That’s where it all started. We’ve got an obsessive commitment to home-grown and local produce: simple food done well.
From our plot to your plate
The Kitchen Garden team work hand in hand with our chefs every day to make sure every plate is touched by the freshest and most authentic flavours.
With a serious commitment to the local community and surrounding area THE PIG-on the beach celebrates Dorset! The menus are written around what is available in our walled Kitchen Garden or delivered to the door from the local suppliers–creating our 25-mile menu. The menus will change by the minute, depending on what the forager supplies and what the kitchen garden team deems to be in perfect condition.
Our food style is driven by home grown clarity of flavour, true to the seasons and influenced by the Dorset landscape and our proximity to the coast.
Wood Oven Flat Breads
Straight from our wood-fired oven we serve smoky flat breads with a mix of delicious toppings to choose from throughout the warmer months.
No need to book! Just drop in for some relaxed sunshine dining and a glass of something chilled.
Opening date: TBC
Our wood oven service days are weather dependent so please call to check before dropping by on 01929 450288.
Gardeners' 25-miler Set Lunch
Set Lunch and Piggy Bits from £22.50 per person
Our Chefs have created a set menu of dishes that are made from ingredients that are all from within 25 miles or less…some are even zero miles!
Choose from 2 or 3 courses from our set menu, and we will include a couple of Piggy Bits, our classic light pre-lunch nibbles, for the table to get you started!
2 Courses plus Piggy Bits £22.50
3 Courses plus Piggy Bits £26.50
Please speak to our Restaurant Manager if you have any questions about the menu, allergies or dietary requirements.
Get together in the Roundhouse
Roaring log fires, homely charm and stunning views of the Dorset coastline – the perfect relaxed retreat for entertaining!
Get together in the Roundhouse
Your very own private thatched Round House seats 8-12 guests on a sociable round table.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org so we can add you to our waiting list.
However, it’s worth checking out our other properties as we may have rooms or tables available elsewhere.
We do not 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 Mon-Fri from 12-2.15pm, Sat-Sun from 12-2.45pm 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.
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.
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.
Gorgeous views & stunning beaches. A 23 bedroom mellow country house perfectly situated along Studland Bay.
THE PIG-on the beach
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. You can also reach Studland without using the ferry by following the B3351 down towards Swanage. In the summer toads can become congested with holidaymakers so please allow delays in your journey (but it's worth the effort). There's a free on-site car park for hotel guests.
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.
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.
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.