The Pontefract Castle is on Wigmore Street, which is a parallel road to Oxford Street. The pub has several levels, with the top two being used mainly as seating areas for guests having food.
The food is the traditional pub fare and it is well cooked and presented. During busy times, the food can take a while to get out, but not too long. The service was friendly and efficient, although we were seated in the top level and we did have to wait for the waiter to put in an appearance on a couple of occasions. Nothing that disturbed the meal, but we did notice it.
The menu has a good selection of dishes and the bar has a good selection of beers and wines.
The atmosphere is generally quite relaxed. The street level is essentially standing room only, with the more lively crowd. The top levels are a bit quieter and has seating areas and tables.
All in all this is a nice, relaxed pub serving good food with a good selection of drink to go with it. A good place to take a break during a day shopping on Oxford Street.
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