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The Castle Inn

Manse Road | Dirleton, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 5EP, Scotland
The Castle Inn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Didn't enjoy the sauce with my dish but it was well cooked and presented and have no doubt if I had ordered something like the steak I would've really enjoyed it. Partner had fish in batter which was a little greasy but I'm not put off and will try again. Well renovated inside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited for Easter Sunday lunch with family. Very welcoming place and the food was good and tasty - when it arrived 1 hour 40 minutes after we ordered it ! The new girl on the waitressing staff was doing her best, but the more experienced staff were curt and unhelpful to say the least. Shame but I'll go to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Nice food and friendly waiters but horribly cold. Toilet is a traditional lavatory in the sense it resembles an outhouse and not in a good way. Seemingly no concept of customer service. After telling staff it was cold, it got a lot colder when the heating was turned off and 3 separate sets of doors were deliberately wedged back so... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

First time at the castle inn and had heard good things. Overall the whole thing was a disappointment. Food was nothing more than average pub grub which was a shame as the prices are that bit more than your average pub. The place was freezing from the moment we walked in yet apparently the heating was on full. Seemed odd... More 

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East Anglia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A lot is written about the 'English Breakfast' but in my experience a good Scottish Breakfast takes some beating and sadly the breakfast at the Castle Inn was not good. The choice of juices and cereals was limited but I was saving myself for the cooked breakfast. I ordered bacon grilled tomato poached egg and tattie scones. The latter is... More 

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Howwood, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a very enjoyable evening meal in the pub/ restaurant of this small hotel. Food was excellent with generous portions. Atmosphere relaxed and is obviously very popular as the restaurant was getting really busy. The location in Dirleton is opposite the ancient castle and makes for very interesting and picturesque surroundings. North Berwick is a few miles from the... More 

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

This inn is based on a large green, the surroundings are lovely but there is not much else going on in direction so you need to head to north Berwick for bars and restaurants. As a result, this place seems to be pretty busy at meal times, but it is a little dark and old in the bar/restaurant. Going in... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Came here for lunch with some friends after a visit to the castle opposite. Really liked this place. Good selection of dishes, good quality, decent portion sizes. Pleasant, relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff. You could easily spend a very nice evening here. Bonus is that they admit dogs, which is always a plus. If you're in the area, this is a... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were encouraged to try this inn/restaurant by friends who live locally, & a lunch and a dinner later we can strongly recommend this pub on the green in Dirleton. The menu was excellent, well presented, and delicious. The service was prompt, friendly, and efficient. The bar has sport on the screen but unobtrusively. Calmer and less loud than the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

A most successful first visit to the Castle Inn on the recommendation of several friends. Imaginative menu, delicious food, mostly locally sourced, friendly and relaxed service (despite the fact the place was busy) and good disabled facilities in the bar/bistro. It was a happy visit and a great way to start 2014.

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