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Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Updated 30 July. Following government guidance, the castle and gardens at Hillsborough Castle are now open Thursday-Sunday. Please read our visit information.

We're delighted that the Hillsborough Castle cafe in the Weston Pavilion is open Monday - Wednesday, 10.00 - 15.00 and Thursday - Sunday, 10.00 - 16.00.

Hillsborough Castle Cafe is also participating in the Eat Out to Help Out government scheme available during August, Monday to Wednesdays.

Hillsborough Castle Café

Indulge in a delicious range of food and drink available from our cafe including:

  • An express service to enjoy on the spacious patio
  • Afternoon tea boxes
  • Craft sandwiches & coffee to-go - perfect for picnics

View our daily menu.

View our sample Sunday lunch menu

Opening times

Monday - Wednesday: 10.00 - 15.00, Thursday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.00.

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.

Selection of summer fruit and vegetables produced from Walled Garden

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.

Stable Yard Tea Room

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

Currently closed

Hot drinks, cakes and snacks are all part of the delicious seasonal menu in the Stable Yard Tea Room.

Dishes have been created from heritage varieties of fruit, vegetables, herbs and edible flowers, often using produce grown in the Walled Garden at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens since the 18th century. 

Inside the castle

For conservation purposes, food and drink is not permitted within Hillsborough Castle.