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The Red Lion

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The Red Lion: Pitches

General

  • Simple site in the grounds of a 19th-century coaching inn
  • Lincolnshire Wolds walks and Skegness within half an hour's drive
  • Pub with food; hot showers; 10 mins walk from Aviation Heritage Centre

Hikes, wildlife and generous helpings of history are all dished up at The Red Lion, a simple site in the grounds of an old Lincolnshire inn.

At a crossroads in the village of East Kirkby, The Red Lion has been refreshing travellers since 1841; more recently, it was a favoured watering hole for the men and women of Bomber Command in World War II, and the pub’s décor pays tribute to them. The staff are steeped in the history of the old coaching inn and the nearby airfield, and can point you towards the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, 10 minutes’ walk down the road and on the site of the former Royal Air Force base.

The Red Lion makes a splendid base for aviation and wartime history buffs, with the heritage centre nearby and the displays and memorials of the International Bomber Command Centre a 45-minute drive away. As it’s on the edge on the Lincolnshire Wolds and around half an hour's drive from the coast, it’s also well placed for walks, stately home visits and wildlife watching.

Most importantly, it’s at the back of a friendly pub, with free wifi and serving hot food from 6pm to 8pm every evening alongside local beers and other refreshing tipples. Canine companions are welcome in the bar (it’d be nice if they bought a drink…) and on the site.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

The pitches are on grass, so the ground may not be perfectly level or flat.

Free wifi access is limited to the pub and car park area; it is not available on the caravan site.


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Reviews

9.4

Overall rating based on 240 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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A well organised site with very good facilities. Chris, his …16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames O.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    A well organised site with very good facilities. Chris, his partner and the locals made us very welcome.
    First class hospitality, spent two very enjoyable evenings in the pub enjoying excellent food, drink and atmosphere.
    Great value for money and will be visiting on a regular basis.
    Many thanks to Chris and his partner, well done..

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amazing location and staff16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomkaren k.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch
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    perfect pitch for single traveler! very friendly staff! very level pitch! nice location! will be back for more great food and peaceful night get away soon and site manager was very helpful! clean facilities DONT MISS OUT

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    nothing

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Excellent place to stay with lovely pub and helpful staff.15/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Lovely quiet and well maintained site.

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A good place to stay and very quiet10/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDonald H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Very friendly with a lovely pub we went every night and we don’t normally go to pubs and it does good food , nice flat field with plenty of space .
    Easy drive to the coast and loads to see locally and a Bomber command museum a short walk away

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Everything was great. The shower and toilet facilities were very …16/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKaren D.Confirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Everything was great. The shower and toilet facilities were very good and kept clean. The pub onsite had an excellent menu for reasonably priced very large meals.

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    Nothing

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Everything was clean08/05/2022

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

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Everything about the place was beautiful, everything names, everything was just stop on for us, we are booked in next month again and I think we will be back more weekends!! 😊

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Excellent old school camping. All you need for a great time08/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Well thought out great location. Pub staff excellent all for a decent price as well

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Great site, good facilities, handy for a beer and museum next door06/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch
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    The barrier entry system is easy to use and saves having to look round for someone to book in. Plenty of space on the rally field to choose your own pitch. The electric hook up pitches look a good size too. Toilets and showers are adequate for the camp site too.

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Toilet block on the small size, no urinals .04/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Generally okay campsite.

    Disliked: 

    Weather 😔,long walk to the toilet (at bottom of field).

From the manager...

Hi Thankyou for your comments, I’m afriad we cannot control the weather as much as we would love to as it would defiantly boost our business. Sorry you had a long walk to the toilet block if I could possibly make a suggestion for next time you could try to pitch up closure to the electric site rather than going all the way to the bottom of the field this would greatly reduce your walk. I’m afraid providing urials is not an option for us as the faculties just don’t allow this and they take up far to much space when toilets are more important.

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We will come back soon it’s an excellent site03/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Pitch space and location, toilet cleanliness friendly welcoming and helpful staff in the bar

    Disliked: 

    Toilet code too long!

From the manager...

Hi Thank you for your feedback, I’m afraid we are unable to shorten the code as it requires a 6 digi code, we are looking at having these replaced but this is not a quick process as we want to be sure we are proceeding the correct route and the cost is also a factor on doors thanks

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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

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

Local produce

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

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

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

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Fen Road, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, PE23 4DB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 53.1403°N 0.0066°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Interchange Shelter — 6.6 miles
War Memorial — 7.2 miles
War Memorial — 7.2 miles
Train stations
Thorpe Culvert Rail Station — 8.7 miles
Wainfleet Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Boston Rail Station — 11.3 miles
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 31.3 miles
Airports
Humberside Airport — 33.7 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

With the chalk hills and sandstone peaks of the Wolds so close, walkers and cyclists are particularly well sorted. A 15-minute drive away, Horncastle is a handy point to join the Viking Way: 147 miles of country trails linking the banks of the Humber with the wetlands around Rutland Water.

For a more detailed look at the Wolds, take the Lindsey Trail from Horncastle up to Market Rasen (45 minutes by car), a far-from-flat route of around 80 miles passing through a landscape of ancient woodlands, Neolithic long barrows and fenland views.

If the sea’s more your style set course for Skegness, half an hour away, for pier and beach walks, sandcastle building and trips to the Natureland Seal Sanctuary. The same distance away but rather quieter, the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is a wild stretch of coastline crisscrossed with walks and bike trails, visited by skylarks and terns, brent geese and snow bunting.

If you’re up for a stately home or two, you can’t get much more stately than the sturdy brick towers of 15th-century Tattershall Castle (15 minutes), while 18th-century Gunby Hall (20 minutes) is sometimes compared to a (very large) dolls’ house.

Must see

  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (22.9 miles)
  • Lincoln Cathedral (22.9 miles)
  • Lincoln Castle (23.0 miles)

National Trust

  • Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel (7.0 miles)
  • Tattershall Castle (8.2 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:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Please refer to the check in board at the entrance for directions to your pitch.

The Red Lion cancellation policy

No refunds within 2 weeks of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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 Red Lion will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
Cheque
Maestro
MasterCard
Visa

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Red Lion have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Red Lion dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Red Lion? With the chalk hills and sandstone peaks of the Wolds so close, walkers and cyclists are particularly well sorted. A 15-minute drive away, Horncastle is a handy point to join the Viking … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Red Lion?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    Please refer to the check in board at the entrance for directions to your pitch.

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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion? From £12.50 (for 1 night, 8 people) - 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
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Additional terms

The pitches are on grass, so the ground may not be perfectly level or flat.

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