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Dining and Catering

Full Meal Plan

The salad bar in the Dining Hall at Herstmonceux CastleAll meals are served in the Dining Room in the Castle. At each meal you will find:

  • vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options and a range of healthy, nutritious food
  • allergen information for every dish available on request
  • quality local produce used wherever possible

We cater for special diets – please have a chat with our Catering Manager who will be happy to provide:

  • a confidential consultation with a Catering representative
  • support if you have severe allergies or dietary restrictions  
  • an opportunity to talk with a chef to help you make safe choices
  • on-going support and guidance throughout the school year
Day of the WeekDining Room Hours
Monday – Saturday Breakfast 8:00am – 10:00am (Hot Breakfast until 9:30am
Lunch Midday – 2:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Sunday Brunch 10:00am – 1:00pm
Dinner 5:00pm – 7:00pm

*Bagged meals are provided for off-site Experiential Learning Opportunities.

*Opening days and times will be confirmed at the start of Fall Term

Chestnuts Tea Room

Chestnuts TearoomChestnuts Tea Room is open from March to October, while the grounds are open to the public. Serving tea, coffee, paninis, cakes, as well as a host of other items, it is a space where students can pay for an extra snack or drink. View the menu by following this link. Opening times vary throughout the year. 

The Headless Drummer

Headless DrummerThe Headless Drummer is a social space on campus for use by all students. All are welcome for its Trivia Nights, Karaoke and infamous Lip Sync Battles, or just pop in for a drink with friends. Check the noticeboards at Bader Hall for what's on this week! 

*Opening days and times will be confirmed at the start of Fall Term and are subject to change based on operational requirements.

The Dining Room

The menu at Chestnuts

The Dining Room

On the Menu this week in the Dining Hall (Click to download a copy)


Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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