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The Castle Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Castle Street, Framlingham IP13 9BP, England
+44 1728 724033
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Castle Inn is situated in a lovely spot at the entrance to Framlingham Castle. Unfortunately, however, the location is the only good thing about this pub. Upon visiting Framlingham Castle on a Sunday we were pleasantly surprised to find what, on the outside, looked like a nice country pub offering a traditional roast lunch. We ordered our roasts (one... More 

1 Thank Pol198613
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped off at the castle after cycling to Framlingham and came away pretty disappointed. I ordered a roast lamb, and the waitress said that she thought there was only a couple of portions left but she would check and let us know if it was all out, we also ordered a beef roast and a latte and we're told... More 

Thank HugoEtc
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect much but what I got was incredibly disappointing after waiting an extra 30 minutes my below average chicken burger arrived the burger itself wasn't too bad but the chips where simply awful they came cold and were bland . The pub itself was just concrete and not very inviting

1 Thank Alex F
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a bite to eat after a walk around the castle and trail, very classic little pub with just enough drinks for the size of the place and lovely outside areas front and back. Had a homemade sausage roll which was beautiful and the other half had sandwiches and chips. They were more like thin fries where i... More 

Thank Jess O
Bideford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thats it.. just average..... staff were ok.... not overly chatty or welcoming. Ambience, ok.... place lacks real atmosphere. Food, we just had sandwiches and they were just ok... salad on the side had seen better days but all in all just ok.

Thank jwjoydays
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to Framlingham for a concert in the church, popped in here for a quick bite, situated next to the castle, pub was busy and had a friendly welcome, food as average fair, nothing to write home about, filled a hole, place was clean and tidy. Good place to wash down the dust after visiting the medieval castle. Incidentally recently... More 

Thank Cyberhopper
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

This was the worst food i have eaten in years. Tasted like value frozen mircowave meals. I have literately not even had an actual mircowave meal as tasteless and lacking as what we were served. I would definately not eat here again. The pub looks nice from the outside, but its quite dull and tired inside. I don't think this... More 

Thank Ann130585
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely pub with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff. However the food that we chose was disappointing, especially the chicken goujons which were really quite tasteless. The sandwiches delivered to the table next to us looked better.

Thank Izzie62
Tony M, Owner at The Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and we are glad you liked our pub. Your observation regarding our chicken goujons is spot on, chicken by it's nature is quite bland that is why we serve the goujons with sweet chilly sauce for those who want a more lively taste. They are also a starter hence the size and price of the... More 

Norwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

stopped here because the castle café was closed. Really nice place again with history. The food was very good and the staff friendly. would visit and eat here again

Thank John D
Tony M, Owner at The Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, it was certainly good to see you especially as you came so far. We hope you have a safe journey home and thank you for dropping by, kind regards Tony More 

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Visited on a very quiet Sunday evening with a charitable group of men for a game of poker, landlord very accommodating and friendly, quality, well kept local ales quaffed enthusiastically by members and separate room provided for the game. Many thanks from Suffolk Mavericks

1 Thank Jon A
Tony M, Owner at The Castle Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, it was a good night I enjoyed the event also. We will have to plan better next time so we can lay on some simple grub for you players. Best regards Tony. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 26
Bar, British, Pub
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Castle Street, Framlingham IP13 9BP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Framlingham
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 724033
A typical English country pub on the outskirts of Framlingham & next to Framlingham Castle, serving local ales in prim condition with pub type food and country food specials all sauced locally and produced in house. Tea and coffee with cakes is available if that is your preferred choice. Be assured a warm welcome awaits you.

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