The Castle Inn, Spofforth

35 High Street, Spofforth, United Kingdom, HG3 1BQ
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Opening Information

Brunch is served from 8am until 12noon each day.
Our kitchen closes at 10pm Monday to Saturday and at 9pm on a Sunday.

Facilities
  • Accommodation
  • Well Behaved Children Welcome
  • Bar
  • Business Lunch
  • Children's Menu available
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Free WiFi
  • Private Dining
  • Easy Access
  • Disabled Access

About The Castle Inn, Spofforth

The Castle Inn is a lovely pub restaurant that offers excellent food, a fine selection of drinks and a very warm welcome. You can enjoy meals in a relaxed bar, lovely dining room and covered courtyard.

Expect dishes influenced by the seasons, with high quality ingredients sourced from local suppliers. Our main menu is available from 12noon Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a delicious Roast day with additional fish, vegetarian and 'Special' dishes to choose from.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British, Brunch, Dessert, Fish, Steak
Dress Code: Casual,Smart Casual,Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Beautiful small private dining room

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Nice environment but the food service was very slow (we waited one and half hours for our food to arrive). Staff friendly and apologetic and did acknowledge the delay. A discount was offered which we appreciated. Food quality only average. Hoping this was an isolated incident.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Loverly night out for a nice meal different from your normal pub would go back again

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Visited On Saturday, 21 December 2019

We stayed at The Castle on the 21st of December in the Skipton room which was very comfortable and tastefully decorated.We also booked a table for a meal and although the restaurant was busy with xmas parties the service and food was excellent .We will definitely be going back later this year,it is a very warm and welcoming place.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Despite having pre-ordered 22 meals the day prior to the meal which was booked in at 1pm the food didn't start to arrive until an hour later! 2pm!! 12 of our party were children, that despite the lack of food were extremely well behaved. Even then the adults were served first and most had finished their meals before the kids were even served theirs.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 January 2020

5 star Sunday lunch. Outstanding service.

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Thank you for your very positive review Claire. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Wednesday, 15 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

We used the castle twice over the Christmas holiday period once for a party of 22 people and once for a party of 10. The large party was just before Christmas and the smaller party was just after Christmas. On both occasions everything went well, the staff were delightful, and were very helpful all the time; and the food was good. We would like to thank the manager and his staff for making both occasions really enjoyable and memorable. A big thanks to Adam and all the staff. The Costas

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

Served with friendly welcome by Molly Farmer. She was an excellent efficient waitress who delivered delicious meals to our table 71. We had a great menu selection and i highly recommend The Castle Inn .. excellent atmosphere brilliant place to visit . Huge thanks and especially to Molly Farmer .

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Dear Ann - Molly and the team will love knowing you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Lovely atmosphere, wonderful staff! We were looked after well and made to feel special. Great way to bring in the new year

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Dear Lawrence - Thank you for being with us on New Year's Eve. We are very pleased to know you enjoyed celebrating here. Happy New Year from us all.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The food, service and rooms were all excellent. Your general manager, Adam, was really welcoming, friendly and informative. We Will definitely be back. Thank you.

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Dear Eleanor - It is lovely to know you plan to return. Thank you for your feedback. Adam and the team will look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Thank you for a wonderful evening. It was great to have a private room to use for a family get together. Food was excellent and service brilliant

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Dear Jane - Both our Front of House and Kitchen Teams will be thrilled to know you enjoyed your special gathering. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Really welcoming staff and lovely place to dine. Only suggestion would be to introduce a vegan option on the menu. Otherwise, fantastic and would definitely recommend to others!

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Dear Freya - Many thanks for your suggestion which I will pass to our senior team. We are very grateful for your positive feedback. Best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Lovely family lunch after Christmas. Great service and all with a smile and chat.

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We are very pleased to know you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Everything was very good but I do feel that the prices are a little high for the starters and main courses. Kids dessert options are a but confusing as well.

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Dear Rebecca - Thank you for your constructive feedback. We regularly review our menus and will use your and other customers' comments to inform changes we make in the near future. Regards, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Friday, 27 December 2019

The bar is chaotic with one person serving while very busy. There were enough staff in the restaurant but no coordination, standing around not knowing what to do as a private room was being setup when we arrived at the desk. Food was just OK. The teak Tables are stained and sticky, could do with a good scrub or sand. Not nearly as good as when it opened. Won’t be back.

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Dear Lorna - I am sorry you visit wasn't as good as it should have been. Thank you for taking the time to let us know what needed to be better. I shall make sure our senior team is alerted so that our very high standards can be maintained at all times. Regards, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Service was great on Christmas Day, nice meal, full to the brim when we left.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

The service and general hospitality was good and the food satisfactory, however the fish starter and sprouts were over cooked .... whilst we had a most enjoyable time we thought it expensive at £90 per head.

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Dear Amanda - We are very grateful for your feedback. We are currently reviewing every aspect of Chrismas Day and I will be sharing your feedback with our senior team so we can make appropriate changes for next year. Many thanks and best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Despite the place being relatively quiet on Christmas Eve afternoon service was incredibly slow. Disappointing.

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Dear Gill - We are very grateful for your feedback which I shall pass to our General Manager. We want to make sure we offer a high level of service throughout the day, and the reasons behind this slip in our standards will be looked in to. Very best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

Great service, lovely food and a great setting. Will definitely return.

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Dear Chris - We are very pleased to know you plan to return. Many thanks for your feedback and best wishes from us all.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

What a lovely evening , really nice pub , staff and food

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Many thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again in the near future. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Tuesday, 07 January 2020
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Visited On Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The only negative comment I have is around the booking system. I booked for what I thought was 7.30 pm and it turns out it was 7.30am! Fortunately we were able to get in. Whilst I realise this was my error I understood it happen quite often. I think the booking form needs to be made clearer, maybe split the options ie Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner bookings.

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Dear Deborah - Thank you for your constructive feedback which I will pass to our software designers. Meanwhile, I am very pleased to know the team were able to look after you and that you enjoyed your visit. Very best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 19 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

The staff went out of their way to make my wife’s 40th a great occasion. Many thanks to Jordan, Fran and the team.

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We are so pleased your very special celebration was a success. Thank you for your message which will be passed to the whole team. Best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 19 December 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 15 December 2019

Fantastic Place. We went with a large party of adults and kids, we pre-ordered our food which was all excellent. we got upgraded to a private dining room which was lovely. the atmosphere and service was fantastic. We will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

First time we have been since the refurb. Very impressed and we will be back soon.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 December 2019

I booked a table for lunch ar 12.30 but our food didn’t arrive until 2.20. The waitresses were apologetic as it wasn’t their fault and we weren’t charged for our drinks but it was definitely an unacceptable wait. There was a large party in a side room and the kitchen obviously couldn’t cope. If that is the case you shouldn’t book tables you are unable to deal with. It was a pity because the food, when it did finally arrive was good.

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Dear Hilary - I am very sorry you had to wait too long for your food. Thank you for letting our Front of Team know you appreciated their efforts - and for confirming that when they did arrive, your meals were good. We will review our bookings at the time of your visit and will look at what we needed to do better. Regards, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 19 December 2019
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