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Castle Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
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1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44 1463 718178
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Icesun
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice pub just minutes from downtown Inverness. Bar food ok if not challenging. Real ales always on draught. Comfortable surroundings and friendly staff. Sitting out are for use in the summer.

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Thank Robert B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for a meal on a Monday afternoon, after a drive from seeing the beautiful Loch Ness. The place was quite steady at the time but I was served instantly. I ordered a medium-rare Rib-eye steak and WOW, it was perfectly cooked! Never had a steak so good in my life! It matched with the whisky sauce as well. Then... More 

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Thank Amielle A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubs & l popped in for a few drinks on a Sunday lunch time, there was a warm and friendly welcome & we we're made to feel right at home. There was a great selection of beers & the lunch menu looked amazing. Friendly locals, lovely atmosphere and fine views - a great traditional pub with lovely staff. Well worth... More 

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1 Thank Mary-Anne M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are outside benches with heaters but it is a bit exposed in Scottish winters so we squeezed inside. There was not a lot of room for 6 of us to sit together though. The beer was okay but we weren't made to feel especially welcome so moved on after a couple of pints.

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Thank KarenB1708
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As you know many restaurants don't serve food all day in the UK, luckily, we came across this pub which did. Friendly staff, great food. You have to street park, but that wasn't an issue. Great view from the pub as well.

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1 Thank Rio725
Worthing, United Kingdom
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295 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Does great and plentiful food from a simple menu as well as serving excellent quality beer. It's warm and cosy and has outside seating with a view of the castle. It's another friendly pub and we were certainly made to feel welcome. It was recommended to us by out guide on the Jacobite Tours coach and it's well worth seeking... More 

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1 Thank SteveHovington
Romford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this pub by chance when returning from a tour. Although it was crowded with locals we were still able to get a seat at a table to eat. Good old fashioned pub grub and the prices were more than reasonable. Also a good service by the staff. Despite the crowd we were still served promptly. It would appear that... More 

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2 Thank Stephen E
England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub was recommended to us by our tour guide to Loch Ness and we are so glad we did. Located centrally in Inverness opposite the castle. When we arrived it was quite busy and we had wanted to eat so they opened upstairs just for us! We weren't sure which ales to try so they bought little samples of... More 

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1 Thank Nicky C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best pub in inverness cracking food, staff and ales. Highly recommended to any visitor. Great in the summer outside and also cosy in winter. Do it!

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1 Thank Martyn R
Oxford, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice old building, centrally-located, serving typical good Scottish fayre. As other reviewers have noted, plenty of foreign languages to be heard if you eavesdrop. Good food and fine service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 718178

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