Hotels and Pubs
Out for a Bite to Eat
About a 10 minute walk takes you to our local hostelry, with good pub food, local ales and friendly people The Kings Arms Stoborough. www.thekingsarms-stoborough.co.uk
The Salt Pig is a favourite in Wareham - good local food and drink, well cooked. Quite a quirky dining experience as the rooms are small and it is a farm shop by day. www.thesaltpig.co.uk
The Italian Kitchen - Real Italian cuisine. The Head Chef John Newing and his team have produced a menu combining the old with the modern which they are sure you will enjoy. www.theitaliankitchendorset.com
If you want something rather special (and priced accordingly) then there is The Priory, with its beautiful waterfront garden and croquet lawn, appropriately set behind the church.
The Scott Arms, at Kingston (on the way to Worth Matravers) has a garden with fabulous view of Corfe Castle.
There is also The Granary, a Dorset chain of pubs owned by the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery (Badger Beer). Nice food and right on the river www.theoldgranarywareham.co.uk.
There are other places which would be a drive away, one particularly lovely place is in Worth Matravers www.worthmatraverstearoom.co.uk. This is about a 15 minute drive.
Clavells Cafe and Restaurant - Kimmeridge Village: a cute thatched restaurant serving local food in a lovely location. www.clavellscafe.co.uk, 01929 480701.
The Pig on the Beach in Studland Village - Designed in the same shabby chic style that has become THE PIG's signature, it features a greenhouse restaurant, a private room for dinner parties, 23 bedrooms and two treatment rooms www.thepighotel.com/on-the-beach.
Out for a Drink
The Square and Compass, Worth Matravers (a very old fashioned pub still owned and run by a local family) serves pies, pasties, their own cider and has a fossil museum. Check out the website for festivals and music nights
The Weld Arms, East Lulworth, is a cosy pub with good food and a large beer garden with modest play equipment, so good for kids.
At the Bankes Arms, Studland, they brew their own beer! The Isle of Purbeck Brewery. Good pub grub, great in the summer: they have a large beer garden.
A National Trust car park is nearby.
Ridge Farm Camping - Ridge Farm is a friendly, family-run camping and caravan site on a small farm, with level grassy pitches and good clean facilities. The peaceful location is ideally situated to explore the local area which includes Wareham, Corfe Castle and the Jurassic Coast with its many coastal walks and stunning views.
Manor Farm at East Stoke
Family run site
Hot showers and loos
Electric hook up
Really convenient place to explore from