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The Castle Hotel Restaurant

Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
+44 1588 638403
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The food looks good on the menu but is too fussy, trying to be haute cuisine but failing. The atmosphere was very austere and not at all friendly.

Thank WokingBob
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place. Food and drink menu was excellent and food tasted delicious. Staff friendly. Beautiful views over the rolling hills from outside deck and garden. Rooms were stunning with wooden beams, big comfy bed and reading chairs. Will be back.

Thank Toves77
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four of us had lunch here and while my three companions enjoyed their meals, my Guinea fowl was dry and tasteless. I told the waitress who relayed my reaction to the kitchen. My feedback was accepted and appreciated and the bill was reduced to our...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Eat at the Castle Hotel regularly, always good,.consistant quality and good service.When weather is good try sitting in garden - spectacular views of local Shropshire.

Thank kennethmears
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food here is quality and not especially expensive. The dining room is a very atmospheric room steeped in history. Staff are friendly and professional and eager to please. An all-round pleasurable experience. Many thanks. We will revisit!

2  Thank BarryHaynes
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, best steak ever if a little pricey Friendly staff, dogs allowed - nice location. Very recommended

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Lovely pub, the owners are very friendly. The garden terrace is a wonderful place to sit for food with views across bishops castle and Shropshire. The food is usually good with a decent menu with lots of choice.

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were part of a large -re-wedding dinner party - food and service excellent and we found ourselves going back for coffee the next day

Thank francisjon46
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Good decor, delightful gardens and excellent food but on this sunny lunch time service at the bar, although very pleasant , was very slow indeed. A shame because this might we moved on elsewhere for dessert and another drink.

Thank mbt443
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

As part of the 70th birthday week for my brother we booked a family group in at the Castle hotel. The private room was perfectly adequate and the service friendly. However, my wife and I felt the food was disappointing. I ordered Dover Sole as...More

Thank Colinsweeney
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Bishops Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1588 638403
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If you want to eat out in Bishops Castle look no further - Shropshire has a long history of culinary excellence. Shrewsbury has a plethora of good restaurants, and Ludlow is just down the road, which for a time boasted more Michelin starred restaurants than London itself! We don‘t do Michelin at The Castle, but we certainly use many of the same local suppliers. We’re spoilt for them actually. What we aim to produce is modern, good pub food that is healthy, hearty, flavoursome and fresh. And great value of course. And you’ve a wide choice of places to eat at The Castle. Each of the three bars has its own individual character, some with open fires, some with terraces out into the garden. Or try our oak panelled restaurant, believed to feature in the Mary Webb novel “The House in Dormer Forest”. And when the weather is warm, and remember it’s always sunny in Shropshire, our beautiful south facing gardens with fantastic terrace and raised fish ponds provide the perfect spot for a light repast and a cooling beverage.
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