Lulworth Cove and South Dorset Food & Drink

As you’d expect the area is rich with tantalising food from land and sea – the local beef and lamb is exceptional and there’s no shortage of fresh seafood.

Head chef John Box has established Limestone as one of Dorset’s finest restaurants with meat, fish and vegetables supplied by small local producers – indeed, when available, the lobsters come from Lulworth Cove itself!

As much a part of Lulworth life as the rocks themselves, the Lulworth Cove Inn is one of the most popular pubs in the portfolio of local brewery Hall and Woodhouse; and right on the beach is the Boat Shed Café with its fresh seafood lunches and mouth watering crab sandwiches. Brody’s café specialises in seafood and also offers a takeaway service and the menu at the historic Castle Inn is packed with quality pub dishes.

Just a short drive inland and you’ll also find first rate pub food at the Sailor’s Return at Chaldon Herring; the Weld Arms in East Lulworth; Red Lion at Winfrith Newburgh, Countryman Inn, East Knighton and, near Wool, the Seven Stars Inn, which is deservedly lauded for its hearty portions.

Lighter bites and home-cooked breakfasts are a speciality at the popular Holme For Gardens nursery and restaurant at East Holme, while the picture postcard village of Kimmeridge is home to the family-run Clavell’s restaurant that makes the most of local seasonal produce to enhance a fine reputation that reaches far beyond the immediate area. 

In Wareham, the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck, you’ll find an excellent choice of eateries from the top notch Anglo-European dishes of the Abbots Cellar at the Priory Hotel and the riverside location of the Old Granary, to the home cooked foodie haven that is The Salt Pig and the charming community cafe Not Just Sundaes near the Quay in an historic church.Take a little time to browse through our selection of holiday cottages in South Dorset. We’re certain you’ll find something just right for a truly special Dorset holiday