Welcome home

Urban Guild - Hug Club
Fullscreen Banner
  • NOURISH.

  • SHARE.

  • EMBRACE.

ENJOY MORE

Welcome.

Nourish. Share. Embrace.

Pineapples

Welcome to the Urban Guild.

When I was 21, I left my routine, put a rucksack on my back and went on a big adventure.

For two years I travelled round Asia, Australasia and the Caribbean. I loved the variety of it all.

Getting lost in the richness of colour and the sounds and smells of three-dimensional cities like Bangkok and Vientiane. Or watching the horizon on the beaches of the Caribbean and feeling the sand between my toes. Remembering it all still excites me.

And it wasn’t just the big scenery changes that have stayed with me for half a lifetime. It was also the little moments, meeting all sorts of lovely people.

Strangers in remote villages who often had so little from a Western perspective, but still invited me to share their food, drink and stories. Fellow travellers who switched to English so I could join in their conversations.

These moments were like little hugs, welcoming me into their lives. And they have become vivid memories – as vivid now as they were then.

That’s why I love hospitality and opened a hotel and restaurants, and even learnt to grow our own produce in a field in the New Forest. Our spaces mean that the big adventure continues.

We love the fact that on any given day there are lots of little adventures happening around us. People who have travelled from all over the world and are staying with us so they can watch our horizon.

An 18 year old and an 80 year old celebrating separate birthdays as they eat with us. Someone else escaping the routine of the office to buy a sandwich from us, take it to the beach, look at the sea and feel the sand between their toes. People enjoying little moments, that we hope turn into vivid memories, and stay with them for half a lifetime or more.

I don’t need to go travelling on a big adventure right now, though one day I will again. I’ve settled with my lovely family by the beach, in the town where I grew up.

And you bring the vibrancy and adventure to us. Your conversations and energy make our places buzz. It’s exciting.

So come on in. Enjoy our food and our drink and share your stories.

And thank you. You make our day.
Mark Cribb - Owner
Owner

Pineapples? Click here to learn why.

Meet Jasper, we think he’s the duck’s nuts. If you meet him at one of our establishments be sure to say hello. He’s also known for giving great hugs – well OK, great licks.

Urban Guild

Visit.

It may just be for a cup of coffee or a few days getaway.

Make a booking here

Jenkins
& Sons

nourish.

Meat & fish, cooked over charcoal paired with the very finest British craft beers

Urban
Beach

embrace.

Boutique hotel, cocktail bar & bistro. The original, the inspiration. Often copied, never matched

Urban
Reef

share.

Beach front bar, cafe & restaurant with the very best food & views in the South

The Wood
Oven

Cooking with fire

Wood-fired takeaway pizza & slow cooked meats overlooking the sea on Boscombe beach

A BIG SMILE, TIME SPENT WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS,
SOME FOOD AND A PLACE TO SLEEP.

Offers & vouchers

EXCEPTIONAL GIFTS & SPECIALS

Urban Guild - Hug Club


Our loyalty scheme gives great hugs.
Earn points at all our lovely places
Find out more
 

Purchased vouchers and offers will be emailed to you and will show in the 'my offers' section of the Web site once you log in or create an account. From here you can either print the vouchers or 'gift' to a friend via email.

If you need any help please email hello@urbanguild.co.uk and we'll be in touch pronto.Vouchers can also be purchased by visiting any of our venues.

Click here for all offers

STUNNING BREAKFAST AT URBAN BEACH   -   Urban Beach £10.00
17 Remaining

An Urban Beach breakfast is so EPIC, it can make your day better. Let us prove it. Bring one of these vouchers any day of the week...
→ read more

NEW J&S MENU - TWO MAINS FOR £22   -   Jenkins & Sons £22.00
16 Remaining

Try Chef Matt's NEW menu any time from 12-10pm at JENKINS & SONS, until the 20th April. Get two main dishes for £22 (sav...
→ read more

URBAN BEACH NEW MENU - TWO FOR £22   -   Urban Beach £22.00
9 Remaining

Two little ducks - 22! Come and try our new Spring menu at URBAN BEACH HOTEL, every day until the 20th April. Get two main dishes ...
→ read more

£10 GIFT VOUCHER   -   All Venues £10.00

It's like actual 'Urban Money'. You can buy food, drink or even a hotel room with it at any of our venues. Enjoy x
→ read more

URBAN BEACH GIN MASTERCLASS: 3RD MAY 2018   -   Urban Beach £10.00
16 Remaining

Spend an evening with Conker, Tanqueray and Wight Mermaid Gins. Sup a specially crafted cocktail, sample some samples & hear t...
→ read more

HUG CLUB CARD   -   All Venues £10.00

It's a loyalty, thank you very much thing. We've tried to keep things simple. In a nutshell, the more you visit us, the...
→ read more

BIG GRINS, FLIP FLOPS, HAPPY STAFF AND
HAPPY CUSTOMERS, IN INSPIRED, ENERGETIC
ENVIRONMENTS.

Smile A Difference.

The people responsible for serving up our positive hospitality.

James Hodson

Chef - Urban Guild

Contact us

You can book a table or room by clicking on 'visit' in the menu above and then the venue you're after. If you have a general Urban Guild enquiry please feel free to pop it below.

Join Our team

For more info on joining us click here