Serving for a century

An Inn has stood on this site for over a hundred years, once serving the needs of a tiny Surrey Hamlet, now catering for a thriving village, which despite many changes still retains a traditional village atmosphere. We like to think that our Pub has also kept a lot of these traditions. We serve good homemade food; offer a fine range of wines, spirits and real ales with a welcoming, friendly and efficient service. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Most people in Ottershaw know of the Castle Inn in Brox Road and a few of you may have a enjoyed a pint or two in this attractive pub and wondered about its history.

Not always a Public House

At the 1800 Enclosure Act of the Manor of Walton Leigh, Widow Jane Mansell was living at Anningsley Cottage, still there with its thatched roof on the corner of Brox Lane. Under The Act she was awarded two more plots where The Castle and Duffins Orchard are now. When she died in 1819 she left the cottage, plus the two plots to her son John Mansell, to add to his nursery near by, which he had established by 1788.

The records are unclear when the Castle was built, but in the 1841 census John Mansell is in Brox Road living as a nurseryman, presumably at this house, which later became the Castle, but no reference is made to a beer house on the site. The first definite reference to the building is in the Chertsey Tithe Records 1844, now one plot, and is owned and occupied by John Mansell with house and garden, presumably the house that became The Castle Inn by 1848. So the building is definitely pre 1844, probably c 1833, with it becoming a beer house early 1840`s.