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The King's Head: The courtyard

General

  • Camping pods behind a pub in the centre of Bishop's Castle
  • Each with electricity, insulation and lockable double-glazed door
  • Close to walks on the Shropshire Way and Offa's Dyke Path

Town centre camping pods and a railway carriage – the locally crafted units at The King's Head in Shropshire are in Bishop's Castle, an agricultural town now also home to an alternative community of arts and crafty sorts: you might like to know that the UK's oldest brewery is here too.

The site is set behind the pub in the 'pod pound', an area covered in bark chips from the local surroundings and illuminated at night by security lighting. Each unit is insulated for warmth in winter and coolness in summer and can sleep up to three adults.

A lockable double-glazed door is at the front to give natural light; at the back, a small double-glazed window helps to keep the living space ventilated. All the units have internal and external lighting, mains electric, a small wall-mounted heater and two double sockets.

Within the pod pound, there's an amenities block with a single ladies' and single gents' toilet complete with a washbasin and a communal shower room.

Please note

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Only the electric showers provide hot water: the sinks in the toilet area have cold water only.


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Little hidden Gem 💎13/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanna H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Railway Carriage cabin
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    Everything, clean nice facilities in a lovely village
    Host was very pleasant
    Overall great stay

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Enjoyable stay23/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJonathan K.Confirmed

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    Enjoyable stay. Staff friendly

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Super facilities and resonably priced stay.22/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLynn F.Confirmed

  • Railway Carriage cabin
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    Lovely pub in the historic town of Bishops Castle, Shropshire. This is our second stay. Perfect for local events ( We attended a local wedding). Reasonably priced. Lovely management and staff. Guests have to provide own camp beds etc, but actual pods/huts are clean and warm. Toilets and showers also clean and close to huts in a private garden area. We will happily stay again.

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Simple and secure warm base.06/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMags M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Simple pod. Had to bring own bed and bedding. Has electric and a small heater. Ideal and cosy.

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Very good. Bring an inflatable mattress29/11/2021

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Couldn’t fault this place, it’s clean and welcoming.03/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKimberley H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Lovely place, very welcoming staff.

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Fantastic little find. Lovely clean accomodation.31/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Fantastic little find. Lovely clean accomodation.

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    Really couldn't fault it

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Highly recommend23/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenny S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Railway Carriage cabin
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    Railway carriage was something different and was nice and clean and had what you needed. Shower block and toilets were clean and easy to access. Pub was friendly and my dog had run of the pod pound! Really enjoyed our stay at the pod and the lovely town.

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    No dislikes just recommendations. Mirror and soap dispenser for toilet block, hooks and doormat for pods :)

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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

D. of E. 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

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

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

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

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

Location

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  • 48 Church Street, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England, SY9 5AA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4902°N 2.9981°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Nag`s Head Hotel — 10.3 miles
Nag`s Head Hotel — 10.4 miles
Welshpool NX — 13.1 miles
Train stations
Broome Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Craven Arms Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Hopton Heath Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 46.9 miles
Airports
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 53.5 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

The King's Head is centrally located for activities such as cycling, mountain biking and angling, and has excellent walks nearby too, as the Shropshire Way passes through Bishop's Castle and Offa's Dyke Path is a few miles away.

Most of Bishop's Castle is in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; marked paths from town pass many hillside and valley villages of the Rivers Clun and Upper Onny. The Jack Mytton Bridleway, the Bishop’s Castle Ring, the Long Mynd, Bury Ditches and Colstey Woods, the Kerry Ridgeway and the Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross are other recommended walks in the region.

Take a bus from Bishop's Castle to Shrewsbury from Monday to Saturdays to access the Stiperstones and The Bog Visitor Centre, Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle and Bromlow Callow, or stay in town to look over its hundreds of listed buildings.

Closer to home, try the Six Bells or Three Tuns breweries, artists' exhibitions at the town hall, shows at the SpArC Theatre, the Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource Centre, the Rail & Transport Museum and the social history Elizabethan House on Crutches Museum.

Or have a look at Clun Castle and Clun Museum, the lead mine at Snailbeach and the impressive arboretum at Walcot Hall.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (8.1 miles)
  • Powis Castle & Garden (13.0 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (8.2 miles)
  • Wilderhope Manor (14.0 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

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The King's Head cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The King's Head will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The King's Head have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The King's Head dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The King's Head? The King's Head is centrally located for activities such as cycling, mountain biking and angling, and has excellent walks nearby too, as the Shropshire Way passes through Bishop's Castle and Offa's Dyke … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The King's Head?
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The King's Head? From £40 (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.

General
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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

Only the electric showers provide hot water: the sinks in the toilet area have cold water only.

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