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
  • Outside Seating Area
  • 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 Monday, 11 November 2019

Thank you so much for allowing us to use your facilities. The lunches were great as were the tea & coffee. Andy

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

We had a really comfortable and relaxing birthday lunch here, with great food and service. Thanks to all the staff, you were great.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

The waitress we had was excellent, attentive but not overly, helpful and friendly, a lovely smile, she made us feel welcome. The food was delicious especially the main course. It was quiet on Friday when we visited but the atmosphere was still good. We’ve been before and will definitely visit again, thank you

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

No Timothy Taylor beer was a disappointment, but still a very pleasant lunchtime

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Visited On Sunday, 03 November 2019

Our table was not ready for the time we booked and we had to wait 20 minutes. The service was particularly slow when it came to asking if we would like drinks etc and then when we actually ordered they took a considerable amount of time to arrive. The starters and children’s meals were very good but we then had a very long wait for our mains- we had been at the table well over an hour by the time they arrived. The Sunday lunch itself was nice and the meat was nice- however the accompanying side veg was bland and cold, the cauliflower cheese was hard and didn’t have much taste to it. We were planning on having dessert but due to the time everything was taking we couldn’t as we had somewhere to be. We left feeling a little disappointed with our experience.

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Dear Katherine - I am very sorry your Sunday lunch was not as good as it should have been. Thank you for alerting us to what needed to be better. We will urgently review what we needed to improve. Regards, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Absolutely fantastic evening, everything was perfect. Huge thank you to Fran, Adam and the rest of the team.

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Dear Mrs Bruce - I shall make sure your thanks are passed to Fran, Adam and the whole of the team. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 07 November 2019
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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

We enjoyed our visit very much, the staff were most accommodating.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Food was good, however service was very slow due to restaurant being very full and staff where stretched to their limits!

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

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Visited On Friday, 25 October 2019

We had a lovely stay at the Castle, food was lovely, very generous portions - recommend the ribs and sticky toffee pud! Breakfast was cracking, although can’t promise all visitors will get to have theirs whilst watching England beat the All Blacks 😉

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Loved the cook up from fresh food. Not sure if fish pie ordered in but the ? milk in the sauce tasted off. Had a lovely burger after that though. Would still go back.

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Dear Linda - Our Fish Pies are also freshly made by our team. But thank you for alerting us to the fact that you did not like the taste. We hope to see you again. Regards, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 24 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Lovely food, nice wine. Staff attentive to our needs.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Thank you so much for an absolutely brilliant evening. I’m so pleased we came to you to celebrate my sisters 40th birthday. The service was top notch, the food was wonderful and the atmosphere so lovely. I would really recommend and can’t wait to go back. Thank you.

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Dear Sarah - Our whole team will be thrilled to read your feedback. Thank you for choosing to celebrate here and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Thursday, 17 October 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 10 October 2019

Super Location. Jedes Zimmer anders! Wir waren schon weitergereist und haben extra noch mal eine zweite Nacht gebucht, weil das Restaurant so toll war. Super coole Mitarbeiter und besonders der Chef-Koch.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Can’t wait to go back

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 October 2019

Staff are always super friendly and always make us feel welcome. Came here to celebrate our wedding in June, the castle inn couldn't do enough to make sure our day was perfect in every way. One of the chefs even stayed the night to bake our wedding cake for the next morning.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Sadly disappointed with our visit overall; we specifically pre-ordered in advance 12 of the 17 guests meals via email as requested, so that food could be prepared in advance, one of which was a child’s sausage and mash, only to be informed by staff after some time, that there was no mash left. Said child was given an alternative option of chips. The children’s pasta dishes, the pasta was somewhat overcooked. 2 adult main meals, ordered on the day, had an unusual ‘metallic’ taste resulting in one of the meals being returned and an alternative meal being provided. One adults ‘pre-ordered’ meal was not accounted for at all and subsequently resulted in that person enduring quite a lengthy delay in getting their substituted meal choice served. Whilst we can’t fault the waitressing staff at all, for their efforts in offering alternative meal choices and being very approachable and helpful, all in all, we did not believe the overall inadequate food service we received warranted such a hefty service charge of £40+. Sadly on this occasion, we felt somewhat let down with the overall lack of organisation with our pre-ordered meal choices (which again were pre-ordered, to help prevent such issues arising) and would regrettably not dine at The Castle Inn, in the future.

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Dear Sasha - Thank you for taking the time to alert us to what needed to be much better for your group booking. Your feedback will be dicussed by our senior team and we will take appropriate action. Very best wishes, Sam Roffe, The Castle Inn.

Responded On Thursday, 10 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Great Sunday dinner. Nice atmosphere and good with kids.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Very nice, will return

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Lovely place, delicious food and friendly staff, thank you.

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Your thanks will be shared amongst the team and we hope to see you again soon Caroline. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Thursday, 03 October 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Fabulous place

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Amazing service from start to finish and made my birthday really very special. Thank you!!

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And thank you for choosing to celebrate here with us Amanda. We hope to see you again very soon. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Thursday, 03 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

A beautiful cosy room with a great bath. Staff were so helpful and friendly. Shoutout to Adam and Fran! Thank you all, we will be back!

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Dear James, Adam, Fran and the team will be thrilled to know you enjoyed being here. Thank you for your review. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Thursday, 03 October 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Always fantastic at the Castle. We live in Ireland and visit Yorkshire 4/5 times a year and always make sure we for a visit in.

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Dear Sheila - Thank you for returning to visit us. We will look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes from us all.

Responded On Thursday, 03 October 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 12 September 2019

We had a brilliant stay at the castle inn the rooms were very comfortable, and the food was excellent and good value for money . The staff were all very friendly and helpful will definitely return .

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