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The Blacksmiths Arms: 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

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

8.7

Overall rating based on 107 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

87% would stay here again.

  83% described as Peaceful ?

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Convenient location enroute to Cornwall21/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Convenient location enroute to Cornwall

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Generally a very nice site with excellent service.19/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAli K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely little site, with a great pub and lovely food.
    Very friendly courteous staff

    Disliked: 

    The toilets only had cold water, which normally I wouldn’t mind, but with the current situation I would have liked to have hot water for washing.

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8
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Excellent site with happy staff always willing to help19/10/2020

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

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

    Quietness of site

    Disliked: 

    Food prices in pub. No need.would of had breakfast.lunch and dinner if was not so expensive.

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Quiet location, lovely level site, wonderful walks to the local …18/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet location, lovely level site, wonderful walks to the local lakes and through the countryside.
    Host very friendly.
    Shop attached to petrol station just up the road.

    Disliked: 

    Toilet block. Basic but not very clean, considering we are in a middle of a pandemic there should be hand sanitizer in the toilet block.

From the manager...

We put hand sanitizers in the block but they were taken away by other campers, however the soap dispencers are antibacterial

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  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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Blacksmiths arms very friendly and excellent food05/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomterry s.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional hardstanding touring pitch
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    Nice and quiet, not too far from places to see.

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Lovely and quiet site in a lovely area owner of …04/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeidi C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely and quiet site in a lovely area owner of site is very friendly and t g e pub serves lovely food including breakfast

    Disliked: 

    Toilets could be a little cleaner but nice powerful shower

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On site bar food and drink very reasonable service excellent …03/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjon s.Confirmed

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

    On site bar food and drink very reasonable service excellent
    Only used as a stop over cracking spot we will be back

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Small campsite level pitch good clean facilities27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon l.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Small campsite level pitch good clean facilities

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Food Bar staff Facilities21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul H.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Food
    Bar staff
    Facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Features

Coronavirus

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

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

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cheque
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • 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 £15 (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.
Guests 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 (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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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