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The Oak Inn

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The Oak Inn: Gravel pitches

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

Tents are not accepted at this park.

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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

The bar is open between 17/05 and 31/12.

This park has no on-site shower facilities.

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

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).


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8.1

Overall rating based on 57 reviews

 

79% would recommend this site to a friend.

75% would stay here again.

  60% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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The whole campsite09/17/2021

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

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

    The whole campsite

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Price and pub09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomScott A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Price and pub

    Disliked: 

    Tiny bit rough round the edges

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8
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Disappointed and left early09/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Food and shower

    Disliked: 

    Toilet facilities, awful and in need of a good clean

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4
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Small area located to the rear of a PH.09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle S.Confirmed

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

    Easy to find. Pub on site for food / drinks.

    Disliked: 

    We were concerned about the closeness of each vehicle when pitched. Particularly from a fire safety perspective. The car park is quite small and it was planned to accommodate 5 campers / moho vehicles and 2 further mohos in the small field. This was in addition to the vehicles of regular customers/staff.

    The field area was generally untidy. With the remnants of a bonfire and broken office furniture laying about.

    Whilst I understand that the pub may have changed hands recently and they are undergoing some updating - we were disappointed by the general mess that was about and didn't feel comfortable staying. We, therefore, left the site and did not stay overnight.

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Would definately use this stop over again09/02/2021

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

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The staff were attentive & the restaurant food was delicious.

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Only cost a fiver and was probably worth a fiver.08/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Right next to the pub

    Disliked: 

    No electric, no loos when pub was closed, the site was littered quite badly…

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I think that the back of the pub could be a gold mine, needs TLC08/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    People that tan the pub

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Budget overnight stay at quiet pub08/27/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Budget overnight stay at quiet pub

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Like a building site . Pub restaurant not good08/26/2021

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

  • Non-electric gravel motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Five pound a night

    Disliked: 

    Everything

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Diddent have a meal although the menue looked very inviting08/22/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWarren D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The pub is very friendly and welcoming

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pub campground

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback 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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0815°N 2.1420°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
The Crescent — 10.1 kilometres
The Crescent — 10.1 kilometres
Lower Howsell Road — 12.8 kilometres
Train stations
Pershore Rail Station — 7.3 kilometres
Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station — 8.4 kilometres
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury Rail Station — 9.5 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 46.0 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 21.0 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

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) (3.9 kilometres)
  • Tewkesbury Abbey (10.2 kilometres)
  • Royal Worcester Visitor Centre (12.8 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Croome Park (3.0 kilometres)
  • Bredon Barn (6.1 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 touring
Arrive:  Anytime –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

The Oak Inn 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 Oak Inn 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Oak Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Oak Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Oak Inn? 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?
    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? From R202,70 (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.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
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.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Coronavirus
Tents are not accepted at this park.

General
The bar is open between 17/05 and 31/12.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

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).

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

General
This park has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

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