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“Great Pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Castle Tavern

Castle Tavern
1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44(0)1463 718178
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Ranked #26 of 195 Restaurants in Inverness
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great Pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stopped by several times while in the Highlands. Absolutely wonderful place, good beer selection, well kept, and attentive, knowledgeable staff. The location is excellent and the outside seating a great place to just chill in the sun and watch the world go by with a pint or three.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Dutch first
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Cocoa, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, service, atmosphere, and location in Inverness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We absolutely loved the Castle Tavern. In fact everything was so perfect that we ate 5 meals there over the course of 10 days, The early dinner specials cannot be beat. 2 meals for under 12 lbs. That is really a bargain. Generous portions for every meal. We especially enjoyed the haddock dinner and beef and mushroom pie. Super, super good. We ate most of the meals downstairs in the pub with one exception when we had a group of 10 upstairs in the restaurant after 6:00 p.m. It is a place that we will recommend to many people.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly Service and Great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had dinner and drinks at this pub recently. The service was consistently good (went there twice for drinks, only once for dinner as we had other places to go) and the staff were helpful and cheerful. We had some great entrees (starters for US readers) that we shared including smoked salmon and a beautiful buffalo mozzarella. I was not a fan of the beef burger I had (the meat pattie was a bit heavy and solid) although the fries and onion rings were great. All the other dishes ordered were enjoyed by the rest of our group.
I would go back for sure. Prices were reasonable.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lisbon, Portugal
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“A good pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good scotish food, nice place. Outside in the balcony is much nicer than inside.
Might be very busy, but wait with a beer outside.

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Holladay, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Lunch or Dinner and an Ale”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Some of the best pub and mid level restaurant food we've tried in the Highlands. Right across the street from the Inverness Castle government building and just above the beautiful River Ness. Fine and friendly staff serves some very nice craft ales, as well as the old standards. Excellent home style cooking for the dinner we enjoyed. It's also a fine place to stop for an outdoor beer with friends on a sunny day.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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