Bridge Inn Camping Site

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Visitor image of the campsite, with the river on the left (added by manager 13 Sep 2022)
Visitor image of the campsite (added by manager 13 sep 2022)
Small tents pitch, less than a minute's walk from the pub (added by manager 18 oct 2016)
Two-man tent pitches less than one minute from the pub (added by manager 18 oct 2016)

  • Riverside inn on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Nine miles from Hay-on-Wye
  • Dozens of walks starting straight from the site
A riverside inn, at the bottom of the Black Mountains, and flanked by the Brecon Beacons National Park: you might reckon there's an excellent amount of hiking and biking around Herefordshire site Bridge Inn Camping Site. You'd be entirely correct – and as it's based at a pub, refreshments after a hearty hike/bike ride will be a fine option too. And if you don't want to hike or bike? First of all, pfffft, as this is a smashing countryside setting for both, but if your tastes do tend towards the more placid while on hol, the book-heavy town of Hay-on-Wye is a mere nine miles away for picking up many (many) volumes; and for sightseeing, cathedral city Hereford is around 15 miles from the pub. The drinks and food at the Bridge Inn have been lauded by many traveller types, so if you're a carnivore, do tuck into their well-regarded juicy steaks… The team's pretty knowledgeable about what's on offer hikewise around the area too: check out the dozens of local walks in the pub folder to plot where you'll be off to next. The pub provides an off-grid experience rather than a fully functioning campsite; there are pub toilets available 24/7 but there are no showers on site.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 4
Tent pitches 10
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Languages spoken

English

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Peace and quiet Great Pub food and drink on the doorstep Next to public…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 6
Dave B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Peace and quiet Great Pub food and drink on the doorstep Next to public footpaths Clean toilets / showers

Disliked: Wifi doesn’t reach pitches

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Fab site, next to the river.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
elizabeth h. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: What a find! Enjoyed our one night stay here. Peaceful and quiet grass with electric pitch ,next to the river. Small site. Owners very nice and welcoming.

Disliked: Nothing!

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Great stay

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 4
David T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Simple site in a beautiful location. Friendly hosts in a 'no frills' pub with nice food.

Disliked: No phone signal and Wifi in pub only. Not a critism or problem to us, just to let people know. Quite nice actually!!

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Peaceful, pretty, dog friendly pub serving real ales & great pub grub

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Pip E. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Picture postcard location with pitches next to the stream. Very quiet and peaceful with the pub about 100mtrs away. People so friendly and the pub serves real ales and good old fashioned pub grub. Dog friendly too both on site and in the pub. So nice we have been twice already and can't wait to find time to go again.

Disliked: No mobile phone signal but it is in very rural Herefordshire and not really a bad thing

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Great site friendly staff .Will go back again

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 4
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Douglas m. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Very pretty site . Nice pub landlords .Great food .Site is very quiet.

Disliked: toilet block needed a little TLC

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Beautiful, sunny spot, friendly staff, excellent pub food, hot showers

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Catherine P. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Made to feel very welcome on arrival by Lou, and we could take any pitch we wanted (unusually, we were the only ones booked in, which was nice!). Small site, maybe x4 or x5 EHU pitches? Take the pub as it comes re menu...the chef cooks what he has in, so menu and specials vary. Excellent food though, good value, lovely bottle of Cahors red wine. The chef is quite a character, very friendly and affable. Superb location by a stream...can't be beaten for peace, tranquillity, and a very sunny, sheltered spot. Beware, though, an occasional strong drain smell from a pipe outlet at the farthest pitch. Good hot showers, lots of hooks. Level , large pitches, water taps close to pitches.

Disliked: Unisex toilets and showers, although spacious. Toilets clean. Showers not cleaned as often as one would expect as the shower trays weren't clean on arrival, but were in the afternoon two days later. And they are very slow draining. No hand soap or waste bin at the sinks. Loo rolls restocked if pub staff made aware they are running out. No WiFi but we didn't mind that at all.

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Small well kept site, just 5 or 6 pitches. We had hook…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 8
Lynda G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Small well kept site, just 5 or 6 pitches. We had hook up. Nice little pub, very friendly staff. Clean toilets and showers. Free wifi in pub.

Disliked: Not able to eat in pub as they only take bookings, we were ok as we had food we could cook but if you didnt there was nowhere else within walking distance. The pub wasn't busy with diners either and they had a 'no show' so did offer us a table but it was after we'd eaten. We would have booked a table had we known as we like to support locals.

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Scenic, on site of pub, spacious pitch.…

Overall 4/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 6
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 4
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Scenic, on site of pub, spacious pitch.

Disliked: Toilets not clean and understocked - no hand wash and toilet paper ran out. Food in pub had been amazing but disappointing this trip.

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sadly playing loud karaoke music till 3.00am ruined my stay

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: location, lovely little campsite by a trout filled river, really beautiful during the day it was very peaceful friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: from about 9pm, unfortunately loud music and singing from the bridge inn until 3am. Also several people who attended the karaoke were not on the site, were very loud drove too fast through the site and set off car alarms at 1am

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We will definitely be returning

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Steve G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Contrary to some reviews the road to the pub and campsite although a little winding is absolutely no problem in a 7 metre Motorhome. Grass freshly cut Toilet block adequate and clean. The pub is very welcoming and hosts H and Louise extremely hospitable.Locals very friendly and happy to chat with campsite users. The Food in the pub was reasonably priced and of a very high standard . Apparently The Bridge was once a A La Carte Gastro pub but on a campsite I dont think this is needed The menu is varied and should suit most tastes. All in All a great place to spend a few days away from the hustle and bustle. WiFi only available in the pub but this didn’t cause us a problem at all.

Disliked: Nothing some may not like lack of internet coverage but no problem to us

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Features

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 Pétanque TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches) Pub campsite

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

Bridge Inn Camping Site

Michaelchurch Escley

Bridge Inn Road

Hereford

Herefordshire

England

HR2 0JW

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.00123°N
-2.995°W

Route directions

From the B4347, take the turning from Vowchurch - signposted Michaelchurch Escley. Continue to the T-junction in Michaelchurch Escley, turn left and continue until you see the sign for our inn.

Nearest transport

Coach
6.4 mi Telephone Exchange
12.6 mi Bus Station
12.8 mi Country Bus Station
Rail
12.8 mi Abergavenny Rail Station
12.9 mi Hereford Rail Station
17.9 mi Ebbw Vale Town Rail Station
Ferry
29 mi Lydney Harbour
29.1 mi Sharpness Old Docks

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

Walks, walks and yet more English and Welsh walks… dozens to pick from start straight from the pub, like the handsome route to Hay-on-Wye nine miles away, to have a wander around the bookshops before tottering back with to base with a rucksack full of reading material. The Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park, both edging the site, also have enough hikes of all lengths to keep you out of mischief for weeks. Abergavenny, the Monmouthshire town promoted as one of the 'gateway to Wales', is 10 miles from Bridge Inn Camping Site and has many more hiking options as the Marches Way, Beacons Way and Usk Valley Walk all pass through it (if these just aren't enough walking for you, the 177-mile Offa's Dyke Path is nearby). Abergavenny dates back to Roman times and has many old buildings and ruins to see; for more ancientness, county capital Hereford is 15 miles from the pub and has a fine 11th-century cathedral, home to the splendidly eccentric medieval depiction of the world in the Mappa Mundi.

Must see

Blaenavon Ironworks 16 mi

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre 16.3 mi

Big Pit: National Coal Museum 16.6 mi

Raglan Castle 17.1 mi

Caldicot Castle & Country Park 17.7 mi

National Trust

The Weir 9 mi

Cwmmau Farmhouse 10.9 mi

Skenfrith Castle 12 mi

The Kymin 18.6 mi

Croft Castle and Parkland 21.1 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

The Cat's Back and Bull's Head 2 mi

Black Hill - Olchon Valley 2 mi

Urishay - Craswall - Urishay 2.2 mi

Longtown - Michaelchurch Escley - Longtown 2.7 mi

Longtown - Brook Farm - Cae Tack - Longtown 3.3 mi

Local events

  • Green Man Festival (Thursday 15 August 2024 – Thursday 15 August 2024)

    Crickhowell, Powys 12.1 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Herefordshire?

  • Does Bridge Inn Camping Site have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Bridge Inn Camping Site dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Bridge Inn Camping Site? Walks, walks and yet more English and Welsh walks… dozens to pick from start straight from the pub, like the handsome route to Hay-on-Wye nine miles away, to have a wander around … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Bridge Inn Camping Site?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Bridge Inn Camping Site? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.