The Old Bush

View prices & book 9.8 394 reviews
Traditional village pub (added by manager 01 Jul 2019)
Pitches up high so great views (added by spencer_r295485 02 feb 2020)
No exit from site (added by visitor 04 aug 2019)
Spacious serviced pitches (added by manager 01 jul 2019)

  • Small site in the grounds of a Callow End traditional village pub
  • A 15-minute drive from the Malvern Hills and Worcester
  • Large beer garden with outdoor tables, play area and chickens
For those couples/travelling parties that frequently face disagreement over whose turn it is to be designated driver, there’s really only one sensible solution: bed down right there at the pub. Dozing off at the bar might be considered a little unseemly, so The Old Bush’s owners Matt and Karen have come up with a better solution and set up pitches in the garden area behind their rural Worcestershire pub. Thus guests can partake of dinners accompanied by a few local ales/ciders before strolling home (to a peaceful corner with drinking water, showers and 24-hour toilets) in just a couple of minutes – how civilised. In fact, the whole setup here is rather civilised: The Old Bush is a traditional country pub in the little village of Callow End, with food available at lunch and dinner times, plus a menu of mini meals for smaller guests. On warmer days the merriment spills out into the garden, where there’s a play area, an aviary and a little flock of chickens along with plenty of tables for open-air drinking, dining and admiring the views over the Malvern hills. Of course, one can’t sit around in the pub all day (well, maybe not every day, anyway…), so it’s worth noting that this is also a handy location for walks, horse riding, games of golf, fishing and days out in Worcester and Malvern (both 15 minutes away by car). Handily, if you do ‘accidentally’ sup one too many at lunchtime there’s a bus stop in the village so you can still get out and about.

Campground type

RV & Motorhome sites 5
Lodges, cabins, pods or huts 4
Open all year
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.
  • If you intend to eat at the pub, please let the site know and book a table in advance.

Languages spoken

English

Reviews

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Great place

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: It’s always a great place to stop. Friendly staff,nice pitch,great pub and good. The deli in the garden is always a must go pick up sandwiches for the trip

Disliked: Nothing

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Excellent little campsite with a wonderful welcoming pub ✨

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Level spacious pitches, small site so not over crowded. Good hot large showers which were clean and tidy. Loved the attached pub and onsite little shop for fresh vegetables to buy. The pub does an amazing steak pie with side dishes 🤩 Great WiFi too.

Disliked: Although the birds in the aviary look very beautiful, they are a little noisy in the morning/day but it certainly wouldn’t stop us coming again to this campsite.

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An excellent small site.

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Brilliant customer service in pub and shop - so friendly and helpful, with great food and drink on offer. Excellent food and drink in the shop/deli - the selection of meat, veg and deli foods were carefully considered and the shop is clearly well used by locals as well as incoming customers. Beautiful location. Toilets and showers were exemplary - modern, clean and thoughtful touches like free female sanitary goods. Campsite was easily accessible and well thought out. Also well lit at night.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Excellent small site.

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Great staff great facilities and wonderful location. Pub and cafe also both excellent. Will definitely be back.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Excellent pubstop campsite

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
Helen F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Lovely little pubstop site with the bonus of 24hr access to showers and toilets. Very good cafe and shop selling an excellent range of goods and yummy cake. Toilets and showers nice and clean. Two showers with toilets in with key access on the side of the pub just a short walk from the pitches and two toilets on the pitch site. Great base for walking and friendly staff and Landlord Matt we were made to feel very welcome. The campsite is on a hill but the pitches have been cleverly designed so they are level. We had non hook up and had a great view of the aviary so enjoyed watching the birds. There are a few pods you can hire right at the top too. A real effort has been made to make this small site attractive to stay on with a couple of water features and border planting. We will definitely stay again when in the area. Thank you. Good sized pub and garden.

Disliked: Nothing

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Lovely well kept site with pub and coffee shop on site, great views

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Great site, pub and shop/coffee bar on site. Great food and well stocked shop. Facilities are excellent and spotlessly clean. Staff are friendly and helpful

Disliked: Pitches are flat, gravel on matting, which is great but getting on to them is very steep especially for bigger motorhomes. Recommend that if you have a heavier van you book a pitch, lower down. Ideal for campervans

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Excellent!

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Excellent campsite with super friendly staff, nothing is too much. Brilliant scenery, alpacas and goats next door - who could ask for more! Lovely meal at the pub and made to feel so welcome even with the 2 dogs! Super breakfast, don’t want to leave

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Perfect little site

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Clean site perfect setup with a few camping pods we could walk into Worcester & chill outside the Motorhome in the evening admire the birds & other animals in the next field. The old Bush pub do a lovely Sunday roast. There’s a lovely little farm shop & cafe on site . I couldn’t recommend thi little site enough

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

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Fantastic site

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 gravel motorhome site

Liked: Absolutely wonderful! Spotless, so many facilities…..pub, food, cafe, aviary and wonderful surroundings. Friendly staff and beautiful maintained grounds. Loved my llama neighbours.

Disliked: Nothing!!

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Worth a visit

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Pub. Cafe on site. Farm next door lovley annals. Lamas. Pigs. Goats etc. Onsite avary lovley. Our 2nd stay. Bar staff lovely and helpful.

Disliked: Toilets a bit run down. Notch around on foot. Steep drive to pitches.

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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

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundry

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

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

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Type

Pub campground

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

The Old Bush

Upton Rd

Callow End

Worcester

Worcestershire

England

WR2 4TE

Directions

Timezone

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

GPS

52.14285°N
-2.24534°W

Nearest transport

Coach
4.8 km Lower Howsell Road
5 km Co-Op
5.7 km Crowngate Bus Station
Rail
5.4 km Malvern Link Rail Station
6 km Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station
6 km Worcester Foregate Street Rail Station
Airport
28.4 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

Work up an appetite for that pub dinner and drinks with walks through grassland, heath and woods in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (15 minutes’ drive). You can also wander with woolly company from Simply Alpaca (25 minutes), play games of golf (10 minutes) or saddle up for horseback hacks (10 minutes’ walk). Guests with an eye for greenery may like to schedule outings to some of the area’s fine gardens: Spetchley Park Gardens (15 minutes) and Showborough House sculpture garden (20 minutes) are both worth a stop, as are the walled gardens at the National Trust’s Croome Court (20 minutes). It’s also worth taking a wander around Worcester (15 minutes) to visit the cathedral and Elgar Birthplace Museum, or to settle down for lengthy day watching the wickets at Worcestershire County Cricket Ground. Upton upon Severn (10 minutes) and Malvern (15 minutes) are other local options for town days.

Must see

Royal Worcester Visitor Centre 5.2 km

Worcester Cathedral 5.3 km

Croome Park (National Trust) 5.9 km

Malvern Hills 6.6 km

Eastnor Castle 16 km

National Trust

The Greyfriars 5.6 km

Croome Park 7 km

Bredon Barn 15.3 km

Brockhampton Estate 15.8 km

Hanbury Hall 18.1 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

MADRESFIELD COURT 2.4 km

Battle of Worcester 1651, with Powick Bridge, 1642 3.6 km

PIRTON PARK 4.7 km

Blackmore - Rhydd - Clevelode - Guarlford 5.6 km

Hanley Swan - Malvern Wells 6.1 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 Worcestershire?

  • Does The Old Bush have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Old Bush dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Old Bush? Work up an appetite for that pub dinner and drinks with walks through grassland, heath and woods in the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (15 minutes’ drive). You can also wander … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Old Bush?
    Camping and caravan
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  10:30 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.

    The site allows guests to arrive and leave at any time, so you may have to wait to get your pitch if you arrive early. On arrival you can book in at the pub or at the Shop at the Top (at the end of the car park).

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Old Bush? From $48.01 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.