Castle Hill Inn: Viewing the June 17th Start

May 23, 2022

By Media Team

Castle Hill Lighthouse and Inn

This “Technical Briefing” comes from Castle Hill Inn, official luxury hotel sponsor of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race and a great place from which to watch the racing fleet get underway.

Castle Hill Inn overlooks boats as large as Comanche, above, starting in 2016. Tom Clarke/PPL photo

Castle Hill Inn, the iconic Relais & Châteaux property on Newport’s Ocean Drive, is proud to be the Official Luxury Hospitality Sponsor of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race. With the Inn’s sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Narragansett Bay, combined with its nautical history and world-class service, Castle Hill Inn offers the perfect vantage point to watch the sailboats for all who are traveling to Newport for the 52nd running of the Newport Bermuda Race.

While all terrace and indoor tables are fully committed, Castle Hill Inn welcomes guests to join us for a seat on the grassy lawn or at the Terrace Bar beginning at 11:00am on Race Day. The Terrace Bar will be serving a full lunch menu, with seats on a first-come first-serve basis.

Dozen of Adirondack chairs and a wide expanse of lawn make Castle Hill Inn a perfect viewing spot for the race start. Erin McGinn photo

On the grassy lawn, we will have a grill station available for casual bites including our traditional lobster roll and our “Dark & Stormy” pulled pork sandwiches. We’ll have a convenient limited beverage menu available as well. Guests are welcome to bring their own chair or blanket to sit on, however outside food & beverages are prohibited. Parking for day guests will be $25 per vehicle.

Please visit to stay up to date on happenings at Castle Hill Inn around the Newport Bermuda, and we look forward to seeing you in June!

Lunch and dinner options are available at Foodlove Market. Angel Tucker photos

For families, friends and crew who are coming to Newport and entertaining on their boat or a in a rental home, we invite you to order from Foodlove Market, our chef-crafted marketplace and café.
Whether you’re looking for a casual meal of crafted sandwiches and freshly prepared salads, or an elevated meal starting with appetizers like our charcuterie board or stuffed clams and delectable entrees such as Crab Stuffed Sole, Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Marinated Steak Medallions, Foodlove Market offers a great menu to choose from. You can even order a tray of Castle Hill Inn’s signature chocolate chip cookies! For more information and to order, please visit

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