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The King's Head

9.4

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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.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  67% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Great location kind helpful staff recommended11/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Good quality pod nice shower and toilet. Needed a little checking on the shower light wasn’t working I kept meaning to contact the owners but I was on a course and very busy. I am sure they would have sorted it out. A mirror in the bathroom would be nice. Overall nice clean place right in the centre of Bishop Castle. Pub was very busy if you wanted a quiet place it could be challenging. But great central location kind helpful staff. Much appreciated

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Friendly host. Lovely town. Good value for money.22/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPhilip D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Friendly host. Lovely town. Good value for money.

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Easy check in Clean cabin Free parking Close to facilities30/07/2023

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

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  • Liked: 

    Easy check in
    Clean cabin
    Free parking
    Close to facilities

    Disliked: 

    Nothing all good

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Nice peaceful stay23/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomCharlotte J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Clean facilities. Pub next door.

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*Great location - right in the town and next to …09/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    *Great location - right in the town and next to a pub!
    *Snug sized "pods" (aka posh sheds!), but enough room for a double air bed and some minimal luggage (great for a short stay).
    *The pods had electric plugs and heating (not that we used either because we weren't expecting such luxury!)
    *Lights inside and outside the pod made life much easier!
    *Clean and secure toilets and shower room.
    *Attractive little enclosure where the pods are.
    *Space for camp chairs.

    Disliked: 

    *It would have been nice to have some soap and paper towels in the toilets.
    *A mirror in the toilets would have been very useful.
    *A bin in the toilet would also have been good, especially in the female cubicle for hygiene/sanitary purposes.
    *The pub closed at 10:30pm on the Saturday, as did all the pubs in the town. It would have been nice to be able to take a beer back with us to our pods (like you normally can with other pubs/hotels when you're an overnight guest), but only if licensing allowed this, of course.

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First time we stayed at the kings can't fault it …16/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTerry W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    First time we stayed at the kings can't fault it to be honest.leroy and the staff were great the locals too,didn't even mind when we won the raffle lol
    Definitely be staying again great location in the centre of town.just like to say thanks for a fantastic weekend

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Location Small site Cosy pods04/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKristin W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Railway Carriage cabin
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  • Liked: 

    Location
    Small site
    Cosy pods

    Disliked: 

    No mirror in toilet
    No bench or table outside

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Had a lovely stay in small cosy site04/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKristin W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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  • Liked: 

    Great location in centre of town.

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    A little mirror in the toilet and possibly a bench outside the pods would have made the site 5 stars

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Great location. But not my personal cup of tea03/07/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Railway Carriage cabin
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    Location was great. Shower and toilet really clean.

    Disliked: 

    We stopped in a converted railway carriage. But didn't realise it was only half of it. The other half was another family, not what we expected. Pub was very rowdy and noisy. But did stop at 11pm.

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Lovely clean and warm cabin and excellent facilities with lots …03/07/2023

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    Lovely clean and warm cabin and excellent facilities with lots to see and do in Bishops Castle. I’d recommend a visit to the Poetry Pharmacy bookshop and a visit to nearby Carding Mill for a good walk and wild swim.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing we disliked.

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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

Portable toilet

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

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.

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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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. 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.

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Terms and conditions

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

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