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Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Weston Pavilion

Our Café in the Weston Pavilion caters for full sit-in and patio dining.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday 09:00 – 16:00

Lunch service is from 11:45 to 15:00 daily and have a range of quality dishes available throughout the day using the best of local produce and seasonal fruit and veg from Hillsborough Castle's historic Walled Garden.

View our festive menu for the Christmas season, now available at the café.

Closeup of burger in a takeaway box.

Brunch with Santa

09, 16, and 23 December

Indulge in a magical brunch with Santa at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens! Join us for a festive morning filled with delicious delights, holiday cheer, and the most special treat of all – Santa Claus!

Festive Castle Afternoon Tea Experience

17 December 2023

Experience an exclusive Christmas Afternoon Tea in the magnificent Throne Room at Hillsborough Castle.

Gardens entry included and discounted for members. Not suitable for under 12s.

A family of two adults and two children enjoy food in the Stableyard Tea Room at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens.

Stable Yard Café (closed)

Opening hours

The Stable Yard Café will close for the winter season from 30 September. 

Selection of breakfast foods - sausages, bacon, muesli, eggs, salmon, bread.

How to find us

The Hillsborough Castle Café is located in the Weston Pavilion, just a short walk from our car park.

For free on-site parking, please follow the brown tourist signs on the A1 south to our sign-posted car park entrance.

Chocolate brownies with white icing displayed on a wooden board
Walled Garden seasonal summer produce including vegetables and fruits

Seasonal produce

You can also pick up a fresh, seasonal produce box grown by our expert gardeners in the Walled Garden. 

Prices and produce will vary, depending on availability.

Card payment only in the Lower Visitor Centre.


  • Things to see
  • Events
  • Families
  • Christmas

Walking With The Snowman

Explore a magical festive trail as Raymond Briggs' classic comes to Hillsborough Castle.

  • 18 November 2023 - 07 January 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in gardens admission (members go free)
Learn more
  • Families
  • Christmas
  • Events
  • Things to see

Brunch with Santa

Indulge in a magical brunch with Santa at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens!

  • 09, 16, and 23 December
  • 10:00-13:00
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Free
Learn more
  • Events
  • For members

Members-Only Carols by the Christmas Tree

Wrap up warm and join us for a selection of traditional Christmas carols and a warm drink under the stars. Celebrate Christmas and spread the festive cheer. Invitation warmly extended to volunteers and staff.

  • 14 December 2023
  • 16:00
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Free
Learn more


The story of Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

‘The Grandest House in County Down’

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