Brewery Farm

UK England South West England Dorset Blandford Forum

  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
Authentic farm camping in rural Dorset

If your campsite’s called Brewery Farm then it’s only right that it’s situated right opposite a good pub. In fact, it’s the farm that came first; named after an 18th-century farmer’s son who brewed ale here and brought it out to the field workers as a wholesome, tipsy treat. The successful brewing company that it spawned, the Hall and Woodhouse Brewery, has now moved to the pretty Georgian town of Blandford Forum, 20 minutes away (tours available) but the pub across the road still serves their finest selection on tap. So really, you owe it to the history of the campsite to pop across for a pint. After all, it would be rude not to.

Behind the main farm buildings, Brewery Farm's camping meadow sprawls, its edges gnawed by a herd of cattle that scatter themselves around the adjacent field. A gleaming brand new washroom block has also been built, including modern showers, toilets and a washing up area. Wi-Fi is available too and caravanners have electrical hook-ups to connect to.

Across the meadow and around the corner is Brewery Farm’s farm shop, selling local goods and their own beef and pork. It’s a good place to stock up if you plan on having a barbecue or for crafting your perfect picnic for the beach. It takes just over half an hour to drive to the south coast, where Dorset’s Jurassic Coast unfolds in all its glory. Ogle at the arch of Durdle Door, puff on the old steam train from Swanage to Corfe Castle, or kick-back with your picnic on the beaches around Weymouth. Whatever you do, just make sure you’re back in time for last orders.

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Facilities

Brand new washroom block featuring modern showers, toilets and a washing up area. Wi-Fi available.

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, caravans, 1 dog – yes. Big noisy groups – no.

Nearby

It's a 2-minute stroll to the campsite's own farm shop, selling everything from locally produced meat and vegetables to plants for your garden. There's also an excellent pub (01258 880328) just over the road. By car, pop south to the coast. Abbotsbury Swannery (01305 871858), the world's only managed colony of nesting mute swans, is 40 minute's drive away and stretching eastwards from there is the full glory of the Jurassic Coast including Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and Studland and Weymouth beaches. On rainy days, hide 25 minutes away in the Tank Museum (01929 405096) or the Sealife Centre (0871 423 2110) in Weymouth (45 minutes), while, when the sun shines, you can't beat a trip on Swanage Railway (01929 425800) – a preserved steam railway running from Swanage to Corfe Castle (01929 481294) – or a mooch around Dorset's heritage towns, including Shaftesbury and Sherborne.

Food & Drink

There's an excellent pub and restaurant immediately opposite the campsite – The Fox Inn (01258 880328) – Sunday carvery is a must!

Opening Times

All year.

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The Owner Says

Set in the heart of rural Dorset, Brewery Farm is affiliated to the Camping and Caravanning Club. The farm offers good facilities and great value camping in one of the most beautiful and historical parts of the county.

Brewery Farm campsite has 10 caravan pitches and is perfect for a relaxing break or a quiet romantic getaway. An idyllic stay away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, although we do have WIFI.

Ansty and its surrounding area is known for it's beautiful walks, whether it's a ramble up to the Dorset Gap, a hike along the nearby Jurassic Coast, or just an afternoons' stroll around our plentiful and very well maintained footpaths in and around the village. There are walks in every direction, with no need to even get into the car. Just ask us on arrival for more information.

We have a well stocked farm shop within a couple of minutes walk, which can supply most things you will need for your holiday.
Just across the road from our farm is the well known Fox Inn with its bar, restaurant and delicious Sunday Carvery.

Pitches

10 hardstanding caravan pitches (with electricity) and a handful of grass camping pitches.
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Location

Contact Brewery Farm, Brewery Farm, Ansty, Dorset DT2 7PN

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Getting There

Directions to from Dorchester: From Dorchester take the A35 towards Poole. After approximately 4 Miles you exit at the Northbrook junction to Blandford (A354) also sign posted to Athelhampton House. Take the first exit to Cheselbourne and Dewlish. After about 200m turn right to Cheselbourne. Stay on this road, go through Cheselbourne then straight on through Melcombe Bingham and into Ansty. Brewery Farm is on the left hand side opposite the Fox Inn.
Directions from Blandford: From Blandford follow the A354 to Dorchester. After approximately 8 miles from Blandford, you come to Milborne St. Andrew. Take the right turn signposted Milton Abbas, after approximately 2 miles, turn left, signposted Ansty. Follow this road for 3 miles, at converted chapel in the middle of the road, fork left and continue 300m, Brewery Farm will be on your right hand side, opposite The Fox Inn. The nearest train stations are in Dorchester and Sherborne – both 10 miles away.

Reviews

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Rated ★★★★★ over 5 reviews

★★★★☆

Lovely & peaceful place.

A very quiet campsite with lovely views across farmland. Good, clean facilities. Excellent showers for families. Three bathrooms which include shower, loo and basin all kept in very good order. A stones throw from a very well stocked shop which made it easy to tarvel light food wise. Lovely pub just over the road with a good menu. Some fab walks and Geocaching. Despite there being no kids activities ie playground etc this worked out well for us. We had a complete digital detox and left devices at home, spent time playing games as a family. Great time had by all. We will be back.
Jul 18, 2019 by LOUISE
★★★★★

Quiet visit on a wet and windy weekend!

We didn’t choose the best weather for it, but a lovely site in a beautiful area. We enjoyed the big shower rooms perfect for two small children and lots of hot water for washing up with a view!
Apr 29, 2019 by Naomi
★★★★★

Small, peaceful campsite in rural Dorset

What a gem of a campsite! We've spent a fantastic few days here. Set on a working farm, this small campsite is a wonderful spot to get away from it all. Due to its small size and rural location, the only noise you can hear is the rumble of a tractor and the bleating of the sheep. The shower rooms were new, clean and spacious, with plenty of hot water. Despite the site being relatively full, we didn't once have to queue to use them. There is also a washing up area housed in the same block, with room for a number of people to use it at the same time. A real bonus for us was being able to have a campfire outside the tent too, really enjoyed sitting out at night. As the site is so rural, the starry sky was something to behold! There isn't a fridge or freezer for food storage, but with the very well stocked village shop/post office next door, this wasn't a problem. We had a great meal in the pub across the way. Lots of walks nearby, and the owner kindly lent us a walking guidebook to use during our stay. There are so many things to do in the area. We were easily able to visit Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove, Dorchester and the Cerne Abbas giant using the campsite as a base. We thought the area was just beautiful, and are looking forward to visiting again.
Aug 17, 2018 by Paul
★★★★★

Simple site

Simple site with great shower block which was very clean . Friendly owners . Adjacent farm shop was well stocked and there is a good pub just across the road .

Jun 25, 2018 by Liz Gallop
★★★★★

Lovely quite campsite, very clean facilities.

Lovely quite campsite, very clean facilities. 
Apr 30, 2018 by Helen

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