Pub of the Week: The Castle Inn, Castle Combe

Posted 23 July 2021

If you’re looking to stay in a classically beautiful Cotswold village pub, the Castle Inn at Castle Combe should be first on your list. Castle Combe, synonymous for its race circuit and ‘chocolate box’ aesthetic, has a rather wonderful tranquillity and beauty that makes it an escape from the hustle and bustle. That being said, because of the exquisite architecture, heritage and surrounding landscape, it is a popular destination for tourists too which means this 12th Century Inn is always full of life. It sits right in the very heart of the village, dressed with fresh hanging baskets of flowers and large outdoor lanterns. It belongs to the same group as The Manor House Hotel,  which is just steps away from the pub itself and is a luxurious 14th Century hotel and golf club , so if you stay at The Castle, you also get access to a wonderful 18 hole round of golf!

Back to the pub… inside holds a rustic look and feel to the bar, with large low beams, retro prints on the walls, candles on every table and large fire places for those wintery months. You’ll find their range of drinks on the bar, it’s a relatively small selection, but very high quality with a focus on local Wiltshire beers. At the moment our Gold and Farmer’s Best are on draught, which seem to have gone down rather well! We recently received a really wonderful piece of feedback from a customer:

“I’m now 62 years old and have enjoyed an adult lifetime of drinking beer and attending beer festivals. I ordered a pint of your Farmer’s Best at the Castle Inn at Castle Combe and it was the best pint of beer I’ve ever tasted!! Truly,  and it was a delight to take in the aroma of the beer, well done!!!!! A fantastic pint of beer!” – It’s feedback like this that really makes it all worth it, for both the Castle Inn and ourselves here at the brewery.

There are homely, yet boutique guest rooms available to stay, with breakfast served in the light and airy conservatory to the rear. Or if it’s a warm and sunny morning, the courtyard garden is a nice little suntrap, offering spectacular views over the church nearby.  Should you choose to dine, be that lunch or dinner, you’ll find a fresh and seasonal menu, complete with local produce and dishes that complement the seasons, as well as country pub classics. The Castle Inn is just exceptionally beautiful, with super friendly staff, a great menu, excellent drinks (if we do say so ourselves) – you really can’t go wrong when you book your visit.

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