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“A lovely stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Castle Inn

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The Castle Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Bungay
Certificate of Excellence
Essex
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“A lovely stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013 via mobile

Just got back from a weekend staying at The Castle Inn. We stayed in the Mettingham room which was perfect for the four of us. The beds were nice and comfy, breakfast was lovely and the staff couldn't do enough for you! Thank you to all (especially Jenny)!

  • Stayed August 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

We stayed here two nights, ate here on Sunday evening. Live music by a young singer whose name we didn't note added to the ambience. The service in all areas was superb, the food delicious and our room, Wingfield, was delightful. Both the room and the bathroom were spotless.

If we are in East Anglia again would not hesitate to stay here again and will recommend it to others. Such a contrast to hotel chains, the staff were friendly, helpful but not overbearing.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

White walls and wooden floors make this happy blue painted former inn with its very good carefully prepared English food a local favourite. Situated in Bungays prettiest streets, we've had many a good Sunday lunch there with friends. Delightful.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2013

From the time we arrive to when we left everything went like clockwork. Our order for a packed lunch the next day was taken with precision and delivered accordingly. The room was spotless with a comfy bed.
Breakfast was a delight with nothing too much trouble. I think we'll be back!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Batley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

We booked all four rooms at The Castle for the weekend of our wedding, and also booked a table for Sunday lunch the same weekend.

We stayed in the rear double room, which had a walk in shower and silk hangings. It was clean and comfortable, and the fizz left for us to say congratulations was a lovely touch. All our others guests said that their rooms were nice also.

Breakfast is all locally sourced and was plentiful and filling. Coffee is freshly made and delicious. As a market town inn, it's definitely a good one!

Sunday lunch...the normal Sunday menu wasn't on due to a busy street market, but food was, again, not a disappointment. We had a bottle of (again, local) wine which was reasonably priced and very drinkable, and a variety of main meals - the hot roast beef sandwich was lovely.

Overall, lovely staff, good prices, honest food.

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Réthimnon, Rethimni, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

As soon as we walked in, my husband said: "they know what they're doing", and he was right. A nice, atmospheric old inn given a classy modern overhaul with meticulous attention to detail whether in the excellent food or the generous toiletries in the bathrooms. A very professional operation but with the personal touch of the owners, who succeed in creating an atmosphere of relaxed competence - just what you want for a weekend away.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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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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Property: The Castle Inn
Address: 35 Earsham Street, Bungay NR35 1AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Bungay
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