Sea views over Swanage Bay
Eating Out and Takeaways in Purbeck
With a huge selection of restaurants, cafés, bistros, pubs and tea rooms on the Isle of Purbeck, there is something on offer for all tastes and budgets.
Try morning coffee overlooking Swanage Bay, lunch in a model village, a vintage afternoon tea and dinner at a beautiful country house. Foodie heaven if you ask us.
Traditional country pubs
The Isle of Purbeck is filled with lovely country pubs serving homemade dishes and real ales. Many of them have beer gardens for eating outside in the warmer months and log fires for warming up in winter.
The Halfway Inn is located mid-way between the town of Wareham and village of Corfe Castle. Filled with character and cosy rooms, this Hall & Woodhouse pub offers lots of choice of where to enjoy a meal or something to drink.
On the outskirts of Wareham, The Kings Arms at Stoborough is a historic thatched Inn serving a classic pub menu. They have a large beer garden for eating and drinking outside for when the weather is warm.
From farm to fork
Many of Purbeck’s eateries pride themselves on using local produce. From fruit, vegetables, cheese, meat and seafood to wine, beer, cider, ice-cream and chocolate – they are all produced in Purbeck.
The Dorset Food and Drink branding means you can rest assured that the produce you buy has been grown or made locally – look out for the logo on menus and at markets and farm shops.
Savour the flavour
Looking to quench your thirst? Make some time to stop by at one of our local micro-breweries and try a pint of Fossil Fuel! The Isle of Purbeck is also home to two vineyards that produce red, white and sparkling wines.
Visit one of our markets or farm shops to buy some scrumptious Dorset Apple Cake or divine Dorset Blue Vinney cheese. While you’re there, pick up a jar of honey, chutney or jam to take home as a little reminder of your holiday to Purbeck.
Pack up a picnic
Heading to the beach or for a day out and want to take a picnic? Get a takeaway lunch from one of our cafés or head to our markets, farm shops, butchers and bakers for some tasty treats.
Book your holiday to Purbeck
So you've found the perfect place to eat, now find somewhere to stay. Whether you want a rustic campsite or a high-end hotel, there are lots of choices for you.
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The Kings Arms is a historic Inn found at the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck. Located in Stoborough village near Wareham, records say that an Inn has stood at this site for over 400 years. Today,...