My wife and I dined here after a visit to Dirleton Castle. The staff were initially very welcoming showing us to the last available table and presenting us with our menus.
After a while we ordered our food and more drinks. Our server said she'd bring us some complimentary bread with our drinks. 10 minutes later, none of these had arrived, but after a gentle reminder we got our drinks.
Our main meals came (still no bread) and they were OK. My spaghetti dish was average, but my wife's Cajun chicken burger was just a burger of chicken breast with a sprinkling of spices, it didn't seem particularly well marinated. The 'real' chips were undercooked and oily.
The food was edible, but for over £11 per dish we expected a bit better. This establishment is clearly catering for a captive market (castle visitors), and the prices reflect this. Now they just need to up the quality and value to match.
I would go back, but only if I was very hungry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle Inn is a family run coaching inn overlooking the village green and the 12th century Dirleton Castle. All rooms are ensuite with flat screen TV and full free wireless internet access. We have a Bistro and a Restaurant serving award winning food all day every day from noon with last orders at 9:00 pm. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Castle Hotel Dirleton
- The Castle Inn Dirleton, Scotland