Virgins & Castle

4.6
326 reviews
£25 and under
Pub
PLEASE NOTE: We are currently not serving food, our kitchen is closed and will be reopening from Saturday 10th July 2021

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 a great selection of drinks and fantastic service.

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.

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 326 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichelleH
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in a beautiful pub. Served by professional and polite staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food options and own private dining area

SG
SarahG
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Not been before and our gang of 6 was impressed. Had Parlour room with round table to ourselves. Service excellent and food very good. Empty plates all round!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, staff and ambience. My fave pub in Kenilworth!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

RG
RachelG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Lovely pub. Service friendly and efficient. Let down by the food. Large portions but didn’t enjoy it.

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Abbie
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Sat in garden which was lovely

CC
CassandraC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing selection of vegan and plant based options! Very impressed with the quality and selection of food available. Our waiter was so helpful and looked after us so well. Will Definetly be back :)

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markw
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

the food was excellent when it eventually arrived.
1 hr for the starter and 2 hrs for both courses. Table staff were excellent kitchin overwhelmed even on a moderate Monday evening

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keithe
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We ate outside in pleasant courtyard at back of pub.
Good beer.
Pies of the day are to die for!!!!!!

SC
StevenC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and evening! Good food provided efficiently!

LB
LauraB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have visited the Virgin and Castle for breakfast 4 times recently and have another booking for next week - I think that says it all, love the atmosphere, food and staff, would recommend.

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1234
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, fantastic staff and great overall ambience

SB
SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fabulous service. We will definately being going back

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briano
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside as the weather was good. The ambience was good, slightly spoiled by one person smoking at another table. The food was good, and ample in quantity. The service was very good, the servers were pleasant and efficient, all in all an enjoyable lunchtime. We will return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and certainly won’t be the last time great food lovely service 👍🏼

PR
PaulR
London
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Hi the staff were very welcoming but didn’t really know what was available on the menu and didn’t know it was Burger night either. What we had was good but the option for vegetarians was limited as although it’s known for be it’s pies they we’re not available so menus were limited . Sorry guys but you need to have a good supply of what your selling I hope you take this as constructive as I want you to succeed especially after managing your offering through the pandemic

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DianeF
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This lovely character pub is a very pleasant place to have a meal and a drink. I put on the booking form that my dad needed access to flat floor and we were appointed a lovely room easily accessed. The order for some reason was mixed up and so it took a long time to be cooked from scratch but staff were lovely about it and it really was delicious. Good prices. Only grumble was parking but we eventually squeezed in outside. Highly recommended.

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Notasundayfan
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I think sundays are busy anywhere anyway, but it taken so long to get served for drinks or to be given a menu even.
It taken 30 minutes to be given a menu. the drinks we ordered when we did get served actually came when the starter arrived near on 45 mins sitting down. Then mains were about an hour after that. Put me off going out sundays for dinner

JS
JohnS
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food and service, overall an outstanding pub

HM
HeatherM
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food took ages to arrive. If was a bit cold and felt like it might have been forgotten about as the next table who ordered after us received and ate some of their food before ours arrived.
Had to wait ages after asking for the bill, to pay.
We weren’t in a hurry so it was ok.

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Terryg
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Nice breakfast , good service and a lovely atmosphere, thank you .

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very well looked after throughout

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Antandgaye
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service and welcome. Lovely food and it was hot

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service & best steak I have had ever ! Thank you x

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Gill
Herefordshire
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was excellent. Not a massive choice, but husband loves a good pie, and rated the steak and root vegetable one he had as "in his top 3," ever. Good to be back

MB
MrsB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Such helpful bar staff. Friendly, polite and looked after us well. We went to have a drink and watch the football. Everything was great...apart from the footy! 😉

GO
GillO
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm welcome
Excellent staff , Excellent Food ,
Excellent night !

AH
AmyH
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and service. Always checking if you wanted another drink. Football was on and there was good crowd all having a laugh. Will definitely be back!

AB
AnnB
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious and service excellent. Enjoyed the flexibility on the menu too. Value for money overall. We'll be back!

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Anna
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

V and C has regained its charm. The menu is not huge, always a good sign. Food was delicious, I had a vegan Thai dish and my companion fishcakes all well presented. Wonderful honeycomb ice-cream. Service from sweet young people was great. Thank you Fletcher, Holly, and was it Georgia? And Harry at the bar.

BW
BcWi
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very well cooked and presented although the menu choice is fairly limited at the moment (a covid thing, I think).

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Reggie
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, timely service, friendly staff and great food.

AK
AndrewK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and service. We sat in the rear garden which is quiet tranquil and a perfect setting. Keep up the good work all at the ZB& C

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Emerald
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Normally very good but food average last night, the beetroot salad was really just leaves with a slice or two of beetroot with very little else, really disappointing. The previous month I had the fish case which was delicious, I do generally love it here since it's change of ownership it's much better

Received a snidy remark from the waitress as well, yes I heard you.

Hopefully next time it's better.

HJ
HarjinderJ
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite place to go as it is relaxing, the food is great and the staff are friendly and helpful, love it ☺️

BC
BeckyC
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely setting. We will be back!

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Shelly1984
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service- will be back soon for sure!

AN
AndrewN
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the great service, lovely food, and care with the allergies I have appreciated.....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff are great matched by their food and drink. Home from home xx

FAQs

Virgins & Castle is rated 4.6 stars by 326 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.