Lulworth Cove inn reopens after renovation with former Fat Duck employee heading up the kitchen

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The Castle Inn near Lulworth Cove in Dorset has reopened after undergoing a three month renovation.

The inn, which is Butcombe Brewery’s first site in the county, officially reopened last Sunday to a packed house of expectant locals.

The refurbishment has focused on The Castle’s interior, hoping that the use of contemporary fabrics and feature walls designed to reflect the elegance of Butcombe’s estate will impress new customers.

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The new-look restaurant now offers a daily-changing market menu focusing on grilled and seafood dishes, sourced from within 30 miles in Dorset.

Former Fat Duck employee, Ashley Walcott, has been appointed as head chef of The Castle Inn following the refurb.

Away from the restaurant, there will now be 12 boutique ensuite bedrooms on offer, each individually designed with quirky furnishings to do justice to The Castle’s enviable location.

The Castle Inn was acquired by the Liberation Group in October 2017, and the managing director of the group’s Butcombe Pubs and Inns, Jayson Perfect, said: “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.”

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