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The Castle Tavern

1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44 1463 718178
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good mix of indoor and outside seating (including covered tables under awning). Friendly service & comfortable. Only ordered pints, gin and tonics and appetizers.

Thank tytd
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely pub, just stopped by for a pint. Very friendly staff, nice selection of beers and ales, got to try some from local breweries. Not as crowed as in centre of Inverness, nice music. We loved it!! Was what we needed tonight, warm welcome local...More

Thank Azixa85
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As veggies we struggle to eat at pubs sometimes as pub grub isn't generally veggie friendly.. however the tempura veg, the garlic mushrooms and the quiche made this one different. The food was all really nice and our daughter had Mac and cheese which she...More

Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want somewhere friendly with a good feel to it. Good home made food and a decent pint with a beer garden. Well check this place out. We found it by accident by walking to the castle, checked out the reviews and nipped up....More

Thank sheil27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started with traditional and bon bon Haggis, excellent. We had Mussels, rich broth and crusty bread as well as pork schnitzel, surprisingly authentic and the steak pies...all that with a view of the Inverness Castle!

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good pub. The location is great, pub on the first floor and a more quiet restaurant on the second. The food is good, we ordered hammock and risotto and salmon with vegetables, it was really really good. And it s not too expensive. Do...More

Thank albealbe1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food was great for a reasonable price. The location is very picturesque as well. It's a bit chaotic and claustrophobic inside though.

Thank Levi N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little bar next to the castle great atmosphere good selection of drinks a nice menu It has a outdoor seating area with great views

Thank dmorr64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great experience. Great place, good food and family friendly. The selection of natural ales and Scotch Whiskeys is superb. The entire staff was really friendly and the owner, John, a great host. This was one of the best parts of our Scotland vacation.

1  Thank Tomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner and drinks, everything was perfect, the staff were very friendly! The food was excellent, the drinks were amazing! I really recommend this pub!!! Loved it!

Thank Simay D
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June 30, 2017|
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Response from James R | 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
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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