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“Good ales, classic roast, one drawback”
Review of Castle Inn

Castle Inn
Ranked #202 of 691 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $6 - $13
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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299 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
“Good ales, classic roast, one drawback”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

We went for a Sunday roast, and found a charming, sprawling building, with a pleasant beer garden out back, full of families. There was an excellent selection of beers and ciders, including a half dozen from Adnam's, of Southwold. The young men who were bringing food to the tables were pleasant and efficient. The roast beef and roast lamb were tender and the vegetables were varied and not overcooked. We shared a delicious treacle sponge with vanilla ice cream. All in all, a classic English Sunday roast, exactly what we went for.
There is only one reason we won't be back often: Inside the pub it was impossible to get away from some annoying music being piped through speakers. Fortunately, it was a lovely day and we could eat in the garden, but we won't be going back unless we can sit outside. Obviously not everyone feels about "background" music the way we do, but it's a big place: The management should think about making one or two rooms music-free. Either that, or turn the music down. Way down.

  • Visited July 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Cambridge
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good value food in a classic pub”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

I use this pub regularly with family (well behaved children welcome here), and always enjoy the home made pub grub and Adnams beers. The burgers are good, but there's always healthy options.

The pub is just outside the centre but a pleasant 5 minute walk down to the riverside. It gets a good mix of customers, students, tourists and locals like us. Food is cheap for Cambridge, beer expensive, but the imported German beers are worth the extra.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Itchyfeet44
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Just a really nice pub”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

The Castle Inn is simply one of the best pubs in Cambridge and does some excellent pub food and excellent value for money. A good range of beers as well along with friendly and attentive staff.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank PhilHoward_12
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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293 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Recommended place”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Nice rrange of beers together with simple, but tasty pub food. service is quick, friendly and helpful, beer is good. Recommended place.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank bubak
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lunch”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Great food, great beer and good atmosphere. A truly fantastic lunch venue, a little out of the way for dinner and not really aimed at that market. But if you're near quayside at lunchtime well worth the hike up one of cambridge's only hills for lunch. One of the only pubs to serve Adnams bitters on tap too makes this a must for most.

Visited August 2012
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1 Thank Graham J
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