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The Pig on the Beach

Swanage, Dorset

An escape to the Dorset coast wouldn’t be right without an overnight stay at The Pig on the Beach, which overlooks Studland Bay, near Poole harbour

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As one of a litter of 10 Pig sites across the country, Pig on the Beach will not disappoint.

The 28 rooms, while all different, have a touch of luxury with bundles of homely charm, some having stunning sea views and others looking out over the surrounding countryside.

Not all rooms are inside though. For those that want something a bit more adventurous try one of the two shepherd huts tucked away at the bottom of the garden, with their own private terraces. Or there is The Bothy, one of two dovecotes nestled in the Kitchen Garden, which has a four-poster bed and monsoon shower. The second dovecote, the two-storey Look Out, has gorgeous views of the Kitchen Garden, the stunning coastline and also has its own beach hut.

Food at the Pig will be central to any visit.  Food celebrates all that Dorset has to offer. Everything is driven by its kitchen gardeners, forager and the chef, who work with 36 local suppliers, including locally sourced venison to freshly caught fish.  Kitchen gardeners and chefs work hand-in-hand to deliver menus that change day-by-day and with the seasons that can be enjoyed in the unique greenhouse restaurant.

If provenance is important to you then the Dorset location means the hotel is lucky enough to be surrounded by some award-winning artisan breweries, wineries and distilleries, which make the bar list.

After a long day on the beach or exploring the Dorset countryside you can wind down with a full body massage or rejuvenating facial on site.

For those that care about the environment Pig on the Beach along with other Pig sites hits those credentials. The chain produces around 17 tons of its own fruit and vegetables across its sites, cures its own meats and has its own beehives.

Key Information

  • NO. ROOMS: 23
  • DINING: 25 Mile Menu & Kitchen Garden Produce
  • AMENITIES: Kitchen Garden, Two huts in a unique seaside location overlooking Old Harry Rocks have been transformed into single treatment rooms with charming features.
  • WEBSITE: Visit Here
  • PHONE NO: 01929 450288
  • ADDRESS: Manor House, Manor Rd, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU