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The Castle Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
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Kings Road, Llandovery SA20 0AP, Wales
+44 1550 720343
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have loved the food at the Castle and have always found it to be of a very high standard. Unfortunately, there must have been a change of chef or some other problem behind the scenes. On Saturday the 12th November 2016, we went for a meal, fully expecting it to be up to the usual high... More 

Thank nige699
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal and friendly waitress. The bar area was occupied by some lively parties but we were offered a quieter seating area and it was fine. The food was nice, although my medium to well done steak was more medium to rare. Very attentive staff though.

Thank Tanlins
AnnaReed, Manager at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

It can get noisy in the bar sometimes but we like to think that the Rugby Teams add to the charm. Apologies for the over sight on the steak - if this was last Friday, we were extremely busy and we can perhaps forgive chef one error on this occasion. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I don't usually review places but after reading some of the bad reviews I thought I'd speak out. I have been back here for the Sunday lunch a few times now with friends and it's been good every time. The gravy is bang on but what makes me want to come here over other places is the dish of roasted... More 

Thank Dylan D
AnnaReed, Manager at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for that - it can get a bit soul destroying after a while !!! There are discerning diners out there after all !! ;0) See you next time. More 

Sutton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Well having read other reviews i think we must have been in a different hotel. Upon arrival, with 3 dogs we were warmly welcomed. Nothing was too much trouble. Room was large, cleanand very comfortable and had full bathroom. Enjoyed dinner in the bar and breakfast was just right. 4 days on and staff were just as friendly and helpful.... More 

Thank Papillon71
AnnaReed, Manager at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad to hear it ! & your dogs are truly adorable ! More 

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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Went here for Sunday lunch. Had to wait outside on table till they'd sorted everything out for us as booked table wasn't ready . Glum looking staff. Starters came out all at different times . Beef in roast pretty much rare . Table next to us sent there's back due to the beef being too rare . One of our... More 

Thank micky8383
AnnaReed, Owner at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us. I believe that your table was ready but the name on the booking caused (brief) confusion. We serve our Roast Beef medium Rare as is the convention but will cook it to Well Done if requested. It does not sound as if this was our finest hour however... More 

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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Three of us came here for a mid-week lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it. Friendly service, a good choice of food, delicious meals and a nice pint of beer. We'll be back!

Thank David_B_Bristol
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

The serving staff were very friendly at this restaurant and we enjoyed a family meal here. Some of the seating was benches which wasn't a very comfortable way to spend the evening! I think a few more veggie options on the menu would have bumped this up to a 'very good'. The building itself is beautiful and fun just to... More 

Thank Sophie P
AnnaReed, Manager at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

As a fellow veggie I would agree that more choice would be nice but we are short supply in this part of the world and demand establishes the supply of choice. The benches are in the bar & cwtch areas, dining chairs are available in the restaurant, I'm not quite sure about the wedding business. It is our policy to... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Hotel seems quite nice and decor was lovely. We had drinks in the lounge area but the seating was not that comfortable. Free WiFi was a bonus.

Thank Bev E
Wickford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Limited on a Sunday evening for places to eat nearby so drove 20 mins to here. Both had the steak burger with bacon and cheese. Very filling but burger was greasy and made the bun soggy. The chips soaked in dripping were nice. Garlic bread wasnt that good. Prices were reasonable. Couple of local ales were very good. Restaurant was... More 

Thank pete3lions
AnnaReed, Manager at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back - your complaints will be looked into. More 

London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Like the previous reviewer, had great memories of when we were last here and couldn't wait to come here again whilst we were in the area. What a disappointment. Very average food completely overpriced, no atmosphere, what a shame, shame, shame. We won't be returning here.

Thank sue_8459
AnnaReed, Manager at The Castle Hotel Restaurant, responded to this review

Again, really sorry about your poor experience, I suspect that this was the same day as the previous review and it shows that as they say you are only as good as you last service. Our food is generally well received, this was an off day - no excuse but we will strive to ensure that there is no repeat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kings Road, Llandovery SA20 0AP, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Carmarthenshire  >  Llandovery
  • Phone Number: +44 1550 720343

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