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Quality and provenance is the backbone of our varied and expanding business. We use and promote the best local produce that is available on our doorstep.

Welcome to the Salt Pig

The Salt Pig in Wareham was established in 2010 by James Warren and we opened our second premises, The Salt Pig Too, in Swanage in 2018. Both premises comprise of an urban farm shop, butchery & a café. Swanage has a restaurant for breakfast, lunch & dinner. We also provide outside catering for events and weddings.

Quality and provenance is the backbone of our varied and expanding business. We use and promote the best local produce that is available on our doorstep. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for regular updates on news and events..

James has spent his entire working life in the Purbecks, working at Steeple Leaze Farm for 14 years prior to establishing The Salt Pig. He now keeps over 160 Mangalitsa & Berkshire pigs. He is an accomplished cook, with a particular expertise and passion for barbecuing!

James Warren in his element!

In 2016 James won 'Food & Farming Hero 2016' and he subsequently went on to write a monthly article for Dorset magazine in 2017. He featured on the BBC Countryfile Winter Special in February 2018.

Food For Thought magazine article

Read the article published in Dorset Magazine October 2017

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.

Countryfile 2018

Countryfile

James and The Salt Pig featured on the BBC Countryfile Winter Special that was broadcast on 04/02/18. Matt Baker and his team filmed our Mangalitsa & Berkshire pigs on the RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne and they interviewed James and Nick Ford who supplies our Kimmeridge Bay crab and lobster.

The program illustrates how we are championing local producers and how farmers, shepherds, fisherman, and food producers still manage business as usual even during the harshest winter months.

Mangalitsa & Berkshire Pigs

Mangalitsa's & Berkshire Pigs

We keep over 160 of our own rare breed Mangalitsa’s & Berkshire pigs on local heathland and woodland, including the RSPB Nature Reserve at Arne (4 miles from The Salt Pig). The pigs featured on the BBC Countryfile Winter Special in February 2018.