Food and drink at Ulwell Holiday ParkOur pick of shops, bars & restaurants

Eat & drink

You won’t go hungry during a stay at Ulwell Holiday Park. Our Swanage caravan and camping site has a range of food and drink options available to keep you suitably full for the duration of your holiday!

Whether you’re planning to cook up a storm in one of our holiday homes for hire or fancy a BBQ on your touring and camping pitch – we have everything you need for a self-catering holiday in Dorset.

The Village Inn bar and restaurant

Delicious food and drink

The Village Inn is located at the entrance to our holiday park and boasts plenty of seating and a cosy log fire. On winter evenings it’s the ideal place to relax and unwind, whilst enjoying a well deserved glass of wine. In the summer patrons can make use of our outdoor seating area whilst soaking up the sun. The Village Inn and the bar area is dog friendly.

food at the village inn

Chefs specials

We’re pleased to offer a range of family favourites and chef specials, using local produce wherever possible. Choose from a delicious light lunch and dinner menu expertly prepared by our team of chefs.

We always endeavour to have meat, fish and vegetarian options available as well as a wide selection of local ales from Palmers Brewery.

There’s a dedicated children’s menu and we have a number of themed food nights throughout the year.

village inn bar swanage


The Village Inn also plays host to a number of events to mark special occasions including, Christmas Eve, New Years Day and Mother’s day to name but a few.

Find out more about the Village Inn


Well stocked on-site shop

The on-site shop has everything you will need for your caravan or camping holiday in Dorset. We pride ourselves on stocking local produce from suppliers within the Purbeck and wider Dorset area.

In our shop you will find milk, bread, meat for the BBQ and a wide selection of drink. You can also indulge and treat yourself to a freshly baked cake or pastry.

cakes in the ulwell shop

Find out more about our on-site shop


Local restaurants

Ulwell Holiday Park is within easy reach of Swanage, Wareham, Poole and even Bournemouth, so there is big choice when looking for somewhere nice to eat and drink. Speak to our friendly reception team for eating out recommendations – they’ll be able to suggest a wide range of cafes, restaurants and bars in Swanage and further afield.

For for more information on our top foodie destinations as well as other tips on things to see and do in the local area, take a look at our fun and informative blog. It’s packed full of exciting places to visit as well as local tips and tricks!

Read the Ulwell Holiday Park blog

What our guests say

  • A lovely quiet site

    Andy Blackwell

    A lovely quiet site, nice warm amenities with good sized shower cubicles, shop not open yet as it’s too early but the local pub is ideal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. If you’re reasonably fit you can walk into Swanage but the bus service is great so why would you want to. Overall a very nice break, we will be back.

  • Super swimming pool

    Joseph Molford

    Fantastic site, we have had a brilliant holiday. Super swimming pool and changing facilities. Site really handy to get to Swanage and Studland. Will definitely return. Thanks to all the staff for a lovely holiday.

  • Excellent quality caravan site

    Peter Skrobacz

    Excellent quality caravan site, top quality, small and friendly, location fantastic. Been visiting Ulwell for over 25 years now and every year is special.

  • An amazing week at Ulwell

    Jenny H

    We have just returned back from our weeks stay at Ulwell Holiday Park with our 2 small children and dog. It was an absolute brilliant week! The site has everything you need, and more! A lovely comfy pub on site for drinks and a bowl of chips, a small shop, swimming pool, large play are with park, and the bus stops right outside.. what more could you want

  • Easter break


    We have just returned after a brilliant Easter break. Couldn’t fault anything at all and we didn’t want to leave. We didn’t visit the pub but the shop is stocked with local produce and essentials. The facilities are great and the location convenient. Our van was spotless and had everything we needed. We will definitely be back

All reviews


We are currently at an amazing 4.5 score at TripAdvisor, based upon 200+ reviews from verified guests.

Latest reviews

Proudly associated

Over the years the family has developed the park to award-winning standards and in a style which compliments its surroundings.

  • Camping and caravanning
  • AA
  • British Holiday & Home Parks assocation
  • Poole Tourism
  • Visit Britain
  • premier park 2020 logo

Finding us


From Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry and following the B3351 into Swanage.

From Wareham using the A351 into Swanage, turn left along the seafront towards Studland.


The park is situated on the main bus route from Bournemouth to Swanage.


1 ° 58’ 16” West, 50° 37’ 34” North



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