FAQs

General

Is the Club open to the public?
The Millstone Hare is open to the public during its specified opening hours. The Club as a whole is only open on specified event days The Club is open to the public on specified event days. It is private property and all regulations must be followed on site as there are building works taking place.

Are there disabled facilities on site?
Yes, the Clubhouse has stairlifts and disabled toilets, whilst the IXL Events Centre has a lift between floors.

Can I land an aircraft onsite?
Yes, we have areas for helicopter landings and small aircraft. However you must give us as much notice as possible prior to landing as we have horses on site.

Can I have fireworks?
Yes you can have fireworks at the Club through our nominated supplier, Komodo Fireworks.

Polo

Do I need to be a member to attend events at the Club? 

No. All our events, unless specifically stated, are open to the public and non-members to attend. On key event days, some areas may be restricted to Members Only.

How do I become a member?
Social membership is available at the Club. Please click here for further details.

How much are tickets to the polo?
Entrance to all our polo fixtures is free. Some events will carry a parking charge but these will be detailed on the event’s page.

Can I bring dogs?
Well-behaved dogs on leads are permitted but please keep them under control and clear up after them.

Do you allow children?
Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times. Some events do carry an age restriction in certain areas so please familiarise yourself with these.

What is the dress code?
Dress code is smart casual in the Clubhouse. We advise flat shoes or wedges for divot stomping.

Can I bring a picnic?
You may bring your own food and drink to the polo but they may only be consumed in public areas of the site. Externally purchased food and drink may not be consumed in any of DBPC’s venues.

Weddings

I’m planning an Asian wedding, can I use an alternative caterer to Sanjay Foods?
No. Sanjay Foods are the exclusive caterers for Asian weddings at the Club and act as the representatives for IXL Events.

Can we provide our own caterers?
No. We have four designated caterers you can choose from. They will be more than happy to arrange tastings for you.

Can we supply our own alcohol?
Externally purchased alcohol is subject to a corkage charge. Laurent-Perrier is the champagne pouring partner to IXL Events.

Is there a minimum number of guests to make a booking?
For wedding parties, we do have rooms which can cater for parties of 10 to 12.

What time can we book the venue until?
IXL Events current licensing is until 11pm Monday to Thursday, and to midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Extensions to 1am may be granted upon request.

Will our wedding be the only one taking place at the venue?
We have three venues in which weddings and events can take place. There may be other events taking place onsite, but the distance between the venues is such that your building and surrounding area will remain exclusive to your guests.

Do you have anywhere for wedding photography to be taken?
The 600 acre site contains plenty of stunning open grass spaces, water features and landscape features to form a backdrop for your wedding photos. Please contact us, or arrange for your photographer to visit, prior to your wedding.

How do I get to DBPC?

By Road
From the North: M40 south, leave the M40 at Junction 14. Take the A452 (Warwick bypass) to Leamington. At the roundabout, you can either take the A452 to Leamington Spa, picking up signs to Southam, or you can take the A452 to Banbury (then following Harbury, Ufton. The Club is located 1.5miles outside of Ufton, on the left hand side of the A425.)

From the South: Due to roadworks at Gaydon, we recommend travellers from the South to leave the M40 at Junction 11 in Banbury. Follow the A422 over two roundabouts. At the third roundabout, take the A423 (Southam Road) and continue until the roundabout outside Southam with the Shell Garage. Take the first right onto the A425.The Club is 1mile outside of Southam on the right hand side.

By train
The nearest train station is Royal Leamington Spa which is 6 miles away (approximately 13 minutes.) This station is on the Marylebone line, but also offers a short connect to Coventry, on the Euston line. Birmingham to Leamington Spa can be achieved in 30 minutes.
For direct trains to London Euston, Rugby station is 13 miles from the Club.

Where can I stay?

We’re working on getting accommodation on site, so watch this space! In the meantime, here’s a list of local places to stay:

Napton Fields

The Granary 

Hill Farm, Priors Hardwick 

Churchhill Farm Lighthorne 

Fawsley Hall Hotel 

Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel 

Wormleighton Hall 

De Vere Staverton Park

Dunchurch Park