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“Just Average” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Castle Hotel

Castle Hotel
Ranked #8 of 20 Restaurants in Castleton
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, View
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Embracing the rural charm of its tranquil, scenic setting, The Castle - Castleton offers a modern twist on traditional country pub dining. As well as offering a beer garden for enjoying summertime dining, the cosy dining room is filled with rustic original features and toasty fires for warming winter dining. Championing favourite British recipes, guests can enjoy evenings devoted to the inn's freshly-baked pies, as well as gourmet roast dinners and seasonal cocktail mixes.
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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“Just Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2012

Dined on the Sunday of the British F1 Grand Prix and Andy Murray's attempt to win Wimbledon. This meant many people arrived as soon as the tennis finished and the restaurant seemed to find it difficult to cope! The waitress Zoe was under great pressure but to her credit she maintained a cheerful disposition throughout. For a starter I ordered a mushroom vol au vent with crispy bacon. This was noteworthy only by the paucity of mushrooms. The Sunday roast pork was better and well cooked with plenty of vegetables although some (in particular the carrots) were overcooked. The plates for the main course were a weird shape making it difficult to keep all the veg on the plate! A triumph of artistic design over usefulness. Coincidentally, a few days later I ate in a restaurant in Essex that turned out to be part of the same chain (vintage Inns) and exactly to same menu was presented! This leads me to conclude that the Castle was staffed by competent cooks rather than inspirational chefs.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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EAST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND
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8 reviews
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“Good room, poor food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

Have just returned from a one night stay. Room was very good value (£39) and was very clean. Food was not very good. The risotto had to be sent back as it was luke warm at best and although there was plenty on the salad the hots parts eg scampi etc were also not very hot and the salad itself was a little limp. We have stayed and eaten in several Vintage Inns and this was definately the worst visit for food.They also appeared very short staffed with large queues at the bar with only one girl serving.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Lovely pub and Great Meals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

Plenty of space to sit outside and eat in nice weather (2 beer gardens). Blankets available to take out if its a bit chilly! Early bird menu was resonable value and portion sizes were normal. Both starters and mains were lovely (2 courses just under £10) with the choice of adding a dessert for a third course. Staff friendly. Would definitely recommend for food.

Visited July 2012
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Cambridgeshire
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Great little place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed here for one night and had a great time, the staff were really friendly especially Meg in the restaurant. The menu had a great choice of different meals and we enjoyed our selections.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sudbury, United Kingdom
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Great roast dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

Good food, loads of it, just what is needed after walking

Visited March 2012
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