The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub

4.7
142 reviews
£25 and under
British
The Castle Inn, set in the large, picturesque riverside village of Cawood only eleven miles south of York, has great food, fine ales, plenty of gin, friendly atmosphere and is the area’s main destination inns.

The delicious homemade food is locally sourced and reflects the changing seasons, mirroring the wonderful riverside walks to be found, right on its doorstep. The 18-pitch quaint and peaceful Caravan pitch is an ideal venue for a relaxing short break with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

Our kitchen team are led by Head Chef James Heslop while the Front of House brigade are directed by Front of House Manager El. The team will do everything possible to ensure you have an exceptional experience.

We really look forward to welcoming you to The Castle Inn.

Graham & Matt

Support The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub during COVID-19

Experiences

  • Decked Booth

    Multiple dates available

    Join us for a fantastic & unique private dining experience in our brand-new Decked Booths. Our Booths can seat between 4 – 8 people. On booking a Booth you will be allocated a set amount of time dependent on your party size this will give ample time to enjoy your meal & drinks. COVID rules around party sizes & household mixing must be adhered to.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 142 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkG
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a mix of dishes from fish and chips to pizza and gammon all perfectly cooked and some nice desserts to follow.The staff and service here are always first class as are the cask ales.

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LisaT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food. Great village pub. Dogs welcome in bar area. Great staff. Although unfortunately while we were there we heard that we were going into teir 3. It’s such a shame for them.

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LynneL
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the service was friendly and attentive.
Sunday lunch was beautifully cooked. We had our usual of trio of roasts. Meat cooked to perfection and the Yorkshire pudding was huge. Vegetable selection was seasonal. The whole menu is modern but still traditional.
I really can't recommend highly enough.
Always look forward to going.
So if you don't want the washing up, like good food and drinks and friendly staff give it a go.

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DaleH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food, excellent hospitality and wonderful atmosphere on Christmas Eve. Thank you again to the team at Castle Inn, Cawood.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, most enjoyable

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AlanD
Perthshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food.staff are so friendly. will be going back.

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Jane
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Nice food - quite pricey for what you get. Very nice service - quick and polite

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BevD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal, great service and very Christmassy.

MC
MarkC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food served by very pleasant waitress who was attentive without being over the top. Starters of ribs and wings delicious.

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DocF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant local pub managing to keep a great atmosphere despite all the covid restrictions. Varied and interesting menu. Good quality food, presented well and tasting ace!

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Lindao
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Covid safe and a delicious vegetarian option . Goats cheese crumble .

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DocF
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Top quality food, imaginative menu, friendly attentive service. Great atmosphere. Locally brewed beers on tap.

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Darren44
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and equally great service! Very good organisation in regards to Covid measures.

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KellieS
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

Was disappointed to be seated in the bar area, felt like we where in a gold fish bowl.... sat directly in front of another couple of when ample space to be used, even in COVID-19 times

The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub
Responded on 8 December 2020

Good evening Kellie. Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review, we appreciate all feedback so we can keep our standards consistently high and ensure our customers leave happy. I am sorry to hear your disappointment in being seated in the bar however, this table was allocated to yourselves as your booking choice made online was for a bar table, had you spoken to a member of staff we would have happily amended your booking and moved you into the restaurant. We do hope to see you again soon.

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TimP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Covid safe environment staff welcoming and happy great food very good service had a lovely meal in pleasant atmosphere

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si12
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Once again we had a lovely meal. The staff were as usual very welcoming and cheerful. We felt totally safe and well spaced out from other people who were eating.

RJ
RachelJM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent customer service, food and atmosphere as always

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Beebee
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was the first time for Sunday lunch. Service was excellent.
The food was a good Sunday dinner.
I thought the price was a little high.
But I would go again.

LC
LizC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch, nicely timed service, pleasant staff. All in all a lovely relaxed afternoon with great food and drink. My husband would say that Landlord beer deserves an entry in the Good Beer Guide.....

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DeliaA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely meal, great service and good ambience. Enjoyed our evening and the food. Good portion size and some dessert sharing !

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Jason
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and service, would highly recommend

DS
DebiS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff are all so lovely and friendly. I felt like I was a regular and I was only staying with them for a week. Would definitely recommend although it’s on the high side of price for pub food .

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AlisonW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, very tasty and well prepared not your usual run of the mill pub grub. All staff very friendly, attentive and following all coronavirus regulations. The pub is very dog friendly (we ate in the pub rather than restaurant as we had a dog with us) with doggie treats behind the bar for our furry friend.

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AndrewM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply delicious along with superb service. We’ll come again

SH
SophieH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was gorgeous and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

DN
DanielleN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely pub, second time visiting for a birthday and the staff couldn’t do enough for us. Excellent food and amazing staff. Thank you!

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LindaM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience4

We ordered 2 pizzas which were gorgeous, but I had the chicken strip but they were tasteless ,overcooked and a bit on the thin side

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SamanthaB
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Took my sister for a birthday meal, she has special needs and the staff were great, really friendly and kind.
The food was delicious.

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SarahW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal here. The service was amazing & food beautiful, thank you

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MichaelB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Firstly the staff are amazing really friendly and helpful really enjoying there work ,The food was delicious and I would recommend this bar restaurant to anyone .well with the visit so it’s a big thank you to all the wonderful staff at the castle inn from mick&Dolly best

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Cco16
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really nice pub, food was great and staff very helpful and friendly

RR
RossR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service as always attentive. George & El delivering the table service with their fabulous humour and advice on food and wine. The Fish Pie was a great recommendation and delivered on flavour.

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BrettW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Timothy Taylors was best I've had for ages - most landlords these days cant seem to keep beer properly but no the case at The Castle. Food portions were just right, not over-faced and very tasty. Will definitely go again.

DN
DanielleN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and lovely staff. Really accommodating and great food. Will definitely visit again :)

LH
LouiseH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Had roast beef Sunday Lunch on 20th October, very disappointed. Only 2 very small pieces of beef, which was very thin, totally inedible, grisly and difficult to cut. The vegetables, potatoes and Yorkshire pudding very tasty and well cooked, otherwise this would have been 0 stars. Advised the waitress, who said " thank you for letting us know". Considering the cost very, very poor. Won't be visiting again any time soon

FP
FayeP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and staff. A regular eating place for us and will be in the future

DT
DavidT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our local, comfortable, safe, good atmosphere. Staff very friendly and professional.
We took our nervous newly adopted pup, we were made very welcome by all staff and other customers.

Drink selection great, I enjoyed my draught beer... thank you team.

Menue changes frequently enough to select something new each visit, all ingredients and cooking done with skill

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TraceyD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening nice food friendly staff.
The only thing that let it down was the lack of healthy food choices.
Majority of things served with chips or creamy mash only dish without these had deep fried meat.
However the food i had wsd very tasty and well presented

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SoniaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food and well organised. Felt very safe and clean under current guide lines.

MP
MillerP
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and the food was delicious. Always a lovey evening at this venue.

FAQs

The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 142 OpenTable diners.

The Castle Inn Restaurant & Country Pub does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://castleinncawood.giftey.co.uk/vouchers/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.