The Village Inn is Getting a New Look

January 31st, 2018

Whilst Ulwell Holiday Park is closed for the winter, our very own on site bar and restaurant is getting a refit. We are busy refurbishing the whole of The Village Inn, to create a brand new look and feel. Our family friendly pub in Swanage will soon be open to guests at our popular camping and caravanning site, as well as families not staying on the park.

Nautical themed decor

The new interior will have a distinctly nautical feel, with a soft colour palette of blues, whites and natural wood. We’re hoping to create eye catching statement features, with themed wall paper and ship port holes, salvaged from a shipwreck in Swanage Bay.

One of the main aims of our refit is to create an open plan space that can be enjoyed by our visitors throughout the year. Whether you’re popping in for a light bite and refreshing drink on a hot summers day, or a warming meal in the middle of winter.

Socialise with friends

The restaurant, bar, family area and toilets are all getting the special treatment. Take a look at what we have in store for you. We’re especially proud of the new fire feature – it’s the perfect spot to get comfy and socialise with friends.

The new bar area will be stocked with a range of local ales and our chefs will be cooking up a storm in the kitchen, serving a new menu using locally sourced produce.

Dog friendly pub in Swanage

Once we re-open we will be pleased to welcome visitors with dogs in our bar area. Families will also be welcome, with facilities on site, including an outdoor play area.

Throughout the project we’ve been working with a dream team of brilliant tradesmen, who have been working hard to bring our plans to life. Doors have been removed, new toilets fitted, new windows installed, and complete redecoration throughout. The space has been rearranged to be much more open than before.

If all goes to plan the new look Village Inn will reopen at the beginning of March, to coincide with the start of the 2018 season at our Swanage Holiday Park. We can’t wait to welcome you into our newly refurbished bar and restaurant, to see what you think of our hard work!

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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

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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
  • 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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