by Rich - written on 09/01/13
After looking all over Castleton for a nice place to eat. We chose the castle in based on the menu and the inviting present of the pub. With boards with customer reviews on the wall looked very promising. After returning in the evening there was no one too seat us at our table and had to obtain our own menus from another ... Read the complete review
by Mike - written on 29/08/10
Difficult to say other than appalling. The barmaid looked and behaved as though she had not slept for a week and would rather be somewhere else. The food took ages to appear and was poor, both in appearance and taste. We had to ask where it was after waiting for 45 minutes. When my gammon and chips arrived the chips were cold. Really a lovely location let down by poor service and an indifferent attitude on the part of the staff.
by JACQUI BLAND - written on 09/08/10
My husband and I dined here whilst staying in Castleton for our wedding anniversary. The service was really good and the food came quickly and tasted delicious. We shared a tasty platter for our starter which included duck liver pate, my husband didn't eat much of it, but I did. The mains were lovely and so were the puds. However, that night we were both very ill throughout the night and spent the night in the bathroom, I was worse than my husband and when we thought about it, realised it could only be the pate that we both had eaten. When telling the Manager the next day he queried the time that the illness had started, even though it was confirmed by our G.P. We both found their attitude uncaring and lacking sympathy. We were also, not given an apology.
by - written on 03/06/10 (Useful, 170 readings)
The Castle Inn, Castleton, Derbyshire is a particular favourite of mine and I have been there on numerous occasions for either lunch or dinner. The Castle Inn is situated in the main part of Castleton, opposite the information centre and is a traditional country pub that is also steeped in history. It has many seating areas ... Read the complete review
by Emma - written on 18/01/10
We travelled here from Wakefield for a family get together. We weren't disappointed. Ordering was quick and easy and all 10 of us were served our main course at the same time (which is a rarity at other establishments). With open fires and a relaxed atmosphere, we didn't feel rushed as the pub filled up at lunchtime. The food was lovely. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/07/09 (Useful, 174 readings)
Whilst mapping the area I had the pleasure of living in the Castleton/Edale region for 6 weeks and the Castle Inn was one of the nicest public houses in the area. If you are visiting the area what you must understand is that it is a touristy area as you have the Blue John mines, the lovely village of Castleton, the start of the Pennine ... Read the complete review
by DKW - written on 07/04/08
I had a quite forgettable dining experience at The Castle on 3rd April. It is the type of venue I would not care to recommend. Although it 'looks the part', a warm and friendly country pub, stone flooring, beamed ceilings and resident ghosts, I was less than impressed with the standard of cooking. The warmth of the open fires contrasted markedly with the somewhat frosty demeanour of the lady who took the food orders and delivered them, sans smile, to the table. Whilst my partner's meal, cod in a tangy tomato sauce served with a selection of vegetables, was tasty and seemed freshly prepared, my choice of fish pie had obviously been microwaved for a minute too long. I was, though, quite relieved that 'Mein Hostess', when greeting and serving her customers, was not tempted to smile. A cracked face does not make pleasant viewing whilst one dines!