Family Friendly bar and restaurant in Swanage

The Village Inn Bar and Restaurant is set in a wonderful location, just a short drive from Swanage. Set amongst the Purbeck hills and surrounded by countryside, it is the perfect destination for enjoying a relaxing meal, snack or drink whilst exploring the Dorset coast. The Village Inn has an extensive menu of locally sourced meat, fish and vegetarian dishes lovingly prepared by our team of experienced chefs. To accompany our delicious food we serve a variety of wines, spirits, soft drinks as well as locally brewed beer.


Modern interior

Our spacious bar and restaurant boasts a fresh, modern and inviting interior. A bite to eat or drink can be enjoyed in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in the comfort of a number of private seating areas. The decor has been inspired by our close proximity to the Dorset coast and is decorated in a nautical theme. Many of the items on display have been lovingly restored, including our porthole mirrors and windows, which were salvaged from a shipwreck in Swanage Bay!

Outdoor seating

In the summer months food and drinks can be served on our outside patio area, where you can relax in the beautiful surroundings whilst soaking up the sun. In the winter, the cosy interior of the Village Inn lends itself to long evenings spent with friends sat around the roaring fire. Our families room is ideal for enjoying time with the younger members of the family. Much of the bar and restaurant is dog friendly so your four legged friend can come too!

We take pride in our high levels of customer service and have an excellent team of bar and waiting staff who are on hand throughout your visit. The Village Inn is open 7 days a week throughout the year. It is open to members of the public as well as visitors to Ulwell Holiday Park.

The Village Inn can be hired as a venue for private functions with hot and cold buffet options available. We also host a number of extremely popular themed food nights and events throughout the year.



Cask Ales



Outside Tables

Dog Friendly