Welcome back! We are delighted that our Hotel, Riggers restaurant, Slipway bar and shop are now fully open to guests and members of the public. Our new all day menu is being served in Riggers and on the sea terrace with stunning views across the bay. For all reservation enquiries, please contact our front of house team on 0300 300 7654 or email riggers_restaurant@rnli.org.uk

Safety information for guests

Enjoy a drink or meal with us at RNLI College and you’ll be among great company. Offering magnificent, panoramic views of Holes Bay in Poole Harbour, there’s no better place to sit and watch the world go by.

Relax and unwind - Make yourself at home

You’re always welcome at the home of RNLI training – our home is your home. So come and enjoy our warm hospitality. Riggers Restaurant and Slipway Café:Bar are open to everyone and you’ll often see our crew members and lifeguards relaxing after a hard day’s training.

Gift Vouchers 

Treat someone you know to one of our RNLI College gift vouchers that opens the door to a variety of experiences from an overnight stay in one of our stunning harbour view rooms, dinner in our waterside restaurant to a tour of the RNLI College.

Vouchers available from £10.

To order your vouchers email reception@rnli.org.uk or contact the reception team on 0300 300 7654.

Vouchers sent via postal delivery will be sent in a gift voucher presentation envelop by Royal Mail Second Class to arrive within 2-3 working days including Saturdays. They will arrive in a plain white envelope so as not to spoil any surprises.

Only original vouchers bearing a valid serial number will be accepted. RNLI College reserves the right to refuse vouchers which are damaged, defaced or do not feature a valid serial number. Please mention your voucher at the time of booking and present your voucher on arrival to the RNLI College. Where the total cost of dinner, accommodation or monetary value is more than the face value of the voucher, the balance must be settled on departure. Vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash neither in full or in part, where the total cost is less than the face value of the voucher,  vouchers will not be issued for the balance. Booking is necessary and is subject to availability.

Riggers Restaurant at the RNLI College

Riggers Restaurant

Enjoying a superb waterfront position overlooking Poole Harbour, Riggers is the perfect place to dine, whatever the occasion.

Slipway Café:Bar interior

Slipway Café:Bar

The perfect place for a drink or nibble while enjoying stunning views of the harbour.

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To find out more about eating out at the RNLI College, call 0300 300 7654 or enquire online below

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