The Cross Keys Inn

View prices & book 9.2 171 reviews
One of two big fields with lots of hook up (added by richard_h466253 31 May 2017)
Lovely view in the morning (added by manager 30 aug 2022)
Pitches (added by manager 30 aug 2022)
Camping field next to the pub (added by manager 16 feb 2017)

  • Touring pitches next to a family pub in Lydford-on-Fosse, Somerset
  • A 25-minute drive to Glastonbury, half an hour to Wookey Hole Caves
  • Pub serves lunch and dinner and hosts live-music events
After a touring site right next to a family-friendly pub in Somerset? Look no further than the friendly and quiet The Cross Keys Inn, which makes a handy base for visiting Glastonbury (25 minutes’ drive) if you’re needing a base for the famous music festival. The pub is in the Somerset village of Lydford-on-Fosse, between Yeovil (20 minutes) and Glastonbury. It has two bars, an open fire and a wifi connection, and serves lunches and dinners (please call to book in advance) as well as real Somerset ales and ciders. Live-music events are occasionally hosted in the function room, which opens out onto the beer garden. The pitches are a short distance from the pub, so although there may be more noise than usual during live events, staff are more than happy to allocate a quieter pitch for you on request. Facilities on the camping field include drinking water, a chemical disposal point, a recycling area, loos and showers. When you’re off to explore the many highlights of Somerset and the south-west, the main A303 is a handy three-minute drive away.

Site type

Touring caravan pitches 25
Motorhome pitches 25
Open now
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).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • This is a quiet site: no music is allowed.
  • Although this is now an over-18 site, there may be a chance of under-18 guests due to historical bookings which are being honoured. Live music events are occasionally hosted in the Cross Keys function room, which opens out onto the beer garden. The campsite is a short distance from the pub so there may be more noise than usual during these times, but staff are more than happy to allocate a quieter pitch for you during events if you request it. The kitchen is open every day for lunch and dinner. Booking is recommended.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Fri, 1 Mar to

Pitch types & availability

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Friendly Adult only with easy check in and a great site (with…

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Friendly Adult only with easy check in and a great site (with a great Pub attached) for a few nights

Recommend to friends Visit again

A really lovely campsite, so quiet although not many campers. Excellent shower…

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

Non-electric grass touring pitch

Liked: A really lovely campsite, so quiet although not many campers. Excellent shower block. The pub was great too. All staff so helpful. Food was great, cooked fresh. Really nice (and huge!) continental breakfast. Would definitely recommend.

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Well kept pitch, great pub food , enjoyed a one night stop…

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Well kept pitch, great pub food , enjoyed a one night stop over.40 mins away from cheddar & closer to Glastonbury.Adults only pitches.

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Overall, a little dissatisfied

Overall 6/10
Location 6
Value for money 6
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 2
Child friendliness 2
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Location

Disliked: Had one of the middle pitches ( which was OK) my only gripe was that when the middle area began to fill up, caravan and motorhome ended up backing on to each other and were too close, the best pitches are around the edge of the camping field, and I don't understand the reason with having to obtain a key for the showers and toilet which you have to pay a£20 deposit for, elson point could do with a bit of maintenance ( clean)

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Great site with a great pub on site

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Great little site very quite and peacefull when we went. Site was 1/2 full. Went to the pub on site to have an amazing meal. The home made pies are out of this world. Will be going back again on day

Disliked: Non.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Excellent site good pitches everything very clean and tidy.

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Good facilities. The pitch was of a good size and well mown, level and clean. It was quiet at night even though there is a major road nearby. The showers and loos were clean and efficient. Pub meals good.

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Very quite adult only site with good shower block…

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Very quite adult only site with good shower block

Recommend to friends Visit again

Quite level, pub nearby.

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: The site is on a crossroads just off the A37 about 8 miles from Shepton Mallet and 13 miles from Yeovil. There is a lot of greenery and bushes around the actual site and the Cross Keys does seem to have a decent menu. There are unlimited hot showers, although a £20 deposit is required for the key. The toilet block itself is clean.

Disliked: The pitches are marked with 4 foot poles stuck in the ground which are rather unsightly as is the wire that goes across the field to seperate pitches. There is not a water tap on the field, there looks to have been one at some point. Pitches 1-4 have some road noise from the A37. The cdp lid does not stay open (fair enough) so you have to hold it whilst trying to empty your toilet.

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Peaceful setting and always nice to be close to a village pub…

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

Non-electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Peaceful setting and always nice to be close to a village pub with good beer. Andy was welcoming on our arrival and informative during the stay. Only stayed for one night but a pleasant trip.

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Location, quiet, toilet block and lovely pub on site…

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

Electric grass touring pitch

Liked: Location, quiet, toilet block and lovely pub on site

Recommend to friends Visit again


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 Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Local produce 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 Rallies welcome 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

Themes

Gastronomic delight Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery 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 Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby Golf nearby Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers Motorhome service point Seasonal pitches Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

The Cross Keys Inn

Lydford-on-Fosse

Somerton

Somerset

England

TA11 7HA

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.07552°N
-2.61985°W

Nearest transport

Coach
6.3 mi The Library
6.3 mi Crispin Hall
6.5 mi Town Hall
Rail
4.5 mi Castle Cary Rail Station
7.9 mi Bruton Rail Station
9.1 mi Yeovil Pen Mill Rail Station
Ferry
16.9 mi Bridgwater Ferry Terminal
24.9 mi Weston-super-Mare Knightstone Harbour
25.7 mi The Cottage Ferry Landing
Airport
21.9 mi Bristol 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

As well as being handy for Glastonbury (25 minutes’ drive), the site is close to the teeny city of Wells and the dramatic limestone formations at Wookey Hole Caves (both half an hour). Ilchester’s Fleet Air Arm Museum (15 minutes) has a huge collection of military and civilian craft, while there are hundreds of cars and motorbikes on display at the Haynes International Motor Museum (10 minutes) as well as lots of activities for kids. Further afield, Bath (55 minutes) is a handsome Georgian city with plenty to keep visitors busy for the day. It’s home to the spectacular Roman Baths complex, an abbey with jewel-coloured stained-glass windows and a rare treat at Thermae Bath Spa, with city views from its rooftop pool. The Royal Bath and West Showground (15 minutes) has a year-around schedule of events from flea markets to the famed Royal Bath and West Show. Held in late May or early June, this three-day jamboree celebrates the best of British farming and Somerset produce at pop-up food and drink stalls, as well as staging show-jumping competitions and Shire horse parades.

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Berrow North Of Unity Farm 22.4 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Good Good
Weston-Super-Mare Uphill Slipway 23.5 mi Estuary Poor Poor N/A Poor
Brean 24 mi Estuary N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent
Weston Main 24.2 mi Estuary Poor N/A Poor N/A
Weston-Super-Mare Sand Bay 25 mi Estuary N/A N/A Good Good

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Haynes International Motor Museum 3.6 mi

Fleet Air Arm Museum 4.3 mi

Glastonbury Tor 5.9 mi

Clarks Village 6.4 mi

Glastonbury Abbey 6.5 mi

National Trust

Lytes Cary Manor 3.6 mi

West Pennard Court Barn 4.1 mi

Tintinhull Garden 8 mi

Stembridge Tower Mill 8.7 mi

Priest's House 9.3 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Baltonsborough - West Lydford - Southwood - Baltonsborough 2.9 mi

HAZLEGROVE HOUSE 3.4 mi

LYTES CARTY 3.4 mi

Cadbury Castle - Beacon Hill - Corton Denham - Cadbury Castle 5.4 mi

Glastonbury 6.4 mi

Local events

  • Bristol International Balloon Fiesta (Thursday 8 August 2024 – Thursday 8 August 2024)

    Bristol, Greater Bristol 25.5 mi

  • Dorset County Show (Saturday 7 September 2024 – Saturday 7 September 2024)

    Dorchester, Dorset 25.8 mi

  • Tolpuddle Martyrs' Festival and Rally (Friday 19 July 2024 – Friday 19 July 2024)

    Dorchester, Dorset 26.6 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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Somerset?

  • Does The Cross Keys Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Cross Keys Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Cross Keys Inn? As well as being handy for Glastonbury (25 minutes’ drive), the site is close to the teeny city of Wells and the dramatic limestone formations at Wookey Hole Caves (both half an … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Cross Keys Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Cross Keys Inn? From £22 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.