The Castle

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The Castle in Castleton is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Situated in Castleton for hundreds of years, the Castle is steeped in spooky local legends. These tales tell of no less than four spirits haunting the grounds of The Castle, including a jilted bride. An integral part of the local community, we were also a stop-off point for the Wellington Express coach, which travelled between Manchester and Sheffield in the 1800's.

A jewel set in the rolling hills of the Peak District; The Castle is a pub with rooms, making it a terrific year round base from which to explore surroundings of stunning natural beauty.
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Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Friendly service on a very busy night. Food on the weekend treats menu was tasty and also good value.

2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

They knew nothing about the booking thru OpenTable so, to begin with, they didn’t have a table for us. We waited for a while and then they eventually found us a table. Thereafter, the food & service was excellent. It’s just a shame about the reservation-fail. Why are they signed up to use OpenTable if they don’t honour the bookings made thru it?

1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Good food, well served in a nice atmosphere ahead of Jarvis Cocker gig in Peak Cavern. Very much enjoyed it.

1 review
Dined on 25 November 2017
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

When we arrive they didn’t have our booking even though we had an email confirmation.
When we ordered food it came quickly but the standards were poor.
We have our feedback to the manager who took our food off our bill leaving us to just pay for the drinks

1 review
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

WE come to Castleton every year and always eat two nights at the Castle. This year we only ate one night, Saturday 2nd September. We brought friends this year and after a decent experience last year, were very disappointed this time. When I booked we specifically said one of our party was gluten free, when we arrived there were no starters she could have and very limited main courses .. a plain steak. This was disgraceful in an age of allergy awareness and far below the standards set by the likes of the Nags Head down the road, where we ate the rest of the nights.
Three of our party of four asked for the lobster and prawn cocktail, only to be told when being served there was no lobster, so we got a plate of prawns and some lettuce - bland at that. Were we offered any discount due to it not being as ordered - NO. The steaks we had were ok. The atmosphere was poor this year. All in all a really poor experience, especially as we had high expectations after good meals in 2016

1 review
Dined on 3 December 2016
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Was expecting good food as the pubs round the castle all sell nice home made type dishes.
We were disappointed and I didn't pay for my meal which was the festive choice .