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Downe Arms Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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3 High Street | Castleton, Castleton, North York Moors National Park, England
+44 1287 660223
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We'd booked the cosy little cottage opposite and called in to warm up while waiting for the key holder. There was a very warm welcome and they kept a lookout for our contact while starting a pint of excellent guest ale and sitting by the fire. No problem leaving the drinks while we checked in. When we returned there was... More 

Thank Martin R
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Downe Arms is just what you hope a local pub will be: friendly, and with a roaring fire in the traditional fireplace. As you would expect from a traditional, local pub, the menu had the expected pub fare - as a vegan, I usually cope in such situations by asking for salad and chips, but the chef did one... More 

Thank InnocentAbroad2013
Cottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Really enjoyed our stay here, ok the room was a little dusty but had everything we needed. Bed really comfy, quality bed linen and lots of hot water The evening meal was lovely and so was the breakfast and the request for butter instead of Flora was no trouble at all. Hope we will return sometime

Thank vickyheadley56
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

The Downe Arms has friendly owners and staff and a cosy little bar with lovely views from the back of the pub.Unfortunately the room we stayed in was very dated with lots of mould in the bathroom. The menu has no starters or deserts or healthy options for the mains. Unfortunately, it is not somewhere we would recommend or visit... More 

4 Thank Jondi64
Yvonne F, Owner at Downe Arms Inn, responded to this review

Disappointed, disappointed, disappointed!!!! Yes, that's the team response at The Downe Arms. The room you stayed in was bright, light and sunny, with a warm Fire red wall complemented by magnolia wall covering on the remaining walls. Top quality bedding ensures a good nights sleep, and the room is complemented with Tea and Coffee making facilities, biscuits, and toiletries. I... More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

Lovely location and could be a gem. Room was very dusty and in desperate need of a paint. Bathroom needed updating and the walls and ceiling was covered in black mold. The tiles were ingrained with dirt and soap scum. The breakfast was dreadful as everything had been deep fried, full of grease. The smell of fried food even came... More 

3 Thank Lady-PG-12
Yvonne F, Owner at Downe Arms Inn, responded to this review

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Why not have 2 swipes for the price of 1. You obviously think that writing a second review from a different email, for the same stay is fun, well if that is how you get your kicks, carry on. But not as one of our customers! I am not repeating myself, see the response... More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Wasn't too sure what to expect having read some previous reviews but when my wife and I visited we had a really nice meal promptly prepared and pleasantly presented. Would I go back is the acid test well yes I would.

1 Thank Malcolm J
Newark-on-trent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

You wonder where you are going when you on on the Yorkshire moors. The road is windy and steep but we'll worth the visit. The host is very welcoming and the rooms basic but very cozy clean and tidy. We felt well cared for. The breakfast was the best real thick bacon and proper butchers sausages. We had an evening... More 

Thank Penny B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Stayed here for a week on a late booking looking for a bit of peace and quiet. Really quiet pub most of the time with some really interesting beers (Bradfield Farmers Blueberry Ale being one of them). We were given a really friendly welcome by Yvonne and Jon, a comfortable room with all the usual facilities. The food is lovely... More 

Thank Helen B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Stayed here on business en route to Newcastle from the South.. Was pretty quiet but was given a warm welcome by the couple who run the place. My room was nice and very clean with great views towards the moor Stunning countryside surrounds the village of Castleton - Some of the best cycling county I have experience in the UK.... More 

Thank Simon B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2016

Had lunch here. We were the only two customers. Pub was dark and cold. Our meals were the worst we've had in a long time.

8 Thank JAMES H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 High Street | Castleton, Castleton, North York Moors National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  North York Moors National Park  >  Castleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1287 660223

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?