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The Red Lion

9.2
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General

  • Simple site in the grounds of a 19th-century coaching inn
  • Lincolnshire Wolds walks and Skegness within half an hour's drive
  • Pub with food; hot showers; 10 mins walk from Aviation Heritage Centre

Hikes, wildlife and generous helpings of history are all dished up at The Red Lion, a simple site in the grounds of an old Lincolnshire inn.

At a crossroads in the village of East Kirkby, The Red Lion has been refreshing travellers since 1841; more recently, it was a favoured watering hole for the men and women of Bomber Command in World War II, and the pub’s décor pays tribute to them. The staff are steeped in the history of the old coaching inn and the nearby airfield, and can point you towards the Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, 10 minutes’ walk down the road and on the site of the former Royal Air Force base.

The Red Lion makes a splendid base for aviation and wartime history buffs, with the heritage centre nearby and the displays and memorials of the International Bomber Command Centre a 45-minute drive away. As it’s on the edge on the Lincolnshire Wolds and around half an hour's drive from the coast, it’s also well placed for walks, stately home visits and wildlife watching.

Most importantly, it’s at the back of a friendly pub, with free wifi and serving hot food from 6pm to 8pm every evening alongside local beers and other refreshing tipples. Canine companions are welcome in the bar (it’d be nice if they bought a drink…) and on the site.

Please note

The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

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

Free wifi access is limited to the pub and car park area; it is not available on the caravan site.


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Reviews

9.2

Overall rating based on 106 reviews

 

94% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Very good site would recommend and stay again07/11/2020

Reviewer's country: DenmarkDarren W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Quiet, set back, very good toilet facilities, staff polite and welcoming

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Worth a visit06/11/2020

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

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly welcome, recently refurbished showers and toilets. Really nice meal in the pub.

    Disliked: 

    Some pitches not level.

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Excellent site with excellent clean facilities. Staff are top notch01/11/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomShaun D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    There was nothing but excellent vibes at this campsite. On arrival the site foreman was more than helpful showing us where everything was we needed to know. The owner of the site again couldn't be more than helpful. Would definitely recommend to everyone who wants a few days away.
    Will definitely be using this site again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Really accommodating site that I will stay at again.28/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAntony B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really good site with plenty of space. Good showers.

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Ideal overnight break, our third visit26/10/2020

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

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly manager, pub nearby, peace and quiet

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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No problems. Will go again.26/10/2020

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

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

    Nice site. Close to Lincs Aviation heritage centre which is where we visited for.

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    Nothing

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Being handy for the pub . Good showers and clean …25/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHarry B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Being handy for the pub . Good showers and clean tidy site. Friendly site foreman and pub staff

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Excellent place to stay had 2 nights very clean highly recommended22/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Perfect weekend stay with everything needed locally21/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lincolnshire Aviation museum literally the other side of the hedge. Toilets and shower room clean. Good pub grub

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    None

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Site foreman and his partner were really welcoming. Nice level …14/10/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomZoe B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass and earth pitch
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    Site foreman and his partner were really welcoming. Nice level and good sized pitches.
    Nice area but we already knew that as we only live up the road, it was nice to get away for a couple of nights in these crazy times. Social distancing measures were in place.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Pub campground

Small (11-25 sites)

Location

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  • Fen Road, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England, PE23 4DB
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 53.1403°N 0.0066°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Horncastle: Market Place Coach Stop — 10.6 kilometres
Coningsby (Lincs): War Memorial Coach Stop — 11.5 kilometres
Tattershall (Lincs): Market Cross Coach Stop — 12.8 kilometres
Train stations
Thorpe Culvert Rail Station — 13.9 kilometres
Wainfleet Rail Station — 16.6 kilometres
Boston Rail Station — 18.1 kilometres
Ferry ports
West Lynn Ferry Landing — 50.3 kilometres
Airports
Humberside Airport — 54.3 kilometres

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

With the chalk hills and sandstone peaks of the Wolds so close, walkers and cyclists are particularly well sorted. A 15-minute drive away, Horncastle is a handy point to join the Viking Way: 147 miles of country trails linking the banks of the Humber with the wetlands around Rutland Water.

For a more detailed look at the Wolds, take the Lindsey Trail from Horncastle up to Market Rasen (45 minutes by car), a far-from-flat route of around 80 miles passing through a landscape of ancient woodlands, Neolithic long barrows and fenland views.

If the sea’s more your style set course for Skegness, half an hour away, for pier and beach walks, sandcastle building and trips to the Natureland Seal Sanctuary. The same distance away but rather quieter, the Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve is a wild stretch of coastline crisscrossed with walks and bike trails, visited by skylarks and terns, brent geese and snow bunting.

If you’re up for a stately home or two, you can’t get much more stately than the sturdy brick towers of 15th-century Tattershall Castle (15 minutes), while 18th-century Gunby Hall (20 minutes) is sometimes compared to a (very large) dolls’ house.

Must see

  • Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace (36.8 kilometres)
  • Lincoln Cathedral (36.9 kilometres)
  • Lincoln Castle (37.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Gunby Hall Estate: Monksthorpe Chapel (11.3 kilometres)
  • Tattershall Castle (13.3 kilometres)

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. –  11 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

When the pub is not open, please pick a pitch.

The Red Lion cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

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 Red Lion will debit the balance from your card 2 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 2 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does The Red Lion have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Red Lion dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Red Lion? With the chalk hills and sandstone peaks of the Wolds so close, walkers and cyclists are particularly well sorted. A 15-minute drive away, Horncastle is a handy point to join the Viking … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Red Lion?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    When the pub is not open, please pick a pitch.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Red Lion? From $22.69 (for 1 night, 8 people) - 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.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Changes cannot be made once you have booked.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Dogs
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

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

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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