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The Castle Inn

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Address: 16 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB, England
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+44 1736 796833

The Castle Inn is a beautiful warm and friendly real ale pub. All of our...

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.

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Great pub with good food

Stopped in here for a light evening meal and drinks with friends. Interesting pub with a varied menu and sizable specials board. Very knowledgeable barman on the local beers which... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in here for a light evening meal and drinks with friends. Interesting pub with a varied menu and sizable specials board. Very knowledgeable barman on the local beers which were very good as recommended. Food was reasonably priced and very good all round.

Thank bettyian
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209 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle walks a fine line between being a locals pub and a tourist destination, and does it very well. The food is good, service is very friendly and and the atmosphere has a real buzz. Wish it was my local!

Thank marlowbilly
Dusseldorf, Germany
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79 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit St Ives every year and this is easily the best pub in the town in my opinion. Friendly, welcoming feel to it with no frills, just decent people and food. To me, what sets it apart is an ever changing selection of fine hand pumped ales. Always something different from day to day and always well kept. It... More 

Thank Gazpacho68
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just what you'd expect from pub dining, cheap and cheerful. Smiley bar staff, cosy surroundings. Not fine dining but just what we needed after a day on the beach! We'll be back !

Thank seasea2014
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Decided to have a go on the fun quiz as usual on a Monday night and decided to have a bite to eat before quiz also. I had steak and ale pie and was yummy. Only thing is be aware as there's regular's who are taking part in the quiz and take it far too seriously considering it was supposed... More 

Thank alli-g37
Rugby, United Kingdom
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429 reviews
125 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Heaving on a Monday evening as everyone wants to join in on the humiliation of the weekly quiz! The staff were friendly & extremely busy. Food looked good. Dog friendly. Kiddies not encouraged, which is fine by me, it's a pub not a cafe! Guinness was very smooth & creamy. Only 'but' was there weren't any amber/ IPA ales on... More 

Thank Christine W
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This a great pub to visit. Very friendly staff and great relaxed atmosphere. The 75% rum is try at your own risk. Wish I could take this pub with me to Essex to be my local

Thank Claire L
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly people who warmly welcomed us to the pub. Has live bands on which was fun. The prices were pretty good certainly better than expected as St Ives is not cheap. Will be back, most likely this evening!!

Thank Andy F
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Love going to the castle - this is a really chilled old fashioned pub - lady serving behind the bar had so much patience with our kids when they were trying to decide what crisps they wanted - the wine and pint we had were great - and it is a lot less touristy. Really recommend.

2 Thank JaneSManchester
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

A traditional pub with lovely food. A hidden St Ives gem. Homemade food at cheap prices. Look forward to coming back again in the Summer.

2 Thank Rjkwoll06

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