The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub

4.7
184 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Castle Inn, set in the large, picturesque riverside village of Cawood only eleven miles south of York, has great food, fine ales, plenty of gin, friendly atmosphere and is the area’s main destination inns.

The delicious homemade food is locally sourced and reflects the changing seasons, mirroring the wonderful riverside walks to be found, right on its doorstep. The 18-pitch quaint and peaceful Caravan pitch is an ideal venue for a relaxing short break with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

Our kitchen team are led by Head Chef James Heslop while the Front of House brigade are directed by Front of House Manager El. The team will do everything possible to ensure you have an exceptional experience.

We really look forward to welcoming you to The Castle Inn.

Graham & Matt

Support The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Decked Booth

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for a fantastic & unique private dining experience in our brand-new Decked Booths. Our Booths can seat between 4 – 8 people. On booking a Booth you will be allocated a set amount of time dependent on your party size this will give ample time to enjoy your meal & drinks. COVID rules around party sizes & household mixing must be adhered to.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 184 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KellyC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant service, friendly staff, good was lovely. Quick service.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love eatng at the castle very welcoming always accommodate us (we are a large family) cant wait for our next visit

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Altogether great

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IanM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good solid pub grub, with great ales. Will return again!

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BarbaraK
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We only had drinks in the outside areas. Great service and very pleasant staff.

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Katie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect everything. Food, service, staff, table set up - social distancing/rules all adhered to.... music level etc.

JH
JulieHW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of friends meeting for the first time in months and I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The service was second to none and the food was amazing. We were even treated to some amazing cocktails despite them not being on the menu.
The booths that they have built keep you warm and dry.
Thank you so much for the experience x

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KerrianneD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice friendly staff and good food, you can't beat the grazing platter.

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OlgaA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very warm, upbeat and ambient pub. The pub has set up safe and cosy seating outside to come for a meal. Soo nice to be able to do that again, as a couple, or with famiky and friends. We all need that uplift and Castle Inn provide that for you.

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VickiT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal, will definitely return when it’s a bit warmer!

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RichardA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, lovely atmosphere!
Parsnips should be roasted next time!

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clairec
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening had by our group of friends. Excellent service with friendly staff. Lovely food. That good we are coming back the next week

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Lilly
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Two weeks running been here...had the Sharing Platter both times...its really lovely plenty of nibbly bits...see you Saturday..

LG
LukeG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service. Would highly recommend.

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Carlee
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. The Castle Burger is soooo tasty

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CarolH
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting well spaced out. Food lovely (once again)

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Mitzi
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the new outdoor pods - although seating rather hard
Service was good and the food was hot and very tasty

JH
JackH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time here as a meet spot for family. Staff were fantastic. Seating area has been done well. Food was good. We'll worth a visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Friendly, helpful staff and the food was excellent.

KW
KatherineW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the castle twice this week and on both occasions it has been fantastic. The food is wonderful, all fresh and great portions. The staff and really friendly and the service is great. We are so lucky to have this gem of a pub in our village and proud to call it our local!

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KarenV
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant food excellent and service
I am a wheelchair user and they looked after me really well
We went on a lunch time so it was quiet but I have been shielding but I felt very safe and comfortable
Try it you won't be disappointed

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BirthdayGirl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tasty food, lovely atmosphere and plenty of space between tables. A great afternoon.

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SharonH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors but will definitely be back. Fantastic food and fabulous service

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Tina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience3

We usually go to the drovers arms, and we thought the castle inn would be the same.

It had similar menu items but cooked so differently. The Sunday roast was no where as good. The staff are exceptional tho, so they made the day enjoyable.

It would be great if the same standard of food was across both pubs. We will recommend drovers arms to anyone but castle inn won’t be our first choice.

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MarkS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very happy with our meal experience. We will be going again.

RG
RachelG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was lovely. Good variety of choice on the menu. Staff were friendly and helpful, very accommodating and service was prompt. Even provided us with fleece blankets to keep warm.

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EmmaH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Nice to be eating out again, food was lovely and service was spot on.
Shame there was no patio heaters to take the chill off as the seating we were in was exposed and we were a little cold by the end of the meal. I would expect the booths to be a little better.
Blankets were available.
It will be nice however on a sunny day.
Other than that all was really nice and will definitely be back again

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AdamW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Great service, great food. Spot on.

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EmmaC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and friendly staff.
Following covid rules well.

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SionedE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love our time here at castle Inn we stayed on site too my husband had the burger and I had chilli beef both amazing staff rushed off their feet bless them but still gave 100%service

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NatalieF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Can't fault the food or service and will definitely return, unfortunately we were seated between two very loud groups so it kinda spoilt it for us

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating the getting back to some sense of normality. Even eating Al Fresco in the freezing cold was also magical. Made so welcome too

JG
JessicaG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time eating here- the food is fresh and tasty. I can highly recommend the ribs and chicken wings!

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Jules
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to eat out again and in the sunshine! Felt very safe with social distancing

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PaulF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor seating area. Great service and lovely food. Nice to be out for lunch again!!

RJ
RachelJM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly welcoming professional team as always. Food delicious!

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Modiscoveries
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely lunch and very attentive staff. Benches were a little uncomfortable and heaters would be a good addition. The sun shone for us thankfully and we would definitely return.

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RichardP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous all round. Lovely to be back. The blanket was most welcome as it was quite chilly.

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EdwardB
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A lack of patio heaters meant the outdoor dining experience was little chilly!

BD
BevD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside area, very cosy. Staff are great. Would definitely recommend for a few drinks or a lovely meal

FAQs

The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://castleinncawood.giftey.co.uk/vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.