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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Hosted by Brewery F.Joined in June 2017
From the host
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.
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 and drink
There's an excellent pub and restaurant immediately opposite the campsite – The Fox Inn (01258 880328) – Sunday carvery is a must!