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The Castle, Robertsbridge

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Postal town: Robertsbridge
TN32 5UB
Phone: 01580830330
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This Shepherd Neame pub has a near perfect location directly opposite the entrance to Bodian Castle and close to the village's small train station, ensuring a steady flow of tourists, walkers and steam train enthusiasts through the door. The interior is fairly simple, with the bar to the right as you enter and a dining area to the left. The bar section is quite basic and has a few tables as well as a selection of the day's papers. A photo collage hung above the bar counter depicted some rather odd scenes featuring, I presume, the pub's staff and regulars and no small number of TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. The dining area looked quite smart, but thanks to some glorious April weather, most punters decided to take their food outside onto the patio benches. The garden includes a meadow that runs down to the River Rother and was packed with kids on my Sunday afternoon visit.
Food, as you might expect in a tourist trap, was a little on the pricey side, with main meals around the £9-12 mark, but my burger was very tasty and seemingly homemade, which was something of a relief. Beer was strictly Shep's only, with Master Brew, Spitfire and Early Bird available. I tried the Early Bird, which was pretty good considering I'm not much of a Shep's fan.
I thought this was a good spot for a meal and a quick drink after a morning spent walking around the castle and thankfully they don't seem to suffer from the complacency that certain pubs close to tourist attractions fall into. An enjoyable stop-off, if not a destination pub in its own right.

On 6th May 2011 - rating: 6
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Robertsbridge, 3.97 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
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21st Dec 2011, 23:48
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21st Dec 2011, 14:35
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 May 2011 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 May 2011 by Moby Duck
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