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Virgins & Castle

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The Virgins & Castle is the oldest pub in Kenilworth and full of character and charm of 16th century Warwickshire.

With a warm welcome we aim to create a place where locals and visitors to Kenilworth can enjoy delicious food, a great selection of drinks and fantastic service.

Our chefs create our menus using fresh ingredients sourced from local suppliers and prepared in our kitchen on a daily basis. We're famous for serving an incredible selection of traditional and classic pub dishes along with a great selection of vegan and vegetarian alternatives. Our Sunday roast is a highlight in the week and our exciting desserts and fantastic wine menu will leave you spoilt for choice.

With a great range of beers, ales and spirits as well as our temperance bar of non-alcoholic drinks we have four cosy snugs where you can enjoy a quiet drink. Our restaurant where you can enjoy a meal, book our private dining room were you can celebrate an occasion, or s

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 35 people are saying
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SarahH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, definitely will be back. Booked a table for 6 (with 2 kids) plus 2 dogs; and when we arrived we had our own room. Made it so much less hassle with kids and dogs and obviously amazing with social distancing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Not to mention the most delicious Sunday roast, clean plates all round.

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ColetteC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only popped in for a few drinks staff our just lovely very welcoming and friendly.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Colette. Glad to hear that the team gave you a friendly welcome and hopefully see you again soon

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Rach
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How lovely to be greeted so warmly, carefully and cheerfully looked after and have a fantastic plate of food . We felt totally safe but part of the pub ambience so a brilliant combination .

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vipMartyn
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast without the hustle and bustle and time to chat. Great way to start a day.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-start review, Martyn, and glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast. Hope to see you again soon

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GaryC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Interesting pub with outdoor and indoor seating, table service due to covid 19, fairly limited menu but food was excellent.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the tome to leave us a great review, Gary, and glad to hear that you enjoyed the food. Hope to see you again soon.

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RaeH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Welcoming and friendly host and waiting staff.
Generous portions - the pies are packed full of yumminess.
Great selection of non alcoholic beverages.
Felt safe and secure in these Covid times.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Rae. Glad to hear that the team looked after you and you felt safe and comfortable visiting us. Great that you enjoyed the Pie of the Day and drinks from our Temperance Bar. Hope to see you again soon

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HannahB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a lovely evening here that included drinks and food. We were luck enough to sit outside in the sunshine as well which added to the enjoyment. Staff very helpful and a great atmosphere.

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a lovely review, Hannah. Glad to hear that the team looked after you and you were able to enjoy your food and drinks in the courtyard garden. Hope to see you again soon.

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JacquiC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was fabulous, everything cooked beautifully, lots of veg and the beef was lovely and tender! Appreciated the huge yorkshire pud too!
Woudl highly recommend the salted caramel cheesecake if you can actually manage a dessert afterwards. Love the Virgins and Castle - lovely welcoming staff team, great service and good quality pub food :)

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Jacqui. Great to hear that you enjoyed our famous Sunday roast and the Salted Caramel Cheesecake is an excellent recommendation. Hope to see you again soon

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DaveB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and Covid safety measures. Extremely organised and super efficient staff. Everything about the visit was superb

Virgins & Castle
Responded 11 hours ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Dave. Much appreciated and glad to hear you felt safe and comfortable in the pub and that the team looked after you. Hope to see you again soon.

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Simon
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab pub with great food and very friendly service.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a great 5-star review, Simon, much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon

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vipMartyn
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Felt totally safe and appreciated all the Covid 'security' carried out. Definitely be back.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on August 3, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Martyn. Great to hear that you felt safe and comfortable during your visit. Hope to see you again soon.

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KieraM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since lock down and new owners. Really impressed with food and service.
I will definitely be making the most of my local in future!

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Kiera. We really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back to your local very soon!

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Puddwinkle
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service from the staff was outstanding . Food of a great standard . Will definitely return

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review and glad to hear that you were well looked-after by the team and you enjoyed the food. Look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Really good distancing of tables, the pub having many different rooms with nooks and crannies.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a lovely 5-star review, Sarah. Glad to hear that the way we spaced out the tables worked well for you and we're fortunate to have the different rooms and snugs to help with distancing and table service. Hope to see you again soon.

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JackieH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, getting used to the new way of ordering dinner and waitress service at table.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review, Jackie, we really appreciate it and hope to see you again soon as we all get used to the new ways of working!

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and lovely staff. Had the roast beef dinner was amazing. Highly recommend!!!

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great 5-star review, Lauren, really appreciate that and great to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday roast with us! Thanks for recommending and hope to see you again soon

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Caroline
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub and our first visit so definitely returning. Staff very friendly and great food. They also have some lovely real ales.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for leaving us such a great 5-star review, Caroline! Great to have you with us on your first visit and hope to see you again soon

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Jacqui
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our 1st visit here as we were helping my daughter and son in law move house, and we were all very impressed. Excellent service and ambience. The young waiter who said he was new since the reopening was very helpful and delightful company. The food was very good, steaks were cooked to perfection. Good choice of drinks, my first gin and tonic in 4 months of lockdown was divine 😂 All in all a very enjoyable experience and we will definitely be back the next time we are visiting the family. Many thanks to all the staff.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Jacqui, and glad to hear you enjoyed the food and your first G&T in a while! Nice to hear that our team looked after you and hope to see you again soon.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The whole experience was clean and socially distant. The food was excellent and the service was prompt. Great first outing after the lockdown.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Tina, and glad to hear that you felt safe and comfortable. Hope to see you again soon.

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KIRSTYF
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great, all staff friendly and operating safely. Highly recommend.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great 5-star review, Kirsty, very much appreciated! Glad to hear that you felt safe, were well looked after and that you'd recommend us. Hope to see you again soon.

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TheoP
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, had the ham hock pie, attentive and friendly service. Nice beer garden. Highly recommended

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Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Theo! Glad to hear you enjoyed the Pie of the Day and the beer garden! Hope to see you again soon

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food, safe environment and lovely friendly service.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Michelle, very much appreciated and hope to see you again soon

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CarolineG
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, lovely food and great service. Lots of care taken in terms of Covid 19 precautions- felt very safe first time eating out since lockdown but still had the atmosphere and ambience that makes this pub so special

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Caroline, very much appreciated and glad to hear you felt safe and comfortable. Hope to see you again soon

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AbiA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic, managing co-vid situation really well. Felt safest I have felt anywhere out since pandemic! Very good service, clear rules, clear spaces between tables, still a great atmosphere, hand sanitiser every where. Really happy with it all.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Abi, very much appreciated and glad to hear you felt safe and comfortable. Hope to see you again soon

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JacquiC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely pub, great welcome for all guests and really good value hearty food!

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Jacqui, very much appreciated and hope to see you again soon

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LauraS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice food, not too much choice but we don’t mind that. Overall lovely evening with great table service. Well done for getting COVID safe we felt very comfortable.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review, Laura, very much appreciated and appreciate your understanding with our reduced menus during these strange times. Hope to see you again soon

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ChrisH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in a pub since lockdown. It was really well set out and we felt really safe. Great food and service. Well done to the owners and all the staff.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Chris, very much appreciated and glad to hear you felt safe and comfortable. Hope to see you again soon

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Choons
Staffordshire
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service throughout- SD in place
Food was good

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review. Very much appreciated and hope to see you again soon

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MichelleH
Warwickshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, well presented. Great quality. Wonderful newly refurbished surroundings. Very friendly helpful staff. Will definitely be returning!

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Michelle, very much appreciated and glad to hear you liked what we've done with the place! Hope to see you again soon

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly staff. Great social distancing.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 21, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great 5-star review, Heather, very much appreciated and hope to see you again soon

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Harry
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Dead because of lockdown however service was perfect and the food was good

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Calum
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast!

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave a great 5 star review, Callum, much appreciated! Hopefully see you again soon

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RobS
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food, had to chase for desert, too close to people on next table when so many other tables were free. Wine is overpriced at £10 a glass!!

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Responded on July 6, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Rob, and sorry to hear you had to chase for dessert, but hope you enjoyed it when it came. We've re-opened with measures and guidelines in place to space out our tables and we've capped capacity as we transition to re-opening fully. We don't have any wines on our menu at £10 a glass, but perhaps when you come back we can show you through our wine menu and make some recommendations that you might enjoy with your meal.

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richdrake
Warwickshire
10 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Due to "the virus" it was not that busy. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food good. A very good pint of Everard's Tiger bitter and good (if somewhat pricey) bottle of wine. Nicely refurbished.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a great review, Rich, and glad to hear that you enjoyed the food, drink and our team's hospitality. Hope to see you again soon

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vipHouchen87
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

New management and a new start. The atmosphere over the weekend was brilliant, the team know their beers and spirits and the new decor is lovely.

The Sunday Roast was top notch - the best we've had since we moved out of London 3 years ago.

High hopes for re-establishing the V's as the centre of our community with great food, quality beers and happy times.

Well done Andy, Jonathan and the whole team.

Virgins & Castle
Responded on July 6, 2020

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review and great to hear you enjoyed your visit. We're looking forward to many more Sunday roasts as we change the menu every week and it's freshly prepared in the kitchen - hope to see you again soon.

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