The Railway Inn

From £35 For 1 night, 2 adults 8.5 8 reviews
Hardstanding pitches with grass areas (added by manager 27 Feb 2024)
Touring pitches (added by manager 27 feb 2024)
Tent area (added by manager 27 feb 2024)
Grass tent pitch area (added by manager 27 feb 2024)

  • Spacious pitches in the grounds of a Northumberland village pub
  • A 10-minute drive from the A1 and east-coast beaches
  • Meals and drinks available Wednesday to Sunday; dogs and kids welcome
Plotting a stopover close to the A1, or perhaps in need of a nice rural spot to stay for a longer break spent exploring Northumberland’s countryside and coast? Either way, the pitches at the Railway Inn, on the edge of the village of Acklington, make a good pick – they’re spacious and set in two acres of tree-filled grounds for a pleasant and peaceful place to stay. Various handy facilities are provided – including electric hookups, a wifi connection and a bathroom block with separate ladies’ and gents’ toilets and showers – and it’s all less than 10 minutes’ drive from the A1. On top of all this, of course, there’s the huge bonus that you’ll be staying in the grounds of a pub – and a lovely traditional pub at that, in a restored building whose roots date back to the early 19th century. It’s open from noon from Wednesday to Sunday, serving up a tasty menu of pub meals and local ales either inside or out in the beer garden. Dogs and kids are welcome, and there’s a playground on site to entertain the latter. This is a handy spot for simply spending the night before returning to your journey north or south, but it also makes a great base for a longer break – the coast is about 10 minutes' drive away, and lots of excellent locations (including Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth) are within easy reach.

Site type

Tent pitches 6
Touring caravan pitches 10
Motorhome pitches 10
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the passenger door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • The charging of electric vehicles is not permitted on site.

Languages spoken

English

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great site

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

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Really friendly, great pub and food on site

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Th Railway Inn is a very clean, family and dog friendly site.…

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 hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Th Railway Inn is a very clean, family and dog friendly site. The staff are helpful and make everyone feel welcome. The food is delicious and the drinks are reasonably priced. The toilet block is very clean and warm. The pitch we used was level and in a great spot, close to all amenities. I would recommend for an overnight stop off, a couple of nights or for longer to explore the beautiful area. We used this to test our new motorhome and we will definitely be back yo stay again for a quiet weekend away. It's a very quiet site which I can highly recommend.

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Quick friendly check in, clean facilities and food and drink on site.

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

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: The set up was ideal, it was really nice hearing the train pass.

Disliked: Nothing it was all really good value

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Good value.

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 10
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: The friendly welcome, the food was excellent and good value for money.

Disliked: Not so much dislike, but the proximity of the train line was a bit of a suprise, the pitch we had was as close as you could get without getting hit by the very fast trains going past, thankfully they did not run through the night.

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We liked the site had a lovely Sunday roast when we arrived…

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities No rating
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi No rating
Carol S. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: We liked the site had a lovely Sunday roast when we arrived at 4pm. The do stop serving at 4pm chef still did a dinner for us - Thank you

Disliked: It was very close to a busy railway line which did wake us through the night.

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Quiet site. Pub was nice and food was lovely.…

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 8
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Quiet site. Pub was nice and food was lovely.

Disliked: No views (i thought there would be from the pitches) and our pitch flooded slightly due to a huge amout of rain, but wasnt ideal. No wifi either again not ideal as the tv channels wernt stable. Had to hotspot off our phone and use our data.

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Close to Amble and Warkworth where we could walk the dog. Pub on…

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

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Close to Amble and Warkworth where we could walk the dog. Pub on site always a bonus and dogs welcome. Would gladly stay here again.

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Surrounding area…

Overall 4/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 2
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Alison D. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric hardstanding and grass touring pitch

Liked: Surrounding area

Disliked: No-one around on arrival and we waited for 30mins. We decided to pitch up and choose our own pitch. No-one came near us the entire time we were there, let alone to welcome us and check all was ok but as soon as we left the site, we got a call from the owners as we had an outstanding balance to pay! Facilities were VERY basic given this was the most expensive pitch we paid for (£35 for one night in March) and the on site bar restaurant was closed which was the main reason we chose this site! Most definitely will not return!

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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

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

Peaceful

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

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Sailing nearby

Surf school nearby

Location

The Railway Inn

Acklington

Morpeth

Northumberland

England

NE65 9BP

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

55.30838°N
-1.64994°W

Nearest transport

Coach
7.6 mi Bus station
9.2 mi Bus Station
9.2 mi Bus Station
Rail
0.1 mi Acklington Rail Station
4.8 mi Widdrington Rail Station
5.9 mi Alnmouth Rail Station
Ferry
22.6 mi North Shields Ferry Terminal
23 mi South Shields Ferry Terminal
23.2 mi Newcastle International Ferry Terminal
Airport
18.9 mi Newcastle International 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

Head east from the pub and you’ll hit the coast with a drive of 10 minutes or so. Once you’re there you can sign up for surf lessons in Amble, look out for birds at Hauxley Wildlife Discovery Centre or wander through woods to hit the sand dunes at Druridge Bay Country Park. Looking a little further along the coast, there’s a nice long beach and a golf course in Warkworth (10 minutes' drive) and a couple of splendid seafront castles in Dunstanburgh (25 minutes) and Bamburgh (35 minutes). Holy Island (45 minutes) is another lovely place to visit, with lots of wildlife as well as an ancient priory and Lindisfarne Castle – don’t forget, access is via a causeway that’s inaccessible at high tide. Away from the coast, you can take a tour of Alnwick Castle (15 minutes) – a particular treat for Harry Potter fans – or take the kids to meet the animals at Northumberland Zoo (15 minutes). National Trust - Cragside (25 minutes) is a nice place for a gentle wander; for something more challenging, head to the trails of Northumberland National Park (35 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Druridge Bay North 3.4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Warkworth 3.7 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Amble Links 4 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Druridge Bay South 6.3 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Newbiggin North 10.2 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Warkworth Castle 2.9 mi

The Alnwick Garden 7.6 mi

Alnwick Castle 7.8 mi

Cragside House, Gardens and Estate 9.2 mi

Howick Gardens & Arboretum 10 mi

National Trust

Cragside 9.5 mi

Dunstanburgh Castle 11.6 mi

Wallington 16.2 mi

Seaton Delaval Hall 16.8 mi

Holy Jesus Hospital 23.4 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Felton - Morwick Circular 2.5 mi

Felton - Brainshaugh Circular 2.5 mi

Felton circular 2.5 mi

Warkworth - Guyzance Circular 3 mi

Warkworth Village Circular 3.2 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 Northumberland?

  • Does The Railway Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Railway Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Railway Inn? Head east from the pub and you’ll hit the coast with a drive of 10 minutes or so. Once you’re there you can sign up for surf lessons in Amble, look out … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Railway Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  8:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Railway Inn? From £35 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.