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The Castle Hotel Restaurant

Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
+44 1588 638403
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (20 reviews)
“lamb burger” (3 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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1 - 10 of 239 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked for dinner. Greeted by a member of staff who offered us the bar or the dining room, however he mentioned the dining room was unoccupied so we chose the bar. Very busy place but we were served quickly and had an excellent meal....More

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve eaten many times at The Castle Hotel and have never been dissapointed.. This evening it reached a new high. The extensive menu, including a fresh fish menu provides plenty of choice. All of the dishes were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The kitchen team...More

Thank AlbionShropshire
Reviewed 17 September 2017

The food looks good on the menu but is too fussy, trying to be haute cuisine but failing. The atmosphere was very austere and not at all friendly.

Thank WokingBob
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this place. Food and drink menu was excellent and food tasted delicious. Staff friendly. Beautiful views over the rolling hills from outside deck and garden. Rooms were stunning with wooden beams, big comfy bed and reading chairs. Will be back.

Thank Toves77
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Four of us had lunch here and while my three companions enjoyed their meals, my Guinea fowl was dry and tasteless. I told the waitress who relayed my reaction to the kitchen. My feedback was accepted and appreciated and the bill was reduced to our...More

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Eat at the Castle Hotel regularly, always good,.consistant quality and good service.When weather is good try sitting in garden - spectacular views of local Shropshire.

Thank kennethmears
Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food here is quality and not especially expensive. The dining room is a very atmospheric room steeped in history. Staff are friendly and professional and eager to please. An all-round pleasurable experience. Many thanks. We will revisit!

2  Thank BarryHaynes
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, best steak ever if a little pricey Friendly staff, dogs allowed - nice location. Very recommended

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Lovely pub, the owners are very friendly. The garden terrace is a wonderful place to sit for food with views across bishops castle and Shropshire. The food is usually good with a decent menu with lots of choice.

Thank Lucy R
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were part of a large -re-wedding dinner party - food and service excellent and we found ourselves going back for coffee the next day

Thank francisjon46
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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