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Castle Inn, Robertsbridge

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Main Road
Postal town: Robertsbridge
TN32 5UB
Phone: 01580830330
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Castle Inn

Just over 10 years since my last attempt to visit the Castle Inn in Bodiam and this time it was open to the public. Last time, it had been closed for a private function.

The pub is a Shepherd Neame establishment, which has the National Trust property Bodiam Castle over the road and also overlooks a river and some meadows. A hailstorm had just passed through and it was cold enough for the hail to be sat on the ground, without melting - great weather for Boris' enforced outdoor drinking. A marquee did provide some shelter for diners. Otherwise, you had to dry the benches yourself before attempting to sit down.

Spitfire & Master Brew were the ales offered to us. Although, other people were being told that Spitfire was off. The pub enjoys a nice location and is obviously convenient for the eponymous Castle opposite, but has very little else to recommend it for.

On 3rd May 2021 - rating: 5
[User has posted 514 recommendations about 514 pubs]

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Castle

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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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Tris C
Robertsbridge, 3.97 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
Etchingham, 5.87 miles, 1 hr 53 min walk (show)
Battle, 7.95 miles, 2 hr 33 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Castle Inn, Bodiam
3rd May 2021, 14:25
Review submitted by Blue Scrumpy
18th Sep 2020, 12:07
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 15 January 2020 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 January 2020 by Tris C
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 17 September 2020 by paulof horsham
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 January 2020 by Tris C
  • Hot Food : Yes - Until 9.00pm. - last updated 15 January 2020 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 January 2020 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 May 2011 by Moby Duck
  • Real Cider : No last updated 03 May 2021 by Blue Scrumpy
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