I have on several occasions reviewed meals at various outlets of the Toby Carvery chain. With no Toby nearby, my wife and I decided to give the Castle Carvery chain a try. Since we were staying in Sprowston, the Castle at the Racecourse was ideally placed.
The carvery options and prices were very similar to Toby’s but the Castle also had a more extensive table menu as well. My wife had the standard 2 meats carvery (pork and beef on this occasion), while I had the veggie option which included a cheese topped vegetable dish which reminded my very much of moussaka.
The meats were well cooked, and the veg plentiful. It being the Christmas season Brussels sprouts were a feature, and with the addition of broccoli, and two types of cauliflower there was some risk of the Saffir-Simpson scale being used later, but all-in-all it was very nice.
The Racecourse has a bar area which we found a bit loud, but the dining room/carvery area was relaxed and comfortable. There is also a children’s play facility with ball pool, etc. attached to the pub.
This is a worthwhile pace for a filling, tasty dinner (or lunch) if in the Broads, and I would say it competes well with its Toby rivals.