We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Castle Drogo

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6PB, England
+44 1647 433306
Website
Today
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 33: English reviews
Cardigan, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

On a cold but sunny day a visit to the Castle via a delightful diversion to Fingle Bridge was an afternoon well spent. Whilst the Castle is undergoing major works and is encased in scaffolding and shrouded in white canvas there is more than enough to see and make it an interesting visit. The massive granite blocks in various states... More 

Helpful?
Thank bazwal
Devon, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

After walking for a couple of hours, we decided to stop for lunch in the cafe, luckily we found a table inside, and 3 of my party chose the light lunch of venison burger and I had chicken and mixed vegetable hotpot, very reasonably priced and the dishes were very tasty. The venison burger is sourced locally and the chef... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sc00byD0
Dulverton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Very disappointing behind the scenes tour of the castle - very little to see due to building work and guide's talk contained a number of inaccuracies. Poor value for money. Not v happy with cafe meal. Unpleasant rancid tasting bowl of soup. Overall a disappointing trip.

Helpful?
Thank Vicg77
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2016

worth a visit but will be please when the building work is completed and the display go back to normal

Helpful?
Thank Teresa P
Torquay, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

I took my 9 yr old son today for a visit, most of the scaffolding is down from the south side, we toured the house but unfortunately everything is still covered so hard to visualise what some rooms would look like but the guides are very helpful and informative, another visit next year for the house I think, the gardens... More 

Helpful?
Thank Lorraine S
south coast
Level Contributor
101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2016

If you don't mind paying NT prices there are plenty of tasty treats on offer. The cafe is clean and the staff very friendly. In good weather there is seating outside.

Helpful?
1 Thank Bigglesbabe
Torquay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed April 27, 2016

I really loved the food in this cafe and it was well presented. Priced as expected for a NT property. You need to time your visit well though as the service was a bit slow but there were plenty of seats though if it rains there could be a problem as a lot of the seating area is outside. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sue Y
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
408 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed April 21, 2016

We had not visited Castle Drogo for ten years and wanted to see how the renovation project was getting along. We visited early one morning and walked down to the castle through the lovely gardens. We had a chat to one of the gardeners who was knowledgeable and welcoming. Not much work appeared to be in progress at the castle,... More 

Helpful?
Thank kittyginger
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

We often come here as we live locally and it's a great place to have coffee or lunch after a good walk, the staff are always friendly and the food well cooked ! I had a great vegetable tagine with the best gluten free roll I've ever eaten! Their jacket potatoes are always good with generous fillings! My husband loves... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Shirley141250
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Whilst not a true castle, this is well worth a vist. The setting is stunning, and it is well worth walking down into the valley. The staff were particularly good, all taking a delight in sharing their love for the place.

Helpful?
1 Thank Patrick S

Travelers who viewed Castle Drogo also viewed

Brampford Speke, Exeter
Clyst St Mary, Exeter
 

Been to Castle Drogo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
British, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1647 433306

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Castle Drogo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?