Castle Tavern

Mayor: AshtonMcCobb (2) | Taps: 6 casks |
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
WingmanWillis  (1465) , England | November 11, 2016
Visited on 29th October 2016. Arranged to meet my travelling companions in this venue. Itís a nice old place and oddly shaped. Patio out front, some of which is covered and Iím sure they had blankets to keep you warm. Big screens add a modern touch but sitting outside in the evening sun with a nice view of Inverness seemed a decent plan. Decent range of cask beer from local breweries plus a few from a bit further afield. Beer was well kept, decently priced and after the 2 hr bus journey from Fort WIlliam, some welcome refreshment. Nice old pub. Recommended.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb  (188) Edinburgh, Scotland | September 27, 2016
A lovely local a stoneís throw from the picturesque River Ness. Well kept cask even if most of the selection wasnít new to me! A great bench seating area outside. Locals claim Inverness is the sunshine capital of Scotland though Iíve heard that of Dundee and Kirkcaldy too. The sort of place you would be delighted to hang out in during your retirement years.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
orph23  (36) , Germany | April 9, 2016
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Velkyal  (78) Gordonsville, Virginia | July 28, 2014
Fantastic little pub just behind Inverness Castle, shock horror. Staff are knowledgeable and attentive, and the selection was good, and seemingly well kept when it came to the cask conditioned ales. The outdoor seating is delightful, as is the inside bar. A wonderful place that would be my local if I lived in Inverness.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
McWorta  (156) , Luxembourg | July 22, 2013
Nicely set pub with some outdoor places. Usually several cask beers on with friendly staff. Food is pretty spot on for an acceptable price. Overall good place to put your feet up in the afternoon or a bit of a craig during the evening.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub  (1011) Banbury, England | June 21, 2013
Cracking pub just out of the centre of town by the castle (unsurprisingly). Nice and relaxed with a good range of local beers all kept extremely well on our visits. Terrific service at all times, they even went out of their way to help us watch the Cricket with England in the semi final against South Africa. The best food we had during our stay too. Simply our favourite pub in the area, particularly on the patio area at the front.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois  (1031) Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, England | March 16, 2013
Visited in April í09 whilst staying at the hostel just up the hill. 4 or 5 cask beers all Scottish micros all in good condition. We drank here on a Saturday around 5pm and the place was lively in terms of trade. We managed to bag a table on the patio area outside. Service was decent, nice little boozer, reccomended.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Scopey  (668) Croydon, England | August 29, 2012
A small, traditional, well-kept Scottish pub located near Inverness "castle". Inside is cosy and usually rather busy. Outside there is a pleasant patio area. They have 6 casks on offer from a variety of Scottish breweries, both large and small, a highlight being those from Cromarty. Most of the beers were bitters however, I would have like to have seen a dark beer or two! They also do 3x third pints for the same price as a pint, which is good for a ticker! Service was friendly and prices decent. I definitely would frequent this place if I lived in Inverness.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (741) Tampere, Finland | March 2, 2012
Cozy relaxed atmosphere. 4 casks. Some taps. Excellent location. Nice view from the patio. Nice place. Best in Inverness (The Blackfriars was closed on Sun night).
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
alagnak  (90) Littleton, Colorado | August 3, 2011
Great traditional pub - smallish indoor seating area and great outdoor terrace overlooking the castle (also a dining room upstairs that I didnít visit). 6 Real ale taps rotating local and UK beers. All 6 were well cared-for and tasty when I visited. Food was surprisingly good. I was in Inverness for 3 days and managed to visit here 4 times, as it is quite convenient and, well, I couldnít come up with a hugely compelling reason to go elsewhere (though I would have made it to Blackfriars, but theyíre closed Sundays). Will return.

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