We've got a spring in our step!

We've got a spring in our step!

We hope you're as buzzed as we are about the sunshine's grand reappearance. The days are getting longer, lighter and warmer - and life's getting a whole lot better. Whether you're looking for somewhere to drink, eat or stay - we've got you covered.

Let's jump right into what’s going on around the Urban Guild this spring like it's a giant pile of leaves. And like a giant pile of leaves, we might have a little surprise buried somewhere inside...


The sun is back, and so are we

Urban Reef in the sunshine

That's right - Urban Reef is back open on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings. You can now enjoy local, seasonal, ethical food & drink by the seaside from 8 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. WIN.

Booking is recommended x

The Wood Oven opening times are a bit different, however. So if you’re looking for wood-fired goodness: between the 6th and 22nd of April the Wood Oven will be open between 12 & 10 pm every day. That’s just how excited they are about Easter. For their regular opening times, please check their website x

Looking for a summer getaway? You'll get 20% off when you book four weeks in advance and direct with the Urban Beach Hotel. Spring is the perfect time to come and stay by the beach - it's sunny, but not too hot and not too busy. Be here in Bournemouth this summer x

So eggcited, we just can't hide it

It's almost Easter, and we can't help but hop around the room! We will be serving the finest of roasts at all our venues on Easter Sunday - and we'd love for you to join us.

Easter also means our little bunnies are off school for a few weeks - so be sure to bring them in too! If you're part of our Hug Club, kids eat free between 12-4pm when you purchase an adult meal in the school holidays. Fill them up with some veggies before all those easter eggs come out to play ;)

Speaking of chocolate...

Mark and the Humans of Hospitality podcast

Have you got a chance to check out the Humans of Hospitality podcast? Hosted by Urban Guild founder, Mark Cribb, the Humans of Hospitality podcast is all about showcasing stories and insights from the world of independent hospitality.

This week, Mark had a chat with Claire and Andy from Chococo. The couple grew their business from a tiny kitchen to four buzzing Chocolate Houses in Hampshire, Devon and Sussex, and Dorset.

To listen to an inspiring story about amazing humans and get your taste buds tingling - listen to the latest episode of the Humans of Hospitality podcast. Mark also has a bank of many inspiring stories you can check out on the Humans of Hospitality website, Spotify, iTunes etc - so be sure to explore x

New season, new menus

You know how it is. Our brand new menus will be launching in our venues this month ready for summer - so keep an eye out, bookmark the menu pages for Urban Reef and Urban Beach - and if you've got a favourite dish on the current menu - be sure to dine with us one last time before you get a new favourite ;)

Don't worry, our classics will remain on the menu. Urban Reef will also be bringing back 'Love Lunch' for you midday savers. Love you x

Our little secret

Urban Garden view to the gardens

Recognise this view? 

If you haven't heard the whispers in and around Bournemouth, well, we are whispering to you now. We've not welcomed any brothers or sisters into the world for a little while. Does anyone recognise this view? Like our Facebook page to keep up with the latest news on our little secret.

Here's a hint: #*rb*ng*r**n... 

We are so excited we could wet our plants ;) 


See you soon x