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The Castle Hotel Restaurant

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Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
+44 1588 638403
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading through trip advisor reviews for Bishops Castle, we decided to visit The Castle Hotel for an evening meal with friends. We were not disappointed, the food was of an excellent quality, tasted delicious and the service and ambiance was delightful We hope to visit again in the near future and we will definitely revisit this establishment

Thank Cared200
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group of friends as a pre- Christmas get together lunch. We ate at one of the tables near the bar. It was a nice light room, big window and a lovely woodburner added to the ambience. The waitress was attentive and quickly took our order. Choice of food ok, although as a vegetarian not a lot on... More 

Thank shellswales
Bucknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

How is it that this little hill top town in Shropshire has so many great places to eat ? We've already raved about the Ganges Indian restaurant, and this time we met family for a meal at the Castle. Having read some of the T/A reviews we were expecting something special, and we were certainly not disappointed. A warm and... More 

Thank RichardWB2014
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Had another visit to this lovely hotel,the staff are so friendly & helpful,lovely food & some excellent ales.The garden is spectacular.

Thank beerjoe
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I found the castle hotel quite dated. Staff were friendly and helpful. We originally were seated in a small bar area which became very noisy with a larg party so made it difficult to have a conversation, we asked to be moved and was promptly. The menu was unusual and quite expensive with a couple of traditional meals. I chose... More 

Thank sylvia h
Telford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a quick mid week lunch. All the staff were very friendly. Very decent lunch menu with some imaginative vegetarian options - the hallumi and sun dried tomato sandwich was exceptionally good. Will certainly visit this lovely old pub next time we are in the area.

Thank Shropshirelass56
Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We had a two-night stay at the Castle earlier this week. As the owners of a very anxious rescue dog, it's so refreshing to find a good hotel which caters for, and openly welcomes, dogs with their owners. To have Bobby able to stay with us in our room as well as accompany us for meals is so special and... More 

Thank GarethAR
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped for a quick lunch in the bar. Food was fine, lovely thick chunky chips which were very hot! Tapas and salad selection very acceptable Bar is very dog friendly which may be a problem if you're not!

Thank Robert H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visit Bishops Castle regularly and have eaten lunch and evening meals at the Castle. Always good quality meals, Sunday lunch is a particular treat. Dog friendly in the bar and on the garden terrace. On a fine day the garden is a lovely venue to meet friends and enjoy a meal

Thank sheenak_10
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had a Sunday lunch here. There was excellent choice, and although busy, service was excellent. My husband was pleased with the choice of real ales. Our dog was made very welcome. The hotel has a lovely garden which has fabulous views. Well worth a visit

Thank L_D_L_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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