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The Halfway Inn, Corfe Castle - pub details

Halfway Inn

Address: Norden, Corfe Castle, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5DU [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2838) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Wareham (2.9 miles), Holton Heath (4.1 miles)

Brewery: Hall and Woodhouse

Pub facilities/features:
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very much a food pub. but the ale was fine
Wilson_MacDonald - 15 Aug 2017 11:52
Limited choice of ale. First Call or Tanglefoot.
Too much emphasis on food and not enough for the beer drinker.
fugglehops - 6 Oct 2016 22:22
Not a bad H&W eaterie/pub with the emphasis very much on food.Given it's a roadside hostelry about halfway (hence the name) between Corfe and Wareham I think it's always been thus.It has a good reputation locally and on the three or four occasions we've eaten there in the evenings the food's been decent pub grub (pork belly,burgers,fish and chips etc) at a reasonable price and there always seem to be quite a few locals eating there.The beer's okay,but it really is an accompiament to your meal.I wouldn't go there just for a drink as the bar itself is very odd and lacking in any atmosphere and feels a bit like the counter of a rundown cafe,but there's a real fire in one of the rooms,which is very cosy on a cold,wet,night.Will visit again as the food is definitely better value here than in a lot of other nearby pubs and the service is always friendly and efficient.
jdb1 - 29 Aug 2012 12:22
I am a 62 year old living in Tasmania, an Island state south of the Australian mainland.
My family imigrated here in 1960 when I was 11 years old.
I have never left Australia since but have a very happy life here with my Australian wife and 2 grown kids.
I have vivid recollections of holidays we spent in Dorset when I was a kid between the ages of 5-10.
My parents, 2 sisters and I lived in Hooley near Croyden in Surrey and each summer Dad drove us down to Dorset towing his home made caravan behind a Thames fordson van to The Half Way Inn in Dorset.
We camped in a field next to the pub for several years and I recall that the last year we stayed there, we had an upstairs room in the Pub.
I remember that the Pub had no running water, just a pump at the door of the building.
The WC was a bucket affair in a small building opposite the main building.
Although only young I can remember how low the doors were and how one stepped down to go into the family bar where we drank a glass of lemonade with a straw.
When we stayed upstairs I rember how tight and winding the stair case was.
The field where we camped was full in the weeks we were there and people had all manner of accommodation from home made vans like ours to ex WW2 canvas tents.
People arrived in the strangest of contraptions too, I remember whole families turning up on a cycle and side car, towing tiny trailers.
We cooked on a parrifin stove, washed in a shallow canvas basin on a timber frame and the van [built on an old taxi chassis] had 2 double beds in it one on top of the other, we kids slept side by side on the top bed, Mum and Dad slept below on the lower bed.
We had wonderful day trips from the Half Way Inn to Wareham, Corfe Castle, Swanage, Poole and more.
I came across this site by chance and am amazed that the Pub is still there 51 years later than my last stay.
Pete Baker
PetefromTas - 19 Jul 2011 06:48
Very good food and beers, accomodating staff who found a table for four ,whilst busy on a friday evening .
derby58 - 20 May 2011 20:43

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