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The Castle Inn

63 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EE, England
+44 1929 480208
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (30 reviews)
“guinea pigs” (19 reviews)
“oysters” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
63 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EE, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a cracking little pub that clearly has an excellent chef who cooks traditional food and offers excellent choice. The presentation and creativity of the puddings reflects the attention to detail often lost in pub chains that populate the Dorset tourist hotspots. The beer...More

Thank BurlsGurth
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a non-gastro pub in Corfe. There isn't one, but look no further than the Castle Inn. Friendly, relaxed pub with the most exceptional Shellfish Chouder I have ever had. This is something special. Was a bit wary initially but any doubts totally...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were down here for the Swanage Blues Festival, but decided to come to Corfe on the steam train for Sunday Roast. We had booked The Castle Inn in advance and glad we did as they were running out of all their roast dinners by...More

Thank Gurner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not as good as our last visit in April...slow service,my scampi was soggy in the middle,peas,Luke warm,not cooked properly,other members of our party said their food was "ok", nothing to rave about...disappointed,,won't hurry back. And Katherine Jenkins on a loop system!,

Thank bridgetScotland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent, rather large evening meal, the beer was good Didn't like the lighting and music! Service was good and friendly

Thank Francis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a visit to the castle ruins and the village. It was a pleasant day so my husband and I decided to sit in the garden. Unfortunately as I went to pick my wine glass up I knocked it over, losing most of the...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place on a rainy Sunday at the beginning of October, it was busy for a Sunday evening. The place is beautiful with fairy lights everywhere and an open fire place. It seemed like a family run business which is lovely. I had pie...More

Thank MyIslandGirl95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want somewhere for a great Sunday roast in a gorgeous little pub, this is definitely one to try. All the fairy lights across the ceiling make it really special and even better when decorated for Christmas. I've visited a few times and have...More

Thank emmadilemma789
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this quaint little pub in Corfe Castle after our visit to the Dorset waterpark. We were made welcome the minute we walked in, although we were early, our table was ready for us. We had a choice of locally produced meats and chose...More

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the castle tonight to round off our holiday as we usually do. We were not disappointed! Hake served on a creamy chowder. Heaven on a plate! Said it before but its true, these guys know how to cook fish!! Welcome and service excellent...More

Thank Sandra H
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Nearby Attractions
Dorset Waterpark
1,002 reviews
1.05 km away
Corfe Castle
2,137 reviews
.60 km away
Corfe Castle Model Village
353 reviews
.41 km away
Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum
23 reviews
.34 km away
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2017|
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Response from Alan M | Reviewed this property |
This pub is mostly a restaurant, so I guess not.
5 August 2017|
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Response from Tom B | Reviewed this property |
Dogs cannot go inside the pub but there is a beer garden at the rear which they can go.
4 May 2017|
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Response from colinmpipe | Reviewed this property |
Both the Greyhound and the Castle in Corfe Castle have extensive menus which cater for all. I am sure the Bankes Arms does too but haven't been recently so can't say for certain. You won't go hungry in Corfe Castle. There... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480208
They don't have a website as far as I know. They are a pub with a restaurant in it.
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