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Bright contemporary cooking in a Georgian castle

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Open all year
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Children welcome
Credit cards accepted

Built in 1742 to mark the centenary of the battle of Edgehill (the first major battle of the English Civil War), the Castle was converted to a pub in 1822. Expect creative modern cooking from a kitchen team that show their mettle with the likes of spot-on scallops with saffron-flavoured fennel, celeriac purée and spicy chorizo, or another starter that combines venison carpaccio with candied beetroot and honeyed parsnips. There might be venison among the main courses, too, pink and tender loin, served with feisty pieces of jerky, while a fishy main course is fillet of Cornish turbot with parsley root remoulade and trumpet mushrooms. Finish with baked Brillat-Savarin cheesecake.

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Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Closed for dinner:: Sun (Oct–Apr)
  • Lunch served from:: 12
  • until : 2.30
  • Dinner served from:: 6
  • until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef: Matthew Ayers

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style:: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30:: 16
  • Wines over £30:: 8
  • Wines by the glass:: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from £: 5
  • Main course from £: 12
  • Dessert from £: 6
  • 2-course lunch from £: 15
  • 3-course lunch from £: 20
  • 2-course dinner from £: 15
  • 3-course dinner from £: 20
  • Credit cards accepted

Children

  • Children welcome

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair:: 2
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats:: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 24
  • On-site parking available

Additional information

  • Seats:: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats:: 24

Getting here

4m from M40 junct 10 or 7m from M40 junct 11

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Nearest train station

Banbury, Leamington Spa
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