Castle Arms

Quaint, cosy and full of charm, sitting right on the harbour in Castletown and is literally a stone’s throw from Castle Rushen…

Quaint, cosy and full of charm from a bygone era ‘The Glue Pot’ as it is far better known sits right on the harbour in Castletown and is literally a stone’s throw from Castle Rushen.

The story goes that it was built in 1750 by a wealthy man for his daughter and since then the building has been many things before finally becoming the pub we know and love today.

The name ‘glue pot’ derives from when smugglers used to pop in for some light refreshment and find it difficult to leave and the name just stuck (no pun intended)!  This pub is a hot spot for the World Tin Bath Races, the Southern 100 and the Manx rally.

There are licence records going back to the 1600’s for the Glue Pot.  It was built as an dwelling for the gaoler of the castle and was then converted to an  Ale house used by the Garrison stationed at Castle Rushen.  It is the oldest pub on the island but as it wasn’t open to the public, the Mitre in Kirk Michael claims that title.

The Glue Pot boasts it’s the closest pub to any castle wall in the UK and the only pub to appear on a currently circulated bank note – if you know different, get in touch.

Castle Arms

The Quayside,
Castletown,
Isle of Man

Address

The Quayside,
Castletown,
Isle of Man,
IM91LD

Telephone
01624 824673

Email
gluepot@hb.im

Opening hours
Sunday – Thursday 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Seasonal Opening Hours
Christmas Eve 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Christmas Day Closed
Boxing Day 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
New Years Eve 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
New Years Day 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm

  • Disabled facilities
  • Dogs allowed
  • Regular events
  • Traditional beers
  • Wifi

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