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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 13 August 2021

On holiday in castle Cary , decided to try a meal at the Bay tree , was welcomed by landlord and all staff on arrival , food and service was excellent, would highly recommend, Mr L Wigham

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 11 August 2021

Wife and i visit here about every 6 weeks or so. always a great menu with a good selection. very enjoyable food; good service and the guv is a caring host who appreciates his customers.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and a pint whilst in Castle Cary for the day. Initially tried the George in town but walked out after waiting an age to be served. The Bay Tree is a 5 minute walk out of the main town centre, but...worth it. The service was very good and we were made to feel welcome, it was a lovely day and we were going to sit in the small garden, but the smokers put us off so the Waitress found us a nice table inside. The food is typical pub grub, Pies, steaks etc. We had the gammon and chips which was excellent. Only one ale on tap, but understandable given the times we are in. Would have liked it to have been a local ale rather than Doom Bar. But was nice enough all the same. In all a lovely pub to pop into for a pint and some grub.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 13 June 2021

Called in for dinner whilst staying just across the road. Really nice welcome and very good attentive service throughout. Lovely home cooked food and what good portions. Having shared a starter (we had been advised about the portion size), I had the burger which came...with the best onion rings ever. My wife had the fish and chips which were also very good. It was quite quiet, but it was a Wednesday evening, and still had a lovely vibe about the place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 22 November 2020 via mobile

Had an amazing home delivered takeaway Wednesday evening, arrived piping hot, melt in the mouth steak and ale pie followed by chocolate fudge cake. Lockdown heaven. Just as good as eating in the restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

We visited The Bay Tree for dinner while staying in Castle Cary for the week and can thoroughly recommend this pub. The food was lovely, the staff friendly and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble. It is proper pub food; not fancy, but honest food...cooked well. My steak was cooked exactly as I had asked and my daughter's request to have a starter as a main meal was happily accommodated and beautifully presented. The portion sizes were all very generous and, much as we were tempted we couldn't fit pudding in. If we are ever in the area again we would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

Meal was delicious, I recommend the beer battered fish and chips. The kids were catered for well, the Sunday roast portions were immense, so my the Grandparents went for a small, which was ample for them. The atmosphere was welcoming and friendly. Plastic dividers between...tables to aid social distancing. They also sold a lovely collection of handmade face masks, so we bought some of those too!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

We had a delicious meal with great Service and good Covid 19 protections in place.....thank you....this is a lovely little family run freehouse pub and restaurant....do support our local restaurants through these difficult times if you can.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

My wife, baby son and I have enjoyed the hospitality of the Bay tree for the last couple of days. The atmosphere and welcome was fantastic. The food was superb quality, beautifully cooked and presented and absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly, professional and kind....The choice of food and drink is extensive - there is something for everyone! We can’t wait to return to the Bay Tree and would heartily recommend you visit here! We particularly enjoyed Tilly the cat and Rocky the parrot!!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 August 2020 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal at the Bay Tree. The burgers were some of the best we had eaten in a long time. Staff were very attentive and friendly and they had things very well set up for Covid. Again, the only down side was a...lack of local ales which I was expecting and looking forward to. Seems to be a theme for local pubs in Castle Cary. However, this didn't take away from a really lovely evening.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Monday - Closed Tuesday - 11am-2.30pm, 6pm- late Wednesday - 11am-2.30pm, 6pm- late Thursday - 11am-2.30pm, 6pm- late Friday - 11am- late Saturday - 11am- late Sunday - 11.30-3.30pm
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The Bay Tree is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5