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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%
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“fish platter” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
“pudding” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank SarahLouRoddie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ACH999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank gerardsimmonds
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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!

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
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We sat up in the gardens with a good view. The dogs were welcome but we had to arrive early to get a table in the shade. The steps up to the terrace would be tricky for anyone with mobility problems however. The food was...More

Thank Kathy F
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Just had lunch in this charming village pub and sat in the tranquil garden with outstanding vews of the shropshire countryside. The weather was wonderful which made it perfect. We had a light healthy lunch which was very nice but the menue is very varied...More

Thank GeneGenie1950
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

As always the food at the Castle Hotel was excellent . Filling, generous amounts, hot and choice was brilliant

Thank Brydges1
Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We went here for our evening meal food was lovely cheap beer had to go looking for salt waiter had to go and find some for us so fine for a basic night out. Right in the centre of town so nice for a wander...More

Thank markaabela
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Restaurant Details

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