultivated by the matey staff.

There’s music three or four nights a week; the rest of the time, it’s a free for all, with unshaven musos hammering back Black Sheep, Staropramen, Kirin or Leffe. A couch in one corner affords comfort to couples.

Venue name: Castle
Address: 225 Portobello Road
W11 1LU
Opening hours: Open noon-11pm Mon, Tue, Thur, Sun; noon-midnight Wed, Fri, Sat. Food served noon-10pm Mon-Sat; noon-9.30pm Sun
Transport: Tube: Ladbroke Grove tube
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Situated on the corner of Portobello Road and Westbourne Park Road, The Castle is a great little pub featuring a mix of locals and tourists. The bar staff are friendly and attentive, they do a mean Sunday Roast and have a good selection of burgers on offer from the small open kitchen situated behind the bar. They have a mix of known beers and some special ones on tap (for instance, I had the Barcelona beer Estrella which I love as well as a chocolate flavoured beer as well). Dog friendly with a combination of booths and seats, it's a good old fashioned boozer with a modern feel to it.