on the beach

Welcome to THE PIG-on the beach

Our mellow yellow house situated along Studland Bay, truly rural, with uninterrupted views of the long stretches of Dorset's sandy coastlines.

A walled kitchen garden, a sea view conservatory restaurant, a path down to the beach, our own beach hut, a herd of Dorset Horn sheep, roaring log fires and a fairy-tale gargoyle or two.

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Kitchen Garden and Sea Foraged Food

It all starts in the kitchen garden!  Everything is driven by our kitchen gardeners, forager and chef – they grow and find the food – our chef then creates the menu; uncomplicated and simple British garden and sea foraged food, true to the micro seasons with the emphasis squarely on fresh, clean flavours.

With a serious commitment to the place we call home, we celebrate Dorset and everything it has to offer... and taste! We work with 36 local suppliers to create our 25-mile menu, and the list keeps growing.

See our sample menu

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Stay with us

Our rooms mix a touch of luxury with bundles of homely charm. Some room have stunning sea views, others look out over our surrounding countryside. 

Each room has its own unique features and characteristics, with beds so comfy you’ll never want to leave. 

Explore our rooms

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Relaxing treatments

Fresh sea air and a bit of pampering! Not what you would expect to find in a Shepherd's Hut, but down in our huts take a little time out and enjoy a revitalising spa treatment in total peace.

Find your remedy

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How to reach us

The Sandbanks Ferry is currently undergoing maintenance works and is out of action! If you are approaching from the Poole Direction you can still easily get to us by following the A351 around the bay via Wareham and Corfe (about a 30 min drive).

Skipping the summer ferry queues means your journey will be just as quick. Plenty of seaside sunshine and a cracking view will be waiting for you!

Ferry closures will be down until the earliest of the 12th August. Please check the Sandbanks Ferry site for service updates.

Explore THE PIG-on the beach

You couldn’t be better placed to enjoy the spoils of Dorset’s World Heritage Coast.

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Things to know before visiting

The availability shown online is live and always up-to-date. If you can’t find the date you’re after, please email reservations@thepighotel.com so we can add you to our waiting list.

However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have a table available elsewhere.

We no longer permit dogs inside THE PIG-on the beach, although they are welcome to join you on a stroll around the grounds. Please keep them out of the kitchen garden and away from our animals.

We're the perfect seaside spot for family get-togethers! Children are more than welcome at THE PIG-on the beach, both in the restaurant and to stay. At THE PIG-on the beach, some of our rooms are suitable for an extra bed or cot, just ask us when booking and we can arrange this for you upon your arrival. 

We’ll never tell you what to wear. Our restaurants are informal places, so come in whatever makes you happy and comfortable.

Breakfast is available for residents from 7.30-10.30am every day. We serve Lunch from 12-2.15pm daily and Dinner from 6.30-9.30pm daily. Lunch bookings are advised, however Dinner bookings are essential! Give our Reservations team a call on 0345 225 9494 if you'd like to book! 

We don't serve a traditional afternoon tea, however we do offer an afternoon menu of homemade piggy treats, including sandwiches and cakes. Our Afternoon menu is served from 3-5pm in our lounge areas and in our outside areas.

THE PIG-on the beach is a great spot for family fun get-togethers or business-style meetings. Tucked away in our kitchen garden with views across Old Harry Rocks, our thatched Round House seats 8-12 guests on a sociable round table, with a ‘family sharing style’ kitchen garden and wood-oven menu. Truly unique and very intimate! Find out more on Gatherings at THE PIG-on the beach here

Our phones can get quite busy at certain times, so please do bear with us. You can also reach us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, or by emailing us at reservations@thepighotel.com

Unless we are running a special deal and it is stated within the terms, all of our rates are on a room only basis so are inclusive of VAT only. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and depending on what you fancy there's a choice of a continental breakfast buffet for £12 or cooked breakfast options for £16.

You can check in from 3pm, however you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and relax in the house or explore the gardens. 
Check out is by 11am. We ask that you vacate your room by this time, but please feel free to enjoy the surroundings all day.

We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but do let us know your plans and we will try our best on the day.

We offer monetary vouchers to the values of £25, £50, £100 and £250, as well as a lunch or dinner voucher.
These can be purchased here

At THE PIG-on the beach we have a small lip to access the hotel, ground floor rooms and part of the gardens which is suitable for wheelchairs. For more details please contact us by completing our online form, using our live chat system, or by emailing us at reservations@thepighotel.com

Please note our rates stated are at a starting from price, and fluctuate throughout the year depending on season. We sometimes run offers and Late Pig Room Rates, which you can view here for more information if available.

Getting here

Gorgeous views & stunning beaches. A 23 bedroom mellow country house perfectly situated along Studland Bay.

THE PIG-on the beach

Manor Road, Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AU
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By road

If you’re staying longer than a night or two, a car’s handy for exploring. Less than three hours from London, the Studland Bay peninsula is best reached via the car ferry across the mouth of Poole harbour. In summer, roads can become congested with holidaymakers, but it's worth the effort. There's a free on-site car park for hotel guests.

Please note the Sandbanks ferry is currently down on the 12/07/19 however you can still reach THE PIG-on the beach via the A35/A351 heading towards Studland.

Nearest station

A train from central London takes around two hours. The closest station is Wareham, on South West Trains' London Waterloo–Weymouth line, about 20 minutes' drive from the hotel; it has connections to Poole, Southampton, Sussex, Wales and beyond.

Taxi service

Excel Taxis are a local taxi service and always on hand to get you where you need to be! Give them a call on 01929 448066 if you're needing a lift to our house.

Nearest airport

If you're needing to be within close proximity to an airport, Bournemouth Airport is 27 miles away and it takes around an hour to get there by car.

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