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“Worth a visit” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn
72 Eastbourne Road, Pevensey BN24 6HS, England
1323 764 970
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Pevensey
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Steyning, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

First visited, pre Christmas on a busy Sunday as a party of 7, was a big success, all had roast dinners, all arrived piping hot and plates went back empty. Very busy so bar service was not easy as many locals having a Sunday pint and sat round bar as tables used by diners. The local Harveys Sussex beer was good and both mains and puddings good quality. Pleasantly surprised by the bill which was very reasonable for 7 lunches @ puddings.

Visited again today on quieter Wednesday for lunch, arrived a little later than planned at 1.45pm (stop serving lunch at 2pm). No problem and received pleasant greeting/service. We had 3 fish lunches (2 pan fried Skate and one cod & chips).
Cod and chips was good portion crispy batter and chips - Skate portions a little small but excellently cooked and tender tasty fish. Again the beer was good.

It is what it is - a local family run pub serving good beer and reasonably priced food that in our limited experience is prepared by a good kitchen team to an above average standard for pub grub. Will visit again and would happily recommend.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
“Always made welcome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My Wife and I and Grandchildren have had many lovely meals here. Andy and Linda are always welcoming. Kids have fussy eating habits but are always well catered for. Staff always welcoming.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pevensey Bay
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great food, great pub, great staff and customers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

I always come to the castle for my food, the quality and portions are spot on. I always leave with a full belly, so not sure why some complain about the food, the posts on here say it all. You will always get a minority of people who are never happy and complain about something. Well behaved children are welcome but most of the customers are over 60 so noisey, uncontrollable kids will never get the same welcome well behaved kids would from staff or customers. Don't know about being clicky, pub is always busy and often packed. They can't all be clicky. Some people are not sociable wherever they go, some don't stop talking so much you have to go to the toilet to get away from them. Not everyone wants to chat with strangers they just met, some do. Come with someone then you can't say it is clicky if you do not make a new friend on your first visit. I come from London and have made many friends from drinking in the castle inn.

  • Visited January 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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Pevensey, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Have visited and dined at the Castle on many occasions both business and social. Landlord always extends warm welcome and food is local produce cooked and served par excellence by the Landlady. Portion size is more than adequate for sensible eaters and the quality of the ales on offer is of the highest quality.

There would appear to be a good cross section of ages and local/visitor representation and well behaved dogs and children are welcome.

Well done to all staff

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice Pub - not very welcoming to strangers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

As the title says.

Really nice old English Pub, recently renovated. The beer is of a reasonable standard and food, albeit it a limited menu, is of just above average standard.

If you are a regular, you will be most welcome - first visit to the pub? then there is not such a friendly reception from the landlord. This is strange in these supposedly austere times. Perhaps persevere and in a few months you will be welcomed with open arms.

They must be doing something right however as they are always very busy whenever we have been in. The atmosphere is just a tad cliquey that is all.

Plenty of parking and not far from the beach.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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