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General

  • Disabled-friendly pub site on the edge of the Norfolk Broads
  • Two miles from the A143
  • Open farmhouse kitchen, log fire and spacious dining area in gastropub

You might reckon that a place called the White Lion would be a pub campsite. And you'd reckon right – but without a visit to Wheatacre's White Lion Campsite on the edge of the Norfolk Broads, you might not reckon on its warm and amiable welcome, friendly regulars, peaceful surroundings and splendidly rural setting while not having to stray too far from civilisation…

Newly taken over by Nicola and Joe in 2016, the White Lion is in a countryside location for those who want to make the most of the Norfolk Broads but be within easy reach of the facilities and attractions of Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich. It's on two acres of grassland surrounded by mature trees, a mile from the Broads and half an hour from Southwold.

And you might reckon you want to hear about the pub. The White Lion is a gastropub and a free house, with a spacious oak-floored dining area, a log fire, and locally sourced produce used where possible in its open farmhouse kitchen. Free wifi is available throughout.

Please note that the site doesn't have shower or toilet facilities.

Please note

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

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


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8.3

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80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 
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Lovely peaceful site very clean.We was disappointed that the pub ... 19/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Susan B. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely peaceful site very clean.We was disappointed that the pub had stopped doing food as it was highly rated on there site on your page.We will go there again just because of how peaceful it was.

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Lovely,friendly, clean,electric,hook up. Manger was very helpful couldn't do enough ... 17/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jules A. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely,friendly, clean,electric,hook up. Manger was very helpful couldn't do enough for us. We broke down and arrived late and she was welcoming and found us a mechanic. The pub was beautifully decorated had a pool table and good selection of drinks. We stayed there on the way to Lattitude and will do the same next year.

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Friendly owners, clean campsite and in a quiet area. 11/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom richard g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly owners, clean campsite and in a quiet area.

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Not suitable for families 05/06/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Paula P. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Clean site, nice pub.

    Disliked: 

    I think it needs to be made VERY clear that, yes there are toilets, however they can only be used 11am - 11pm - i.e. When the pub is open. Not very practical and not very clear on any websites.

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Great place. 31/05/2017

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  • Electric grass pitch
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    Friendly, quiet, and has great food.

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    Nothing

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Quiet site with nice pub restaurant. 02/05/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_p192439 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Liked the freedom of being able to pitch anywhere.
    Nice pub, good food and friendly.
    Can't say disliked as I think it was an oversight, but wasn't informed about toilets and codes, didn't realise they had any, until we looked on the reverse of the card when leaving.

    Disliked: 

    Not really a dislike but we booked through 'pitchup' several days before. On arrival they had no acknowledgement from pitchup. We had to prove this by our computer receipt. Which could have caused a problem in a high season with a double booking!

    However, they were good about the mix up and happy to accommodate us.

From the manager...

My apologies for not having the confirmation e-mail, I will endeavour to check the bookings on a more regular basis.

Thank you

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    The area

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    The electric hook-up kept going off and when we told the land lady she wasn't bothered and quite rude

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Lovely quiet site this time of year we were the ... 31/03/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Karen V. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Lovely quiet site this time of year we were the only ones on there good value for money had no problems at all will definitely stay there again Thankyou

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Nice site with level pitches, lovely pub with great food. Friendly sta 04/01/2017

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Staff, pitches, pub and food

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    No amenities block

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Excellent site, very friendly staff , level pitches 14/10/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Gerald C. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We have just spent 4 very enjoyable days on the White Lion Campsite. It has just recently been taken over by a lovely couple Joe & Nicola, who made us feel very welcome.

    The campsite is in very peaceful surroundings and the site is very well maintained.

    The pub is really lovely throughout and the staff excellent, also the locals were very friendly.

    We enjoyed it so much we hope to go back soon

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Pub campsite

Location

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  • White Lion Road, Wheatacre Beccles, Suffolk, England, NR34 0AT
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4849°N 1.6264°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 3.2 miles
Lowestoft: Britten Centre Bus Station — 5.3 miles
Gorleston: James Paget Hospital Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
Train stations
Somerleyton Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Beccles Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Haddiscoe Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry South — 5.9 miles
Reedham Ferry North — 6.0 miles
Southwold Ferry Landing — 11.8 miles
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 19.5 miles

Directions


Just two miles off the A143 and four miles from Beccles.

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

The boat trips, nature spotting, ambling and pedalling of the Norfolk Broads can all be accessed a mile from White Lion Campsite from its local river the Waveney, flowing between the border of Norfolk and Suffolk for most of its Broads-based meander. The pub's local town is Beccles, a small market town on the Waveney where boats can be hired at the lido for hours or afternoons out.

If you prefer your water of the salty variety, the Suffolk coast is close to base too: the beach at Dunwich is about 20 minutes away, and both Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth are under ten miles. Southwold, home of those beach huts and that pier, is about half an hour away.

Kids should be pleased with trips to Pleasurewood Hills near Lowestoft or to Africa Alive! At Kessingland, two of the many family-friendly attractions in the area.

Must see

  • Somerleyton Hall and Gardens (3.2 miles)
  • Fritton Lake Country World (4.1 miles)
  • Pleasure Beach (8.9 miles)

National Trust

  • Elizabethan House Museum (9.3 miles)
  • Horsey Windpump (18.2 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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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  8 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  10:30 a.m.

White Lion Campsite cancellation policy

No penalties

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 remainder is payable on arrival.

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Admission
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.

General
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

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