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Celebrating with us this Christmas and New Year? Check our opening times for the whole festive period.

We're sorry to announce The Pontefract Castle will be closing its doors for the final time on Sunday 4 January. Your nearest Nicholson's pub is now The Argyll Arms in Oxford Circus. Why not drop in and say hello to your new local?

Welcome to The Pontefract Castle

You will find The Pontefract Castle in Wigmore Street London within a short stroll of St Christophers Place, The West End and Oxford Street - however you won't find another like it.

Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.

A fascinating past

The Pontefract Castle is linked by history to a formidable medieval stronghold in West Yorkshire. During the English Civil War, it was taken by an ancestor of the great landowners in Marylebone where the pub stands. The name Marylebone derives from the church of St. Mary and the River Tyburn that runs in a culvert within yards of our pub - hence St. Mary-by-the-Bourne.

One of a kind

The Pontefract Castle is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.

Famous for the daughter of a northern royalist who became a local property tycoon


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Opening Times

  • Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 23:30
  • Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30