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Y Castell Restaurant

33 Castle Square | Y Castell Hotel, Caernarfon LL55 2NN, Wales
+44 1286 678895
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (13 reviews)
“mussels” (9 reviews)
“carbonara” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Castle Square | Y Castell Hotel, Caernarfon LL55 2NN, Wales
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Great menu and the food was cooked to perfection. Table for 4 and clean plates all round says it all! Fresh scallops, beautiful wild mushroom linguine (one the of the best I've tasted) and the chocolate tart (more of a torte) - to die for....More

Thank DebbieAnnThomas
Reviewed September 21, 2010

Helpful staff and good food made eating here an enjoyabl experience. A little more vegetarian choice would improve the experience.

Thank goodysidno2
Reviewed September 21, 2010

What a great restaurant, positioned right in the heart of town. Varied menu with lots of local content and every dish has always been great. I have visited 4 or 5 times over the last 12 months and I have always had good food, great...More

1  Thank HeartyEaterUk
Reviewed September 5, 2010

I was feeling a little distressed after we arrived here, as our hotel was a little faded-looking. But after wandering in town, we found this restaurant, and had a quite nice meal: real ale, mussels, a duck salad, a nice pate, and some good fishcakes....More

Thank melted_snowball
Reviewed August 22, 2010

Having walked around a few possibilities (2 adults, 2 children) we settled on Castell as it was open early and we got a really great welcome on entry, even though we were ahead of the official opening time. An enticing menu resulted in very good...More

Thank mistermikeuk
Reviewed August 5, 2010

Well, me and my dad were stopping in the town overnight, and were just strolling around the centre looking for a place where we could just have a steak. Pretty much directly in the centre of the town, we had a look at the menu...More

Thank josh444_10
Reviewed May 17, 2010

There were very few places to eat in Carnarvon in early May - most hadn't opened for the season. Castell is a very stylish restaurant - not cheap but excellent food. The service was also very good and our waitress made recommendations on food and...More

1  Thank MissMatilda
Reviewed May 15, 2010

Visited Castell on the Maes for a second time recently on a Monday night while in Caernarfon. It's in a lovely location on the Square just beside beautiful (and very special to me) Caernarfon Castle. We went on "spec" not having booked a table. Both...More

Thank DaisyDaysMeath
Reviewed April 16, 2010

Lovely looking pub/restaurant with a contemporary feel to it, great menu, excellent food.I would recommend the mushroom linguine it is beautiful , as is most of the menu, it has a wide range of appitizers, starters, mains and desserts all freshly prepared and cooked ....More

1  Thank cornishsprite
Reviewed February 3, 2010

We've been to Castell a few times now, and have been pleased with the food and service every time. The new owner has worked hard to bring this Georgian hotel into the 21st century. Menus are bilingual, as are most of the staff. You can...More

1  Thank CatalanGuy
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Questions & Answers
March 18, 2018|
Response from Nia J | Property representative |
Hello, We do have gluten free options available. Unfortunately we do not at present have a separate fryer (onion rings are cooked in the same fryer) However we do have other options available. We normally offer pan fried... More
Tony H
March 18, 2018|
Response from Nia J | Property representative |
Hello Yes, we are open 11am - late. We serve food from 12-9pm. Both our regular menu and Sunday lunch set menu are available. Hope you give us a visit! Kind Regards, Nia Jones
June 21, 2016|
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Response from GJonesWales | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not at Y Castell due to it being primarily carpeted and a eating venue. Our sister venue Copa a few doors away do allow dogs though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Castle Square | Y Castell Hotel, Caernarfon LL55 2NN, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  North Wales  >  Gwynedd  >  Caernarfon
  • Phone Number: +44 1286 678895
  • E-mail
Local family run bar and restaurant, serving good beer and local fresh food. Family friendly, and dog friendly! Private function room available.
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