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“Berwick going to Seed”
Review of The Castle

The Castle
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $39
Cuisines: European
Description: We are a friendly Hotel with public Bar and Restaurant. We have a 2 course lunch available from Mon-Fri from 11:30am - 2:30pm for £5.95.meals are available from 11:30am- 2:30pm and evening service from 5:30pm-9:30pm 7 days a week. We also cater for functions/meetings.
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Description: We are a friendly Hotel with public Bar and Restaurant. We have a 2 course lunch available from Mon-Fri from 11:30am - 2:30pm for £5.95.meals are available from 11:30am- 2:30pm and evening service from 5:30pm-9:30pm 7 days a week. We also cater for functions/meetings.
York, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Berwick going to Seed”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Five of us visited Berwick on a cycling trip along the coast from Newcastle to Edinburgh.
Friday night in Berwick is dire, grotty pubs and empty shops.
We ended up at the Castle, ordered 2 pints of Doom Bar and 1 pint of the Blonde beer.
We got 1 pint of Doom Bar and 2 pints of Blonde, and the barman argued the toss!
Five of us entered an empty restaurant and ordered 3 Fish & Chips and 2 Smoked Haddock on Mash.
We got (you guessed it) 3 Smoked Haddock and 2 Fish & Chips.
We gritted our teeth and just ate it.
As we finished our meal the chef emerged from the kitchen in dirty T shirt, hoody and baseball cap. If we'd seen him before we ordered we'd have left straight away.
This place needs a swift kick up the you know what and some staff training, otherwise, well, it's on it's way out.

  • Visited June 2013
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Edinburgh
Level 6 Contributor
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Stops serving food at 8.30pm on Saturday's”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews on here we decided to go here tonight. We arrived at 8.35 , stood around in the restaurant waiting to be seated for 5 minutes then went into the bar. We were then told they stopped serving food at 8.30. We ended up having a very nice Chinese instead. Won't bother going back here.

Visited April 2013
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2 Thank chickleg
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“nice meal”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

our meals were very nice, hot and well presented.i loved the homemade cheescake with ice cream thank you

Visited March 2013
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Thank Becky n
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York, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Must in Berwick”
Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Castle is mentioned in a lot of Berwick's history and by locals, so I knew I had to have dinner there at least once during my weekend stay. I am so glad that I did! The food was amazing - I got a classic steak pie and was not disappointed. They have a good range of beers and wines, and very prompt and friendly service. I sat in the dining room, which wasn't as lively as the pub, but still had a very nice atmosphere. The prices were totally affordable, and the dessert was amazing!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank totoro1392
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Glendale, AZ
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“3 Nights in a row!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

We actually ate at The Castle 3 nights in a row. This restaurant happened to be located right across the street from our hotel so it made it very convenient. After having such a great meal the first night we ended up going back every night. We never had a bad meal.

Visited September 2012
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Thank RetiredFF
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