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The Baron at Bucknell

8.9

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General

  • Peaceful paddock behind a pub beer garden
  • Friendly country inn popular for miles around
  • Booklets detailing walks starting from the pub

Got noble intentions? Fancy a sizzling Sir Loin steak in peerless scenic surroundings? Make your way at any time of year to the peaceful caravan and camping paddock behind the beer garden at the Baron at Bucknell, set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can sit back and see red kites soaring overhead and pheasants parading past your pitch.

The camping paddock is just steps away from the country inn, which dishes up heart-warmingly tasty and traditional fare, all washed down with a selection from the wine list, Cask Marquee accredited real ale or freshly ground coffee.

This friendly pub has people coming to it from miles around for its food and hospitality: the roaring log fire in the lounge and quirky characteristics such as the 1770 apple press in the restaurant might have something to do with it too…

The pitches at the Baron are level and on grass, and the pub has a large car park. The site doesn’t have pot-washing facilities or a shower/loo block, but there’s a shower in the well-maintained external disabled toilet, which is available to all campers 24/7 via a coded lock. The pub loos are also in use during opening hours and can be made available to campers when necessary.

Baron at Bucknell is a dog-friendly site, with pooches welcome in the beer garden and stable bar (not in the conservatory or restaurant, please) – do remember to be kind to man’s best friend and bring out your foodie scraps.


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8.9

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Well worth the money. 18/04/2017

errol_r Confirmed

  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nice friendly family run business with excellent restaurant with awesome food.

    Disliked: 

    One toilet and one shower for the whole campsite which was situated within the restaurant foyer.

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very friendly owners, excellent pitches with good clean facilities 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Simon M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    View
    Clean facilities
    Friendly staff
    Local walks with downloadable maps
    Superb food and drink in the pub
    Easy access
    Small site without the usual chavs

    Disliked: 

    Nothing, it was faultless

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Excellent site with clean facilites 20/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lee B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How clean the site was

    Disliked: 

    Hospitality of the staff

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VERY NICE SITE 08/09/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Slawomir S. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    SITE VERY CLEAN VERY QUITE AND CLEAN NICE VIEWING

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Excellent campsite friendly staff brilliant food at the Baron 31/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Errol R. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Food, the campsite attracted more mature couples, great location, family run business

    Disliked: 

    Lack of showering and pot washing facilities - although free the WIFI was limited and slow if not disappeared once you left the confines of the restaurant

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Nice small site in a idillic spot. 31/08/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely location. Great pub.

    Disliked: 

    Needs a couple more showers

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Excellent site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches 21/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom david_j166956 Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    What a fantastic setting. Lovely pub with good food and service. Campers could use the pub facilities including a shower.

    Disliked: 

    It's not the sites fault but no phone signal at all on O2.

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A perfect stay 20/08/2016

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

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean, safe and friendly place to stay. A small site with 11 pitches but plenty of space. Site is attached to an excellent pub. Access by day to exceptional pub toilets and by night to disabled toilet attached to pub- as is the one shower.

    Disliked: 

    Shower is located inside the disabled toilet- could provide problems for wheelchair users during busy times.

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Pleasent, quit and clean 17/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom terry p. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice quit site with a good restaurant and bar, great location to get away from it all, good pitches and nice and clean. Lovely village with the river Dee running alongside with some nice walks.

    Disliked: 

    no dish washing facility on site

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Great site. Well drained flat pitches. Good pub with good food on site 02/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Matt J. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Flat pitches. Good pub/restaurant

    Disliked: 

    Low provision of showers (only one)

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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

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • Chapel Lawn Road Bucknell, Shropshire, England, SY7 0AH
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.3602°N 2.9533°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop — 18.4 miles
Newtown (Powys): Bus Station Back Lane — 18.7 miles
Hay on Wye: Castle Bus Stop — 21.1 miles
Train stations
Bucknell Rail Station — 0.3 miles
Hopton Heath Rail Station — 2.8 miles
Knighton Rail Station — 3.9 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 48.3 miles
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 46.8 miles

Directions


By car
Bucknell is just off the A4113 Ludlow to Knighton Road: 5 miles east of Knighton, 12 miles west of Ludlow.

By train
Bucknell is on the Heart of Wales line. The regular Manchester to Cardiff service calls at Craven Arms where you can change onto the Heart of Wales Line which runs from Shrewsbury to Swansea and stops at Bucknell.

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

Lace up your walking boots and bring some spare socks – this southerly part of Shropshire is walking country, and the Baron’s owners have compiled a book showing all the walks that start at the pub, graded according to time and difficulty level.

The 176-mile Offa’s Dyke Path passes through Knighton, five miles away and the halfway point of the route: flip a coin here to pick a direction, take off for a day’s happy hiking then come back to town to catch a performance at the Knighton Community Centre.

If your idea of walking mainly involves wheeling your clubs around a green, there are several golf clubs within easy distance among the Shropshire scenery: Ludlow Golf Club is the oldest in the Union of Shropshire and Herefordshire; Church Stretton is the third highest course in Britain with views across the Stretton Valley, and Kington Golf Club has the highest 18 hole golf course in England.

Sitting sightseers can pedal or canter their way around the many woodland cycle and horse-riding tracks near the Baron or get an adrenaline rush at Bucknell Wood’s new downhill mountain biking course; for true seated sightseeing, hop on the Heart of Wales train at Bucknell for runs between Llanelli and Craven Arms and some spectacular scenery.

The market town of Ludlow is 12 miles west of the Baron and has regular events including food and drink festivals, fetes, local produce markets and theatre, as well as Ludlow Racecourse, over 450 listed buildings including the eleventh century Ludlow Castle for history buffs, or cross over to Ironbridge a 45 minute drive away for an industrious look at Britain’s history with at the Ironbridge Gorge museums and meeting the locals at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (7.1 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (9.8 miles)
  • Powis Castle & Garden (21.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Croft Castle and Parkland (8.0 miles)
  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (13.9 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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Terms and conditions

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 3 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
Group bookings of 8 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Pitches
Units should not be left unoccupied unless previously agreed with the management. Please speak to reception when the need arises, a fee may be charged for unsupervised units.
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 11pm.

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