So I read in this week’s Good Living that Ross Godfrey, owner of Oscillate Wildly and The Codfather has also now taken over The Carlisle Castle in Newtown. I’m intrigued as to how it now rates, given that Oscillate Wildly is amazing and The Codfather is not so loftily-placed – its record is a bit spotty, as indicated by the review in the Sydney Morning Herald and the time we had breakfast there: there were so many servicing hiccups, it was semi-amusing (particularly when my friend ordered tea, only to be served a steaming pot with nothing to drink with, and then was vaguely dismissed when she actually had the smarts to ask for a cup!).
I’m hoping it leans more to the O. W. end of the scale (where the service and the food are special), especially as I have good memories of the peak-Carlisle-Castle-frequenting-period that happened around our uni days (I’m not sure why we stopped going, maybe we subconsciously equated getting a degree with graduating from the Carlisle Castle. Which is daft because it always was a nice pub to hang out in where you didn’t have to worry about toxic levels of inebriated goons or fashionista obnoxiousness and the menu was plenty decent).
One to add to the must-try-soon list.