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“The BEST Sunday Lunch around!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Castle Inn Restaurant & Pub Holcombe

The Castle Inn Restaurant & Pub Holcombe
Holcombe, Dawlish EX7 0LF, England
01626 862 306
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Ranked #27 of 44 Restaurants in Dawlish
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Torquay, Devon, England, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“The BEST Sunday Lunch around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Dirk, the classically trained Chef at The Castle, produces truly professionally cooked, quality food and at very reasonable prices. I have visited a number of times over the past few years and have never been disappointed. Give The Castle a try. Heartily recommended! PS - Be sure to book.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Shaldon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“An Englishman's Home is "The Castle"!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The Landlord, Steve, is an exceedingly clever man. You can tell that by the excellence of the Staff he has chosen to help him run this delightful Village Pub and Restaurant. The Ladies behind the Bar and Dirk in the Kitchen are always so helpful, efficient and a pleasure to meet. The food is excellent and choice is wide. The ambience of the whole place just makes you want to go back again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Wonderful Sunday Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We visited The Castle on our way back from Teignmouth on a freezing cold Sunday in March. The pub was so warm and welcoming and even though it was pretty full, we managed to find a small table by the fire. We ordered Sunday Lunch, both opting for the turkey. After only a short wait, our food arrived and was delicious - just what we needed after a walk along the seafront in the biting wind!

I was very tempted to choose a sweet, but was just too full. Next time I will go for the smaller portion of lunch so that I can sample one of the wonderful-sounding sweets.

  • Visited March 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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Dawlish
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best in the South West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Traditional village pub with a friendly atmosphere with the most fantastic food I have ever eaten in a pub. Great service but it is the chefs amazing cooking that makes the restaurant. Very good value for money.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cumbria
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Delicious food at a friendly pub.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We enjoyed an evening at the castle on Friday evening with a friend that we were visiting for the weekend. He'd reserved us a table and we're glad he did.

The lady behind the bar was very friendly and welcomed us with chatter, the food was better than pub food, and was really delicious, so delicious that I had three courses! The service was smiley and efficient. The chef came to chat with us and was friendly whilst we asked him about the food. We were so comfortable that we chattered the evening away until closing time.

I recommend the castle inn!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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