Places to go out & eat & drink in Swanage
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Swanage

Places to eat & drink in Swanage.





This seaside resort on the east coast of the Isle of Purbeck is regarded as the gateway to Dorset's marvellous Jurassic Coast and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Formerly an important trading centre for Purbeck marble, it has a restored pier, a sandy bay and limestone cliffs offering unrivalled opportunities for both climbers and fossil hunters.

A one-time Anglo Saxon port of some importance, it was the place where Alfred the Great famously thwarted a Viking Danish fleet in 877.

The Wellington clock tower, erected on the shore, stood at the southern end of London Bridge until the mid 19th century when it was brought to Swanage by builders John Mowlem and his nephew George Burt. They also brought with them the façade from a London guild house, Mercers' Hall, which adorns the local town hall. Burt also built a 40-stone 'Great Globe' which he placed at Durlstone Head, now part of 260-acre Durlstone Country Park, along with stone benches and plaques The Portland stone globe has slabs around it containing Shakespearian or Biblical quotations.

The Swanage Railway is run by dedicated enthusiasts and links Swanage with Corfe Castle, operating both steam and diesel locos.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Swanage or surrounding areas.

Swanage Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc


blank tabMORTONS HOUSE HOTELRestaurant
East Street, Corfe Castle, Dorset, BH20 5EE
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Mortons House is a 16th century Grade 2 Elizabethan manor house hotel and restaurant in beautiful Dorset, in the heart of historic Corfe Castle.

Built in 1590, Mortons House has retained its unique period features, each of its 21 bedrooms having their own charm and appeal. The beautiful beaches at Studland, Swanage and Lulworth being just a short drive away, not to mention the steam train to Swanage passing by our garden! Whatever your plans, be it a walking holiday, romantic weekend away or just a well-deserved break, Mortons House is in the perfect location. 2 AA Dining Rosettes since 2002 and a top-quality menu, using predominantly local products, with a few twists to tempt the palate. Ideal for guests wishing to enjoy comfort, and exceptional food!
Establishment Disabled FacilitiesNo Facilities for petsSmoking FacilitiesWiFi FacilitiesTel: 01929 480988
E-mail: stay@mortonshouse.co.uk
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Mowlem Restaurant & Bars

The Mowlem, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1DD
Tel: 01929 422496

Town centre restaurant.
Type: Restaurant

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