Pubs – Swanage/Purbeck

From stunning views to locally brewed beer to outstanding seasonal produce, the pubs in the Swanage and Purbeck area have so much to offer.


Square and compassThe Square and Compass, Worth Matravers

The legendary pub with a small hatch for a bar, that serves cider, real ale and you can also get a pasty on a paper plate for a snack. Sit outside on massive stone benches with chickens and ducks scratching around your feet, whilst gazing down the valley to the sea.

The Scott Arms, Kingston

A popular vine clad village pub that has a stunning view of Corfe Castle and the Steam Railway running along the valley. Other great highlights of the Scott Arms are a large hill top garden with their famous Jerk Chicken Shack in the summer months, a varied locally sourced menu and good range of beers and cider all year round.


greyhoundcorfesThe Greyhound, Corfe Castle

This is a wonderful family and dog friendly pub, based in the heart of the historic village of Corfe Castle. Great locally sourced food from suppliers and farmers within a 20 mile radius. Enjoy a wonderful Sunday roast of should you fancy a takeaway gourmet fish and chips or their stonebaked pizzas are proving to be very popular.


The Black Swan Inn, Swanage

Locally known as “The Muddy Duck”, this a great pub with a seasonal menu, all freshly prepared on site and, where possible, all with local produce.

Bankes Arms StudlandThe Bankes Arms, Studland Beach

A country inn located above Studland beach with fantastic sea views to the Isle of Wight. A wide ranging locally sourced menu, dine al fresco when fine or in front of a roaring fire when wet. Sample their own beers made at The Isle of Purbeck Brewery (brewed on site).

New Inn, Church Knowle.

A traditional pub set in a valley under the Purbeck Hills with a seasonal menu.

The Old Granary, Wareham

Located right on the river, this brewery owned pub serves excellent food to accompany the excellent view.



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