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The Castle Hotel Restaurant

Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
+44 1588 638403
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Market Square, Bishops Castle SY9 5BN, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent Sunday Lunch for Mothers Day, 4 of us had a lovely meal, as always excellent service from the staff and a nice atmosphere in the Bar

Thank CastleResident
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with family for an impromptu lunch. The staff were very friendly and attentive without being overbearing. A perfect balance. We all had hot sandwiches which were delicious! Some other very tempting items on the menu, that we'll be back to sample!

Thank Toby M
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Food was below what I would have expected from a hotel of this standard. The hotel was given plenty of notice that we required gluten free meals and the menu stated that most meals could be adapted, but in reality there were only a couple...More

Thank johntomlinson148
Reviewed 28 January 2018

There was an excellent selection of menu choices, with good quality food. Service was second to none

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 27 January 2018

although we did not stay here, myself and 3 friends called in for lunch yesterday, what a lovely warm welcome, they even put more wood on the open fire as it was a nippy day, we all ordered a starter and main meal, the food...More

Thank sandyNotts
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Glad to say pie still on menu, although not steak - it was pheasant, rabbit and venison and Wow. Homemade chips lovely as was veg. Could not manage starter or pudding neither could hubby. Husband said Three Tuns Solstice beer gorgeous and I thought pinkster...More

Thank VStorey50
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Great food, great choice and taste amazing. The service is also outstanding PLUS you can take you Dog!

1  Thank Valerie S
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Met friends for lunch. Good service. The others had starters and would say the pate was well presented and delicious, as well as the salmon. Then went on to main which was a large portions ladies had the wild boar burger which was tasty on...More

Thank chrischamb
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Ate here twice over weekend stay and food excellent, never disappointed. As in my previous review the steak pie is amazing, as it was finally back on menu when we visited. Had to go back again so husband could have it. The fish, whole sole...More

Thank VStorey50
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The site itself is really well done and the staff and locals are more than friendly!! The food was unbelievable, I’m a big critic when it comes to food and i could not fault any of it. Its a must stop if your staying local!...More

Thank Dhiomer
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Restaurant Details

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