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The Blacksmiths Arms

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Picnic tables to the rear of the pub

General

  • In the grounds of a country pub in the village of Alvington
  • Easy access just off the A48 main road
  • A 10-minute drive from the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley

Aiming to do lots of out-and-abouting? Fancy finishing your days with easy access to pints and a tasty dinner that you didn’t have to cook? Bag a berth at The Blacksmiths Arms in the little Gloucestershire village of Alvington and it’s all yours.

Country pursuits are plentiful in the surrounding area: canoeing, scuba diving training, horse riding, fishing, golf and mountain bike trails are all within a half-hour drive, and the site is well placed for walks on the Offa’s Dyke Path or in the Forest of Dean. Getting out to all of the above (and attractions including Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle and Clearwell Caves) is a cinch as the Arms is handily located just off the A48.

And should your fave country pursuit involve a pint of ale by the fire, a game of darts and a plate of pub grub? That’s all sorted too, as the site happens to be attached to a friendly country inn that’s got all of the above, including a menu that turns local produce into a wide range of different dishes.

All the basics are in place too – there’s a free wifi connection in the pub and clean, tidy toilet and shower facilities out by the pitches.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

The pub is open Friday to Sunday 12pm - 3pm and 6.30pm - 11pm, Monday 7.30pm - 11pm and Tuesday to Thursday 6.30pm - 11pm.


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Reviews

8.6

Overall rating based on 67 reviews

 

90% would recommend this site to a friend.

82% would stay here again.

  84% described as Peaceful ?

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Really excellent great pub c/site lovely staff real little gem26/03/2020

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Had a brilliant stay

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Overnight stay enjoyed meal in the pub09/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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Sunday lunch very nice and plenty of it staff veryf ...25/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGlyn G.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Sunday lunch very nice and plenty of it staff veryf friendly would stay again

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Lovely Friendly hosts, lovely Food, dog friendly pub, very peaceful, ...26/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaula L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely Friendly hosts, lovely Food, dog friendly pub, very peaceful, great nearby walks and cycle trails

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Fabulous 2 night stay.18/01/2020

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

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything was great, size of pitch with electric, showers were lovely, clean and hot. Pub was quiet but very cosy with the log fire. And the food was lovely and plenty of it. Owner was chatty and very helpful.

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Excellent camp part, clean loos and shower.05/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRuth F.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely clean site, camped in front of gorgeous gypsy waggon (waiting for conversion) and visited the pub on Friday night. Friendly staff and the owner showed me the inside of one of the gypsy waggons he is converting. Should be amazing when its ready. Pity I had only booked one night!

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Good value and an ideal overnight rest stop.04/01/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelly F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Arrived late due to traffic. Host was very helpful. A slight slope on the pitch but was liveable. Didn't use the facilities so cannot comment. Put was dog friendly and welcoming. We only stopped one night so didn't venture around the area.

    Disliked: 

    Turning into carpark /campsite was tight in our 7.5m motorhome and at first missed the turning off the main road so had to turn around and take another run at it. Food in the pub was ok a basic but think that because it was over christmas they didn't have much of a range of foods in to choose from.

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Landlord pleasant and helpful19/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorraine J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Electric and hard standing good

    Disliked: 

    Showers and toilet facilities very disappointing only one female and one male shower no heating working and shower Luke warm no privacy for changing as main door not lockable

From the manager...

Sorry these people found our facilities not to their liking but if they dont return thats fine as they didnt use the pub once during their stay. Whats the point of booking in at a pub site and not using it!

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Hardstanding for my tag axle moterhome was spot no leveling ...13/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharles D.Confirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch (2 adults and 2 children)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Hardstanding for my tag axle moterhome was spot no leveling blocks requied good stopover dave the owner nice chap lovely food and good beer

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Lovely place to stay even with the poor standard of the shower/toilet05/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The friendliness of the owner.
    Proximity to the pub.
    The atmosphere, food and prices in the pub was good.
    Good location for visiting nearby places.

    Disliked: 

    The only thing that let the site and stay down was the standard of the toilet and shower facilities.

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Features

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Hard standings

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Location

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  • Main Road, Alvington, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England, GL15 6AU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.7042°N 2.5774°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chepstow Bus Station — 6.2 miles
Monmouth Bus Station — 9.5 miles
Ross on Wye: Cantilupe Rd Coach Stop — 14.5 miles
Train stations
Lydney Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Chepstow Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Cam & Dursley Rail Station — 9.4 miles
Ferry ports
Lydney Harbour — 3.1 miles
Sharpness Old Docks — 4.3 miles
Bristol Docks Ferry Landing — 14.8 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 22.2 miles
Bristol International Airport — 22.7 miles

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

Active times await… if you’re up for a stroll or few, take your boots over to the Offa’s Dyke Path (10 minutes’ drive) for views over both England and Wales at the same time, or the Forest of Dean (10 minutes) for walks on waymarked woodland trails.

More? Saddle up for horseback hacks from a riding centre 20 minutes away, swing your clubs at Lydney Golf Club (10 minutes) or take a mountain bike to the trails in Coleford (20 minutes). If you’re up for a bit of water-based action, set forth for canoe trips from Symonds Yat (half an hour) or suit up for scuba dive training at the National Diving & Activity Centre (five minutes).

You’re allowed to take it easy though if you prefer… perhaps with a trip to Tintern Abbey’s gorgeous Gothic ruins (20 minutes), a subterranean tour of Clearwell Caves (15 minutes) or a canter around Chepstow Castle (10 minutes), keeping an eye out for Europe’s oldest castle doors as you go. Run out of puff? Get some steam power and Severn views with a four-mile ride on the Dean Forest Railway (10 minutes).

Must see

  • Berkeley Castle (5.3 miles)
  • Chepstow Castle (5.9 miles)
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre (7.9 miles)

National Trust

  • The Kymin (8.7 miles)
  • Westbury Court Garden (10.8 miles)

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:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

The Blacksmiths Arms cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Blacksmiths Arms have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Blacksmiths Arms dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Blacksmiths Arms? Active times await… if you’re up for a stroll or few, take your boots over to the Offa’s Dyke Path (10 minutes’ drive) for views over both England and Wales at the ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Blacksmiths Arms?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Blacksmiths Arms? From £13 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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.
This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on 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.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Additional terms

The pub is open Friday to Sunday 12pm - 3pm and 6.30pm - 11pm, Monday 7.30pm - 11pm and Tuesday to Thursday 6.30pm - 11pm.

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