Beautiful bar & restaurant in SwanageFamilies room and outdoor patio area

The Village Inn

Relax in the Village Inn Bar and Restaurant during your stay at Ulwell caravan and camping park. In the winter get cosy by the log burner and in the summer enjoy a cool drink on our patio. We’re open throughout the year, even when the park is closed, for local residents to enjoy. We’re pleased to serve a varied menu of fish, meat, vegetarian and vegan dishes as well as a dedicated children’s menu.

The Village Inn has a dog friendly seating in the bar area.

On site bar and restaurant

The Village Inn is located within the grounds of Ulwell Holiday Park. It is open to all guests staying at our caravan and camping park as well as local residents. The large and spacious bar and restaurant is light, bright and modern, creating the perfect place to relax and socialise with friends. The interior reflects the parks close proximity to the Dorset coast and is decorated in a nautical style. Some of the decorations have even been salvaged from a shipwreck in Swanage Bay!

There are a number of different areas to sit – depending on the needs of your group. We have a selection of private booths in the family area as well as tables that can be arranged for larger groups. The bar area is open plan with casual dining and plenty of room for socialising as you enjoy a drink. There’s even a log burner and cosy seating area, which is perfect for a winter’s day.

village inn seating area and booths

Extensive food and drink menu

Our team of chefs serve a delicious and varied menu suitable for all occasions. Grab a light lunchtime snack from The Village Inn, or reserve a table in our intimate restaurant for a 3 course meal. We also serve a range of breakfast items as well as cake and desserts as an afternoon treat.

Throughout the year there are a number of themed evenings and events, including the popular oriental night. We’re proud to incorporate local produce into our menu, wherever possible to ensure our diners have the very best ingredients in their meal.

Our menu comprises of pub classics and family favourites as well as our chef’s specials that we’re certain you’ll enjoy.

delicious meal at the village inn

For the younger ones the Village Inn provides the ideal casual dining location – with easy access to the outdoor play area and a children’s menu for those with smaller appetites.


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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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