on the beach


That’s where it all started. We’ve got an obsessive commitment to home-grown and local produce: simple food done well.

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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. 

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The Restaurant

25-Mile Menu & Kitchen Garden Produce

Our restaurant in the heart of the house dishes up British Kitchen Garden food, true to the micro seasons and with a real focus on simple and fresh flavours. 


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Wood Ovens

Drop-in Flat Breads & Chilled Tipples on the terrace

Straight from our wood-fired oven we serve smoky flat breads with a mix of delicious toppings to choose from throughout the warmer months on our terrace.



Our commitment to a 25-mile menu not only supports our local suppliers, but means we can be 100% honest on the provenance of our ingredients. 

Take a look at our sample menus to get a feel for what we may be dishing up. Please note these are subject to change.

Please speak to our Restaurant Manager if you have any questions about the menu, allergies or dietary requirements.

Our 25-mile menu

We have 36 suppliers listed on the back of our menu, 28 of them are local suppliers that sit within our 25 mile menu radius, but this is not the exhaustive list! THE PIG-on the beach is always on the hunt to find and support new and emerging producers that can add depth of flavour and authenticity to the menu.

  • Jim Adami Game

    9 miles away
    A local favourite, Jim Adami Game supplies us with locally sourced venison, deep in colour and rich in flavour. 

  • Berry Hill Farm

    9 miles away
    What can't be grown in our kitchen gardens, is locally sourced from no more than 25 miles. Although we grow much of our own produce,  Berry Hill Farm provides us with a colourful harvest of greens and fruit throughout the year. 

  • Rob Fields Honey

    3 miles away
    Rob Fields Honey is a local beekeeper who believes it important to reduce the stress on bees as much as possible, using the best husbandry techniques available to supply golden honey. Situated in the Isle of Purbeck, the landscape is perfect for beekeeping due to the long summer season of the southern coast, enabling bumblebees to forage for pollen and nectar from early summer to late autumn. 

  • B. Curtis Butchers

    8 miles away
    In 1951, Basil Curtis insisted on selling only the finest cuts of meat in Dorset, and almost 70 years and three generations later,  the Curtis family still hold true to Basil's ethos of sourcing rich in quality meat. 

  • The Purbeck Cider Company

    4 miles away
    Tucked away in the heart of the chalk downs of Dorset, The Purbeck Cider Company create the finest of ciders using 100% pressed cider apples. It’s thought that Dorset was once home to over 10,000 acres of orchard and The Purbeck Cider Company pride themselves on making cider from the rich fruits still harvested there.

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 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 7.30am-10.30am every day. We serve Lunch Mon-Sun from 12pm-4.30pm, and Dinner from 6.30pm-9.30pm daily. Our Wood-ovens are open during the summer months from 12pm-6pm, with drinks being served 11am-8pm. 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.

Our Wood Oven Menu is available 12pm-6pm  during the summer months. As always, seating will be on a first come first served basis. Physical distancing will be strictly observed so numbers will be limited. 

During August and September our restaurant has been extended out onto our terrace to allow for physical distancing in line with Government guidance. You will still be able to join us for drop in dining at our wood-ovens, but please note this is weather dependent and wood-oven sittings will not be able to be accommodated inside due to capacity. We strongly advise checking in with your chosen PIG before visiting if the weather is on the wetter side to see if we are open to avoid disappointment.

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

Please note there will be restrictions on the number of guests from different households when booking gatherings, in line with Government guidance. For more information please get in touch with our team at info@thepighotel.com

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, by calling us on 01929 450288 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 will be served at guests’ tables in the restaurant, as sadly our much-loved PIG grazing breakfast tables are not viable with current guidelines. All of the goodies that were on the Breakfast table will now be available, along with our hot dishes on our new Breakfast menus. Prices range from £10-£15.


You can ​check in from 4pm at all of our properties, however, you’re more than welcome to arrive earlier to drop off your luggage and explore the gardens. Due to current physical distancing guidelines, we are limiting capacity in the main hotel, so you might not be able to make the most of the lounges until you have checked in. The team will be on hand to help you when you arrive.

Please leave your luggage in your car until you check in. 

Check out is by 11am. We ask that you leave your room by this time, but please enjoy the surroundings all day. We can’t guarantee an early check-in or late check-out, but stick around and let us know your plans and we will try our best on the day. 

We offer monetary vouchers, 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.

We are no longer accepting payments made in cash, we will only be accepting card payments at all hotels.

We no longer accept American Express payments.

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. You can also reach Studland without using the ferry by following the B3351 down towards Swanage. In the summer roads 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.

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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