Friendly locals’ Pub
One of the things that pleases me most about Castle Rock is the light hand they use in providing direction for their pubs. Every pub is different, and the only thing you can be absolutely sure about is that the beer will be great.
The Horse and Jockey is a spendid example of a friendly, locals pub. It has a feeling of a club: you are inevitably drawn into the conversation. Clean, well kept, but no frills. It’s an honest sort of boozer and it’s got everything you want from a local: a vibrant darts community, home-cooked, affordable Sunday lunches, and most importantly, atmosphere. It’s a place to go to get to know people, and there’s not too many of those places around any more.
A 60′s building. It’s just down the road from the David Lane tramstop where David Lane turns into Mill Street. It looks huge in its elevated position on the busy road. In fact, the public rooms are compact: a lounge and a bar. In low periods, the lounge is usually closed. There’s a large function room available for hire with seating for 200 people.