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“A taste of the Med in Mid Wales”
Review of The Castle bar and grill - CLOSED

The Castle bar and grill
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Description: Under new management open 12pm till late
Restaurant details
Description: Under new management open 12pm till late
Rhayader, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A taste of the Med in Mid Wales”
Reviewed September 10, 2011

Whether you are a resident or a visitor to Rhayader, the Castle Restaurant and Bars is well worth a visit. Mallorcan born professional chef Sebastian and his wife Wendy run the kitchen, and offer a wide ranging menu that will suit any taste.
The menu includes excellent grills, pasta, salads, paella, a variety of fish dishes and such specials as rabbit with onions, cod vizcaina and chicken Manchega (wrapped in panchetta and served with a roquefort-based sauce). If you have a liking for whole fish, the grilled sea bass is well worth a try.
There is a good selection of drinks including real alesnand very reasonably priced wines by the bottle or glass. Service is friendly and professional. We have had many meals here and have never been disappointed.
In all, highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2011
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Rogiet, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed July 24, 2011

We had Welsh Black Rump Steak which was absolutely superb. Cooked to perfection with great friendly service - We would definately recommend this place to everyone. You can either dine in the Lounge Bar or in the Restaurant so it's up to you.

  • Visited July 2011
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Moscow, Russia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Food with a Spanish twist - the Castle Rhayader”
Reviewed June 13, 2011

I recently had a great meal at this pub with its own separate dinning room. situated at the main cross roads in Rhayader, right next to the Clock, the place does not look that enticing from the outside, but the food was great, we had 3 starters between 4, can highly recommend, the grilled Mushrooms, the Med salad and the Jamon Serrano. We had Paella and one of the daily specialities for the main course, all super delicious and FRESH, the guy who runs it is apparently a qualified chef and it definately shows.

  • Visited June 2011
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2 Thank helenemoscow
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UK wide
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“Sick of 'pub-grub'? You'll fnd something fresh to try here!”
Reviewed April 29, 2011

We would recommend The Castle for locals or visitors - the Chef and his family will give you a warm welcome whichever you are!

The menu has loads of variety (inspired by the Chef's Spanish roots) - from fish, paella or pasta, to really good steaks - it is a REALLY refreshing change to the usual cheap-and-overcooked-pub-grub..

The Castle has Bar, Lounge and Restaurant areas. They are decorated in quite a traditional style, and the advantage is you can pop in for a pint, or a sandwich, or a meal - lunch or dinner - and have the choice of a comfy table for 2, or to be in the restaurant, or to have a room for 20 - depending on your mood or needs.

Prices are really about average - and we would say it is actually great VALUE FOR MONEY for the fresh, quality, varied restaurant menu, comfort and friendly service you get in return!

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank TheknowledgeUKwide
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