The Castle Inn is a traditional family-run 16th Century thatched free house pub and hotel with an extensive food menu (available until 9.30pm every night) and regularly changing local real ales and ciders, near the beautiful Lulworth Cove & Durdle Door of the Jurassic Coastline and surrounded by the Isle of Purbeck countryside. The Castle Inn has been run by the Halliday family for nearly 27 years, over three generations.

We are extremely Dog Friendly, and dogs are allowed throughout the pub and even have their own treats on the bar! Dogs (and other pets!) are also very welcome in our accommodation, please look at our "Dog Page" for more information!

We are renowned for the quality (and quantity!) of our bar meals, which are all locally-sourced and home made where possible! We offer a wide range of dishes and there should be something suitable for everyone!


We have a great reputation for offering one of the largest selections of traditional Real Ciders in Dorset, with a strong focus on West Country producers. We also offer a large range of Real Ales served direct from the barrel, which are chosen from local breweries and quality guest breweries.

We are only a short walk to Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door, which makes our bedrooms a great place to stay whilst enjoying the area. We are ideally placed for a countless number of walks, through wonderful countryside and along the magnificent South West Coastal Path.

We are proud to have been awarded the East Dorset CAMRA's "Rural Pub of the Year" 2012 & 2010! We are also proud to be listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011 and 2012!