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The Castle Inn

16 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB, England
01736 796833
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Ranked #1 of 5 nightlife in St Ives
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: The Castle Inn is a beautiful warm and friendly real ale pub. All of our staff have been with us for many years and are very experienced with real ale... more » Owner description: The Castle Inn is a beautiful warm and friendly real ale pub. All of our staff have been with us for many years and are very experienced with real ale and are proud of this knowledge and are more than happy to help or advise you with your selection. « less
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Back in St Ives in March and delighted to see our favourite pub hasn't changed and is as fantastic as ever. The staff are always friendly, cheerful and helpful and the beers change daily making it a delight for real ale drinkers. Off season they don't serve food but do allow you to bring in your own and we enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We love this place. It has great Skinners beers which usually change on a daily basis. Luckily all the skinners beers are great. The food is what you would expect from pub food but always good quality and service is great. This is not situated on the beach front so there are pubs, bars with much better views, however this... More

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Returned again over Christmas, good ales and lovely mulled cider being served, although perhaps it was a little pricey. They are serving food now, I didn't try it but the prices were decent enough. A good friendly atmosphere too.

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

The Castle is set on a street set back from the sea front, so isn't quite as busy as the Sloop for example. Inside, it is traditional and welcoming, and offers a good range of ales...a tempting offer when other members of our party were shopping!! We didn't have any food on our visit, but we did look at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

A wonderful traditional pub with an excellent selection of ales. So much better than many of the chains of pubs that try to be both traditional and modern at the same time and fail at both. The food at the Castle is good traditional fare too, the flavours in the Steak & Ale pie were really excellent. Well worth a... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We have just returned from our second holiday in beautiful St Ives. When we were there 5 years ago we visited The Castle many times, enjoying the good selection of ales/ciders and the fantastic atmosphere. We visited again this September and were not disappointed! The same great atmosphere, great beer and cider and lovely staff. In addition, we also enjoyed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

The Castle is on the busy Fore Street. It has a lovely atmosphere, plenty of charm, and friendly staff. The selection of beers etc. is very good and comprehensive. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We went to this lively pub one friday night. And we wasn't disappointed its a local pub.but very friendly go there and see for yourself

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We love the Castle - the selection of real ales is excellent and have ever changed a few times in the week that we have been here. The bar staff are very friendly and helpful and the interior is very welcoming. We recommend the Monday night pub quiz although don't expect it to be easy.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

A fantastic real ale pub. Would have loved to have been there for the real ale festival. It's a lovely traditional pub, with friendly helpful bar staff and you just feel so comfortable here from the moment you enter. What we like most is the choice of ales and how quickly the barrels change giving us an opportunity of more... More

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Hilary A, Owner at The Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. This was the wettest and busiest day that you could imagine, bank holiday in St Ives. I am please that myself and the staff made you feel so welcolm, and under pressure we still gave really good service. Real ale, hot chocolate and cream teas all in one day ! More

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