Are they both "The Castle Inn", or is that just the one on CastleHill?
Remind me why you all like this place so much? Alex and Bethany and I went today (on spec to see if SaturdayCoffee was on; it wasn't, but never mind, because we were happy to have a meal by ourselves if it wasn't). But there was a noisy fan by where we were sitting, and we waited 40 minutes for our food, which was cold by the time it arrived, and not very exciting: my "duck and vegetable stirfry" was some veg and noodles like you might get from a van at the fair, with a few slices of dried-out duck scattered on top of it. And either they miscalculated the bill, or they charge over £4 for lemonade. --Rachael
I started boycotting it when the security guy refused me entrance because he disagreed that it was reasonable to expect them to serve food up until the time they stated. --PT
I've not personally had problems with the place, but we've been considering trying the Portland Arms for a while now. --MoonShadow
Wendy and I went at the same-ish time (2pm instead of 1pm). They took about 30 minutes to serve the food, including the pot of tea, but we were very satisfied with it when it came. I had the duck stir fry, and enjoyed it. Granted it wasn't haute cuisine. Maybe they were having a bad day. --Admiral
Gosh, surprised we didn't see you - we looked indoors and out for people we knew. --Rachael
Akh! The one week we weren't there, everyone came! ^^;; --MS?
Just to add my two pennies... I've never had any problems with the staff there, and the food has always been *ok*. I'd like to come along sometimes, but it's hard to justify the expense atm. --RobHu