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St John Inn

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A view onto the site showing Blackthorn on the left and Hazel on the right

General

  • In a conservation area next to a pub garden on the Rame peninsula
  • Five minutes' drive to the nearest beach; two mins' stroll from a lake
  • A 10-minute drive from Kingsand and Cawsand seaside towns

Breathe in the Cornish air from St John Inn, a small and quiet site surrounded by trees and hedges next to a beer garden in a conservation area a mile from the nearest beach… The pub at this park is run by friendly owners Gill and Rob and stays open from Thursdays to Sundays serving real ale, cider and lager.

What more could you ever need from a traditional boozer, you may ask? Well, there are also regular events such as fish and chip nights, trivia quizzes, music and dancing to get you mingling with other guests...

If you're not feeling so fresh the morning after the night before, take off for Torpoint (10 minutes’ drive) for windy walks along the rather ravishing Rame peninsula or seek out the nearest three-mile stretch of sandy beach (within a five-minute drive) and blow the cobwebs away with a dip.

The site’s also in a prime place for birdwatching being a couple of minutes walk from St John’s Lake, a Site of Special Scientific Interest home to flocks of wading birds and seabirds; more walks are all around too, including along the banks of the River Tamar a short stroll away.

St John Inn has some level and some gently sloping areas, grass pitches, electric hook-up and plenty of room for parking. Toilets and washing-up facilities are at the back of the pub and stay open 24 hours a day. For public transport and supplies, buses stop a mile away at Antony, taxis are available two and a half miles away at Torpoint, and the nearest shop is a mile and a half away at Millbrook.

Please note

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

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Guests under the age of 17 are not allowed on site.

Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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9.6

Overall rating based on 31 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  67% described as Budget/backpacker ?

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Excellent site with all our basic needs covered. Will stay again!17/02/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRhiannon P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Great flat sheltered pitch, warm pub with friendly hosts and locals. Lovely hot shower in the hut and clean facilities. We stayed warm and dry even during storm Dennis! Even though everyone thought we were barmy we had a wonderful stay, made all the more enjoyable by a drink and a warm by the fire in the evening before heading back to the tent. Couldn’t have asked for a better place to pitch during bad weather.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Fantastic Hospitality!16/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRochelle T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely little village, great pub and fab hospitality! We loved our time here and will definitely be back. Great to stay onsite at a pub so we could have a few drinks that were very reasonably priced! Unfortunately we did not get chance to eat here but food sounded fab. Hope to try it next time! On night's they do not do food there are pizza and chinese menu's around - you can also have your own disposable bbq! Lovely couple who clearly are very passionate about the pub, campsite and high service.

    Disliked: 

    Just a warning to watch which way your sat nav brings you to this venue... We were taken some weird and wonderful way up one very questionable road in particular - this is in no way criticism of the venue as obviously not their fault but just a heads up!

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Quiet and peaceful, almost had the site to ourselves for …08/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet and peaceful, almost had the site to ourselves for a week.

    Good facilities, toilets, shower and washing up area.

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Relaxing holiday experience05/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSimon P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Quiet site away from the summer holiday crowds, but only 5 mins from Torpoint for shops and ferry. level pitches on good ground.
    Facilities adequate. Handy pub for plentiful food and refreshments.
    Would definitely stay there again

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Hidden treasure28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSharon H.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Just had a fantastic 5 days stay at St. John Inn, a real hidden treasure, the couple who run the pub & campsite are very welcoming and helpful. The area has some beautiful places to visit. We will definitely be returning.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing !

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Friendly people good for the money.26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Very quiet, very small site.

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Small site which wasn’t over crowded!24/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaggie M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Small site which wasn’t over crowded!

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I really liked the pub that was at the pitch, …23/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoseph L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    I really liked the pub that was at the pitch, friendly staff and good ales on tap! Perfect location. It was so cosy and was no trouble we will be returning to this pitch. Was absolutely fantastic!

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Top site would recommend22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWill R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Very nice site with great facilities and lots of wild flowers around. Wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

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Wonderful site, Gill, Rob and ALL the locals made us …20/08/2019

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

  • Electric optional grass tent pitch
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    Wonderful site, Gill, Rob and ALL the locals made us so welcome during our stay. The area is a real gem with fabulous ways to spend the day. Sainsbury’s is local in Torpoint but so are a great butchers and fishmongers so think about where you buy your bbq stuff.

    Beers and ciders in the pub are great and the whale and chips on a Friday is.... indescribable (in a good way). Couldn’t recommend it more!!

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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

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

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Location

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  • St John, Torpoint, Cornwall, England, PL11 3AW
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.3606°N 4.2387°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Saltash: North Rd Coach Stop — 3.6 miles
Burraton (Cornwall): Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
Plymouth Bus Station Bretonside — 4.6 miles
Train stations
Dockyard (Plymouth) Rail Station — 3.2 miles
Devonport Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Keyham Rail Station — 3.3 miles
Ferry ports
Torpoint Ferry Terminal — 2.3 miles
Devonport Ferry Terminal — 2.6 miles
Cremyll Mount Edgcumbe Ferry Landing — 2.8 miles
Airports
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 34.4 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

Yet more Cornish coast is at the seaside towns of Kingsand and Cawsand 10 minutes away in the car, while Looe is another lovely settlement worth a visit for its family-friendly beach 25 minutes away. Drive to this village for the monkeys at the topnotch sanctuary and venture to the fishing port for a wander around the old cottages too…

For more animals, a deer park is at Mount Edgcumbe Country Park 15 minutes’ drive from the inn, a spot where you can also amble along a shoreline through formal and informal gardens; grand scenery is also all around Antony House five minutes drive from site, an early 18th-century house cared for by the National Trust.

Across the border, Plymouth is around 45 minutes’ drive – head here for a look at the underwater creatures at the National Marine Aquarium – or take a jaunt towards the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Centre (50 minutes) for strolls in sprawling countryside.

Must see

  • National Marine Aquarium (4.8 miles)
  • Dartmoor Zoological Park (11.3 miles)
  • Buckfast Abbey (22.3 miles)

National Trust

  • Saltram (7.1 miles)
  • Salcombe: Thurlestone to Torcross (7.1 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:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  11 a.m.

St John Inn 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

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 St John Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is St John Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near St John Inn? Yet more Cornish coast is at the seaside towns of Kingsand and Cawsand 10 minutes away in the car, while Looe is another lovely settlement worth a visit for its family-friendly beach … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of St John Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at St John Inn? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - 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
Guests under the age of 17 are not allowed on site.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 14 consecutive nights.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
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.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

When using the pub garden facilities adjacent to the campsite please be mindful of the neighbours.

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