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The Castle Hotel Restaurant

Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
+44 1588 638403
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (5 reviews)
“fillet steak” (3 reviews)
“minted peas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

We enjoyed a hearty meal in this characterful old hotel. Portions were generous. We thought the taste was not always as interesting as it could be. Ingredients listed on the menu did not seem to be discernible in the dishes.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stevepmorris
Reviewed October 24, 2018

In the summer you cannot beat the stunning garden with amazing views over the town. Lovely place to have a leisurly lunch. Inside is very traditional and the cooking reflects this. Good Sunday lunch and evening meals. Lots of nooks and crannies to eat in....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie M
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Bishops Castle is a nice place to stay with several pubs and places to eat. I have eaten at three of the pubs, and used three of the takeaway restaurants. Despite the title of the review I have eaten here twice due to the lovely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank A Z
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Lovely menu selection-choice of bar or the beautifully panelled dining room. Great to have the local weather forecast and suggested walk with the breakfast menu.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sally V
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Visited on a Friday lunchtime. Had the fish and chips with minted peas and a beer. Both good. Fish batter extremely light so ate the whole lot up and felt a bit full after! Friendly staff & nice atmosphere. Good choice of bar areas to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SarahLouRoddie
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Had evening meal in the oak panelled dining room which is tiny with a great antique feel. Steak was done as requested, and was good although not exceptional. Moussaka was tasty but not terribly authentic as mainly tasted of cheese. It came with a greek...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ACH999
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Good menu with well cooked food. Only moan - why charge an extra £3 for a big bowl of veg. Just include a regular amount with the meal. Common practice though so we won't hold it against you.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank gerardsimmonds
Reviewed August 18, 2018

A good variety of items on the menu made from locally sourced fresh ingredients. Possible to access the full menu in the bar area if you have a dog (our prefers to sit in the car). Several tasty choices for vegetarians and vegans. Lovely food...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank GowerEdge
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Love this hotel, it’s local so we go to eat or for a drink. The inside is magnificent & the gardens superb. Particularly love the fish nights & cream teas!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kate R
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Arrived in the afternoon. Only cream teas available. Had soft drinks. Took a while for staff to appear. Bishops Castle is a quaint town and well worth a visit. Parking alongside Hotel. Not sure about public transport.

Thank Ted B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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 & fresh at 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, & remember it’s always sunny in Shropshire, our south facing gardens with terrace & raised fish ponds provide the perfect spot for a light repast and a cooling beverage.
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