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The Castle Inn

££ - £££, British,
63 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EE, England
+44 1929 480208
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (35 reviews)
“rabbit” (16 reviews)
“curry” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
63 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite a small inn but characterful.The staff were pleasant and welcoming.We went for lunch and had no difficulty obtaining a table but in the evening booking is advisable.The menu is varied and usually their are about six daily specials.The food is very good served with...More

Thank David A
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate here one evening during a stay in nearby Swanage. We arrived without having booked, but the staff were only too happy to squeeze us in, after a bit of jiggery-pokery with the other tables. This really is a very friendly pub, and the...More

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Feels like you have walked into the “Wind and the Willows” themed pub, it’s proper magical which another amazing beer garden to sit and enjoy the views!

Thank Amber G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We turned up in early evening to find all the tables reserved - it is only a small pub so I guess everyone phones in advance. Fortunately we were able to get a table for two if we could finish by 7.30 which gave us...More

Thank karl j
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest, we only called in here because I was desperate to use the loo, but it was so cosy and welcoming inside that we stayed for a couple of drinks and booked to eat there the following night. What a great decision that...More

1  Thank carole d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most delicious Sunday roast here, served by the lovely waitress Isabella. I would recommend it to all. We sat in the beer garden and enjoyed in the sunshine !

Thank lucy676
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night as we had been here before and always found the food fantastic, last night was no exception, it was fish night and both courses were fantastic. Also we both thought the waiting staff were outstanding, a special thank you to Tony, Josh...More

Thank leginsepac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came & had a late lunch on our way home & were welcomed with open arms. This pub is next door to our children’s school so had heard how lovely it is from other people. Tony served us with our food & drinks &...More

Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to Tony and Josh for taking excellent care of us. The food was delicious (the mussels were outstanding!). We enjoyed the comfortable dining room and attentive service. Do not miss visiting this wonderful restaurant.

Thank Coopersounds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A trip into childhood. You will enjoy eating in this ancient building with great atmosphere particularly if you enjoyed reading Enid Blyton as a child. We could see Corfe Castle that inspired the castle ruin on Kirin Island in the background. We had a tasty...More

1  Thank Cathy H
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2017|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
This pub is mostly a restaurant, so I guess not.
5 August 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs cannot go inside the pub but there is a beer garden at the rear which they can go.
3 May 2017|
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Response from colinmpipe | Reviewed this property |
Both the Greyhound and the Castle in Corfe Castle have extensive menus which cater for all. I am sure the Bankes Arms does too but haven't been recently so can't say for certain. You won't go hungry in Corfe Castle. There... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480208
They don't have a website as far as I know. They are a pub with a restaurant in it.
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