My wife and I met my son and daughter in law during their visit from down south.
I chose the Castle for its location, and must admit that with some of the comments I was a little apprehensive.
However, we arrived early having reserved a table for 12 o'clock, and waited at the bar for my son and daughter in law.
We were welcomed in a friendly manner by the young lady behind the bar(Robin), and our reserved table was pointed out to us.
My son was arriving with two dogs, and we obviously were accommodated in the area designated for guests with dogs.
Now you must accept that to find dog friendly pub is like the needle in a haystack
There was fresh water for the dogs and even dog biscuits if you required, free of charge.
The meal was excellent, freshly cooked and piping hot - drinks as required served to our table- I recommend the cod which was succulent with very crispy batter.
As for cleanliness, this is an old building the toilets are not modern but clean. Due to some of the comments I had a closer look at cleanliness and suffice to say all pipework was clean and I repeat that you have to make allowances for age.
Whilst at the Castle, one lady attempted to go through into the area where dogs are not allowed- even though it says in large letters over the arch - No Dogs Beyond This Point.
She was prevented by it being politely pointed out that no dogs could go in that way.
Within 5 minutes a man (?Husband) asked if they could go through, he received the same reply. No doubt if they write a report they will complain about the staff and anything else they can add. But the matter was handled with diplomacy by the staff.
I cannot comment on rooms or breakfast, but we will be going again without doubt.
Food excellent and reasonably priced.
As for comments on car parking, well this is limited. We both parked in the car park, but can well imagine on busy days there being a difficulty. So find somewhere close by and if you are able it is worth the walk.
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