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Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Enhance your visit to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens by enjoying refreshments, hot drinks and delicious food at one of our on-site cafés:

  • Hillsborough Castle Café 
  • Stable Yard Tea Room

Hillsborough Castle Café

A view of the café in the Lower Visitor Centre at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens

Find a wide ranging seasonal menu, featuring produce grown in the Walled Garden, in the Hillsborough Castle Café.

Begin your day with our delicious breakfast menu, or treat yourself to loose-leaf tea and patisserie treats. We offer hot meals, such as seasonal roasts, and a salad bar for those looking for a lighter bite. 

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 09:30 - 16:00

How to find us

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

You can visit the Hillsborough Castle Café with or without an admission ticket to Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. For free on-site parking, please follow the brown tourist signs on the A1 south to our sign-posted car park entrance.

Autumn has arrived at Hillsborough Castle and Gardens and our gardeners are busy bringing in the harvest to be used in the Hillsborough Castle Café.

Meet the team and see how this is done in this short film.

Stable Yard Tea Room

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

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. 

Opening times

Monday to Sunday: 10:00 - 15:00

How to find us

The Stable Yard Tea Room is located in the Stable Yard next to the castle.

Treat yourself to afternoon tea

A couple enjoy afternoon tea in the newly-decorated Garden Room at the Stableyard Tea Room, Hillsborough Castle and Gardens. Small brightly coloured cakes and sandwiches are presented on silverware in the middle of the table. There is green and white floral wallpaper on the walls and a large gold mirror hangs in the background.

Enjoy afternoon tea in the cosy surroundings of the Garden Room for £29.95 per person, including all-day admission to the beautiful grounds and gardens at Hillsborough Castle.

Treat yourself or a loved-one to a choice of 12 loose leaf Suki Teas or coffee, freshly made sandwiches and scones, thick cream, walled garden preserves and a scrumptious patisserie. Spoil yourself with a small bottle of prosecco for £7.50.

Historic Royal Palaces members will enjoy an additional discount.

To book for yourself or buy a gift voucher, please phone 028 9268 1395 or email [email protected]. Available daily, subject to availability.

Inside the castle

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