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“Good food, excellent service”
Review of The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Bodiam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A good English pub/inn adjacent to tourist attraction, Bodiam Castle
Marlow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
207 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Good food, excellent service”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

We were not expecting such excellent service on this bank holiday weekend. We sat outside in the sunshine after visiting Bodiam Caslte. The food arrived within 5 minutes of being ordered. Service was really excellent. Good quality pub grub at around £10 per head. Very good value.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Pete W
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English first
Grantham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good food, but bit pricey”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

We were a party of 6 and booked a table to ensure we could be seated during a busy back holiday weekend. The service was quick and the food was superb. My only gripe was I thought it was a bit expensive at. £3.50 for a bowl of chips and £5 for ice cream!

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2 Thank Emma H
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
278 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Busy pub with fiendly staff”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

This pub is just across the road from Bodiam Castle and offers much better value and ambience than the café at the castle. We had a drink here after visiting the castle and were really impressed by the service and the cleanliness of the pub. The lady behind the bar was very busy but made time to make us and her other customers welcome. There was a decent menu too. Toilet facilities were very clean and well maintained. We would definitely go here again.

Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Bea_K186223
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“wonderful locally sourced good food”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

As a birthday lunch we travelled to sample the food at the Castle Inn. Its a long time since we have had such good freshly cooked food. The ambience is very good and the owner Wendy extremely friendly and attentive to our needs. Admittedly it was a Monday so it was quite leisurely but we would certainly make a visit there again. The main meal of rump steak was quite delicious and melted in your mouth and it was refreshing to have home made desserts. We had the
chocolate browny with chocolate sauce and I had the Gypsy Tart which was caramel. Delicious.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank stuart74093
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Watford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Home Cooked Food Very Nice Menu”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

Well worth a visit just opposite Bodiam castle great home cooked food friendly staff great log fire when we visited in March
Bar Staff very friendly and helpful let us try the local English lager well worth trying unusual but nice
Home made steak burger was top notch as was the sausage and mash
A nice old fashioned pub with great food at good prices

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Angelinaea
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