Eating & shopping

Service with a smile

The cafe at Knoll Beach in Studland, Dorset © Neil Davidson/National Trust

The cafe at Knoll Beach in Studland, Dorset

Turn a trip to the beach into a day out. At Knoll Beach shop and café you’ll find a friendly welcome all year round.

Seaside dining

A group of diners at an outdoor table in Knoll Beach Cafe at Studland Beach © National Trust/Neil Davidson

A group of diners at an outdoor table in Knoll Beach Cafe at Studland Beach

Dine in style in our sheltered outdoor seating area with views overlooking Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks.

Shopping by the sea

A woman holding a mug in the Knoll Beach shop at Studland Beach, Dorset © National Trust/Neil Davidson

A woman holding a mug in the Knoll Beach shop at Studland Beach, Dorset

You’ll find everything you need for a day at the beach in our shop, along with gifts, garden products, home accessories, plants, shrubs and herbs.

Keep it local

Fresh produce from the National Trust vegetable garden at Currendon, Dorset © National Trust

Fresh produce from the National Trust vegetable garden at Currendon, Dorset

As much of our food as possible comes from local producers, including fresh seasonal vegetables grown just a couple of miles away by National Trust volunteers.

Warm welcome

Have a cup of tea next to the wood burning stove in Knoll Beach café © National Trust/Neil Davidson

Have a cup of tea next to the wood burning stove in Knoll Beach café

When the weather’s not so warm you’ll find a cosy interior heated by a stove burning wood from our estate – perfect for snuggling up with a cup of hot chocolate.

Local suppliers

  • National Trust volunteer allotment, Currendon Farm. Food miles: 2
  • Cedar Organics, Purbeck. Food miles: 4
  • Hayman’s Bakery, Swanage. Food miles: 4
  • JJ Moore Local Meat, Swanage. Food miles: 5
  • Purbeck Ice Cream, Kingston. Food miles: 7
  • Joe’s Cider, Kingston. Food miles: 7
  • Dorset Piddle Brewery, Piddlehinton. Food miles: 26
  • Samways Fish Merchant, West Bay. Food miles: 42
  • Jessica’s Handmade Farmhouse Cakes, Bridport. Food miles: 44

Winter warmers

Tradional roast beef dinner at Knoll Beach Cafe in Studland, Dorset

Hearty winter fare to enjoy beside the log-burning stove.

  • Soup of the day with homemade scone from £4.25
  • Casserole of the day £6.95
  • Traditional Sunday roasts £7.95
  • Friday fish special £7.95

See the board for more details.

On a plate

Dine outdoors or inside at Knoll Beach, Studland

Dine outdoors or inside at Knoll Beach, Studland

We’ve got you covered for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and an early evening meal.

Dine outdoors or in and enjoy a selection of hot and cold main meals and snacks.

There’s also a full range of hot and cold drinks including teas, Italian-style coffee, beer, wine and cider. For information and catered private hire please email us or call 01929 450305.

Gifts and more

You'll find present ideas big and small in the shop at Knoll Beach.

  • Glassware
  • Rugs
  • china
  • books

Sea lettuce soup

Who could resist a bowl of tasty sea lettuce soup at Knoll Beach Café  © National Trust/Shirley Jarman

A recipe for soup made with fresh sea lettuce foraged from the tide line on beaches such as Studland in Dorset.

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