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The Castle Tavern

1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44 1463 718178
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“haggis” (80 reviews)
“cullen skink” (38 reviews)
“fish and chips” (54 reviews)
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Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Castle Tavern offers a great look while you're dining. The food was very delicious and the staff is really friendly and helpful.

Thank linlia2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were eight of us and the barman managed to get us a couple of tables together. Not easy in a busy pub. Food was great, beer was flowing and the atmosphere was just right. Look forward to our next visit.

Thank John G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and me went there twice and both times were good. Everything was good -food, service, beer and music. It is very important to have nice music in the public places which lets you talk not to yell into the face of your opponent...More

Thank Oxana K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything our family had was delicious (fish and chips and a burger) and it was served with a smile and some banter. Really reasonable prices too, and a cosy warm atmosphere,highly recommended!

Thank Audrey G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here for a late lunch on Sunday with my boyfriend and my parents. We have ate here before and has always been of good quality however was disappointed this time. I ordered the fish and chips which was a first for me here. The...More

Thank Ailsa511
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

greatlocation to sit and talk, and I met up with others finishing The Great Glen Way here as well. Average but good food, great location

Thank Winstoniscute
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was recommended to us, and what a great recommendation. Food was delicious, and staff were friendly, relaxed and prepared. Will be back.

Thank Stuarty78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I had a 2 course dinner (starter and main course) at the castle tavern. I had scampi with a dressed salad followed by macaroni cheese with garlic bread and my partner had haggis, neeps and tatties followed by steak pie and chips....More

1  Thank JennyPenny1993
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

We slipped into the bar before dinner to watch start of Scotland vs Israel game. Good pub food and wide selection of alcohol. Only bad part was not enough chairs and tables in bar to sit.

Thank g_whitloc
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We went to Inverness for a day out a few drinks and a meal with friends . We ended up at the Castle Tavern they were having a beer festival on the Saturday we were there, its a fab place and would thoroughly recommend a...More

2  Thank anneannie65
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August 11, 2018|
Response from gregd87 | Reviewed this property |
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from JamesR6439 | Property representative |
Hi Sue, We do indeed, and even provide treats and water for your dog. As a family run establishment, and we all have dogs so know the importance of being able to have our pets with us. Only thing we ask is to be mindful... More
September 1, 2016|
Response from craig3558 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 718178
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Built in the mid 1700’s, The Castle Tavern has kept its traditional feel and charm from centuries past. Not only does it overlook the River Ness, the Tavern sits across from the Inverness Castle and the start/finish of the Great Glen Way trail. You can no doubt enjoy some of the best views Inverness has to offer. The venue boasts a bar, first floor restaurant and a beer garden. A Real Ale bar and restaurant serving freshly prepared food made from the best locally sourced ingredients (daily specials available).
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