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2 Nights for the price of 1 Book a nights stay with us between Thursday 29th November and Sunday 23rd December, and get the 2nd night free of charge!* Bookings are essential – Subject to availability * Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer  

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Boutique hotel and restaurant, Christchurch Dorset

*The most perfect of stays….*

**Winner – 2013 Best Sunday Lunch – Best of the Best Awards**

The Lord Bute is stylish and intimate boutique hotel offering 5* luxury guest accommodation, award-winning food and impeccable service. Nestled in between the New Forest and the spectacular Dorset coast, the hotel sits in the original grounds of the Highcliffe Castle and is just a stone’s throw from sandy beaches and dramatic cliff tops. Close to the towns of Christchurch, Bournemouth and Lymington Lord Bute is the perfect South Coast choice for a special dinner, a weekend getaway or an extraordinary wedding.

Once home to Lord Bute, the Prime Minister of England from 1762-1763, parts of the Hotel used to be the original 18th century entrance lodges to Highcliffe Castle, built in his honour by his grandson, Lord Stuart D. Rothesay. These lodges have since been transformed into spacious modern suites, perfect for a romantic get away or special occasion.

The Lord Bute also has a connection to Mr Harry Selfridge…. The Lord Bute Connection

With a total of 13 beautifully appointed ensuite bedrooms and suites to choose from, you can surround yourself in luxurious comfort in whichever you pick. Stylishly designed, each room is fully equipped with everything you would expect to ensure a blissful night’s sleep and our scrumptious Full English breakfast will start your day with a smile.
Whether you join us for lunch, dinner, a weekend or a wedding our friendly and professional staff will ensure your stay is wonderful as can be.

All inclusive wedding celebration packages from £3765

We are licensed for marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships

Rooms start from as little as £143 B&B


We are looking for a passionate and hard working Chef de Partie to join our team at the Lord Bute.
NVQ 1 & 2 minimum requirement and previous experience is essential. Salary negotiable depending on experience. Excellent opportunity to work with a small team in a popular busy restaurant.
Job Type: Full-time