Virgins & Castle

4.7
207 reviews
£25 and under
Pub

Top tags:

Casual
The Virgins & Castle is the oldest pub in Kenilworth and full of character and charm of 16th century Warwickshire.

With a warm welcome we aim to create a place where locals and visitors to Kenilworth can enjoy delicious food, a great selection of drinks and fantastic service.

Our chefs create our menus using fresh ingredients sourced from local suppliers and prepared in our kitchen on a daily basis. We are famous for serving an incredible selection of traditional and classic pub dishes along with a great selection of vegan and vegetarian alternatives. Our Sunday roast is a highlight in the week and our exciting desserts and fantastic wine menu will leave you spoilt for choice.

With a great range of beers, ales and spirits as well as our temperance bar of non-alcoholic drinks we have four cosy snugs where you can enjoy a quiet drink. Our restaurant where you can enjoy a meal, book our private dining room were you can celebrate an occasion, or relax outside in our beer garden.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 207 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
a
anon
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've never had a BBQ cauliflower steak before, but I'm sold! It was delicious. This pub has excellent vegetarian options. The service is also friendly and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great job, managing outdoors in the rain.

C
Chooch
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Considering the problems associated with covid regulations and cold, wet, weather the establishment went to great lengths to mitigate the situation. Enabling us to enjoy a delightful lunch,which was exquisitely prepared and served by cheerful, helpful staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant staff and beautiful location

GL
GaryL
Devon
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review Gary. Really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
EC
EdwinaC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday Lunch. The staff were friendly and looked after us well. They made a fuss of our 2 year old granddaughter too.
The puddings were yummy but the cheese option was very overpriced for the small amount of cheese that was delivered. We will definitely go again but won’t be ordering the cheese again!

AS
AllenS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to meet friends and family. The food was excellent :)

AP
AdamP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very attentive and friendly. Beer was great, we opted for Sunchaser. Food was really tasty and brought out to us quickly.
All in all we all had a great time here and will be visiting again very soon!

BS
BrianS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly colleagues and the food was superb

JC
JacquiC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love your pies!!! Best ever! Thanks for a lovely evening.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, Jacqui. So pleased to hear that you love our pies - there's a secret recipe in there that we can't extract from chef! Really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
CC
ColetteC
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had drinks great welcome and service as always

LJ
LaurenJ
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing friendly service and the food was great too! Will definitely be visiting again.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, Lauren. Really appreciate your feedback and nice to know that you were well looked after and that you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
EB
EmilyB
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very tasty and fresh. The service was brilliant and the atmosphere was pleasant. I have recommended to a few people already!

RD
RebeccaD
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brilliant food and friendly service , have enjoyed the winter bbq during lockdown and its great to be able to sit down outside and enjoy the food and have a nice beer now they are open . Looking forward to returning soon .

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review., Rebecca So nice to hear that you enjoyed the winter BBQ during lockdown and now you're able to come and take a seat in our outdoor garden. Can't wait to welcome you inside - hopefully soon. Really appreciate your feedback and thanks again

Report
T
Tyler
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really nice staff, good service, would happily go there again!

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, Tyler. Really appreciate your feedback and good to hear that you were well looked after by the team. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
MF
MonicaF
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Sunday Roast ever at any restaurant.
Good Covid safety measures and lovely staff.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, Monica. We love your claim of the best Sunday roast - we'll happily take that and you'll have made our chefs and hosts very happy! Really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
TK
TanyaKekic
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub garden and delicious Sunday roasts. Can’t wait to come back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve never eaten in the garden and it didn’t disappoint! Our pre booking requests were all met which was lovely. The food was delicious, the service impeccable and the ambiance summery and fun! A lovely time had by all!

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review. Really appreciate your feedback and so nice to hear that you enjoyed the garden space for the first time. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
VF
VictoriaF
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat! The outdoor area is very nice and staff always so helpful and friendly. Food is great especially the burger

P
Pops
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked easily ,welcomed by staff and nice seating outside ,not too noisy .Service and menu was excellent!! Will definitely book again !

JR
JessicaR
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be out again and the tables on the front are a fabulous addition

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Jessica. Really appreciate your feedback and glad to hear that you enjoyed the new outdoor seating space. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
M
Miller
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, friendly team, even arranged the sun!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review. Really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
ST
StuartT
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very well hosted and a tasty meal. Glad to be back and will return soon.

AW
AndyW
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and attentive staff, great food and a relaxed environment.

LC
LeeC
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great venue. Friendly attentive staff. Breakfast was very good

CC
ChrisC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, happy, friendly atmosphere and service. Fully enjoyed meeting with friends. We will visit again very soon!

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Chris. Really appreciate your feedback and glad to hear that you were able to get together with friends and enjoyed being in our outdoor seating area. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
P
Priscilla
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back eating with you again. The garden was laid out in such a way so we all felt Covid safe. The patio heaters kept us from feeling the chill as the evening wore on.
Excellent service and food as always.

MG
MirrenG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt safe, organised and well thought out. Pleasant experience and so nice to go out again

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Mirren. Really appreciate your feedback and glad to know that you felt safe and comfortable with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
SG
SharonG
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was delightful to be back.
Will return to see if beer gets back to old standard.

JM
JohnM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal and great surroundings thoroughly enjoyed it

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, John. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal and the space that we've created outdoors. Really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
DL
DebbieL
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little suntrap out the back. We went in for breakfast on a Monday not realising they only served breakfast at the weekends. They still rustled up a tasty bacon sandwich for us. Really lovely, friendly team.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Debbie. Totally understandable when you just need a Bacon Sandwich and a bite for breakfast! So pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you felt looked after by the team. We'll be having breakfast from 9:00am every day now, so pop in whenever you like. Really appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Report
MH
MarieH
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and an enjoyable environment and atmosphere.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Marie. Really appreciate your feedback and glad to hear you were well looked after by the team. Hope to see you again soon.

Report
CB
ClareBM
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice place and great food. Good and quick service

JW
JoWin
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely Sunday Lunch. Bit of confusion with our order but rectified quickly. Definitely be back.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a great review, Jo. Really appreciate your feedback and glad to hear we were able to get things right with your order in the end! Hope to see you again soon.

Report
p
peterw
Northampton
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue we had a table out the back very well spaced, staff very polite and efficient, our Sunday roast was freshly cooked and hot , plenty of it even had seconds of roast spuds and Yorkshire puddings,
My daughter had a choice of veggie meals !
All good recommend it

LB
LauraB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch in the beautiful courtyard garden. The portions were very generous, made with lovely ingredients and reasonably priced.

G
Gavken
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night food and drink great we will return and would highly recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best time ! Staff were super lovely and attentive!

MR
MichelleR
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely afternoon.... 1.5 hours isn’t long enough so looking forward to normality.

FAQs

Virgins & Castle is rated 4.7 stars by 207 OpenTable diners.

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.