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- Pub site over five acres in the village of Buckland Newton
- Half an hour's drive from beaches and the Jurassic Coast
- Homemade meals and local beers, plus barbecue and pizza oven in summer
Walkers, riders, fishing folk, dog owners, family groups… all will want to take a gander at The Gaggle of Geese, a friendly country pub in the little village of Buckland Newton.
This is a place that’s mighty well located for all sorts of Dorset days out – it’s in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for all your country pursuits, 20 minutes’ drive from the historic market town of Dorchester and half an hour from the county’s stunning coastline. On top of that, those on family hols may like to note that a drive of less that 45 minutes offers up all sorts of ways to entertain/wear out the small sorts – animal parks, fossil hunting, watersports…
It’s not all about location though – the pub’s a rather fine destination in its own right. Five fab acres of peaceful fields, an orchard and a pleasingly sizeable beer garden make up the outside space, while inside’s all comfy corners and a warm welcome for all (nippers and dogs included). Up for a bit more activity? Skip over to the skittle alley or check the events list to see if there are any quiz nights, wine tastings or live music afternoons scheduled.
And you’ll be needing eats and drinks of course... homemade pub classics can be washed down with local beers and ciders; summer nights often see action out at the barbecue shack and wood-fired pizza oven too. Barbecues and campfires are welcome if you’d rather go the DIY route.
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Excellent site! Lots of to do if you want to stay local!
Excellent site, great facilities and fantastic pub
Pub meals, informal camping, friendly hosts.
As described before.
Relaxed atmosphere, nice pub, friendly staff.
Level pitches, nice pub. We were only here for one …
Check-in: contactless (in person)
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Car parking by site/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Propane/gas cylinders available
Convenience store nearby
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 sites)
Horseback riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Coldharbour — 8.1 miles
8.1 miles Queens Head — 8.5 miles
- Train stations
Chetnole Rail Station
— 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Yetminster Rail Station — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Maiden Newton Rail Station — 7.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Weymouth Ferry Terminal
— 16.3 miles
16.3 miles Poole Ferry Terminal — 21.8 miles
21.8 miles Poole Quay Ferry Landing — 22.1 miles
Bournemouth International Airport
— 27.2 miles
Country wanderings aplenty await around here – there are heaps of places for walks both short and lengthy in the surrounding Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A popular ramble from the pub is the four-mile route to the Cerne Abbas Giant (indeed a sizeable chap at 55 metres long – potential pub quiz answer...?)
Horseback hacks can be had from several stables within half an hour, and there’s a fab coarse fishery with 10 lakes (10!) five minutes’ drive away. Want a bit more oomph in your outings? Head to Henley Hillbillies (five minutes’ drive) for days zooming about on quad bikes or in hovercrafts or souped-up Minis.
Need nipper-pleasing days out? Take your (or more likely their) pick from The Dinosaur Museum (20 minutes), Monkey World (half an hour), the Tank Museum (half an hour), the Sea Life adventure park (40 minutes), Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park (40 minutes)… or head to the coast for beach days in Weymouth (40 minutes), watersports at Lulworth Cove (45 minutes) or fossil hunts in Kimmeridge (50 minutes).
- Hardy's Birthplace (8.2 miles)
- Mapperton House & Gardens (12.0 miles)
- The Tank Museum (13.5 miles)
- Hardy's Cottage (8.2 miles)
- Max Gate (9.4 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, travel trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||noon –||11 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
|Arrive:||5 p.m. –||11 p.m.|
|Depart by:||11 a.m.|
The Gaggle of Geese cancelation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The Gaggle of Geese will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking, or at any point before the due date.
Payment methods accepted at the parkVisa
Terms and conditionsPark booking terms and conditions
- Does The Gaggle of Geese have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The Gaggle of Geese dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The Gaggle of Geese? Country wanderings aplenty await around here – there are heaps of places for walks both short and lengthy in the surrounding Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A popular ramble from the … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The Gaggle of Geese?
RV, travel trailer and tent sites Arrive: noon – 11 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m. On-park accommodation Arrive: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Depart by: 11 a.m.