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Castle Inn, Bakewell Town, Bakewell

Castle Street
Bakewell
DE45 1DU
Phone: 01629812103

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Old English Inns (Greene King)

Reviews (Current Rating Average: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines


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Will Larter left this review about Castle Inn

After my disappointment at the Peacock, the Castle Inn was a breath of fresh air. This is a proper pub and the only one on my brief tour of five of Bakewell's pubs where I could identify the customers as locals rather than tourists. The pub's atmosphere was warm, both in terms of the temperature and the welcome I received. There's a real fire as well as radiators, and on the bar are six hand pumps (see photo). I went for the Greene King Abbot Reserve 6.5%, in celebration of finding a proper pub after the utter falsity of the previous one. The pub was busy, with among others a group of locals playing cards, another man reading the paper in the company of his dog, a retired greyhound, and a young family with their toddler occupying one of the bay windows. The staff were cheerful and friendly, and obviously enjoy working there and helping their customers have a good time. The pub furniture is traditional and well used, and I had to be careful to sit on my chair in just such a way that it did not wobble on the uneven stone flagged floor. The only downside to this pub, as far as I am concerned, is that the beer is nothing to write home about. Mine was in good condition but is not a very good beer; I don't often go in GK pubs for this reason, but I'm glad that I came here and would be happy to call in again next time I'm in Bakewell.

On 14th December 2017 - rating: 8
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Peter Rydings left this review about The Castle Inn

Called in on the 16th December it was warm and friendly nice people good conversation round the bar Wife and Daughter had dropped me off they were going to,Chatsworth House for that Christmas thing what a perfect Saturday afternoon for me 3 hours
to go round the pubs. Had Very good pint of I P A Gold had a couple more before i left

Will definitely call back here

On 17th November 2013 - rating: 10
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Phantom Pigeon left this review about The Castle Inn

It's a Greene King pub, so I didn't expect too much. I was right. they only had one beer on the pumps - GK IPA. I had the Guinness.
The food was quite good, and very reasonably priced, but I think the deep fat fryer needed an oil change.
We would call back, though.

On 20th April 2013 - rating: 5
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Castle Inn

One of Old English Inns, easy to find and central, also great for accommodation as prices are good and rooms are situated on the side, so no noise. Rooms clean and comfortable, on entry staff very friendly and helpful. On handpump Greene King IPA, Abbott, Old Speckled Hen and Sadlers Sorcerer. Will call again.

On 30th July 2011 - rating: 8
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jenny oliver left this review about The Castle Inn

What a lovely welcoming pub to us and our dog. Amazing food, specially on a freezing winter day.Roaring log fire, great prices, Would recommend again and again

On 7th January 2010 - rating: 10
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DEBBIE BRADFIELD left this review about The Castle Inn

LOVELY PUB, EXCELLLENT ROAST DINNERS AND FANTASTIC APPLE PIE !!!!!!....WELL WORTH A VISIT....

On 24th August 2009 - no rating submitted
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