I loved the new signage outside, shouting out proudly, about their vegan friendliness,
The Castle Inn is a Grade II English Heritage listed building, dating back to the early 1800's, just round the corner from Skipton Castle, with plenty of outside seating to the front. The Castle is what I call a proper pub inside and I love its real pub atmosphere, its nooks and crannies, with cosy snugs and friendly feel.
The Castle is so proud of their vegan dishes, they are on the main menu, with a purely vegan section and sides clearly labelled too. Our waitress told us that they made the onion rings, chips and gravy vegan, so everyone could have them, after holding a tasting and the vegan options got the big thumbs up. This makes it easier for both kitchen and customer, but also showcases the skills of the chef and how fabulous vegan food is.
We are working our way through the menu, so here are some of the dishes we have tried so far and all have been fantastic. There are also specials too, so last night there was a starter of cauliflower and coconut soup and vegan lasagne.
Tofish & chips
Falafel & pulled pork burger
Mushroom & hazelnut stew
Mushroom & lentil wellington
Beetroot risotto with cashew cheese
Mississippi mud pie
Salted caramel tart
Black Forest Gateau
They even have Running Duck Shiraz and Running Duck Chenin Blanc and both are delicious and clearly labelled too.
I love The Castle Inn, the food is far removed from the stereotypical image that people have of vegan food, it is satisfying, comforting and absolutely delicious and the desserts are stunning.
If you are ever in Skipton, do not miss out on this vegan heaven and make sure you book, it gets very busy.