The Old Bush

From £25 For 1 night, 2 adults 9.8 392 reviews
Traditional village pub (added by manager 01 Jul 2019)
Pitches up high so great views (added by spencer_r295485 02 feb 2020)
No exit from site (added by visitor 04 aug 2019)
Spacious serviced pitches (added by manager 01 jul 2019)

  • Small site in the grounds of a Callow End traditional village pub
  • A 15-minute drive from the Malvern Hills and Worcester
  • Large beer garden with outdoor tables, play area and chickens
For those couples/travelling parties that frequently face disagreement over whose turn it is to be designated driver, there’s really only one sensible solution: bed down right there at the pub. Dozing off at the bar might be considered a little unseemly, so The Old Bush’s owners Matt and Karen have come up with a better solution and set up pitches in the garden area behind their rural Worcestershire pub. Thus guests can partake of dinners accompanied by a few local ales/ciders before strolling home (to a peaceful corner with drinking water, showers and 24-hour toilets) in just a couple of minutes – how civilised. In fact, the whole setup here is rather civilised: The Old Bush is a traditional country pub in the little village of Callow End, with food available at lunch and dinner times, plus a menu of mini meals for smaller guests. On warmer days the merriment spills out into the garden, where there’s a play area, an aviary and a little flock of chickens along with plenty of tables for open-air drinking, dining and admiring the views over the Malvern hills. Of course, one can’t sit around in the pub all day (well, maybe not every day, anyway…), so it’s worth noting that this is also a handy location for walks, horse riding, games of golf, fishing and days out in Worcester and Malvern (both 15 minutes away by car). Handily, if you do ‘accidentally’ sup one too many at lunchtime there’s a bus stop in the village so you can still get out and about.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 5
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 4
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
  • If you intend to eat at the pub, please let the site know and book a table in advance.

Languages spoken

English

Reviews

99%

would recommend this site to a friend

98%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Definitely staying again

Overall 10/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Tina H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Everything ! A beautiful site lovely level pitch .. nice pub onsite cafe and small shop .. loved seeing the birds and animals ..

Recommend to friends Visit again

Location, Cafe/shop, pitches,pub/ pub staff, toilets all excellent.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Nigel S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Location, Cafe/shop, pitches,pub/ pub staff, toilets all excellent.

Disliked: Nothing to complain about.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Perfect spot for a couple of nights, great pitches, great cafe and pub

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Mark G. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Fantastic location and facilities

Disliked: Nothing (oh, leaving!)

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site, level pitches, clean facilities and friendly staff

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Martin C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: The Old Bush Pub for it's beer, food and service all of which were excellent. The Shop & Cafe for afternoon tea and breakfast. Liked everything, so much so we will be returning. Could not rate wifi as we did not use.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great little stopover on our way to Wales…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Debra B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Great little stopover on our way to Wales

Recommend to friends Visit again

Only stayed as a stop over for one night but would defo stay longer

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Wendy M. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Lovely little campsite on the grounds of a pub. Little cafe and shop which is very well stocked and pub is a 100 yard walk with friendly staff too. Would defo go back. Also a little animal farm next door with, goats, lambs etc.

Disliked: Nothing

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Easy access, very friendly pub with good food, shop and daytime cafe…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Easy access, very friendly pub with good food, shop and daytime cafe very popular, close to Malvern Hills plus walks from site

Recommend to friends Visit again

Easy access. Good on site facilities. Great choice in the on site…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 8
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Easy access. Good on site facilities. Great choice in the on site shop/cafe. Backs onto a pub which serves great food and beer.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Perfect pub stop with all amenities!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Patrick B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Everything - this site is just perfect for us, and we have visited many times. A great base for visiting the Cotswolds or Herefordshire, and beautifully appointed for comfort, privacy & calm. The pub is fantastic too, serving great meals.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Spoilt for our first night away!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 10
Wendy A. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch

Liked: Small friendly site. Good size pitches. Fabulous showers and toilets - very very clean and modern. Traditional Pub literally 1 min walk with great food and selection of ales. Quiet, beautiful surroundings and lovely walks straight from door. Lovely cafe and shop on site for breakfast

Disliked: Nothing!!!

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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

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

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

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

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

The Old Bush

Upton Rd

Callow End

Worcester

Worcestershire

England

WR2 4TE

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

52.14285°N
-2.24534°W

Nearest transport

Coach
3 mi Lower Howsell Road
3.1 mi Co-Op
3.6 mi Crowngate Bus Station
Rail
3.4 mi Malvern Link Rail Station
3.7 mi Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station
3.8 mi Worcester Foregate Street Rail Station
Airport
17.7 mi Gloucestershire Airport

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

Work up an appetite for that pub dinner and drinks with walks through grassland, heath and woods in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (15 minutes’ drive). You can also wander with woolly company from Simply Alpaca (25 minutes), play games of golf (10 minutes) or saddle up for horseback hacks (10 minutes’ walk). Guests with an eye for greenery may like to schedule outings to some of the area’s fine gardens: Spetchley Park Gardens (15 minutes) and Showborough House sculpture garden (20 minutes) are both worth a stop, as are the walled gardens at the National Trust’s Croome Court (20 minutes). It’s also worth taking a wander around Worcester (15 minutes) to visit the cathedral and Elgar Birthplace Museum, or to settle down for lengthy day watching the wickets at Worcestershire County Cricket Ground. Upton upon Severn (10 minutes) and Malvern (15 minutes) are other local options for town days.

Must see

Royal Worcester Visitor Centre 3.2 mi

Worcester Cathedral 3.3 mi

Croome Park (National Trust) 3.7 mi

Malvern Hills 4.1 mi

Eastnor Castle 9.9 mi

National Trust

The Greyfriars 3.5 mi

Croome Park 4.3 mi

Bredon Barn 9.5 mi

Brockhampton Estate 9.8 mi

Hanbury Hall 11.2 mi

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Other

MADRESFIELD COURT 1.5 mi

Battle of Worcester 1651, with Powick Bridge, 1642 2.2 mi

PIRTON PARK 2.9 mi

Blackmore - Rhydd - Clevelode - Guarlford 3.5 mi

Hanley Swan - Malvern Wells 3.8 mi

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.

Want to know more about camping in Worcestershire?

  • Does The Old Bush have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Bush dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Bush? Work up an appetite for that pub dinner and drinks with walks through grassland, heath and woods in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (15 minutes’ drive). You can also wander … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Bush?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The site allows guests to arrive and leave at any time, so you may have to wait to get your pitch if you arrive early. On arrival you can book in at the pub or at the Shop at the Top (at the end of the car park).

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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Bush? From £25 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.