• The Castle Inn - Wigmore, Herefordshire
  • wine bar in restaurant reception
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  • fine dining near ludlow
  • rural country restaurant, good food in Herefordshire
  • private restaurant area wigmore
  • private fine dining near ludlow
  • separate lounge bar
  • double ensuite accommodation
  • ensuite bathroom
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The Castle Inn - Wigmore | Herefordshire

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Fine Dining

Restaurant Sittings

The Restaurant is open for Lunch from midday until 2:30, Monday through Sunday.
Dinner is served from 6:00 until 9:30, Monday through Saturday.
Booking is strongly advised. Please call 01568 77 02 03 to reserve a table.

View our Menu online

Fine Dining in Herefordshire's Best kept Secret

On the outskirts of Ludlow, Shropshire's Culinary Capital, lies the small Herefordshire village of Wigmore. Famous for centuries for its fortified castle, Wigmore is now rapidly gaining a deserved reputation for exceptional food, thanks to its newly reopened, newly refurbished, Castle Inn Restaurant.

The Castle Inn takes the traditional English Village Inn and gives it a very refreshing and contemporary twist. Serving only the finest quality, locally sourced fare, expertly prepared by Head Chef John Forestier, The Castle Inn strives to provide a Fine Dining experience of unprecedented quality, and unbelievable value in relaxed and superbly appointed rural surroundings.
John was trained in his native France, and brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience gained through years of working in Rosette Accredited and Michelin Starred Kitchens, such as those at The Cameron House Hotel and The Park Hotel du Casinos.
He keeps an impeccable kitchen, and is passionate about local, seasonal ingredients for his dishes. He could have much to shout about, but prefers to let his menus, his dishes, and the plaudits of his diners speak for him.

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News & Events

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To get the latest news updates from The Castle Inn sent directly to you, you can use the links below to follow us on social sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+. We will be posting short, regular updates, offers and promotions to our online profiles.

(we will be introducing more links as soon as our full complement of social media profiles are up and running - watch this space)

What's on at The Castle Inn, Wigmore.

A New Look - Online & off Friday 15th April 2016

To mark the completion of initial refurbishment, we have performed a complete make over of our online branding, to bring us in line with the other properties in the Rural Retreats & Leisure Group. Over the past weeks we have completely redecorated and upgraded our public bar and restaurant areas, achieving a warmer and more welcoming environment for our guests. We are really happy with the results, and will be updating the imagery on our new pages soon. We also have a new menu, and it's available for download now, or view from our 'Fine Dining' section.
We hope you enjoy the new look Castle Inn...

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Whilst The Castle Inn is predominantly a Country Restaurant with rooms, Rural Retreats & Leisure own a couple of dedicated hotels in the area...

    Local Hotels

  • The Radnorshire Arms Hotel

    The Radnorshire Arms Hotel is just a few miles down the road, across the border in the Welsh town of Presteigne. A classic Tudor building with Victorian additions, this enigmatic, Grade II listed building is the archetypal 'Rural Retreat'.The Radnorshire Arms Hotel

  • The Knighton Hotel

    Several miles North West, straddling the hills of Offa's Dyke, is Knighton. At the very heart of this famous Welsh market town sits the imposing Georgian structure that is the Award Winning Knighton Hotel. Specialising in Luxurious Accommodation, and with Function Facilities unrivalled in this part of rural mid Wales, The Knighton Hotel truly is Hospitality at its Best.The Knighton Hotel

Comfortable, Affordable Accommodation

If you have enjoyed your evening, why not make a night of it - and stick around for Breakfast!

The Castle Inn offers comfortable and affordable accommodation to round off your stay. Ideal as an over night stop, or as a base to strike out and explore the surrounding countryside, The Castle Inn's six contemporary, ensuite rooms provide a relaxing retreat at a price that won't break the bank.

Please contact The Castle Inn Restaurant on 01568 77 02 03 for availability and rates, or you can use our online Availability Checker, or our Book Now button at the top of every page.

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The Castle Inn

Historic coincidence?

The Castle Inn was previously The Compasses Inn, but prior to that it was Wigmore's general store. Oddly enough, there was an original Castle Inn, a hotel destroyed by fire and subsequently demolished in the late 18 or early 1900's, and this stood on the site of the current general store...

    Local Links

  • The Village of Wigmore

    Wigmore is one of 'The Mortimer Villages', and their community built website holds a wealth of information on local amenities, news and events, history and things to do in the area. It's well worth a read. The Mortimer Villages

  • Wigmore Castle

    Wigmore Castle, along with the neighbouring fortifications at Ludlow, have been an important part of the areas defences for over 900 years - although it has remained a ruin for almost half of that. Find out more about Wigmore Castle on Wikipedia.Wigmore Castle

  • Cycle Tours & Hire

    Our Friends at Wheely Wonderful Cycling Holidays are based just a short freewheel down the road, in the village of Elton, and offer self guided cycling holidays in the Wye Valley and the Welsh borders. Choose from short breaks to week long tours. All their holidays start from Petchfield Farm in the Teme valley, near the historic town of Ludlow. They specialise in seeking out the best cycle routes, the best places to stay from farmhouses to country houses and of course, the best places to eat.Wheely Wonderful Cycling

About The Castle Inn

A small, Rural 'Gastro Pub' offering Good Food & Fine Dining in the Herefordshire Village of Wigmore.

The Castle Inn is a small, 30 seat restaurant with a loyal following and a growing reputation for good food and great value in a relaxed and welcoming country setting.

The Village

The village of Wigmore and its Castle, now little more than a ruin, are situated on The Mortimer Trail in the North of Herefordshire, and nestled against the green, rolling hills of The Welsh Marches. The wonderful scenery, paired with the area's rich and often turbulent history, make it a popular destination for walkers and cyclists. But Wigmore is not just a tourist destination. Located within easy reach of Ludlow, Leominster and Knighton, The Castle Inn provides ample, on site parking for the growing number of diners who have already discovered this little gem, hidden away on the English / Welsh Border.

Wigmore Castle itself has a fascinating history dating back to the end of the Norman Conquest (around 1070), and was a pivotal strategic stronghold during the Welsh uprisings, the Wars of The Roses and the English Civil War. We have placed links to more information in the side bar.

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Contact The Castle Inn

The Castle Inn
Ford Street
Near Ludlow
HR6 9UN 01568 77 02 03 info@tciw.co.uk Find us on Google Maps

Contacting The Castle Inn - Wigmore

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