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“Very good pub for beer lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Nightlife in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Castle Inn is a beautiful warm and friendly real ale pub. All of our staff have been with us for many years and are very experienced with real ale and are proud of this knowledge and are more than happy to help or advise you with your selection.
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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1,712 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 882 helpful votes
“Very good pub for beer lovers”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

This pub has become something of a regular on our visits to St. Ives (a favourite destination if you can avoid the crowds!). We popped in most recently when there at the start of walking another section of the SWCP. They stock a number of ales, albeit a tendency to the maltier rather than the hoppier ones (my favourites), which seem to be well cared for. It is part of a chain, and is therefore a bit more distinctive.
Well worth a visit by real beer types.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester
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“Recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Really nice buzzy pub, seems like locals with a few tourists. Nice beer, good, buzzy atmosphere and they make an effort for veggie diners. We like it a lot.

Visited May 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Evening Meal and a Few Beers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Typical 'olde worlde' cornish pub. Went in with the family for a meal and it was excellent. 8 very satisfied diners!!! Service was great. Landlord (presumably) was behind the bar and very pleasant and helpful. Stayed on for a few ciders afterwards. Will be back !!!

Visited May 2014
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great pub”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Really good traditional pub with a very warm welcome. Service and staff excellent. It has a good selection of beers, I Will definately return soon.

Visited April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Arrogant and rude!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Did you hear the one about the man who walked in to a bar and asked for an ale that tastes something like Doom Bar? Well, at the Castle Inn the staff behind the bar answered "We only sell decent ales here," quickly followed by his colleague who added, "We don't serve ales that come from the sewer."

This charming reception is about what you can expect at the Castle Inn before being served a pint of thin ale that tastes something like a warm Fosters mixed with water.

Such a shame as the pub itself is buzzing and the general ambiance is sound - it's just the sourness behind the bar that spoils it.

Visited April 2014
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