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Castle Tavern

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British, Pub, Scottish
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1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44(0)1463 718178
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great tavern meal

Very friendly warm service. Had a house made shandy beer--deliciously sweet. Whole group of 5 seemed pleased. Had bangers with bubbles and squeak (potatoes and cabbage) --outstanding. Fish and chips were a beautiful crispy delight. Enjoy

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Edzell
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Arrived 5 minutes before closing time on a friday for quick drink. Bouncer friendly and told us to go straight to bar as closing soon. About 6 people in, but lady behind bar very rudely told us that bar was shut, so couldn't serve us. Bar looks nice and great location and pleasant courtyard overlooking castle, so tried again next... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Nice enough bar no reason why I wouldn't go in again. Head barman needs some patients with European customers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very friendly warm service. Had a house made shandy beer--deliciously sweet. Whole group of 5 seemed pleased. Had bangers with bubbles and squeak (potatoes and cabbage) --outstanding. Fish and chips were a beautiful crispy delight. Enjoy

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Casual and clean - and one of the only places with a free table in town, but we got lucky, it was a great meal. The stew was heavenly - fresh and flaky pastry covering the piping hot dish. The fries were fresh, not from frozen. And a good beer selection. We ate upstairs, but the outdoor patio was hopping... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had lunch at the Castle Tavern one day during our stay. Sat outside and enjoyed the fresh air. Food was pretty much typical pub food, but nicely prepared and tasty. Service was good, too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had a few drinks here while visiting Inverness. Quite small inside, lots of room to sit outside if weather is ok. Good choice of beers etc. lively atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stopped in to Castle Tavern at the start of out afternoon in Inverness. We were greeted warmly and given a great spot inside (it was a little too chilly for us Americans!). We asked for recommendations for beer and the very knowledgeable young lady gave us a good rundown and made great suggestions. The tavern had a lunch special... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice pub with a beautiful beer garden. Food was good and really filling. Staff could be a bit more friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We trudged through the rain to get here and were not disappointed! There were four of us, and we all got various types of traditional English/Scottish dishes and all were delicious. Service was excellent, too.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Very traditional pub with friendly staff and super food. I had haggis with clapshot and it was gorgeous. My partner and daughter not fans of haggis both had chicken dishes and also said it was lovely. So if you want to try traditional Scottish food or simply want a good plate of food for a very reasonable price. Here is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44(0)1463 718178

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Scottish

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