Refreshments at the Castle

The Tea Rooms building is closed whilst a full procurement process is completed to appoint a new operator but refreshments are still on offer, this is offered by a temporary takeaway provision.

Coffee van

The main Castle Tea Rooms remains closed 

Temporary Catering Offer:

A permanent provider for the tea rooms was planned to be in place during the first week of September 2023, with the tender process scheduled to have run throughout the summer.

Regrettably, due to an unavoidable delay in obtaining some important information required to initiate this procurement process, the timeframe for this work has slipped. 

To ensure visitors continue to enjoy some well-earned refreshment when at the Castle, BCP Council has extended the contract for the temporary offering, provided by The Cliffhanger until the end of 2023.

Once the tender process has concluded, a tea room will be back in place for 2024.

Enjoy barista-made coffee and a mouth-watering selection of cakes. Also available are fresh soups with warm, crusty sourdough, sausage rolls and pasties, or maybe treat yourself to a delicious New Forest Ice Cream. Plant-based options are available too. 

There is only outdoor seating available, thank-you for your patience. Toilets are located in the main castle car park.