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“Simple but very good lunch”
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The Castle Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bungay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Have had lunch there on three occasions and every time it's been very good, both quality of food, friendly service and decent price. A special mention for the homemade fish fingers in door stop bread, takes you back to your childhood! A the chips are some of the best I've ever had (influence of Heston?)

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

This is our forth visit to the Castle Inn and third for a pre-Christmas lunch we started with Denton pheasant and bacon terrine with plum chutney and a slice of toasted brioche. Followed by Free range Norfolk black turkey, sage and chestnut stuffing, chipolata wrapped in bacon, Brussels sprouts, honey roasted root vegetables, duck fat roast potatoes and rich turkey gravy. This was finished with Christmas pudding flamed at the table with brandy butter and Marybelle double cream. This is a friendly pub with service and cooking to a high standard at a reasonable price and well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

On a walking break in Suffolk/Norfolk we were comfortable and well fed in this traditional small town hotel. We had a cosy room at the rear. It was warm ,simply and well appointed. The highlight was the standard of the evening meals served in the bar. Fresh local produce and a good wine list. The hotel was convenient for the atractions of the town, notably the Castle as the name suggests. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Parking off street at the rear of the hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

If you want to stay in a small but warm and homely surroundings, this inn is ideal, the staff tending the bar os you enter the main door are very welcoming and pleasant, the rooms are small but really have all you need for a short stay, not forgetting that this inn is an old coaching inn so the feel that you get when staying here is ( for me, I wonder who and how many People must have been through this front door, and felt the welcome from previous landlords,) and I don't think it's changed too much during the last few hundred years, just modernised with plumbing Etc, the good here is also very good, the full english breakfast Mmmm, a great piece of Bungay hospitality .
Alan.

Room Tip: If your placed in the front of the hotel it's on the road, the rear faces the garden. But Bungay...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2012

Stayed for a single night to 'save' on taxi costs.

Stayed in the Mettingham room, which was comfortable and quiet (although anywhere away from the nightmare of Ipswich will be quiet in Suffolk).

We only had time for a quick dinner before we had to go out. That consisted of a single course. Good quality ingredients, with an emphasis on local produce, cooked and presented well. Breakfast the next day was just as good; I will need to hunt down the sausages, they are on a par with those from Revetts.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2012

We recently stayed at The Castle Inn for 2 nights, as attending a wedding locally. A beautiful building, very homely and immauculately clean. We stayed in the twin room Caister, which was very spacious , and as I have mentioned, immaculately clean. Its a shame the pillows were flat and very hard, but as soon as we mentioned this at breakfast the first morning, new pillows were brought to our room straightaway. The other downside to the room, which overlooks the kitchen, was that on the second night, there was some sort of extrator fan at the back of the kitchen, that run all throughout the night - resulting in us getting about 3 hours sleep and the smell of cooking oil filling our room, maybe they had forgotten to turn it off Saturday evening ?
I must compliment the lady who serves breakfast and housekeeping, the owners have found a gem there - so welcoming and nothing was too much bother, a real asset to this business. We would like to say a thank you to her.

Room Tip: Be aware of the extrator fan, which seems to affect a stay in the twin room Caistor.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

We called into the Castle for lunch which was so good that we booked for the Italian themed evening meal, and we were lucky enough to get a table. The meal was fantastic we both enjoyed every course, a place to revisit on a regular basis.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 35 Earsham Street, Bungay NR35 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bungay
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bungay
Price Range: £96 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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