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Castle Inn

Station Road, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
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133 Reviews 4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Lydford Gorge we popped in to the Castle Inn for lunch, the staff was very friendly, the atmosphere was great but better than that....the Chicken Madras Curry was so delicious we actually went back 2 days later for another round! Thanks to the chef.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed on a business trip,great location,booked through Booking.com (very easy process ).Great food and Real ale with first class service Rooms were comfy with Tea,Coffee and on suite and a great Full English Breakfast.Staff we're were friendly and attentive throughout my stay would defiantly recommend the Castle Inn for a one night or longer break as ideally situated on the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a fabulous lunch. We went with the grandparents and young children and i was so impressed with the food and service. excellent menu with very reasonably priced food and good sized portions. the girls shared a plate of garlic bread with 3 huge slices each for the princely price of £2.50! The menu is so varied i would love... More

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Blackborough Devon England
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked dinner with friends here a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night. Booked table for 6.30 as they said they were busy later in the evening. Bar was it's usual busy place and beer well kept. Ordered our meal which was served and thoroughly enjoyed by all of us. The plates were cleared and then we were forgotten... More

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
25 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Many years ago, after a walk around Lydford Gorge, I popped into this pub for a welcoming pint. We needed a overnight stop-over on our way to Cornwall and I remembered this quaint hostelry and booked in. I am so glad I remembered this pub. We arrived early, giving us time for a few drinks in their wonderful garden. A... More

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Just returned from a holiday in the area and had a few meals here. All were great, generous portions and the staff were really good. We particularly have to say that Mo is an absolute asset to the Inn and a great character!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

What a real treat on so many levels looks great from outside but is even better inside such charm. I've visited The Castle very time I've been to Devon and it ever disappoints my partner and I walked the gorge and followed it with lunch and a pint at the castle I had fresh mackerel it was amazing and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Just make your booking, you won't be disappointed. Staff are very friendly and helpful (even when we left my wife's coat behind they've sent it on). Food is great, accommodation complete and good value for money. As for location well, as I say, just book and enjoy !!

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221 reviews 221 reviews
42 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were visiting Lydford to explore the Castles and the Church, and had no idea about this charming Inn. It looked so picturesque that we decided to see if the interior was as good as the exterior - it was! The Tripadvisor Certificates in the porch said it all and our lunch was a real treat. Will definitely be returning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

What an absoluley astonishingly amazing place! Following my visit too the castle inn last night I have to say, I can't see how there are any negative comments, we didn't book yet the young lady made us feel extremely welcome, and promptly found us a table, the staff were extremely friendly, and attentive, the lady behind the bar was fantastic,... More

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Address: Station Road, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park EX20 4BH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Lydford
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Castle Hotel Lydford
Castle Inn Dartmoor National Park/Lydford

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The Castle Inn is a traditional 16th-century inn situated in Lydford, on the Western slopes of Dartmoor National Park. Built in 1550, its plain pink exterior offers no clues as to what awaits you inside. It oozes with character from every nook and cranny. The lamp-lit bar with low, bowed ceilings, many curios, slate floors and an open fire, the lovely snug with high backed settles and the charming restaurant with beamed ceiling. There is a pretty garden to the back of the inn with more seating and views of the castle. Whether you fancy a pint of Tribute and a chat with the locals, a quick bite to eat or a full meal, the the Castle Inn offers wonderful food and drink in comfortable and relaxing surroundings. Children are very welcome as are dogs on leads. ... more   less 
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