Castle140 Victoria Road
1938 pub built to serve the surrounding industrial area of North Acton and Park Royal, but now increasingly neighboured by new housing, hotels and student accommodation, The famous former BBC rehearsal rooms (the "Acton Hilton") were next door, and are reflected in historic photos in the bar.
The pub is usually busy with local workers early on weekday evenings but quieter during the day and at weekends. Seating areas of different character surround the main island bar, and there is a separate family room (which can be hired for functions) and a paved garden with heating.
London Pride is the only regular real ale sold, with one other changing beer from the Fullers range, and another usually from a small independent London brewery. Beers sold have included those from the local Weird Beard brewery in Hanwell.
Now serving alcohol from 10am (10.30 am at weekends), and breakfasts from 8,39.
The Castle is directly opposite North Acton tube station (Central Line) at the junction of Victoria Road and Wales Farm Road - and indeed is the site of the original Wales Farm. Its building in 1938, much later than other inter-war pubs in Acton, reflects a long campaign of opposition by the local temperance movement