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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: Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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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
Overnight business trip

On recommendations from my b&b owner pop in here for a bite to eat. A friendly welcome by to young lovely staff. The young lady (never got her name) who took our order was very concerned when I asked re my egg allergy, she was straight on the phone tochef. Food was lovely and reasonably priced... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Maggie B
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On recommendations from my b&b owner pop in here for a bite to eat. A friendly welcome by to young lovely staff. The young lady (never got her name) who took our order was very concerned when I asked re my egg allergy, she was straight on the phone tochef. Food was lovely and reasonably priced. Good selection of ales.... More 

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Thank Maggie B
St Andrews
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Often visit this very friendly busy pub, great outdoor area to enjoy in nice weather good range of beers ,only eaten once but good home cooking food

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Thank standies59
Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, daughter, and I had dinner at the Castle Tavern last week while in Inverness. The food was excellent and the servings were large. The ale was good as was the wine. The bartender was very helpful, answering my questions. This pub certainly lived up to it's reputation!

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Thank JohnAllardyce
Florida
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is late in coming…we actually were here a couple times in August 2011. Plenty of food options on the menu plus daily specials. The Scotch menu was awesome. My friend had the cullen skink each time because she liked it so much while my fiancé and I tried various dishes. We sat outside on the patio once and... More 

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Thank FLCrabCakes
Cheltenham, England
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in one snowy evening and had a fantastic meal. We were well welcomed and looked after. Great choice of real ales and really good menu. Food was excellent as was the service. Recommended.

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Thank NickC222
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there for pre-dinner drinks and saw the cheese cake that was available, so after having dinner we went back for coffee and cake! It is a lovely little spot and everyone is very friendly. Would definitely go back to try their food.

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Thank IT94
Derby, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is brilliant! From walking in, the attentive staff greet you and the choice of food (and alcohol!) to choose from is a great place to go for an evening. We have visited on several occasions and have not been disappointed even when it's been very busy with (sometimes) standing room only. The staff are very friendly and informative... More 

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Thank Bagpuss125
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice pub with a terrace overlooking the river Ness and just across the street from Inverness Castle (as you might expect from the name). Good food with friendly service that makes it a great place to grab a sit-down lunch as you wander around Inverness.

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Thank wfhoscar
Oslo, Norway
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96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the perfect place to drop in after ending the Great Glen way by foot. It has a perfect location, and we enjoyed both the beer(s) and the meals. I would love to come back. Tried both the salmon and the soup. Both very good. Very friendly staff. There was only one thing that I found a littlebit annoying.... More 

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Thank sivling
Melbourne, Australia
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134 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are into football and want to watch it with the locals this is the pub for you. It's not quiet & it's very tiny inside. Hard to get a seat. Outside in summer would be nice though. Staff were friendly

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?