The Castle Inn in West Lulworth has been reopened by Butcombe Brewery, part of the Liberation Group, after undertaking a three month long refurbishment. Ahead of the Easter Weekend, the traditional pub with rooms re-opened on Sunday, the 25th of March to eager visitors and locals.
As part of the renovation programme, Castle Inn’s interior has been brought to life with bright, contemporary fabrics and eye-catching feature walls, designed to reflect the relaxed elegance associated with Butcombe’s estate. Its 16th century feel and history has been retained wherever possible in the building’s architecture.
The restaurant now offers a daily-changing market menu that focuses on grill and seafood dishes, showcasing the fresh Dorset produce that is sourced from within 30 miles. In charge of the kitchen will be Ashley Walcott, who previously worked at the Fat Duck in Bray under Heston Blumenthal.
For guests that wish to book a room, there are now 12 boutique ensuite bedrooms available, each individually designed with quirky furniture. Prices for a room start from £89 per night.
“The Castle Inn is our flagship pub in Dorset, and quite rightly a local favourite, so we knew we had to preserve its distinct character and heritage during the renovation. The team has worked tirelessly to get the site up and running ahead of what we hope will be a busy Easter weekend. The results of the refurbishment are fantastic. We’ve created a gorgeous, high quality site which fits perfectly with the surrounding countryside and coastline. We’re looking forward to welcoming The Castle’s strong, local following as well as new visitors over the coming weeks,” said Jayson Perfect, Managing Director at Butcombe Pubs and Inns.
The Castle Inn was acquired by the Liberation Group in October 2017. This pub is just a short walk from some of Dorset’s key landmarks including Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, situated on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and surrounded by the Isle of Purbeck countryside. In addition, the pub will also retain its dog-friendly reputation.