Slipway café:bar

Slipway Café:Bar

Enjoy a drink or a light bite in our relaxed bar with stunning views.

There’s no better place to sit back and soak up the atmosphere here at RNLI College than at the Slipway Café Bar. Offering stunning panoramic views of Holes Bay in Poole Harbour, its waterside setting is the perfect place to enjoy a cool, refreshing Lifeboat Ale – locally brewed and exclusive to the college. 

But if that’s not your tipple, we serve a variety of hot and cold drinks. And if you feel a little peckish, a selection of bar food and snacks are available too, including afternoon tea. Chill out with us, tinker on the piano or just sit and watch the world go by.

Slipway Café: Bar opening times

Day Opening Time Closing Time
Monday-Saturday 10:00 23:00
Sunday 10:00 22:30
One of the burgers available in the RNLI College restaurant.

Slipway Bar menu

Have a snack to go with your drink in the Slipway Bar. Our selection of light bites is perfect to nibble on while you sit back and enjoy the harbour views.

Afternoon tea at the Slipway Café.


Afternoon tea menu

Enjoy a light bite with our selection of afternoon tea sandwiches, cakes and teas. Available 2pm – 5pm daily.

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Treat someone you know to one of our gift vouchers:

Prosecco Afternoon tea for 2 - £24.95 
G&T afternoon tea for 2 - £26.95 
Afternoon tea for 2 - £18.95

To order your vouchers email or contact the reception team on 0300 300 7654.

A bottle of champagne and two glasses on the Slipway Café:Bar balcony.

Wine list/bar price list

Choose from our selection of fine wines, local ales, or spirits. Whether it’s a pint of lifeboat ale, or a refreshing soft drink, we have the perfect tipple for you.