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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 314 reviews

Smart bedrooms coupled with excellent cuisine, a romantic getaway

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Accessible rooms
Dogs welcome
Civil weddings

The elegant Lord Bute stands directly behind the original entrance lodges of Highcliffe Castle, close to the beach and historic town of Christchurch. Bedrooms have been finished to a very high standard with many thoughtful extras including spa baths. Excellent, award-winning food is available in the smart restaurant. Conferences and weddings are catered for.

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  • Rooms: 13
  • Family rooms: 1
  • Ground-floor rooms: 6

Room rates

  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Open all year
  • Restricted opening: Monday, restaurant closed (open breakfast)


  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.45pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Self-catering available
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Accessible bedrooms: 1


  • Children welcome


  • Maximum number of delegates: 25
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 25
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 15
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 18


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 120

Getting here

A337 towards Highcliffe.

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Nearest train station

Hinton Admiral/New Milton/Christchurch

Nearest motorway junction

M27 junction 1
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