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The Castle Inn

Fore St, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park, England
+44 1822 820241
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (21 reviews)
“faggots” (9 reviews)
“beef” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Fore St, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A very good meal. Good service. Good beer. Reasonably priced. Booking is probably necessary at the weekend as it was very busy.

Thank KernowEngland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us visited after a curtailed walk of Lydford Gorge due to winter opening times, with the full length of the gorge walk not open. The car park is opposite the pub. We sat in the bar side which is not overly large but...More

Thank Tommy129
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the Castle Inn while looking for a dog friendly pub. Friendly staff and locals, great booths to sit in. Immaculately clean bathrooms, what’s not to like. Food was great it’s a must visit after a trek through the gorge.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Forgot to add a pic from my last visit and so I decided to add it here. The tomato quiche was absolutely lovely and the Tribute in perfect nick as ever.

2  Thank PSA F
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This is a real pub. Great atmosphere and warm welcome. Food was amazing. Great traditional steak pie, one of the best for many years. We will definitely ok barely Ty b we back

Thank Kernavalen
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I live in a nearby village and decided to have lunch at the Castle for the first time. We have occasionally had dinner there before so know the food can be good. No surprise at the lack of a friendly welcome by...More

1  Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Children are not aloud in th bar - you know that because the are several large signs telling you that. That is fine so we went to the restaurant as we wanted to eat anyway. We were shown to the dingy bit at the back...More

2  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

Great value and quality traditional food. Huge choice. Cosy setting. Friendly and helpful staff. A must if you’re exploring the area.

1  Thank abster_c
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to the Castle before about two years ago when we were told it did some of the best pies around. We were not dissapointed. This time around no surprise that we opted for beef and veg pie and chips. It arrived with...More

1  Thank JohnW2458
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Visited one lunchtime. Friendly staff, good beer and had a fantastic home cooked lunch. Chicken Pie and Fish Pie. Would definitely recommend this lovely Pub.

2  Thank 550bluebell
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Questions & Answers
Benjamin B
1 May 2018|
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Response from Rita W | Reviewed this property |
Would suggest that you do unless you arrive early as the pub is relatively small and it is the Bank Holiday weekend. Enjoy yourself whatever you decide.
10 September 2017|
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Response from Pixybelle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they allow dogs inside and out.
16 August 2015|
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Response from Sue B | Reviewed this property |
I can't honestly say, but don't remember seeing any options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fore St, Lydford, Dartmoor National Park, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Lydford
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 820241
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