The Village Inn Bar and Pub Restaurant in Swanage boasts a inviting interior and serves an extensive menu of home-cooked and locally sourced food. We offer an extensive menu, offering children’s meals and various dietary options such as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals. Our dog-friendly pub is open daily to all, serving breakfast, lunch and evening meals. Drinks and meals can be enjoyed inside in our modern interior dining spaces, or outside on our patio.


As from Sunday 4th of February, we will be closing at 5:00pm every Sunday.

During the month of February, we will also be closed all day on Mondays.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you.


Where can I find a dog-friendly pub in Swanage?

The Village Inn pub restaurant and bar is a fantastic dog-friendly pub in Swanage, serving a wide range of local ales and freshly cooked meals all week round. Our pub’s scenic location in Ulwell promises fantastic views over the local countryside, making it the perfect place to stop off after an enjoyable dog walk in Swanage.


Which Swanage pubs have outdoor seating or beer gardens?

The Village Inn has a fantastic outdoor seating area where guests can unwind and relax as they enjoy a delicious pub meal or sip on a locally brewed drink.  From our location in Ulwell, restaurant guests can relish the breathtaking vistas of Swanage’s idyllic countryside.


Do any Swanage pubs serve locally brewed craft beers?

Yes, our bar at The Village Inn serves a wide variety of locally brewed craft beers. We pride ourselves on supporting breweries from the local area – one of our most popular local suppliers is that fantastic, ‘Palmers’. Palmers is a local family-run brewery that has been brewing real ales from the local Dorset town of Bridport.


Are there any vegan or vegetarian-friendly pubs in Swanage?

Our bar and restaurant in Swanage serve a range of delicious dishes, including a wide variety of dietary options including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. We can also provide dishes for those with food allergies and preferences. If you have a specific food requirement, please call The Village Inn and our chefs will best accommodate to your needs.


Are children/babies allowed at The Village Inn?

Yes, absolutely – we welcome families with children and babies here at The Village Inn. We have a a wide menu which can be adapted to children’s smaller appetites! We also have a large playing field and playground towards the back of our bar and restaurant in Swanage,  which provides the perfect spot for children to run around and play either before or after a meal with us at The Village Inn.

How do I reserve a table?

Although booking isn’t required at The Village Inn, we can be full during busier seasons and so calling ahead will always guarantee a table for your party. If you’re wishing to book a table at The Village Inn, please ring our restaurant at 01929 427644 to speak to a member of staff.

How do I apply for a job at The Village Inn?

If you’re looking for a job in Swanage, The Village Inn often hires various skilled individuals on a seasonal, part-time or full-time basis. To view our current restaurant and bar vacancies, please visit jobs at The Village Inn.

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