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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. NGCI, vegan and vegetarian offer available.

Opening times

Wednesday to Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

Lunch service is from 11:45 to 16:00 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.

Closeup of burger in a takeaway box.

Taste of the gardens afternoon tea

Enjoy a garden-inspired afternoon tea in the Weston Pavilion Café and experience the wonderful gardens.(Gardens entry not included but can be purchased separately on arrival).

Discounted for members.

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.

Walled Garden seasonal summer produce including vegetables and fruits

Dietary requirements

We strive to offer a personalised service at the Hillsborough Castle. Like every catering establishment, our menu dishes are prepared in environments that are not totally free from allergen ingredients. While we endeavour to prevent this as far as possible, the nature of an allergen means we cannot fully guarantee that cross-contamination may not have occurred.

We are happy to provide further detail on ingredients and how they are handled to allow you make an informed decision as to whether the food is suitable for you. Should you have concerns about the ingredients in our dishes, please do not hesitate to ask a member of our staff regarding allergens in any of our dishes. An allergen folder is also available on the catering floor should you have any questions.

We can provide allergen information on the 14 major allergens - lupin, mustard, molluscs, nuts, peanuts, crustaceans, fish, egg, celery, sulphur dioxide, soybean, milk, sesame, gluten.”

Inside the buildings

To help protect our palace, food and drink is not allowed within the confines of any of the buildings except in designated areas.

Sustainability

Food is our passion, and we want it to be as respectful of the environment as can be! This is why, it is at the centre of all we do, reducing our food waste, using a greenest supply chain, local sourcing and committing to a larger plant-based offer.

We love to tell stories through our food and drink, we use our creativity to link our food to the unique visitor experience. We understand the role great food can play in a family day out and our extensive menus can provide you with everything you need.

Our food is inventive, global, and memorable yet accessible to all. We source seasonal food using local suppliers through our London larder, a specially selected group of local suppliers whose commitment to quality in their field. Their products give our menus a sense of place, one that reflects our London heritage and base. The local supplier map can be viewed below.

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May Day Weekend

Celebrate the bank holiday weekend with music, crafts and more.

  • 04 - 06 May 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in gardens admission (members go free)
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Peter Rabbit Adventure

Discover 100 acres of fun with Peter and friends this summer. Treat your family with free tickets for kids.

  • 29 June - 01 September 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in gardens admission (members go free)
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Hillsborough Castle Summer Fair

Enjoy food, crafts and summer tunes this August bank holiday weekend.

  • 24 - 26 August 2024
  • In line with gardens opening hours
  • Hillsborough Castle
  • Included in palace admission (members go free)
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