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The Oak Inn Defford

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From £7.50/€8.65/A$13.55/US$10.44/CA$13.30/CHF9.49/SEK88.12/DKK64.33/NOK90.43/ISK1,330/ARS938.41/CLP7,560/PEN38.09/NZ$14.44/ZAR157.86/PLN39.11/R$58.48/CZK226.42/RSD1,014/HUF3,135/RUB778.91/CN¥67.66 (for 1 night, 4 people)

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General

  • Touring pitches behind a 17th-century village pub in Defford
  • A 10-minute drive from Upton upon Severn; 25 minutes from Worcester
  • Pub with food, local ales and beer garden; farm shop across the road

The Oak Inn Defford is a traditional 17th-century pub in the Worcestershire countryside, just outside the village of Defford and 25 minutes’ drive from Worcester.

Views from the site look out over the Malvern Hills and Bredon Hill, and it’s also a short journey to the banks of the rivers Avon and Severn (all very promising for those looking to give their walking boots a bit of a workout, then). It’s also well situated for the various festivals at Upton upon Severn and events at the Three Counties Showground.

Touring pitches behind the pub are fairly frill-free, in that they don’t have showers, toilets or hookups, but they’ll certainly give you a peaceful place to park up for the night while you sample the wares of the pub – whether that be a tasty meal in the restaurant, a pint of local ale or cider, or something from the shelves of gin and other delights. Rather cleverly, the landlords have set up a covered seating area outside so guests can sit out in the fresh air even when it’s a tad damp.

If you’d rather do a bit of your own alfresco cookery, you’re welcome to light up a barbecue back at your pitch (perhaps having picked up some ingredients from the farm shop over the road?)

Please note

The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Tents are not accepted at this park.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

Coronavirus update: please note that the pub is not currently serving food.


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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 23 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  75% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Friendly staff... Nice pub.. Great beer.. I'll go back..summertime26/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice cosey pub... Great beer....

    Disliked: 

    There's no lighting where the pitches are...pitch black... Bit daunting when you're on your own...

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Perfect28/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomrobert j.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely pub
    Quiet friendly

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Great place for a stopover, pub facilities available when open14/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKarin B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beers, location, facilities

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I would recommend this place as a stopover11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The ease of parking up. It had portaloo .

    Disliked: 

    People using the pub parked up very close to motorhome despite large car park and plenty of space. No where to get water and pub was closed day I arrived.

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Quite and peaceful08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quite and peaceful

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We hope to get chance to return!!08/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBrian J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great local pub. Two real ales (Wye Valley) both excellently kept but the locals mostly drank from the good range of ciders. Pitches level and spotlessly clean portaloos, with toilet paper!! Plenty of outside, undercover seating so easy to social distance either inside or out. Good local banter of you wanted to join in, but also fine just sitting and reading quietly. Pleasant and helpful staff. No restaurant yet but a van in the courtyard did decent burgers and a curry or two as well as Sunday lunch as a Yorkshire Pudding wrap. Decent prices in both the pub and the food van

    Disliked: 

    Not much really. Just off a mainish road so a little rush hour traffic nice but quieter than we expected

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Lovely pub and very warm welcome from staff. No food …07/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachael C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely pub and very warm welcome from staff. No food is being served at the moment but there was a burger van parked on the carpark for meals.
    £5 a night - portable toilets accessible 24 hrs. Parking is level and relatively private tot he rear of the pub.

    Lovely location and farm shop across the road. Would recommend for anyone wanting to stay the night in a lovely quiet area.

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Good site for a stop over. No facilities but that's to its advantage.06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHenry G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Basic, simple and cheap accommodation. No fuss. Great for a one nighter. The pub has a good selection of beers etc. No food at the moment. Enjoyed a couple of pints of my favourite Black Dragon cider.

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What a lovely site to stay overnight at only £506/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Only £5 to stay night
    Dog friendly Pub
    Friendly service
    Secure gated car park.
    Segregated areas for camper van also big enough for motor homes
    Catering van on site which stayed open till 8:00pm. Typical burger van made to order. Portion sizes good and tasted nice.

    Disliked: 

    No outdoor toilet/shower. However you can use pub toilet. Not a big issue as only £5 a night.

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Excellent site with basic facilities in pub car park of friendly pub05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJackie H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Relaxed, informal check in and set up. Really friendly staff in pub - great impromptu live music session courtesy of ‘Scottish Dave’ with his trusty guitar. A memorable night topped off with delicious burger from burger bar in car park, and just 100 yds walk to Car park to fall into bed.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Defford, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, WR8 9BW
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.0815°N 2.1420°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Pershore: Broad Street Coach Stop — 3.5 miles
Drakes Broughton (Worcs): Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
Tewkesbury: The Crescent Coach Stop — 6.3 miles
Train stations
Pershore Rail Station — 4.5 miles
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station — 5.9 miles
Great Malvern Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 28.6 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 13.1 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Attractions and activities nearby include:

- Upton upon Severn: 10 minutes

- Croome (National Trust estate): 10 minutes

- Pershore Abbey: 10 minutes

- Showborough House Sculpture Garden: 10 minutes

- Bredon Hill National Nature Reserve: 10 minutes

- Three Counties Showground: 15 minutes

- Tewkesbury: 15 minutes

- Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty: 20 minutes

- Worcester: 25 minutes.

Must see

  • Croome Park (National Trust) (2.4 miles)
  • Tewkesbury Abbey (6.3 miles)
  • Royal Worcester Visitor Centre (8.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Croome Park (1.8 miles)
  • Bredon Barn (3.8 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Oak Inn Defford cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Diners Club
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does The Oak Inn Defford have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Oak Inn Defford dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Oak Inn Defford? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Upton upon Severn: 10 minutes - Croome (National Trust estate): 10 minutes - Pershore Abbey: 10 minutes - Showborough House Sculpture Garden: 10 minutes - Bredon … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Oak Inn Defford?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Oak Inn Defford? From £7.50 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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