The Salt Pig

4.4
16 reviews
£25 and under
Farm-to-table
Quality and provenance is at the heart of our business and our ethos is to be able to provide people with quality food from their local surroundings at an affordable price, and being able to show people what is available on their doorstep.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 16 People Are Saying
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MaryC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Beautiful local produce especially meats and cheeses.. Delicious cakes. Good value for money. Will definitely make it a regular place to visit in both Wareham and Swanage.

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Catherinem
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, good portion sizes and really accommodating for a fussy child.
Can’t wait to go again.

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vipAndrewS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meat was to “die for” on the venison; the veg was over cooked; great experience

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vipDebs
Surrey
8 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best roast dinner I have ever had out!
Very generous portion

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EllenF
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing and staff were so comforting and welcoming.

CM
CarolM
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit to the Salt Pig Too and it won't be our last. Anyone planning to visit should be aware that there's a much reduced menu at lunch time, other than on a Sunday, though.

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PaulL
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Always a dilemma when taking the full english - what should and should not be included - my waistline and cholesterol are grateful, but my primitive man is not sated. But i keep coming back.
Food as ever excellent, lovingly presented and a great cup of tea.
Any chance of an extras menu to go with the standard menu?
However I do hope the Lockdown 2.0 gives you chance to attend to the toilets again - they are not great - and most gentlemen whilst standing would like the seat/lid to remain upright and not have to be held up!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere- lovely food and friendly service

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SophiaM
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible!
The food was delicious, we had chicken wings to start followed by a massive pork chop! It was amazing!
The chef cooked in an open fire oven in the restaurant area so you could see your food being prepared which was amazing. And then after the meal he came round to each table to check we’d enjoyed it-we certainly did :)
Definite 5*s from us-we’ll be back ASAP!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Disappointed to find the menu to be more limited than the example published online.
Food was of average quality and of average price.
Service was acceptable without being very personable.
Toilet facilities left much to be desired... no provision to dry hands either by paper towels or air dryer... seemed in need of a good clean.
Broken glass found on bench seating.
Table sticky and also needing a good clean.
Will not be returning!

CT
ClaireT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a fantastic meal. I had one of the best burgers I'd ever eaten. My husband is a Coeliac + is on a gluten free diet. He had a pork chop that was flavoursome, tender, juicy + delicious. The chargrilled pineapple for desert was amazing! When we holiday in Swanage again, we will return!

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MarkB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked through Open Table which apparently was new to the restaurant and we arrived to find our table taken which wasn't a great start. However, the staff made up a new table just for us and were very apologetic. This minor bump was worth it as the food was just superb and the staff friendly and attentive.

Servings were a good size, perfect for me, if not a little too much for my wife. Kids portions well sized too. All was served in good time, on a lovely platter and was very tasty.

We would highly recommend The Salt Pig and will certainly revisit next time we're in the area. We even came away with a takeaway bag from the butcher and bakery!!

Booking is essential here as its a popular spot and we saw plenty of people without a booking turned away.

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ClaireE
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Relaxed, informal atmosphere. Shabby chic decor, some interesting paintings on the wall by, I assume, a local artist - I had a huge cow's head staring out at me from a canvas as I ate my delicious, giant-sized slice of quiche crammed with veggies and flavoured with strong, mature cheddar. My octagenarian mother and teenage son also had the quiche, with potato salad and green leaves - all v satisfied with the food and the eating out experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience4

There was no attempt to make the venue COVID safe. I doubt any tables had been removed or any precautions had been taken since COVID. Tables were very close together easily sub meter between chairs. Menus were paper but being reused.
Food was food good and as a small business wiener I’m usually forgiving but this was not OK. We are all reliant on each other to make an effort, protect each other an allow the broader economy to reopen.

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RobertC
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 and had the Sunday roast! We were not disappointed and would certainly recommend a visit. Be prepared to leave with a fully tummy!

TC
TimC
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Friendly and quick service, even though it was a busy Sunday lunchtime.

FAQs

The Salt Pig offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01929 423616.

The Salt Pig is rated 4.4 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.