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The Castle Tavern

1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
+44 1463 718178
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“angus burger” (13 reviews)
“haggis” (70 reviews)
“cullen skink” (30 reviews)
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Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 View Place, Inverness IV2 4SA, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked there in the pouring rain and it was worth it. Our meals were amazing. The staff was very helpful and the whisky selection super.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great old pub with fantastic food! Antiques and history surround you in this old pub. Atmosphere is great!

Thank BD L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Just across the street from Inverness Castle, this pub was a nice find and somewhat hidden in plain view. There are lots of local patrons, bicyclists, and backpackers staying at the nearby hostel. The atmosphere was chill and laid back, and the bartenders were friendly....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted a relaxed pub night out, but there was no room in the bar so we ended up being seated upstairs. The food was ok, but not great. We had to ask about the ale selection. I would suggest waiting for space to open...More

Thank ChristineD20162016
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the bartenders. So down to earth. Service was good. Reservations suggested. Small seating upstairs. Enjoyed our food and atmosphere

1  Thank Maryellen R
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
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Sounds like you enjoyed. 1 Star ?

Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to restaurant for a meal with 2 Others . We ordered starters and main courses . I ordered the soup from the special board but when it was served it was substituted with another soup , when I questioned it was told the special...More

Thank Hugh A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best pub tucker ever. Venison superb Banoffee pie to die for.Ale superb.Staff extremely friendly and helpful what more can you say.

Thank M00nTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff. Lovely old pub. Lunchtime visit. Had a meal from specials board which was outstanding home made pub grub. Reasonably priced. Average portion size. Highly recommended!

Thank Carla K
Reviewed 1 week ago

had a lovely lunch in inverness while out walking this small town, definitely a typical local pub, paying more for the local flavor of the people then the flavor of the food. glutton for punishment and ordered a burger which took a long time to...More

Thank kerry19571125
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I am in Inverness I visit this pub! It has already become a tradition to drink Guinness and Whiskey there. And when I'm hungry, then Haggis! ;)

Thank Highlander W
James R, Owner at The Castle Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks, we look forward to welcoming you back.

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Questions & Answers
30 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
I saw dogs inside, but for details surely a quick email to them would confirm. For example most places allow in room but not eating areas.
1 September 2016|
Response from craig3558 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 00:30
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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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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