About Bull and Boat

Located right on the seafront, at Bull and Boat you can enjoy great food and great views. Whether it's for lunch, dinner or to share some tapas over a bottle of wine, Bull and Boat is the ideal location, crafting each of its British and European classics from the best locally-sourced produce, including fish freshly caught from Swanage Bay. You’ll find Bull and Boat located on Ulwell Road – to snag one of the best tables, booking in advance is advised!

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 10:00 am
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm


Bull and Boat
2 Ulwell Road, Swanage
Swanage BH19 1LH

Menu Highlights


Light Bites

Chefs Soup of the Day, Croutons.


Dorset Pork, Chicken Liver & Garlic Pate

Ale Chutney - Toast.

Dorset Ale Battered Tiger Prawns

Sweet Chilli & Housemade Tartare Dips.

More about Bull and Boat, Swanage

For seafront dining at one of the most picturesque spots in Swanage, head to Bull and Boat, which offers all-day dining in its light, airy space with a relaxed, maritime feel. Situated on Ulwell Road, Bull and Boat specialises in classic British and European dishes such as ale-battered fish & chips, roast chicken supreme and seafood spaghetti. To quench your thirst, the restaurant offers a fully stocked bar with a selection of local beers on tap, as well as a comprehensive list of wines and hot beverages – including the signature in-house coffee blend.

On a fine summer’s day, you’ll want to dine in the open on the outdoor deck while you people-watch and take in mesmerising views of Swanage Bay. With an A-star crew on hand to serve you appetising creations made with the freshest locally-sourced produce, everyday feels like a holiday at Bull and Boat. To secure the most popular tables at this relaxed seaside bistro, you’ll want to reserve ahead of your visit.

20 Bull and Boat Reviews

Very Good
20 Reviews
Waiting time:Good
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Graeme N.7 months ago · 1 review

Had a really great meal here on Saturday. Really tasty cheese fondue to start with made with local cheeses - plenty of bread, easily enough for the two of us. We then had Sea Bass which was cooked perfectly with a very tasty Thai style sauce. Finished off with Christmas Pud ! The food and service were both great. I would recommend a visit.

peter m.10 months ago · 1 review

Never had a bad meal here was very tasty , the lady who was serving us was polite , some of the other staff could cheer up a bit ! Will return without a doubt

PAUL H.a year ago · 1 review

From the moment we entered we knew that the complaints we had read about were total rubbish .the food was superb cooked fresh so be patient the wait is worth it .the wine is excellent ,but the service we received from Natasha and Jordan was first class always attentive and making sure everything was ok .would highly recommendable nd the views of the bay make it worth while .