On site bar & restaurantThe Village Inn at Ulwell


Although your holiday home is perfectly designed for self catering, why not take the evening off and dine at our family friendly restaurant in Swanage. Located next to Ulwell Holiday Park’s entrance, you can let someone else do the cooking and be waited on by our friendly staff. Our on-site bar and restaurant has been furnished to a high standard, boasting a light, bright and modern interior and tasty menu. We’re pleased to have a welcoming atmosphere and we allow dogs in our bar area.

The Village Inn restaurant welcomes the general public as well as guests staying at Ulwell Holiday Park.


Our team of expert chefs have prepared an extensive menu for your enjoyment, with three food servings throughout the day. The Village Inn menu has a selection of meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as gluten free options. We endeavour to use local produce wherever possible as part of our commitment to providing you the very best food and drink during trip to our restaurant and stay at Ulwell Holiday Park.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Start the day off right with a hearty full english breakfast, or visit us in the afternoon for a light snack or piece of cake. In the evening you can wind down after a busy day exploring the local area, as you enjoy a delicious three course meal in our cosy seating area.

Behind the bar we have a selection of wine, beer and spirits if you’re in the mood for a tipple. We pride ourselves on the wide selection of local ales we stock. We’re always happy to give you a recommendation and help you choose.


The Village Inn is considered one of the best pubs in Swanage and we’re constantly adding special dishes to the menu to help set us a part. Have a look at our menu and see what takes your fancy in preparation for your visit to our Dorset caravan and camping park.

Restaurant menu

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Opening Times

The Village Inn is open throughout the year and we are pleased to welcome local residents in addition to holiday park guests. It’s not a problem if you’re not staying at our campsite – you can still enjoy the delicious meals we have on offer. If you’re celebrating a special occasion our chef can even create a bespoke menu for parties of 10 or more. Buffet’s can be arranged for groups of up to 100.

10am – 12pm – Breakfast

12pm – 2pm – Lunch

2pm – 6pm – Tea, Coffee, Cake and Prosecco

6pm – 9pm – Dinner

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.

All reviews


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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