The village of East Lulworth is considerably smaller than neighbouring West Lulworth, but is still worth a stop and explore for its simple charm.
Pretty thatched cottages with their colourful window boxes wind their way around the streets of the village, which is home to a pub and a café and gift shop.
A short walk or drive from the centre of the village will also bring you to the 17th Century Lulworth Castle, as well as Lulworth Equestrian Centre.
Past & Presents café and gift shop
Down a little road named Cockles you’ll find the small, but perfectly-formed gift shop and tea room, Past & Presents.
Housed in the old village school, this hidden gem sells local artisan crafts, seasonal gifts, items for the garden and home, and delicious home-baked goods.
The building first opened as a Catholic school in 1877 and ran until 1968 when a new school opened in larger nearby Wool.
After lying empty for many years the school was given a revamp by the Weld family, which owns the Lulworth Estate, and new lease of life as a shop and tea room.
Opening hours and contact details
- Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm
- Sunday 11am – 4pm
📞 Tel: 01929 400637
The Weld Arms
The village also has a traditional thatched pub, The Weld Arms – a recently-renovated 17th Century inn.
This dog-friendly pub is perfect for stopping off for a local ale or a hearty meal en route to or from nearby Lulworth Cove. Or why not combine a pub lunch with a visit to Lulworth Castle, which is just a stone’s throw from The Weld Arms.
To view menus and book a table, contact The Weld Arms:
📞 01929 400211
📍 The Weld Arms is on the main road through East Lulworth For your SatNav: BH20 5QQ
East Lulworth is also home to Lulworth Castle and Park, which is just a stone’s throw from the village.
Explore the castle’s extensive grounds, which include a woodland trail, children’s play area and a 15th Century church and beautiful Georgian chapel.
The castle is closed to the public on Fridays and Saturdays, but open at the following times:
- Castle – 10.30am – 5pm, Sunday – Thursdays
- Grounds – as above, with the addition of the grounds and park being open on Fridays between 10.30am – 4pm
For admission prices and booking contact Lulworth Castle:
📞 01929 400352
Lulworth Equestrian Centre
Just down the road, in Coombe Keynes, you’ll find Lulworth Equestrian Centre, a BHS-approved livery and riding centre.
The stables offers horse riding tuition, hacking and a range of livery services.
Lulworth is home to ponies and horses from 12 to 16.3 hands, catering for a range of ages and abilities.
Riding tuition caters for children aged four and over and adults of all abilities, with a choice of private or group lessons.
- Child’s half-hour, lead rein lesson – £20.00
- Adult, one-hour group lesson £30.00
- Private 45-minute lesson – £50
Catering for all abilities, hacking out with Lulworth Equestrian Centre is an experience to be remembered, with a varied terrain through woodland, open countryside and past interesting features of the Lulworth Estate, such as the enchanting Clare Tower – a Grade II-listed former gateway to Lulworth Castle.
A one-hour hack is £35. Group bookings can be arranged by phoning in advance.
To find out more or book a ride at Lulworth Equestrian Centre, visit the stables’ website or give them a call on the below phone number:
📞 01929 400396
📍 Lulworth Equestrian Centre is located in Coombe Keynes, which is just outside East Lulworth. For your SatNav: BH20 5QR
How to get there
For your SatNav: BH20 5QQ
The village of East Lulworth is located on the B3070.