Butcombe Brewery has announced the re-opening of The Castle Inn in Dorset, following its extensive 3-month refurbishment that turned the traditional thatched pub into a stylish destination inn. The popular 16th century pub and hotel will be ready to welcome its first guests on the 28th of March, just in time for Easter.
The Castle Inn is just a few minutes away from the stunning Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and is surrounded by the Isle of Purbeck countryside. The culture and vibrant history of this place has been retained wherever possible in the building’s traditional architecture and original design elements, while also reflecting Butcombe Brewery’s laid-back luxury.
The hotel contains 12 bedrooms and each one of them was designed in an individual way, with quirky, unique furnishings that hark to the hotel’s beautiful coastal location, tied expertly together with plush bedding and sleek en-suite bathrooms to give each a distinctly boutique feel.
Head Chef Ashley Walcott will bring his experience, which includes working at the celebrated Fat Duck in Bray under Heston Blumenthal, into the kitchen. The restaurant will boast a daily-changing market menu with grill and seafood at its centre, as well as showcasing delicious Dorset produce sourced from within 30 miles from the restaurant.
“The Castle Inn is an incredibly special property close to the hearts of locals and the frequent visitors to this beautiful corner of Dorset’s coastline, so we knew that the renovation had to preserve the distinct character of the property and do its heritage justice. We can’t wait to open its doors and show everyone exactly what we’ve been working so hard to create,” said Jayson Perfect, Managing Director at Butcombe Pubs and Inns.
The price for a room per night with breakfast included starts from £89.Jayson Perfect