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Reviewed 16 December 2020

Sunday lunch was lovely no waiting about excellent service will go again when in the area selection of 3 meat also enjoyed deserts and coffee

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 2 December 2020

Great to find a pub open despite tier 2 restrictions in this Covid hotspot of rural Dorset. Only the current Tory government could get things so wrong. I believe we were the first and by 13.30hrs the only customers which is a shame. A lot...More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

We were lucky to get in for lunch as half term. Had wonderful homemade food which was a really wonderful experience. Mike the bar man looked after us well and nothing was a problem. Thoroughly recommend a visit👍

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 25 October 2020 via mobile

A last minute booking request for lunch welcomed on a rainy Saturday. We were given a lovely table next to the open fire which was really appreciated. Pate to start was tasty with a great flavour to the bread served, slightly curried. Fish and chips...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

Room was bijou but very nice although if I stayed again I would chose a room at the rear of the property as it is on the main road to Lulworth Cove and Durtle Door. Food was excellent and the staff were so friendly. Only...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020 via mobile

Went with the whole family for a birthday Sunday meal. The ambience at the pub was wonderful. Grandad loved sitting next to the log burner, very warm and welcoming. Roast dinners were the best that the grown up kids have EVER had! Catered for vegetarian...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 19 October 2020 via mobile

Absolutely love The Castle Inn. We visit Swanage several times a year and we always eat at The Castle. The roast dinners are absolutely delicious, plentiful and well cooked. We recently had the steak which was perfect and my daughter keeps begging us to return...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

Spending a long weekend at Corfe Castle and reading reviews on best places to eat and drink out we decided to head here......As we arrived at the door and putting our masks on ready to enter, a very scruffy man came from the pub and...More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020

Excellent, food very nice, and a very relaxing atmosphere despite the current situation. Excellent service and the landlord very attentive. Thank you, felt very safe and we both enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 September 2020 via mobile

Sunday lunch was delicious. My husband and I had roast beef and our friend roast chicken. Perfectly cooked beef, plenty of veg. Only my husband had room for desert. Excellent value. Great service. All very clean, lots of hand sanitiser and screens between the tables....More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from EmmaDurnford | Reviewed this property |
Whoops sorry - their number is actually 01929 480 208! Good luck.
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Response from dbess58 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I saw a dog in the pub. Plus they have an outdoor area too.
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    How is The Castle Inn rated?
    The Castle Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5