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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. {acked 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

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

This is an adults-only site. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.


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Supetb 10/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Martin T. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    The service was above and beyond absolutly fantastic lovelly couple manners too boot

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Thank you for this review. We very much enjoyed having you here for your re-arranged weekend when we didn't have 3 inches of snow out there and only had 60 m.p.h. winds instead! Some of our regulars have said how much they enjoyed meeting you too! We'd all be happy to see you again.

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Owner of the pub is a really nice man. Helped ... 28/01/2019

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    Owner of the pub is a really nice man. Helped a lot.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Anyone coming to us in January that walked 6 hours here and 6 hours home are our kind of campers! We hope we'll see you both again when the sun is out.

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Lovely location and very helpful and friendly staff 18/09/2018

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    Lovely location and very helpful and friendly staff

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It's appreciated and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.

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The owners were friendly and welcoming, while respecting our privacy. ... 02/09/2018

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    The owners were friendly and welcoming, while respecting our privacy. They were very accommodating with regards to timings and couldn’t do enough for us. The customer service was above and beyond our expectations. The owners were also very knowledgeable about food allergies and flexible with the menu. The food was lovely and freshly made, we ate both breakfast/brunch and dinner in the pub. We had a peaceful and relaxing stay in the rental tent for the weekend, helped by beautiful weather! Our dog was also made very welcome too and the owners were knowledgeable about local walks. We will definitely be returning. Thank you Morris and Gwyn!

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Many thanks for this. WE enjoyed having the three of you here this weekend and do hope we'll see you all again at some point in the future.

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Lovely friendly owners. Flat site. Good food and beer at ... 24/08/2018

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    Lovely friendly owners. Flat site. Good food and beer at the pub.

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Very friendly, perfect little site for a weekend stay. 12/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Alex S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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    Very friendly welcome, host couldn’t do enough for us. Pub was nice, with lovely food.

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Great site and very helpful 07/08/2018

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    Very accommodating

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Thank you. We're new at doing this and it's appreciated.

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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

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Adults only

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

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Newmarket: High Street Coach Stop — 5.4 miles
Sawston: Memorial/Woolpack Coach Stop — 9.4 miles
Stapleford: London Rd Coach Stop — 9.9 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:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
Depart:  10 a.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

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

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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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.
This is an adults-only site. Children 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 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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