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General

  • Traditional country pub and restaurant near Hay-on-Wye
  • Open fireplace, gardens and beer garden with spectacular views
  • Set in the Golden Valley surrounded by the Merbach Hills

If you were staying at country pub site The Castlefields, in the village of Clifford in Herefordshire, you'd very likely want to wander the four miles to Hay-on-Wye on your first morn and then return, book-laden, to this traditional pub and restaurant to set up camp for several hours...?

And you might want to occasionally wander outside to drink in the views too: The Castlefields is in a sightly setting in the Black Mountains's Golden Valley and surrounded by the Merbach Hills.

The pub and restaurant is a family-run independent freehouse in a 16th-century former coach house, fully renovated and updated by owners Carol and Ian to include a comfy and welcoming restaurant with an open fire, an adjacent and also-cosy bar, environmentally friendly lighting and a 38-foot well unearthed during the refurbishment. Extensive gardens, a beer garden, parking facilities and a rain water harvester are outside.

But back to the vittles and tipples... The Castlefield's restaurant is open from Tuesday to Sunday inclusive (and bank holiday Mondays) and serves eminently good home-cooked food made fresh using fine local produce, from a seasonal menu, daily specials board, snack menu and kids' menu. An eminently good selection of fine beers, real ales, wines and spirits is also on tap.

Amenities are sorted in the modern shower block, which also has washing machines, dryers and a washing-up area.

Please note

The pub and the restaurant are not open on Mondays (apart from bank holidays).

The hardstanding pitches have TV hook-up but these are to a satellite; therefore you'll need a Freesat or Satellite box.


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9.6

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95% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

 

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Nice quiet site. 12/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stuart E. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice quiet site.

    Disliked: 

    The toilet/shower facilities were not cleaned whilst we were there, and they needed cleaning.
    This is a shame as they appear recently refurbished, and it wouldn't take a lot to keep them clean.

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Lovely and quiet place 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Kinga W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Lovely and quiet campsite. Nice pitches and beautiful scenery.

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liked the clean site 11/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom mary k. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    liked the clean site

    Disliked: 

    nowhere to walkout too as there was no path and it was a busy rd

From the manager...

Thank you for your comment

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. We do have a couple of walks which we would have explained to you and also we are on the edge of the Wye Valley walk.

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Excellent site would definitely recommend. 10/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paul W. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very clean well layed out site. Very quiet.

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Lovely quiet site, good shower block with great hot showers, ... 02/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Sally F. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Lovely quiet site, good shower block with great hot showers, all very clean, super food in pub. Lovely views. Would definitely stay here again.

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Nice size, well laid-out, not too many other vans/caravans there. ... 30/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Richard W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Nice size, well laid-out, not too many other vans/caravans there. Clean toilets and cleaning block. Nice play area for children. Good food in the pub (had Sunday roast and all enjoyed). Well spaced electric and water points. Good location, 4 miles from Hay. Beautiful part of the country.

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Great Camp site. Great Pub. Beautiful scenery. Friendly owners. Nice ... 29/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Julie S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great Camp site. Great Pub. Beautiful scenery. Friendly owners. Nice and small so not overcrowded even though we were there during the festival. Perfect base to explore from.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent level site with friendly staff, quiet nights and fab spot. 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Amanda T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We had a last minute weekend at Castlefields and really loved the site. It's flat with very roomy pitches and feels very exclusive! The pub is right there with a play area and decent basket meals (restaurant was fully booked).
    Clean shower and toilet (only 1 but I think most caravans seem to have their own) & laundry and washing up facilities.
    We walked the Wye Valley Walk to Hay on Wye (slowly) which was really pretty and Hay is as gorgeous as ever. By this stage children were tired but we got a taxi back.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all!

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Clean friendly and a nice site to sit back relax and enjoy good food 21/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stuart D. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Site was very well looked after. Toilets and showers very clean and the staff very helpfull

    Disliked: 

    There wasn't much to dislike at this site everything was in order

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Fantastic small site 10 pitches, all facilities were new and ... 20/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gary M. Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding touring pitch
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    Fantastic small site 10 pitches, all facilities were new and the pub served excellent food. Great view across the Wye valley and near to Hay on Wye.

    Disliked: 

    Nothiing

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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Clifford, Herefordshire, England, HR3 5HB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1009°N 3.0347°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hay on Wye: Castle Bus Stop — 4.3 miles
Pontrilas: Telephone Exchange Coach Stop — 12.7 miles
Hereford: Country Bus Station Commercial Rd — 14.2 miles
Train stations
Hereford Rail Station — 14.2 miles
Leominster Rail Station — 15.5 miles
Dolau Rail Station — 16.6 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 35.1 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 40.1 miles

Directions


The site is 4 miles outside Hay-on-Wye and around 15 miles from Hereford city centre.

From the A438: half way between Hereford and Brecon you will come to the village of Hay-on-Wye, from here take the B4352 and the site will be on your right.

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

The Castlefields is niftily set for well-known walks in its surrounding countryside, like the Wye Valley Walk running 136 miles along the river and through the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It's also local to Wye fishing and to Offa's Dyke for another hike, all in highly scenic surrounds.

Hay-on-Wye's many bookshops are four miles from base; if you're in town on a Thursday check out the farmer's market and if you're in there in early June trot along to the world famed Hay Festival.

Very active types – you might want to exercise off all the Castlefields tipples and vittles – can wend their way to the Brecon Beacons about 20 miles away and have a go at climbing Pen-Y-Fan, the highest peak in south Wales, or, somewhat less actively, take in some local horse riding, canoeing or cycling.

Must see

  • Blaenavon Ironworks (22.5 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (22.7 miles)
  • Blaenavon World Heritage Centre & Tourist Information Centre (22.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Cwmmau Farmhouse (3.9 miles)
  • The Weir (9.3 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. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Castlefields cancellation policy

No refunds within 4 weeks of arrival date.

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 Castlefields will debit the balance from your card 4 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 4 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

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Campfires are not permitted.

Additional terms

The launderette takes £1 coins per cycle for both washers and dryers. Holidaymakers must bring their own powder and conditioner for the washing machines.

The pub and the restaurant are not open on Mondays (apart from bank holidays).

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