The Castle Inn, Hurst

Looking for a bite to eat in Berkshire? I’ve sussed out just the place!

Introducing your new Sunday must-stop brunching spot – The Castle Inn.

For those of you who haven’t visited this neck of the woods, this cosy pub is nestled in the quiet and picturesque village of Hurst. And to set the scene – this restaurant has a fantastic twelfth century church which lies just opposite the venue…

In a nutshell, I was visiting one of my best friend’s from university who lives within the area and we were out celebrating due to her recent, most wonderful news – she’s a soon-to-be-Mumma!!!


As you can guess, our spirits were high and we were more than ready to polish off a home-cooked, decent-sized dish to keep our energy levels up for the day (a VERY important aim when a pregnant lady is in town!)

So back to The Castle Inn, this place is an independent bare-brick pub with dining room and a real history, serving real ales (yet to try!) and a classic menu which is suitable for just about everyone.

The menu consisted of freshly prepared quality pub food which includes their famous burger and ribs. Depending on what the fisherman catches, the pub offers their own fresh fish starters and main dishes of the day.

For those who need to see my shared positive review on this place, take a read through the latest comments on TripAdvisor – a fantastic rating on 60% voting Excellent and a wide array of feedback on both great food and service:

And here’s a snippet into the wood-burning stove to really encapsulate our vibe for the day…

Now for the part we look forward to the most – the food!!

Due to a cold Autumn/Winter afternoon, a hearty warm dish had to be ordered by the both of us. So my friend and I both went for the standard ‘Bangers N Mash’ (cheese & chive style) coated in flavorsome beef gravy, with a handful of green beans to keep our healthy sides pleased.

So simple yet so effective – this dish was very well executed.

The Castle Inn is also an ideal place for a post-meal stroll around the vicinity, especially at this time of year with the stunning Autumnal colours and fallen leaves surrounding the outdoor elements.

An ideal natural beauty attraction nearby is Simon’s Wood; a mixture of broadleaf woodland, pine forest and open heathland (situated in Finchampstead, Berkshire.)

Oh, and the back of the Castle Inn pub also has a gorgeous beer garden – so the perfect place to visit and thoroughly enjoy a rustic dining experience all year round 🙂

Share a comment below if you end up visiting in 2018!

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