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The Red Lion

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The Red Lion: Driveway into the site

General

  • Pitches behind a traditional country pub in the Waveney Valley
  • A 10-minute drive from canoe hire on the river Waveney and two museums
  • Traditional pub grub menu and playground; close to the Angles Way

Pub grub, canoeing on the river Waveney and waterside wanders might very well make up some of your stay at The Red Lion in the Waveney Valley. With dog-friendly and family-friendly pitches in the grounds of a traditional country pub, this site is not just for the foodies, although it certainly scores highly on that front thanks to its classic menu of pub grub.

The site is 10 minutes’ drive away from a couple of museums (aviation and World War II included) and canoe hire for the river Waveney, which runs through the valley. In fact, the site is just 10 minutes’ stroll away from the riverbank, where you can walk right onto the Angles Way, a 93-mile trail along the riverside.

On site, there’s an amenities block with a toilet, shower room and an outside washing-up area handy that's handy for dealing with barbecue aftermath. There’s a playground here where kids can run off any excess energy, perhaps while you supervise from over a pint in the pub’s outdoor seating.

For snacks and that sort of thing, Harleston’s selection of supermarkets is five minutes’ drive away from the site. Handily, there’s a local bus route that runs past the outside of the pub, so it should be easy enough to get around the surrounding area.

Please note

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).

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.


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Reviews

9.3

Overall rating based on 36 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  81% described as Peaceful ?

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Clean site, friendly staff, water and electric close to pitch08/11/2021

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

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Peaceful, pub on site and great food

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Very good and enjoyable stay04/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJamie K.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very friendly and welcoming facility's are very clean and tidy my children especially like the fact we was parcked next to the play park

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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lovely people and site quieter than expected food amazing going …02/11/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomchristie d.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    lovely people and site quieter than expected food amazing going back april 2022

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Lovely site, great food, will definitely be back!31/10/2021

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

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Very welcoming

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Welcomed on arrival by host recommending local restaurants.29/10/2021

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

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Welcomed on arrival by host recommending local restaurants.

    Disliked: 

    Pub was closed Tuesday!

From the manager...

Recommend local restaurants and local takeaways as pub is closed on Tuesdays. Photograph on pitch up clearly states the opening hours of the pub
Booking was made on the day of the stay 26th October at 11.42am which being a Tuesday sadly means the pub is closed. There is also a telephone number listed meaning contact could’ve been made to see if the pub was open and a booking for food could’ve been made which I do recommend as the pub does get full on the days it is open
Kind regards
Mike

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Would recommend, toilets very basic28/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Area

    Disliked: 

    Very dark no street lighting

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Accommodation 2 stars
You bring your accommodation with you ie: your caravan
Facilities/activities 1 star
2 toilets 1 shower(wet room) fully disabled friendly
As it shows on pitch pub closed Sunday evening
All day Monday and Tuesday evenings
Customer service 2 stars
Disposed of your awning that you dumped sorted though the bins that are fully recycling as you couldn’t be bothered
Child friendly 1 star
Full play area on site 2 slides 4 swings and monkey bars pub is also child friendly at the time of your stay 3 families on site
Cleanliness
Shower and toilets cleaned once a day leaves swept out because they blow off the trees and checked 3-4 times a day bins empty when full your awning disposed of for you
“Very dark no street light”…… that’s the countryside for you
Mike

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Lovely friendly site, open, quiet, close to cycle routes. Good …22/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWill F.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely friendly site, open, quiet, close to cycle routes. Good ale.

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All the facilities you need with no frills but clean and tidy.13/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Small site in peaceful surroundings. Walks close by. Excellent value.

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Lovely quiet site, good food in the pub, friendly staff.04/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quietness, small number of pitches, pub, surrounded by trees and greenery , toilets always clean

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Not too big.Quiet, clean toilets. Food was good.30/09/2021

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomralph b.Confirmed

  • Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Not too big.Quiet, clean toilets.
    Food was good.

    Disliked: 

    Pub opening hours

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra toilet/shower facilities available

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

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Location

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  • 117 High Road, Needham, Harleston, Norfolk, England, IP20 9LG
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.3842°N 1.2695°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Broad Street — 1.9 miles
School Lane — 2.1 miles
Bus Station — 6.9 miles
Train stations
Diss Rail Station — 6.2 miles
Halesworth Rail Station — 10.3 miles
Brampton (Suffolk) Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry South — 16.9 miles
Reedham Ferry North — 16.9 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 17.5 miles
Airports
Norwich International 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

Activities on the river Waveney might have already given you a taste for the water… and if that’s the case, you can’t go far wrong with a beach day. While the valley scenery might suggest otherwise, the coast is within driving distance and that includes Southwold beach (45 minutes' drive), a sandy stretch with an amusement arcade on the pier and good windsurfing conditions, and Aldeburgh beach (55 minutes), known for its tasty fish and chips.

Those of you who have kids fond of animals, Banham Zoo (half an hour) might be one afternoon out to add to the itinerary, while Camel Park Oasis (15 minutes) is another with camels in the limelight. And for a place with play areas and farm animals, Easton Farm Park (35 minutes) is your guy.

To switch things up with a history-geared visit, you’ll have your pick of a few places, including the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (10 minutes), The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum (10 minutes) for historical accounts of American involvement in World War II and Bressingham Steam & Gardens (25 minutes) for a steam museum and gardens… or steam train trip of your own aboard one of the trains that are in action.

Must see

  • Bressingham Steam and Gardens (9.0 miles)
  • Banham Zoo (11.2 miles)
  • Framlingham Castle (11.6 miles)

National Trust

  • Sutton Hoo (20.3 miles)
  • Orford Ness National Nature Reserve (23.1 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:  Anytime –  Anytime
Depart by:  Anytime

The Red Lion cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 remainder is payable direct to The Red Lion on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • 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? Activities on the river Waveney might have already given you a taste for the water… and if that’s the case, you can’t go far wrong with a beach day. While the valley … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Red Lion?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  Anytime –  Anytime
    Depart by:  Anytime
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion? From £18 (for 1 night, 6 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
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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.
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the pub instead.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
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).
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 28 consecutive nights.
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.
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
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.
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 12 a.m..

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