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The castle inn, Caldicot, Monmouthshire

The castle inn

4.4
4.4
116 Reviews
£25 and under
British
We are family friendly pub serving traditional pub food with a great selection of cask ales lager and spirits. We have a large outdoor space for eating and drinking along with a park for the kids. We are sitting on the Cadicot Castle grounds with great views of the Castle.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 12:00–17:00
  • Phone number
    01291 430830
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Iain
  • Area
    Caldicot
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 116 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Child-friendly

116 Reviews
  1. DanielD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything 5* thank you. Great service and quality.

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  2. SteveR

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for my mum’s birthday and the food was nice and tasty. The staff were polite and friendly. The only small cloud in the sky was they only had one ale on, but the one they had was well kept.

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  3. Montysmum

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and served piping hot. There were six of us in our party and each one of us was impressed with the service at what was a busy time (1pm) Two of our party did have an issue with their icecream which contained small shards of ice but the chef replaced both desserts at no charge at all. We will definitely use this venue again and recommend it to others. Thank you.

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  4. TammyA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the staff really friendly will 💯 be back

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  5. JulieA

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fabulous as always, food excellent and staff warm and friendly, even the table was decorated for the occasion.

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  6. MrsB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a really lovely evening at the Castle Inn. My husband and I had a very rare child free date night! The atmosphere was lovely and the staff were really welcoming. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the lack of wine options - there was only a Pinot Grigio white or a Cabernet Sauvignon red, neither of which we liked. We ordered the Chateaubriand as it was a special occasion. It was tasty but unfortunately over cooked - we ordered medium rare and it was served medium well done. Overall we enjoyed our evening but there were a couple of things that let it down

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  7. GuyW

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was sadly poor on Valentines Night. The mushroom bruschetta was very unimaginative - just fried bead and mushroom. The children’s burger was very basic - a thin mean burger. We both order skewers of fish and royal lyonnaise potatoes. The fish was not on a skewer - though had been cooked on one. The fish was very dry - the salmon over cooked, the swordfish and monkfish dry and tasteless. The fish was on the potatoes which were slightly roasted new potatoes - in far too much oil. Nothing lyonnaise at all!

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  8. LynneM

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice Sunday lunches. The table we had was not well placed and we moved to another quite easily.

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  9. SandraG

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and friendly staff lovely atmosphere

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  10. SimonB

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Sunday roast is always a winner Great quality food as always

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  11. CathP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a big group which can't be easy, but staff were lovely, food was great. Thanks for having us!

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  12. DavidM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, quantity and quality.

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  13. KeithJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Although our original group lunchtime booking for 7 turned into 10, the staff at the Castle were extremely accommodating and helpful. Our table service was great and the food excellent across quite a few different menu choices. We stayed for a few hours but were never under any pressure to vacate our table.

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  14. IanW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food in pleasant surroundings Plenty of vegetables and a great selection

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous Sunday roast and great service. Cauliflower cheese and vegetables were cooked perfectly.

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  16. CaroleB

    Malta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food, friendly staff but very noisy place.

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  17. PaulaW

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic , service was also very good considering how busy it was. Atmosphere was brilliant, all in all we had a great time 😁
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  18. AngelaJ

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday roast was delicious, We had beef and lamb, both was delicious
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  19. TessM

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely Sunday lunch - I had the beef and my partner had the lamb, and both were cooked to perfection! The pub was busy but the service remained fast and friendly, would highly recommend.
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  20. EmmaL

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. Highly recommend. Great value too..
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  21. williwanderer

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice friendly pub. Staff had lots of smiles. Food was excellent Wine was well priced Pub was nicely warm Pleasant walk in castle grounds which were alongside
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  22. MichaelS

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. Food overpriced and not to a high standard.
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    We are very sorry that you had a negative experience with us, we always aim to provide consistent service. Your visit coincided with our Santa's Grotto event. Due to the popularity of this event, the kitchen and floor staff accommodated and delivered meals to over 60 children outside and a full Restaurant/Bar of customers. As aforementioned, we do aim for our service to be consistent, but in this circumstance this perhaps may not have been possible due to how exceptionally busy it was and the simple fact of people being human and only able to do their best. Despite this, we have had a lot of positive feedback from this date, but we do apologise if you feel you were overlooked and left disappointed with the service. We do hope you will try us again and have a more positive experience.

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  23. RachelN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday lunch. Friendly staff. Busy as expected.
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  24. TessS

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great, cosy night out. Six of us had a fun time with lovely food and very friendly staff. We'll be back.
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  25. Hayw

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food we had burgers and they were sooo good! Lots of choice on the menu too. Service was fab staff, were very attentive.
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  26. DavidM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food & service
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and service was first class Very comfortable and lovely log burner added to the experience
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  28. DianB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice meal, friendly efficient staff. Would go there again
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  29. SaraS

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday lunch - we’ve been to the Castle for Sunday lunch a few times and the food is always brilliant
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  30. BARRYG

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Food very good again but no heating in December not at all acceptable
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    We do apologise but our boiler was broken over December, it has since been fixed but we had to wait for the brewery's engineers to replace it which was out of our control. We tried everything possible to make the pub as warm and comfortable as possible, including proving electric heaters and having the fire lit throughout the day. Unfortunately it is a large area to heat so it is very difficult to maintain the heat at times. We hope we can welcome you back again now the problem is resolved.

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  31. AndrewJ

    South Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food would definitely recommend for a meal or just a drink
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  32. EmmaL

    South Wales

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely good well presented. Service very good too! Xx
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Occasion:Birthdaycelebration-as i described in booking. Was average food ,had gammon steak which was a bit chewy and not really chargrilled as advertised. The dessert I had was mediocre,was a mixed fruit cheesecake and tasted of the fridge .and a bit stale. The chicken schwarma my wife had was ok ,but would have been better served on a plate rather than a bowl,as all the pitta bread was crammed into the dish with the salad , making the whole thing look unappetising. My wife said it tasted ok however. The chips would have been better served separately in a metal basket, That would have made a massive difference.,so you could have added condiments separately. My wife had profiterole torte ,which she enjoyed and the waitress was able to show us the dessert before we decided,which was very helpful. At no point DURING the meal did anyone ask if everything was ok with the meal . The whole dining experience was average,but would be happy to go and visit again . There was a strong smoky burning smell from the wooden burner ,coming into the restaurant /pub area .As a result,we went home smelling of smoke. The actual restaurant wasn’t really very busy at the time we attended, about 6:30 pm , so it would have been nice if we had been asked just once if everything was ok with the meal during the dining experience , although we were posed with the question before payment,which to me is always a bit late ,when you are on your way out.
    The castle innResponded on 6 January 2024
    Thank you for your review, we do apologise for the lack of check backs during your meal, I would like to assure you that this is definitely not normally the case. In regards to the food, our chicken Shwarma bowl is served in the manner described as the chefs aim is to create a fusion of the elements included in the dish, all of which should compliment and be enjoyed together. In terms of the dessert tasting of the fridge, all our desserts are freshly prepared and have to be stored under EHO guidelines, this does however mean they have to be refrigerated. Our boiler broke over December and were waiting for the brewery to replace it, in the mean time we ensured the fire was lit so that the pub was warm. We are sorry about your experience, and we do hope we can provide a better one in future.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an excellent place for lunch, highly recommended

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  35. MalJ

    Mid Wales

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An attractive venue with a good atmosphere, and attentive service. The Sunday lunch was delicious, with tender beef and lots of veg served separately.

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  36. ShNEd

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really nice food, friendly staff, nice setting. Will definitely go again.

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  37. DavidM

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, service was brilliant, very well priced, excellent all around

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  38. LeanneR

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I was a little disappointed when about to order another round of drinks, being told that we only had 15 minutes left on the table (this was at 2:45pm). I showed the waiter the booking confirmation for 1:30pm, and where it stated that the booking was for a period of 2 hours. He said there was nothing he could do, as he had a group waiting for our table for a 3pm booking. I don’t really think 1.5hours is enough time for a comfortable 3 course Sunday lunch - without feeling very rushed.

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  39. Milz

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly an attentive staff, the food was delicious with a good variety of choices. Set in lovey surroundings of the castle.

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  40. PetalM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal in a pleasant pub, would recommend

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The castle inn is rated 4.4 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The castle inn

64 Church Rd, Caldicot, Monmouthshire NP26 4HW

Additional information

  • Area
    Caldicot
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–20:00 Sun 12:00–17:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Iain
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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