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“Warm and friendly 16th Century Inn”
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The Castle Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bungay
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Warm and friendly 16th Century Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

The hotel stands on the main high street. All around are perfectly preserved buildings (particularly banks) with much history to them.
We received a lovely welcome from the owner and shown to our room. Very comfy four poster bed and a small sitting area. Everything very clean and fresh. Smartly fitted out bathroom with excellent top quality towels.
The food was Michelin recommended. ( Last year I think )
Our stay included a 3 course meal in the restaurant which we enjoyed very much.
Breakfast was tasty, especially the little sauté potatoes.
We were given a packed lunch which was included as part of our walking holiday and it was very nice,lovely organic pear juice, slices of cake, but the bread was rather strange, it sort of crumbled a lot.
Very nice overall stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013 via mobile

We went and had dinner as a group of four on a Friday evening, lovely surroundings and everyone thought that the food was really good. The only slightly off-putting element was we felt the staff were 'going through the motions' rather than being attentive and caring towards us. However, that said, we'd go back again.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
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Bungay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

Nine of us descended on The Castle Inn for Mothers' Day lunch on Sunday and as usual were served a fabulous meal. The restaurant was full, but each course was delivered by ever attentive ( but not annoyingly so) staff at perfect intervals which meant that we could all enjoy a wonderfully relaxing time.
We are lucky enough to live just a few miles away from Bungay, so we feel blessed to have such a superb restaurant nearby.
Thank you Mark, Tanya & Staff for such a lovely afternoon

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

We were on a cycling tour late last autumn. (2012)

Reception friendly and great location in the market town. Rooms tidy with good quality fittings and fixtures.

Excellent dinner with good beers and wines.

Great start to what turned out to be a great cycling break.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Ufford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: The Castle Inn
Address: 35 Earsham Street, Bungay NR35 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bungay
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