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Rats Castle

1 Bromsgrove, Faringdon, England
01367-24-05-78
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Ranked #13 of 25 Restaurants in Faringdon
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Recently reopened after closure by previous owner
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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Ate at the Bobbin, menu very small, ok if you like Game food, I don't, not a lot else, had the pork but it was awful, came away hungry, had to go and get a take away afterwards They need a chef who can cook a vary of food not what he wants,

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I first went to the Rats Castle over twenty five years ago and over time it has had its ups and downs. Its now under new ownership and has been renamed Bobbins Bistro in keeping with the building that was an old traditional habberdashers. The menu is limited but good I had the celary soup and my partner the tricolour... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The building itself is lovely, with a gallery running around the top, velvet tablecloths and seat covers. Anywhere that brings warm cheese straws and olives while you decide what to eat is well worth a visit in my book! One minor niggle - the menu claimed that main courses came with lovely veggies, but my Beef Stroganoff was accompanied with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

No better setting for a romantic meal. Loved it. Food was fabulous....can't wait to visit again. Highly recommended!

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Faringdon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Lovely meal for two. We booked in advance and had a lovely table by the window. Waitress was sweet and attentive. Food was lovely and couldn't have been beter. We could see the chef's through the kicthen hatch wiping surfaces down every five minutes which made us feel very guilty drinking wine and watching them! We thought it was good... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

The Rats is a gem - as Faringdon is so limited for choice I think its a fantastic venue with a very unique atmosphere there is no place like it. The food is great and very reasonable and the staff are warm and friendly would highly recommend to anyone.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

Stayed nearby for work. Had dinner here both nights it was so good. Great atmosphere, fantastic food, and all at a great price. Would highly recommend.

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Oxfordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I am a regular customer at the rats castle and think its a great place to eat. There are not many places to go out and eat in faringdon and in here you dont even feel like your in faringdon. The building itself is gorgeous and just ouses luxury just to see the building is a reason to visit. The... More

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

From the moment you walk in, you feel welcome and the manager was very charming and accommodating. One of our party wanted something different on her dish and they did it, fantastic. The wine we had was amazing and the food too was brilliant. The decor is like you are backstage at a theatre with all the props. Great place,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

We are regular customers and love this place! Whether for mid week supper or a more indulgent weekend meal we have never been disappointed!

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