Dorset’s The Castle Inn to reveal transformation in March 2018

Butcombe Brewery is planning to reopen The Castle Inn on March 28th, following an extensive three-month refurbishment project.

The historic pub with 12 bedrooms, situated close to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, has been given a new lease of life with bright, contemporary fabrics and eye-catching feature walls.

Each of the bedrooms will have an individual design with quirky furnishings that nod to the hotel’s coastal location.

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Taking care of food at the new-look Castle Inn will be head chef Ashley Walcott with experience under his belt at the likes of the Fat Duck in Bray under Heston Blumenthal.

The new-look restaurant will boast a daily-changing market menu with grill and seafood as its centrepiece, showcasing Dorset produce sourced from within 30 miles of the restaurant.

David Putt, the new general manager brings with him a wealth of F&B rosette experience with a career background in boutique hotels with Von Essen & Radisson Hotels.

The Castle Inn was acquired in Autumn 2017 by Bristol-based Butcombe Brewery – part of the Liberation Group of pubs and inns.

Jayson Perfect, managing director at Butcombe Pubs and Inns, said: “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.”

The Castle Inn’s transformation is being led by award-winning interior design specialists Concorde BGW who led the refurbishment of The Methuen Arms in 2017.



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  2. Geraldine Bolton said:

    Looks fab. Stayed there a couple of times. Looking forward to booking in again


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