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The Barley Mow Inn: Secluded camping field

General

  • No-frills, rural camping field two miles from Wimborne Minster
  • A 20-minute drive to Blandford Forum; 30 minutes to the coast
  • Secluded pitches behind a traditional pub with thatched roof

Stay at The Barley Mow Inn’s secluded site, in the field behind the historic pub, and you'll be following in famous footsteps: this is where Oliver Cromwell once stopped off on his way to battle at Corfe Castle in the 17th century. If you’re after rural peace and simplicity, this is a super spot with just a few frills thrown in: there’s plenty of parking on site, wifi is available, and there are toilets in the car park so you'll not be caught short when the pub is closed.

Surrounded by gorgeous Dorset countryside, the Barley Mow is a cosy, old-fashioned pub with a thatched roof, exposed beams and blazing log fires. It’s open for lunch and dinner – all day at the weekend – so you can pop in for a locally brewed beer or book in for supper and stay on to socialise with the locals. And in summer, there’s always something happening there, so watch out for live music, hog roasts or occasional steam-engine rallies.

The lovely old town of Wimborne Minster is two miles away along quiet country lanes, so it’s handy for picking up supplies – and there’s a flea market every Saturday where you can root out bargains. A host of outdoor activities are on hand, from long forest walks with the family dog to carp fishing and playing golf. If you’re out and about exploring by car, there are animal sanctuaries, museums and ruined castles all within an hour’s drive.

Please note

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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

84% would stay here again.

  65% described as Peaceful ?

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Peace and tranquillity Lots of space Spotless loos!08/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Peace and tranquillity
    Lots of space
    Spotless loos!

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The food in the pub was very good07/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKev C.Confirmed

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

    The food in the pub was very good

    Disliked: 

    We got stuck in the mud on the field

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Great site08/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeith G.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This was my First time camping I found the Barly Mow Inn on Pitch up and it sounded just right for me my partner and our little lou lou (Dog) There was fresh water and the pub left their toilets open. We had our meals in the pub great food and the staff and landlady were very welcoming. Would Recommend
    Keith

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All totally adequate03/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRobert S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendliness of staff, lovely pub.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Pub next door02/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChris T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Pub next door

    Disliked: 

    Very long grass meant that our girls were unable to play in the morning without getting soaking wet. This meant we had to get up and out in the morning.

    This also disguised the large holes caused by vehicles getting stuck on the soft ground. This resulted in twisted ankles.

    Seemed expensive for the facilities available!

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Very good site, friendly staff with good sense of humour.02/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Pub atmosphere, pub food and drink

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Was not really a site, just an overgrown, uneven field01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDebbie M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Food was ok but nothing special

    Disliked: 

    Landlady was not very friendly, service in the pub was chaotic and not very clear signage regarding Covid restrictions/laws, no one way system in place.
    Site was terrible for the money, no check in or out, or order as to where to pitch. Very overgrown and uneven, not toilet access, and just one tap in the whole field which we had to find for ourselves.

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Great place for our first night away. Loved it!01/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pub and the food and the landlady

    Disliked: 

    Nothinb

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A lot of money for very basic facilities....01/06/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Could hear the birds singing and it was not too crowded. Some nice rural walks.

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    For the price they could've mown the very long grass and the pub itself, which was the main reason for booking here, was a complete disappointment. Heavily reduced menu which wasn't announced on their website, never got to have a drink with the meal due to poor service and finally left before dessert as we were still waiting 30 mins for someone to even take our order. Won't be going back!!

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Weather amazing quite field no hassle31/05/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Weather amazing quite field no hassle

    Disliked: 

    Long grass could have mowed it prior to bank holiday

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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

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

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

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Long Lane, Broom Hill, Dorset, England, BH21 7AH
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8204°N 1.9562°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
Parkstone: Ashley Road Coach Stop — 6.4 miles
Branksome: Poole Rd Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 6.6 miles
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Poole Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 7.6 miles
Poole Ferry Terminal — 7.9 miles
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 9.1 miles
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 6.2 miles
Southampton Airport — 27.6 miles

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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

As well as being close to walks in Moors Valley Country Park & Forest (20 minutes by car), the Barley Mow Inn is half an hour’s drive from Bournemouth, so on sunny days you can pack the bucket and spade and head to the beach with the kids. They’ll probably love you forever if you also take them to meet the chimps at Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre, or to scramble over army vehicles at the Tank Museum, both under 45 minutes’ drive.

Around the same distance and adding a cultural mix into your trip, you might relive a Civil War battle at hilltop Corfe Castle or see how the 19th-century aristocracy lived at Neo-Gothic Highcliffe Castle. There's stately home elegance to be seen at Kingston Lacy (10 minutes' drive), or you can pretend to be giants at Wimborne's Model Town & Gardens (five minutes).

Salisbury (40 minutes drive) also makes a fantastic family day out, with its mighty cathedral, tours of grand Wilton House and riverside restaurants. Closer to home is Blandford Forum (20 minutes), home to a fashion museum and tours of the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery.

Must see

  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (3.5 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (5.8 miles)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (7.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (3.4 miles)
  • White Mill (4.7 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:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Barley Mow Inn cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

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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 Barley Mow Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Barley Mow Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Barley Mow Inn? As well as being close to walks in Moors Valley Country Park & Forest (20 minutes by car), the Barley Mow Inn is half an hour’s drive from Bournemouth, so on sunny … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Barley Mow Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barley Mow Inn? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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
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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
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) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
No vehicle movement between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m..

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