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The Castle Tavern

1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44 1463 718178
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“angus burger” (13 reviews)
“haggis” (72 reviews)
“cullen skink” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here for a traditional Scottish dinner and wasn’t disappointed. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had haggis and mussels, both which were brilliant. Very reasonable prices with a great selection of local spirits and beers.

Thank holmesymusic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just what we needed! We wanted an authentic pub to watch the rugby (scotland v France), get some food, have a beer and relax after a flight from Bristol. Perfect pub. Very welcoming, busy for the rugby but found a table. Wholesome pub grub and...More

Thank James S
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi James, Glad you managed to find a table, the bar does get extremely busy on match days. Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Funny and welcoming staff. Highly recommend one of the best meals we had while staying in town.

Thank dkf67
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such a lovely review. Thank you! Haste ye back

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely love this place. We travelled 6 plus hours to visit the area and we made sure to have our dinner here. The food is outstanding and the staff are fantastic!!!! We would give more stars, if we could. I can't wait until we...More

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James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow. So kind! We loved having you! Looking forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun casual spot for a drink or a meal. The restaurant is located along the River Ness and easy to find. The service was great and our waiter was so friendly and charismatic. He made very good recommendations. The cullen skink was...More

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James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed! Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little bar, nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. Great selection of beers and staff happy to allow samples. Did not eat but it looked amazing.

Thank pauljam0
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! Always happy to provide samples of our real ales ;-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food across the Ness from the castle. We only ate there twice but both were exception! Going back this year!

Thank beckysplace
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. Looking forward to welcoming you back later in the year! Kind regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite to eat. Issue with one of the starters but was handled beautifully by the staff. Not put off at all. Despite the fact that one of the starters was cold... the soup definitely made up for it. Would most...More

Thank 869tonij
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi 869tonij, Sorry to hear one of the starters was cold. Glad we made up for it with the soup. Hope to see you back soon Brian On behalf of owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at The Castle Tavern. The staff are very friendly and the food is freshly prepared. Selection of drinks is fine, too. Will revisit if ever in Inverness!

Thank Calibretto
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review, Hope to see you again! Brian On behalf of Owner

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today for lunch with my other half. We both had the Cullen skink which was lovely and the biggest bowl of soup I’ve had in a while. We both then had the caramel mocha cheesecake which again was very satisfying. Both of the...More

Thank 837karen1980
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. Our Cullen Skink always goes down well, as does our daily homemade cheesecakes. Kind regards Brian On behalf of owner

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1 July 2017|
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Response from James R | Property representative |
Hi Sue, We do indeed, and even provide treats and water for your dog. As a family run establishment, and we all have dogs so know the importance of being able to have our pets with us. Only thing we ask is to be mindful... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Highlands  >  Inverness
  • Phone Number: +44 1463 718178
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Description
Built in the mid 1700’s, The Castle Tavern has kept its traditional feel and charm from centuries past. Not only does it overlook the River Ness, the Tavern sits across from the Inverness Castle and the start/finish of the Great Glen Way trail. You can no doubt enjoy some of the best views Inverness has to offer. The venue boasts a bar, first floor restaurant and a beer garden. A Real Ale bar and restaurant serving freshly prepared food made from the best locally sourced ingredients (daily specials available).
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