Silver Fox Café and Camping

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Visitor image of the sunrise at the Silver Fox Cafe and Campsite (added by manager 09 Nov 2022)
Caravan pitch (added by manager 23 jul 2022)
Grass pitches with trees for shelter (added by manager 23 jul 2022)
Aerial view of the site (added by manager 23 jul 2022)

  • Forest of Dean pitches on the banks of the River Severn
  • A 20-minute drive to Puzzlewood; half an hour to Symonds Yat
  • Dog-friendly café on site for breakfast and lunch seven days a week
What a location this is for an open-air stay… book a break here and you can wake up to stunning views over the River Severn before strolling over to the on-site café to get your day off to a tasty start with a cooked breakfast (or just a bacon bap and a coffee if that’s more your style…) Silver Fox Café and Camping is in a prime position here, right on the riverbank within the Forest of Dean, and with the Gloucestershire village of Newnham about half a mile away for shops and other essentials. The A48 is handily just outside too, so you’ll be able to get out and about easily enough for activities and days out (and there are a couple of pubs close by too for a little drink once you’ve made it back). There’s a great atmosphere at this family-run site, and it’s small enough to be able to offer a real personal service to all guests. Dogs are welcome both on site and in the café, and there’s plenty of space to spread out a little bit on the pitches. Amenities are sorted with a shower and toilet block on site. Surely the biggest draw here though is the café, which is open seven days a week to serve up a range of breakfasts, lunches and hot and cold drinks – plus a carvery for Sunday lunch too.

Campground type

RV & Motorhome sites 3
Tent sites 12
Caravan sites 3
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dog Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • The campground/park caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.
  • Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the campground/park are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Mon, 15 July to

Pitch types & availability

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would recommend this campground to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Basic, good value and great location

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

Power optional grass caravan site

Liked: Simple and cheap with excellent food available for breakfast and lunch.

Disliked: Nothing. Great value for a basic site.

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The whole site was just amazing, it’s small but unique, the owner,…

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: The whole site was just amazing, it’s small but unique, the owner, such a lovely gentleman! He noticed my youngest son was obsessed with motorbikes, so he brought out an old mini motorbike for him to play. They have communal bbq areas, fire pits to borrow and provide firewood for these! The cafe they run aswell onsite is just truly beautiful and really good value for money! It’s inexpensive and just all around a perfect site for families. We’ve already rebooked to visit again at the end of August with an extra night added on because we enjoyed it that much.

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Great cafe, very friendly staff, kind an courteous at all times. Good…

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: Great cafe, very friendly staff, kind an courteous at all times. Good for a walk up and down the severn and further afield.

Disliked: Facilities need some improvement, shipping container style isn't really up to the job for site. Needs a dedicated building Lots of "stuff" scattered round the site, looks a little like a junk yard in places

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Welcoming owners and excellent cafe

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: Silver Fox The owners made us feel very welcome and are dog friendly and gave us plenty of info on local pubs and chippys and local walks, the whole staff were friendly and helpful you can’t really fault them. The on site ( also dog friendly ) cafe is open 9-5, with breakfast and lunch menu food is great reasonably priced, a decent selection too well worth a visit even if it’s just for a cuppa and a slice of home made cake or cream scone and tea/ coffee. You can book in for a very tasty Sunday lunch for around £12.00 We were having breakfast and the server came over with 2 little treats on a tiny platter and asked if she could give them to our 2 dogs which was nice, it was the little platter made us smile , furry sir and Madame, I present your treats Anyhow Speaking of chippys the closet one is called Frydays in the village of Little dean there is one in Blakeney its a tad further away and was rammed when we went there, waited 45 minutes for food, it was nice though And the closest pub is a about a 4 minute walk or there abouts, they serve pub meals and are also dog friendly The site is a small site we found our pitch was big enough to pitch a Hampton 8 DXL put the guy lines and park my car by the site of it with enough room to walk around it. So not what I’d call a small pitch I think it’s got limit of 6.5 meters wide so pretty decent. Some are smaller though. Pitch was A bit bumpy. And sloping slightly at the back we were under a tree I wanted to cut a branch or 2 off that was touching our brand new tent but didn’t. The Electric hook up was in with the price was stables and never tripped out at all. There is a toilet block which is inside a porta cabin ladies to the left gents to the right with one shower in middle and there is a second shower that can be found next to the cafe. They were out of Toilet roll for most of the day because the site and the cafe were so busy but it really should have been sorted out. They have outside dish washing facilities which is not under shelter so not ideal if it’s raining which it did during our stay, be warned the water coming out of those taps is very hot. It could do with some kind of roof though to protect you from great British weather . They do have an under shelter gas BBQ which is free for you and the rest of the site to use it can get busy but hey it’s free a nice little perk. They have a recycling area by the side of the porta cabin Separate bins for glass ,plastic, food tins, drink cans, a bin for dogs mess/ poo bags, and black bins for general rubbish so nice and easy. There are picnic benches dotted around it could do with a few more but it’s not too big an issue They have a bar on site that open when the park is busy for soft drinks and stronger stuff in cans and wine . It’s a refurbed horse box, I’ll let you discover the “bar/pubs” name it made me chuckle. There are some nice walks along the banks of the river Severn A pleasant stay but it feels and looks a bit of a working progress there’s a double decker bus not sure what that’s for and a canal boat shell. Maybe a future project. Price point is bit high for what you get but I guess if you make use of BBQ it would help you feel better about the nightly price . We can only review what we experience and based on that I can’t see us returning any time soon. Which is a shame it has such potential

Disliked: It’s August bank holiday and its far from tranquil different music competing at various volumes As well as some loud people big and little . Noise wound down when it wound down there was nobody coming around telling people to keep the noise and music down, most sites we’ve been 10:00 - 10:30 your told that’s it keep it down but not here Add to that the trains thundering passed and the traffic of the A48 it’s not what we would consider quiet.

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The site is well located for visits to Forest of Dean, puzzelwood…

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: The site is well located for visits to Forest of Dean, puzzelwood and the local town. We were allocated a large pitch with extra facilities (bbq, benches) as we were staying as a large family group. The staff were very friendly and helpful. On-site cafe serving a variety of food, inviting atmosphere and cakes I’d highly recommend.

Disliked: The site is quite compact, which means it was quite noisy of an evening and early morning. There’s quite a lot stuff around (scrap, vehicles etc) which doesn’t look great. Toilets/showers/washing up area is lacking in maintenance and cleanliness, which was frustrating and unpleasant at times.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Friendly relaxed campsite

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: Friendly staff let us add another tent to our pitch so our family could join us. Seen reviews about not enough showers but the campsite was full on our visit and I never had to queue for a shower once. The showers were powerful and lovely hot water. Cafe did amazing breakfasts

Disliked: Power did keep going off but expected with a busy campsites. Road and railway quite noisy so you may struggle if a light sleeper.

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On-site cafe serving a variety of delicious breakfast- lunch and sweet treats!…

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: On-site cafe serving a variety of delicious breakfast- lunch and sweet treats! With a great view of the river Severn just across the road! Lovely quiet area

Recommend to friends Visit again

Had a lovely time camping at this campsite, cafe on site which…

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: Had a lovely time camping at this campsite, cafe on site which is ideal! I went with my partner and our dog, my dog loved it, a nice walk across the road by the lake! Highly Recommend, staff were great.

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Friendly staff.

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

Power optional grass tent or trailer tent site

Liked: Easy to find, relaxed atmosphere, toilet block was good but only one shower, they were always clean or being clean. Great food in the cafe.

Disliked: Need more showers.

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We enjoyed staying here.

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

Power optional grass caravan site

Liked: Lovely view of the river from our pitch. Small site with lots of room. Toilets were in a container but perfectly adequate and clean. The cafe on site was amazing

Disliked: Would have liked two showers as opposed to one. Lots of odds and ends on site which could be off putting

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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 site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundry 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

Bush Peaceful Remote location Spectacular scenery Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

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

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Convenience store nearby Dog walk nearby Public transport nearby

Type

Pop-up campground Small (11-25 sites)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Mountain biking nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Surf school nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Silver Fox Café and Camping

A48

Broadoak

Newnham

Gloucestershire

England

GL14 1JB

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)

GPS

51.81112°N
-2.44277°W

Nearest transport

Coach
13.8 km Kings Arms
13.8 km Kings Arms
14.9 km Cantilupe Road
Rail
11.9 km Cam & Dursley Rail Station
12.4 km Lydney Rail Station
13.4 km Stonehouse Rail Station
Ferry
9.9 km Sharpness Old Docks
12.1 km Lydney Harbour
38.6 km Bristol Docks Ferry Landing
Airport
21.6 km Gloucestershire 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

Attractions and activities nearby include: - Elton Giant Mazes and Activities Maze: five minutes’ drive - Elton Carp & Catfish Lakes: five minutes - Littledean Jail (museum in an 18th-century prison): five minutes - Battlesports Glos (laser tag venue): five minutes - Dean Heritage Centre: 10 minutes - Mallards Pike (forest area): 15 minutes - Puzzlewood: 20 minutes - Clearwell Caves: 20 minutes - Symonds Yat (for canoe trips): half an hour.

Must see

WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre 8.2 km

Berkeley Castle 13.7 km

Goodrich Castle 13.8 km

Gloucester Waterways Museum 14.2 km

Gloucester Quays 14.4 km

National Trust

Westbury Court Garden 2.4 km

Woodchester Park 16 km

The Kymin 16.9 km

Ashleworth Tithe Barn 17.5 km

Newark Park 21.2 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

Newnham - Blaize Bailey - Bullo Pill - Newnham 1.3 km

Arlingham - Severn Way - Arlingham 2.1 km

WESTBURY COURT 2.6 km

FLAXLEY ABBEY 2.9 km

Soudley - Blue Rock Quarry - Shakemantle Quarry - Findall Chimney - Soudley 4.6 km

Local events

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

    Bristol, England 43.8 km

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 campgrounds

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in Gloucestershire?

  • Does Silver Fox Café and Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Silver Fox Café and Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Silver Fox Café and Camping? Attractions and activities nearby include: - Elton Giant Mazes and Activities Maze: five minutes’ drive - Elton Carp & Catfish Lakes: five minutes - Littledean Jail (museum in an 18th-century prison): five … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Silver Fox Café and Camping?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Silver Fox Café and Camping? From $48.32 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.