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The Bull's Head

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General

  • Herstmonceux pub site alongside the 1066 Country Walk
  • Varied food menu made emphasising fresh local produce
  • Secluded setting, weekly pub quiz and campfires allowed

The Bull’s Head…that doesn’t sound like a campsite, does it? In fact, it sounds more like a…pub.

But, happily for those who like to combine their beers with their breaks using the least effort possible, the Bull’s Head is both. Based in East Sussex at Herstmonceux (try saying that after a couple of pints), this site is both more secluded and quiet than you’d expect for being next to an imbibing emporium, and is listed as family-friendly. Which you might think rocks, rather.

Facilities at the site include a modern toilet block, water standpipe and chemical disposal point, and there’s no problem with cooking under the stars either as campfires are allowed in the camping field.

For guests who’d rather get someone else to dish up dinner, plenty of pub grub options using mostly local produce can be had in the bar. You can even try and win a bottle of wine at the long-standing pub quiz on Monday nights. Now there’s a reason to extend your weekend trip…


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9.7

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Very much looking forward returning on a real bank holiday! 22/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charlotte N. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Loved the pub. Beautifully reminiscent of how English village pubs were when I was little. Very friendly, helpful and accommodating staff.
    Re camping - what a gorgeous day we picked. The weather was fantastic. We cooked over an open fire, and slept very soundly.
    Nice clean loos, will def come back!

    Disliked: 

    That when we woke up in the morning, it wasn’t actually a bank holiday. We’d got the dates mixed up! We had to take to tent down in record speed, and race back to Bexhill to take Freddie to Nursery, and get my partner to work for 9am! We managed, and didn’t mention our adventure to anyone!
    So funny... we thought the campsite was strangely quiet when we arrived! 😂😂😂

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Brilliant weekend and even had a hot shower 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Tim N. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Lovely little site and met some great people

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Nice camping stay - had wonderful weather 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ben R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Campfires, location, proximity to pub

    Disliked: 

    Shower was hot and miss

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Friendly, helpful staff and quiet beautiful surroundings 08/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Joseph R. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Friendly, helpful staff and quiet beautiful surroundings

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nice site with clean toilets, friendly staff 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Chantel B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The pitches were nice, the area was lovely, the staff were lovely and the toilets were super clean!

    Disliked: 

    nothing

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Friendly welcome, peaceful campsite in a lovely little village, with ... 07/05/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Stephen B. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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    Friendly welcome, peaceful campsite in a lovely little village, with all the facilities you would expect. Even managed to squeeze us in for dinner on Bank Holiday Sunday.

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Beautiful seanic location... perfect 12/04/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Hazel S. Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything 😀such a lovely camping area, friendly welcoming staff, clean and fresh utilities, close to local attractions, the children had such fun and our virgin campers we had with us are extactic about camping again. ThAnkyou

    Disliked: 

    Rain.... but it didn’t stop play

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Bar or club house

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Fishing

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Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

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Bath available

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Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

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Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

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Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Location

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  • Boreham Street, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England, BN27 4SG
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8768°N 0.3669°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hailsham Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Bexhill: Town Hall Square Coach Stop — 5.1 miles
Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
Train stations
Normans Bay Rail Station — 3.6 miles
Cooden Beach Rail Station — 4.0 miles
Pevensey Bay Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 14.9 miles
Airports
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 25.4 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 28.9 miles

Directions


We are on the A271 between Herstmonceux and Ninfield, and signposted from the Pevensey roundabout on the A27.

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

With something called the 1066 Country Walk running past the site, it’s not a huge stretch to guess that this is battlefield country.

The 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield site is nearby to relive that all-important day in English history when King Harold got something in his eye (allegedly), while there are other battle-y relics in neighbouring Hastings which also has Europe's biggest beachside fishing fleet and smuggling adventures at St Clements Caves.

The 1066 route is just one of the many scenic walks in the surrounding countryside, or for day trips, Herstmonceux is recommended with its castle and the rurally-set Herstmonceux Observatory Science Centre.

As well as walking, Sussex sightseers can take the Kent and East Sussex Railway to puff along from Tenterden through the countryside of the Rother Valley to Bodiam with its National Trust castle, or stay closer to home with a trip on (or down) Hastings’s cliff railway which has the UK's steepest funicular railway. Hang on tight…

For less adrenalin-fuelled sightseeing, options include a stroll along the nearby beaches - the seaside is just a short drive away - or a dander around Darwell Reservoir, surrounded by ancient woodland and the chance to spot woodpeckers and tawny owls.

Meanwhile, mini battlers will be more than happy with the abundance of attractions in the area aimed at the little people, from the Blue Reef Aquarium at Hastings to getting bug-eyed at the birds of prey at Hailsham’s Knockhatch Adventure Park.

Must see

  • 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (5.8 miles)
  • Batemans (7.8 miles)
  • Eastbourne Pier (8.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Bateman's (7.7 miles)
  • Alfriston Clergy House (10.4 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:  12 p.m. –  11 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

The Bull's Head cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

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