For those living in college accommodation, meals are served three times a day, seven days a week.  The servery staff produce a wide array of dishes at a consistently high standard, and can cater for all dietary requirements – if you have any queries about this, please email Jamie Short (, Castle’s Food and Beverage Service Manager.

Breakfast normally consists of cereals, toast, fruit and some hot items, with tea, coffee and juice all available. Brunch, a Castle favourite, is taken on Saturdays and includes sausages, bacon, eggs and anything else you might want in a full English!

Lunch and dinner a both hot, although at lunch there is also the option of having sandwiches. A well-stocked salad bar is available at both lunch and dinner, except for lunch on Sundays when we are treated to a hearty roast. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, there is formal dinner, and an early dinner for those not attending.

During the week, if you want to have a packed lunch prepared for you to take to your lectures then you need to talk to the servery staff a day or two beforehand. Alternatively, there are well-priced places to buy food at the Science Site (the Calman Learning Centre and the Palatine Centre are especially well-stocked) and in the DSU. Livers out who wish to come to Castle for lunch are able to do so by purchasing a meal ticket from the Porter’s Lodge.

Meal times in college are as follows:


8:00-10:00 (hot items 8:00-9:00, Mon-Fri)

Sun-Fri – 11:45-13:45

Saturday brunch – 11:30-13:30

Mon, Wed, Fri,17:30-19:30
Sat, Sun 17:00-19:00
Tues, Thurs (early dinner for those not attending formal) – 17:00-18:00