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The Castle Inn

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Address: 16 Fore Street, St Ives TR26 1AB, England
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+44 1736 796833

The Castle Inn is a beautiful warm and friendly real ale pub. All of our...

The Castle Inn is a beautiful warm and friendly real ale pub. All of our staff have been with us for many years and are very experienced with real ale and are proud of this knowledge and are more than happy to help or advise you with your selection.

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Just a drink

We popped in here as we liked the look of the outside,old and quaint. It was very quiet but chap behind the bar was very friendly, good selection of local beers and ciders, lovely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We popped in here as we liked the look of the outside,old and quaint. It was very quiet but chap behind the bar was very friendly, good selection of local beers and ciders, lovely inside, lots of dark wood and a nice atmosphere. My first visit and will be back

Thank susan952
Lampeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent pub with a friendly barman and a fine selection of real ales in top class condition. Live music three nights a week.Interesting customers who were first class entertainment.I have been coming to St Ives for thirty five years and I can't believe I have missed this gem.

Thank terrymarcoons
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here a couple times and look forward to going again next time I'm in town. Lots of real ales and ciders, the staff were great. There's live music several times a week. Great atmosphere and well worth a visit.

Thank Timsurfs
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has a really good choice of real ales and ciders and was very friendly. We ordered soup and sandwiches. Prompt service and sensibly priced, but spoilt by the bread which was very dry. Could be a one off- after all it was Christmas Eve.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink n I enjoyed a mulled wine. There is a great quaint vibe & a warm welcome. Its a great dog friendly pub too. The food looks good & a great choice although we had eaten so we're not even tempted by the puds. Great pub.

Thank KateCoop
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Popped into this pub last week. Well out of season and quiet and I really wasn't expecting much. Much to my surprise, the food was excellent, in fact probably the best steak and ale pie I have had in a pub. Very reasonably priced too - just £7 each. Nice friendly staff so would definitely recommend.

Thank davidhull2016
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful old Cornish pub, no frills or comfy sofas, proper atmospheric pub, warm and welcoming, good pub food, smiling staff, good ales, walls of interesting old photos of Cornish history, floods and ship wrecks and big seas. Good music several times per week. Excellent highly recommend stopping for an ale whilst walking down Fore street

Thank Adrienne_sail
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Good real ale pub, friendly staff, busy even in the winter months. They also have bands on at the weekend.

Thank TimEwins
Chester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Went here for an evening meal, pub was cosy and staff were friendly. Food was average, normal pub food. I would go again, but it wouldn't be my first choice

Thank buttonsmum
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended by friends to try the pub as they use it when on holiday every year. The pub Is dog friendly which was great for us. Staff were very helpful and chatty. We went back to try the food a few days later. Highly recommend cooked well and not to badly priced. Would use again. Children and dog... More 

Thank lillykelly

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