The Castle Inn at Landkey
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Castle Inn at Landkey is a traditional village pub only a few miles from Barnstaple. The bar is well stocked with local ale and a great selection of wine. The dining area is set away from the bar and there is covered outdoor seating and a garden. When we visited, we plumped for the Sunday lunch option of roast beef, and a vegetarian pie. The beef was marinated in black treacle, which enhanced the tender joint with sweetness. The pie had a rosemary, dill and cream sauce that complemented the vegetables perfectly. For afters, we chose crème brûlée – superbly presented with summer berries – and a light and refreshing mango and coconut roulade. The pub has a great atmosphere, is family-friendly, and offers lunchtime and evening menus that include the likes of gourmet burgers and confit of spiced belly pork with black pudding mash. It also offers live music and a skittle alley that is available for private hire – what more could you ask for?