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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food and brilliant service. Highly recommended pub just across from Bodiam Castle. Also superb dinner menu. Always a warm welcome from the team.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Staff as aways so friendly, the lovely Jade served us, and the food just keeps getting better, all 4 of us had superb dinners, thank you!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 16 January 2024

All excellent here. Lovely staff food beer and ambience. All done properly as it should!!! Thanks.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 January 2024 via mobile

Great food, served by attentive staff. Table of 6 we all got what we ordered. The food was hot and tasty. No complaints at all, drinks were well priced.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Visited here on a very quiet Friday night which is a shame given how lovely the pub is. The meals were really nice and cooked to a high quality. The service was great and the staff were really friendly. There is a good range of...drinks too. Would definitely visit here again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

Went with my wife for a Sunday lunch, Had a lovely Roast Dinner The Service was Very good. Pork Roast with Crackling Gorgeous along with Huge Yorkshire puds Will definitely will be back.... ;o)

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

This was the festive season...it was busy...and we were there for a non festive meal. They are so efficient...would love to be a an onlooker in their kitchens to see how they keep ontop of things. The food lovely too.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 December 2023 via mobile

Visited the pub on Saturday evening with a friend . The first weekend of December and we were the only two people in the pub the whole evening !!! That tells you everything !! We know the land lady who wasn’t there very very well.... A really nice lady . However the food was awful ! I had the mushroom Kiev .. which was basically a mushroom in the hardest coating ever !!! It was as hard as rock !! .. I told the young waitress .. who apparently told the chef .. she never returned to the table to tell us the chefs comments all evening . We called her to get the bill and she was so so rude !! She told me she didn’t have anything to do with the kitchen and so really didn’t care !! Really put us off returning to one of our local pubs . I truely feel she was only there for the money and had no interest in customer service and is putting the pubs reputation at risk ! Very sad .More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023

This establishment is absolutely phenomenal. I would never be able to write a review to give the staff enough praise. The service was exceptional and the food quantity &quality, including the cost, is absolutely incredible. Our family had different meals and all savoured every amazing...mouthful and enjoyed it very much. My lentil and nut roast with braised cabbage and all the other sides was so beautiful. I would go here all the time if I lived on the doorstep but definitely will head back again sooner rather than later. This was not my first visit and certainly won't be my last. Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 30 October 2023 via mobile

Can't praise this Pub enough! We ate there on Thursday afternoon, Burgers & Fries which were just Fantastic & returned again on Sunday for Roast Beef! The Food served here is simply amazing! We have never enjoyed eating out so much since we found this...little Gem! Truly outstanding & well worth a visit if you are in the area!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 October 2023 via mobile

Excellent meal and very impressed with the very prompt service and even though we were 20+ people the food came out piping hot. Well done

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 October 2023

Met friends for dinner - warm, cosy, nice lighting, table ready with menus on there, we ordered drinks at the bar as we arrived after the others. I had the chicken burger, two had fish n chips, one burger and one enchillada. All really very...nice, and we all had lovely desserts. The waitress was friendly, service grest and nice wine. Definitely heading there again in the near future.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Had Roast Beef Lunch there yesterday Sunday Sept 24th & we both said it was one of the best Roasts we have ever had! It was everything you would want, Piping hot, well portioned it absolutely delicious! Will definitely be going back & highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

We struggle to find a decent veggie roast, finding it too nutty, too fruity, greasy potatoes etc but the castle have got it down to a fine art offering not just one but two options for veggie roast and I highly recommend the lentil and...nut roast. Service brilliant too. Lovely chatty welcoming ladies- who even gave our dogs attentionMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch after visiting Bodiam Castle (right opposite, very convenient) and were very pleasantly surprised. The menu had a really varied selection, not just your standard pub fare, with large and smaller appetites catered for. The food arrived in a reasonable time...and was tasty and well cooked. Everything looked home made, even the tartare sauce and other sauces looked hand-made rather than from a jar. We ate outside, as it was a lovely day, and there was a good choice of tables in sunshine or in shade. We would definitely eat there againMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Yes, we took two dogs with us into the bar when we ate there in August. Upon leaving we saw several other well behaved dogs accompanying their owners to dinner
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Hello, I visited fairly recently and it is a 5min walk from the station. Google maps says the terrain is mostly flat. It looks like the bus stops are both close by and is 1 stop away.
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The Castle Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4