The Crown Inn

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  • Family-friendly site in the grounds of a traditional country pub
  • Stonehenge, Longleat safaris, Westbury White Horse within 45 minutes
  • Large beer garden serving good pub food
Flutter over for friendly stays at The Crown Inn, a site welcoming kids and adults in the grounds of a traditional country pub. It's 10 minutes’ drive from the Wiltshire market town of Devizes with views of the Saint Mary of the Virgin church spire from its green grounds. In the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this dog-friendly place is well located for scenic hikes and rambles among historical sites and hilly countryside: within five minutes, join the 13-mile Wansdyke Path towards Marlborough or follow the long-distance track along the Kennet and Avon Canal that connects Bristol and Reading. On wanders hereabouts, keep eyes to the hillsides… some within an easy trot are home to ancient white horses – chalk horses, that is. The White Horses of Devizes and Alton Barnes are roughly 10 minutes away and the famed Westbury White Horse is within 35 minutes. Effort-free days on site are very much in order too – fill up on local eats in the pub then nurse a drink in the beer garden while the kids play. A shower/toilet block is open at the site 24/7 and there are also drinking water facilities.

Site type

Motorhome pitches 10
Tent pitches 20
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Group bookings of 6 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • The pub is open Monday to Saturday 12pm - 12am and Sunday 12pm - 8pm Food is served Monday to Saturday 12pm - 9pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm Breakfast is served daily 9am - 11am but must be pre-ordered by 8pm the previous evening.

Languages spoken

English

Spanish

Open from Fri, 3 May to

Reviews

93%

would recommend this site to a friend

93%

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Staff were friendly, site needs some care and investment.

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 2
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Location, peaceful, quiet, spacious.

Disliked: No pub food (chef had left). Toilets and ablutions not very clean. No washing up facilities. Only two toilets and showers for the entire site. Expensive for so few facilities.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Will not come again, glad it was not full.

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

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Nice camping field and pub garden

Disliked: No chef at the pub but not forewarned and this was the reason for chosing the site. Two toilets with showers so if someone in the shower, cannot use toilet. Not many campers but had to wait an age for toilet and not very clean. Only outdoor tap appeared to be a hose for plants and worst was no washing up facilities. Very expensive considering no electric.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great site with clean facilities level pitching with friendly staff.

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

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Amazing space behind but still connected to the pub area. Very dog friendly with lots of water stations and free Pooh bags dotted about. Staff were very friendly as were the patrons. Very homely feel and clean warm washing facilities.

Disliked: For me was that the large bins are the first thing you see and smell into the camping area, maybe a kitchen area behind the marquee for washing and cleaning up etc.

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Good place to stop over, nice pub, lovely village.

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 4
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: The pub, the spaciousness, the quietness.

Disliked: Only two toilets, which isn't enough when lots of people are staying. In the morning there was a wait, as everyone in the campsite wanted to use toilet and/or shower (which are in the same room). One of the toilets was not clean and didn't seem to have been attended to at the end of the evening - perhaps pub staff could do this before clocking off?

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Limited Facilities

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 4
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Simon C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Pub was nice and staff were friendly.

Disliked: Very basic field. No level pitches. Limited facilities. Only 2 toilets. No facilities to wash dishes, although the staff did give us hot water from the pub. We managed OK as there was only 6 people staying on the site. Not sure how the site would manage during busy times.

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The setting is lovely, the pub is delightful. Staff helpful and friendly. The…

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

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: The setting is lovely, the pub is delightful. Staff helpful and friendly. The pitch was ideal for what we needed Toilets were clean

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice location

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

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Lovely location. Nice walk along canal to Devizes. Friendly staff and the food was nice too.

Disliked: Pitches are grass so field does get soft when wet. Toilet and shower needed a clean.

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Lovely little quite site next to the pub,in the village. Good meal and…

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

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Lovely little quite site next to the pub,in the village. Good meal and service in the pub .

Disliked: Showers I found to be very hot . Maybe have long handled squeegee in shower to clean up after yourself to leave it clean for next person

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Beautiful site and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

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

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Lovely field with plenty of room. Toilets were well stocked and clean. Lovely staff in the pub and had a very nice roast dinner.

Disliked: This is not a criticism just an observation. There's a large padlock on the gate to the field which is opened with a code. The chain is tight and if your carrying anything or have a dog on a lead you need both hands to lock and unlock the gate. Perhaps this could be unlocked but shut during times of heavy use. Or alternatively a pedestrian gate to the side. There were styles into the field but not easy to manoeuvre with hands full.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice little site ,good facilities and clean.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
David W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass and gravel tent or motorhome pitch

Liked: Nice little site ,good facilities and clean.

Disliked: No lights in camp site toilets. Food in pub needs improving.

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 Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Rallies welcome Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Public transport nearby Shop nearby

Type

Pub campsite Small (11-25 pitches)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby Watersports nearby

Location

The Crown Inn

Chandlers Lane

Bishops Cannings

Devizes

Wiltshire

England

SN10 2JZ

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.37579°N
-1.9482°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.5 mi NX Coach Stop
2.6 mi NX Coach Stop
4.4 mi Waggon and Horses
Rail
8 mi Pewsey Rail Station
8.5 mi Melksham Rail Station
9.4 mi Chippenham Rail Station
Ferry
27.9 mi Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing
28 mi Temple Bridge (Bristol) Ferry Landing
28.2 mi Castle Park Ferry Landing

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

There’s no need to venture far for local attractions when settling in at this site: it’s a five-minute drive to spots like the Avebury Stones circle, the prehistoric artificial chalk mound of Silbury Hill and the Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum. Travelling a touch further – around 10 minutes – will get you to the market town of Devizes with its castle, museum and brewery plus a whole host of shops and restaurants; Bowood House and Gardens, on the other hand, is 20 minutes’ drive for wanders around a Grade I listed Georgian country house and its 100 acres of pretty parkland. Schedule in some time to linger for longer at Lacock, a well-preserved village run by the National Trust that’s barely changed since the 19th century – so little so that it’s appeared in Downton Abbey. Recognise scenes from the series while tottering around the traditional stone cottages, old workhouse, medieval tithe barn and village church 20 minutes’ drive from The Crown Inn.

Must see

Wadworth Visitor Centre 2.6 mi

West Kennet Long Barrow 4.7 mi

Silbury Hill 4.8 mi

Avebury Stone Circle 5.4 mi

Lacock Abbey, Grounds and Cloisters 7.9 mi

National Trust

Avebury Manor and Garden 5.3 mi

Avebury 5.3 mi

Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum and Village 7.9 mi

Great Chalfield Manor and Garden 11 mi

The Courts Garden 11.1 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

Battle of Roundway Down, 1643 1.1 mi

CONOCK MANOR 4.7 mi

Pewsey - White Horse Trail - Kennet and Avon Canal 4.9 mi

Avebury - Calstone Wellington - Wansdyke - Avebury 5.2 mi

BOWOOD 5.3 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.

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Want to know more about camping in Wiltshire?

  • Does The Crown Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Crown Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Crown Inn? There’s no need to venture far for local attractions when settling in at this site: it’s a five-minute drive to spots like the Avebury Stones circle, the prehistoric artificial chalk mound of … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Crown Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The Crown Inn? From £32 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.