The East Lothian Coast is a mecca for golfers and wildlife enthusiasts, and this friendly Inn seems an ideal place to stay and use as a base to explore the area. It's set overlooking a "Midsomer Murders" quality village green in the beautiful village oF Dirleton, which is complete with a fabulous 13th Century Castle and easy access to one of the best beaches around. Everything about The Castle Inn exceeded expectations. The food was simply excellent, with friendly prompt service and a wide-ranging menu and the wellstocked bar had the easy-going informality of a village "local" .
My room overlooked the village green and was very well appointed, with a huge bed, tea and coffee making facilities, comfortable chairs and a large bathroom which boasted an enormous jacuzzi. The staff seemed to enjoy making sure everyone was well looked after.
There are only 5 letting bedrooms, so there's little chance of of encountering the boorish "men-only" golf groups which have dominated other hotels I've visited in the area, and compared to other hotels in the area The Castle (whilst not cheap) offered very good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle Inn is a family run coaching inn overlooking the village green and the 12th century Dirleton Castle. All rooms are ensuite with flat screen TV and full free wireless internet access. We have a Bistro and a Restaurant serving award winning food all day every day from noon with last orders at 9:00 pm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Castle Hotel Dirleton
- The Castle Inn Dirleton, East Lothian