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Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

Refreshments to enjoy at this stunning royal residence

We have two dining options for you to choose from.

  • Hillsborough Castle Café 
  • Stable Yard Tea Room

Hillsborough Castle Café

A view of the cafe 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 - 18:00

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

Victoria sponge cake on a display stand

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 - 17:30

How to find us

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

Inside the castle

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