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The Barley Mow Inn

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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

This is a quiet campground/park: no music is allowed.

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.

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

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

This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.


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8.9

Overall rating based on 76 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  71% described as Peaceful ?

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Perfect place to relax05/25/2022

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

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    Beautiful area, friendly people, clean facilities. Had a lovely meal in the pub on our first night. Couldn't manage pudding so had ice cream on the second night (delicious). Would definitely recommend to friends and we will be going again soon.

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Fantastic location at a friendly pub serving excellent food! Toilet …05/16/2022

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    Fantastic location at a friendly pub serving excellent food! Toilet facilities were clean and comfortable. Plenty of space for our group which included 2 campervans and a dog. A really peaceful campsite in the countryside - would highly recommend!

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The dog friendly pub05/12/2022

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    The dog friendly pub

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Nice clean site, easy access, plenty of room, right close …05/11/2022

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    Nice clean site, easy access, plenty of room, right close to the Pub, good clean toilet and shower facilities. Footpath around site for walking with or without dogs. Quite at night. Very easy to find, just off the A272,

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    No Wifi, which caused us a problem as we needed local information, and there was nobody around when the pub was closed, which was from mid-afternoon until the following lunchtime. We might have stayed another night, but couldn’t finds anyone to ask!

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Peaceful, spacious site with great pub05/09/2022

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

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    Peaceful

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Nice quiet site, easy to find.04/25/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJess S.Confirmed

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    Nice quiet site, easy to find.

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    Toilets are quite a walk from the camping field. Quite expensive for what it was.

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Lovely, staff, friendly welcome, uncomplicated stay - turn up, pitch, …04/21/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjared h.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely, staff, friendly welcome, uncomplicated stay - turn up, pitch, sleep, leave. Secure gate with padlock for entry. I was lucky enough to be the only person staying so had pick of the pitches.

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    Not much really - as I was the only one there the water was off, the site was a tad untidy, but that's to be expected if they're not expecting lots of bookings. Staff were happy to fill my water can behind the bar.

    Road right next to carpark was busier than I'd anticipated, but that's not their fault.

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Friendly pub11/03/2021

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    Friendly pub

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Quiet, relax good food in pub, clean toilet10/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Confirmed

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    Quiet, relax good food in pub, clean toilet

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    Leaving.

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Basic clean facilities, friendly staff09/27/2021

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    Excellent pub, clear overnight toilet access, good value

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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 site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

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

Dump point

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pub campground

Small (11-25 sites)

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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8204°N 1.9562°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bournemouth University — 9.5 kilometres
St Johns Church — 10.2 kilometres
St Johns Church — 10.2 kilometres
Train stations
Branksome Rail Station — 10.7 kilometres
Parkstone (Dorset) Rail Station — 10.8 kilometres
Poole Rail Station — 11.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 12.2 kilometres
Poole Ferry Terminal — 12.7 kilometres
Brownsea Island Ferry Landing — 14.6 kilometres
Airports
Bournemouth International Airport — 10.0 kilometres
Southampton Airport — 44.4 kilometres

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

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 (5.6 kilometres)
  • Adventure Wonderland (9.3 kilometres)
  • The Bournemouth Balloon (12.6 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (5.5 kilometres)
  • White Mill (7.6 kilometres)

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 caravan
Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Barley Mow Inn cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The campground/park 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 direct to The Barley Mow Inn on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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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 caravan
    Arrive:  noon –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Barley Mow Inn? From $38.92 (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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between midnight and 6 a.m..

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
The campground/park is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Dogs
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
This campground/park has no on-site shower facilities.
This is a quiet campground/park: no music is allowed.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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