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General

  • Quiet and peaceful back-to-basics site at a 450 year old country pub
  • Food made from scratch using local produce where possible
  • Just off the Icknield Way and 15 minutes' drive from Newmarket

Sometimes escaping to the country is just the thing to do... come and do it at The Red Lion in Cambridgeshire, on a back-to-basics site with an acclaimed Grade II-listed pub a few minutes away.

The pub is known in the area for its food, with almost everything made from scratch using the freshest of produce, local or home-grown where possible. Packed lunches and drinks are available if you're here to walk the Icknield Way, and if you'd like a hot breakfast before you move on to your next stop, the team can do that too. For eating in, just let them know if you'd like to book for lunch or dinner.

The Red Lion is a peaceful site in a wildlife haven, with ducks and moorhens on the pond, a resident owl flitting over the adjacent field, and pheasants and partridges hanging out in the front garden (go to see for yourself: the garden is free for guests to use at all times). Pitch up in the quiet area among trees and hedges behind the pub, to listen to the wood pigeons at dusk and drift off to sleep in a remote and rural setting.

The site is at the far end of a small village, under 15 minutes' drive from Newmarket and half an hour from Cambridge. It's dog friendly: the entire property is fenced and chicken wired.

Please note

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

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.


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9.7

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Spacious pitch, pretty surroundings, very helpful & friendly host, clean …28/06/2022

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    Spacious pitch, pretty surroundings, very helpful & friendly host, clean loos, great burgers in the pub.

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Very quiet place. Well maintained pitch area. Very friendly hosts.27/06/2022

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

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
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    Seclusion. Piece & quiet. Pub meal & drink. Helpful hosts.

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    Sunburn (silly me)

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Lovely surroundings and pleasant host20/06/2022

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

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    Lovely surroundings and pleasant host

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A nice and quiet campsite. Morris and Gwyn were great …11/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmily B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    A nice and quiet campsite. Morris and Gwyn were great hosts and very welcoming. It was a lovely place to stay for a night or two.

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Clean, quiet, friendly. Great stay.06/06/2022

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

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    Morris and co were very friendly and did everything they could to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Regular weather updates and the offer of a late checkout because of the weather. Toilet facilities very clean. Warm pub for drinks and food if you need it. Quiet, adults only site perfect for what we like. Wonderful view over the fields to watch the sunset. Handy trolleys to help transport equipment from car park to pitch. 15 minute drive to Cambridge park and ride. It was everything we needed. Thanks Morris.

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Lovely peaceful site, good food in bar. Clean toilet for use in bar.06/06/2022

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    Quiet location, friendly host

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Simple, spacious, comfortable, peaceful pitches just behind the pub. Morris …05/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid B.Confirmed

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    Simple, spacious, comfortable, peaceful pitches just behind the pub. Morris and Gwyn could not have been more welcoming, friendly and helpful. Excellent food prepared by two experienced chefs.

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Great site, great owners would stay again05/06/2022

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

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    Great site, owners very helpful and welcoming. Plenty of space and can watch the sunset over the fields.

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Excellent hosts, tranquil spot and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Second …31/05/2022

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    Excellent hosts, tranquil spot and thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Second time I've stayed and the pub food is delicious! Great location.

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Basic site but just how I like it.30/05/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomjohn U.Confirmed

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    Quiet site with warm welcome, good value for money. Bar is just how I like it.

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    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Digital food/drink menus

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Meal delivery to unit/pitch/outdoor seated area

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • High Street, Brinkley, Newmarket, Cambridgeshire, England, CB8 0RA
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1682°N 0.3762°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Horse Racing Museum — 5.3 miles
Horse Racing Museum — 5.4 miles
Parkside — 10.8 miles
Train stations
Dullingham Rail Station — 2.3 miles
Newmarket Rail Station — 5.0 miles
Kennett Rail Station — 9.0 miles
Ferry ports
Brightlingsea Ferry Landing — 37.3 miles
Airports
Cambridge Airport — 9.1 miles
London Stansted Airport — 19.8 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

If you're here for some history (Cambridge is within easy reach), there are plenty of National Trust properties in the area, such as Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill 15 minutes' drive away, and Ickworth, the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and Wimpole Hall within 35. Slightly further afield, have days out at Melford Hall (40 minutes), Lavenham Guildhall (50 minutes) or Houghton Hall (55 minutes).

The National Trust's oldest nature reserve Wicken Fen, half an hour from the site, is a famed wetlands area home to over 9,000 species. Head here for wildlife watching, a 14-mile circular cycle trail, the eight-mile Lodes Way and regular events including den building and pond dipping.

Equine enthusiasts have the famed horse racing centre and racecourse of Newmarket wtihin easy reach, for days at Palace House and the National Horseracing Museum, summer meets and The National Stud just outside town. The racecourse has concerts in summer.

Must see

  • Newmarket Racecourses (4.3 miles)
  • The National Stud (4.4 miles)
  • Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (7.5 miles)

National Trust

  • Anglesey Abbey, Gardens and Lode Mill (7.5 miles)
  • Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve (10.5 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:  12 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.

The Red Lion cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week 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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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? If you're here for some history (Cambridge is within easy reach), there are plenty of National Trust properties in the area, such as Anglesey Abbey Gardens and Lode Mill 15 minutes' drive … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Red Lion?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion? From £12 (for 1 night, 4 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
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

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
Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

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.
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of £25.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/08 and 31/10.
Reception is unmanned after 9 p.m.. Please inform the site while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 9 p.m..

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