Simple food done well...
British Kitchen Garden food, true to the micro seasons and with a real focus on simple and fresh flavours.
Our menu at THE PIG-on the beach is driven by what is available in our walled Kitchen Garden or delivered to the door from the best Dorset suppliers we know. With the coast in casting distance and plenty of countryside, we work with quality suppliers of all kinds, from locally sourced venison to freshly caught fish.
Our Kitchen Gardeners and Chefs work hand-in-hand to deliver what is deemed in perfect condition, changing the menus day-by-day with the seasons.
Long Lazy Lunches
Initially we will be operating with a reduced number of tables in our restaurants to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, so we have opened up bookings throughout the afternoon so that you can enjoy long lazy summer lunches - our favourite kind!
Tables are now available to book everyday from midday until 4.30pm, so you can really settle in with a few bottles of rosé or bring the kids down for an early evening feast - we just advise you book in advance.
Our restaurant is open daily
Lunch from 12pm - 4.30pm
Dinner from 6.30pm - 9.30pm
When you are with us please just ask the team if you have any questions about the menu, allergies or your dietary requirements.
If you would fancy a drink in the bar before eating, just arrive around 30 minutes before your table booking. However please be aware that due to physical distancing we are operating with a reduced number of tables and seating areas so availability will be limited, and will be on a first come first-served basis.
Why not try the Wood Oven terrace?
Sunshine dining tucking into smoky flat breads, with a mix of delicious toppings to choose from throughout the warmer months. No need to book! Just drop by.
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 email@example.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.
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 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-£17.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.