Food at 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. Here’s our pick of places to eat and drink on park.

The Village Inn bar and restaurant

Take the hassle out of your holiday and treat yourself to a meal in our on-site bar and restaurant. 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

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

Take away is also available during peak season.

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.

In addition to food the shop at Ulwell Holiday park also stocks gas and all the camping essentials in case you’ve left anything at home.

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 gem of a place

    Sandra, Winchester

    What a find. I almost don’t want to tell you about it.

    It’s a family park with lovely, mostly new, fresh, clean spacious caravans – all set out almost in steps on the side of a small hill. The larger hill rises behind you, the sea spreads out in front and the swimming pool beckons behind the bar.

    The people are friendly, the site is clean and welcoming and the scenery unbeatable. It’s a gem of a place.

  • Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage


    Always my no.1 choice when visiting Swanage. A truly wonderful location, lying under the stunning Ballard Down and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Being only a 10 min walk from Swanage and the coast means it’s conveniently located for all amenities.

    The staff are always very helpful to sort out any problems and keep the site in fantastic condition. A 5-star park.

  • Friendly, clean & well kept

    Cheshire, UK

    Stayed here as a base to tour Isle of Purbeck and go on to Air show in Bournemouth. Not the cheapest site but definitely the cleanest and well thought out.

    Swimming pool , shop and pub/restaurant all in proximity and well kept/stocked. Bus stop right outside entrance. Grass pitches have plenty of space and well drained with shower blocks water/ drain points really handy.

    Will definitely be using this site again.

  • Lovely weekend

    Tina, London

    We have just returned from a lovely weekend caravanning at Ulwell Cottage Caravan Park.
    Lovely clean site with indoor heated pool. We went in the pool around 5pm and were the only ones in there (apart from life guard) it was lovely and warm and clean.

    We walked to old Harry’s rock and then Down into Swanage itself and had fish and chips and an ice cream.
    Staff on the site were helpful and friendly. Lovely stay.

  • Our second, lovely Christmas at Ulwell

    Jane P, Cheltenham

    After the success of Christmas 2016 at Ulwell, we returned again for Christmas 2017 and had another great time. Lovely warm caravan, peaceful and relaxing on site and a fantastic carvery on Boxing Day at The Village Inn.

    Thanks to all staff who were working and made sure we had such a great break away.

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

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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

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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