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Wheatacre White Lion

7.4

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General

  • Country pub, bar and restaurant with spacious beer garden
  • A 10-minute drive from Beccles and the start of the Broads
  • Two miles from the River Waveney and 30 minutes' drive from the coast

Pitching up by a pub – always a clever move. Be very sensible indeed with a Suffolk stay at the Wheatacre White Lion, where a swish bar, full menu and scenic setting are all for the taking.

Pub first? The White Lion is a country pub, bar and restaurant acclaimed for its food, all prepared fresh by its experienced chefs. There’s an excellent selection of wines and ales to pick from too, to have in the pub, alongside dinner in the spacious dining room, or over an idle hour or two in the handsome beer garden. The team prides itself on providing a welcoming and friendly atmosphere to all guests, whether you’re there for a quick drink, a family meal or a couples’ dinner.

And… you’ll need somewhere to totter back to after all that. The campsite part of the White Lion has free wifi, chemical disposal and charging facilities, and welcomes families and motorbikers as well as groups. Barbecues are allowed.

And the setting? The White Lion is in green countryside a couple of miles from the River Waveney, 10 minutes’ drive from the teeny town of Beccles. It’s well placed for adventuring all around Suffolk and into Norfolk: the Broads are just to the north, the seaside at Lowestoft is half an hour’s drive away, and Norwich is within 45 minutes.


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7.4

Overall rating based on 48 reviews

 

71% would recommend this site to a friend.

69% would stay here again.

  73% described as Peaceful ?

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Dogs mess on grass the grass was about 2”high a member of staff very s15/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    Nothing to like

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    All

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Needs to decide what it is!02/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomClaire O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Nothing

    Disliked: 

    Unfriendly staff when going to use the facilities.
    Accessibility of hook ups.
    Parking of vehicles unsafe and emergency vehicles would not have been able to access if needed.
    Party taking place (has been informed of music event happening) but not that it was a party and all guests would be parking on the site and that it would be going in in till 5am!!
    Whilst a portaloo was made available for guests- it very quickly became unusable!!
    Very expensive pub and not able to get off site to find an alternative!
    The Wheatacre White Lion needs to decide whether it is a ‘gastropub’ or a pub with a campsite! If the former, it needs to provide facilities outside for campers, with plumbed toilets and if the latter to open the pub to the campers from morning until night and perhaps offer breakfast to justify the additional costs.

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Friendly, warm welcome and excellent pub.31/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLouise M.Confirmed

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

    Friendly, warm welcome and excellent pub.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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blocked potaloo toilet30/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    peacefull

    Disliked: 

    toilet

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Not great28/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMaria D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice pub

    Disliked: 

    The grounds of the actual campsite had a not very nice smell. There was rubbish piled up at the entrance to the campsite. The smell was either rubbish from the pub or, unfortunately, urine. The pub was also burning all its rubbish in the adjoining field for the whole afternoon. Unfortunately we packed up and left.

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Wouldn't stay again site needs better facilities and work28/08/2019

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  • Electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice country pub . Nice level parking And a nice selection of ales and ciders.. Lovely loction close to the waveny River centre. Thankfully there was a portaloo on site due to a big function on. Our neighbours in the caravan were lovely. It's is cheap but you do get what you pay for.

    Disliked: 

    No clear pitches . Basicly Park where you can.
    Not many hook up points available.

    It's a motor home and caravan site not really suited for campers and tenters.

    Landlords massive dog left to roam around the site which is a mastiff or something. Who is not particularly friendly to other dogs and seemed nervous around strangers. This caused us a problem with our dog having to be basicly locked in the van and I wouldn't trust it with small excitable children either .

    Bin area right in entrance to site which was stinking.

    Landlady dismissive and basicly answer to everything asked was I just book em in and take the money. Then bitched and moaned at my wife for walking in through the restaurant to use the toilet. Despite no clear signage to point you in the right direction. No information on arrival of how everything works on the site..
    The attitude of for fuck sake I'm shutting that door was unwelcome.

    Only stayed 1 night out of 4 paid for

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Worse campsite!27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    To be honest can't think of anything

    Disliked: 

    Massive dog running around 24/7, as soon as you got any food out it was there. Couldn't get my dogs out for the car the first day as it wouldn't leave my dogs alone. Had to go buy windbreakers to stop it coming into our tent plus had two small children with us.
    Toilets where closed Sunday till 12:30pm and the portaloo had so much shit and sick around it from drunken party the Saturday night! In the end drove to Morrison so my children could go to the loo.
    Was so over crowded, pitch size was ridiculous, all on top of each other.
    Children playing football till nearly midnight. My car got hit over 20 times plus wind mirror got snapped off. Fair another children can play but the noise, shouting, swearing and fighting.

    Sunday night children again playing till nearly midnight, playing man hunt, hiding in people tents, behind people's tents. Was woken up by them trying to hide in our tent while my family was asleep.

    Theres no way, I would be paid to stay here again. Worse campsite I have been too. Also extension leads running across the field, which a mature gentleman tripped over.

    Sunday went to try the pub which looks beautiful inside, went at 3pm as there was live music and had stopped food.

    There was probably over 8 dogs off the lead just messing up people things.

    Only bonus is no one even bothered to come and collect any pitch Monday all weekend!

    Also Sunday night couple across from us had a fire going inside there tent, which quickly got out of hand. I thought you wasn't aloud fires on campsites anymore?

    This campsite didn't follow any rules what so ever.

    Would only recommend this place if you want a piss up at the pub then stumble into the back garden to sleep.

    If your thinking of staying please look eles where. Trust me.

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Level piches27/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStevie S.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    The location was tranquil, very basic amenities however we were in a fully equipped caravan so not a problem. The pub is lovely and cosy with an extensive menu, food was faultless.

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Dirty26/08/2019

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  • Electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Nothing

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    Not a camp site at all had to move my tent The was the start of a horrible time no consideration for people sleeping party alnight long then came back to site to find a caravan parked so close to our tent we could t get in it. The kids just jumping all over the tents without a care In the world dogs runny around that bit my child then the port aloo was full of poo and sick asked them to clean it got told it wasn’t there job I am really up set by the whole thing that was ment for my daughters birthday something needs to be done about this site

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really good site nice bike ride to the river had …26/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomphilip w.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring pitch
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    really good site nice bike ride to the river had a lovely drink the meals look amazing the pub was really friendly didn't hassle you to go on time in the morning

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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

Dog park

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

Scouts 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

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pub campground

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Location

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  • White Lion Road, Wheatacre, Beccles, Suffolk, England, NR34 0AT
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.4852°N 1.6261°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop — 5.1 kilometres
Lowestoft: Britten Centre Bus Station — 8.6 kilometres
Gorleston: James Paget Hospital Coach Stop — 10.6 kilometres
Train stations
Somerleyton Rail Station — 3.3 kilometres
Haddiscoe Rail Station — 4.9 kilometres
Beccles Rail Station — 4.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry South — 9.5 kilometres
Reedham Ferry North — 9.6 kilometres
Southwold Ferry Landing — 19.0 kilometres
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 31.3 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

To the coast? It’s half an hour’s drive from the pub to Lowestoft, Britain’s most easterly town and home to a lengthy beach, a lengthy pier and beach huts that you will want to possess right this instant thank you very much.

At Southwold (half an hour along the coast from Lowestoft, or reach it straight from the site in the same distance), there’s another pier and sandy beach, a nine-hole golf course and more colourful beach huts, as well as tours and tastings at Adnams Brewery – gin included.

Or stay inland to access the Broads National Park and the River Waveney waterways from local town Beccles, such as the coastal lagoon of Oulton Broad: have an afternoon here to spy otters and wading birds around RSPB Minsmere, have a guided tour or take one of the nature trails. The reserve also runs regular family days and events at its Wild Zone and Wild Wood Adventure area. (If that’s whetted the kids’ appetites for Suffolk theme parks, Pleasurewood is 10 minutes’ drive outside Lowestoft, or 25 minutes from the site.)

Norwich is the most convenient starting point if you’re day tripping by public transport: Great Yarmouth is 45 minutes away by train, Ipswich just under an hour and a half, and London just under two hours.

Must see

  • Somerleyton Hall and Gardens (5.1 kilometres)
  • Fritton Lake Country World (6.6 kilometres)
  • Pleasure Beach (14.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Elizabethan House Museum (14.9 kilometres)
  • Horsey Windpump (29.2 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. –  6 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Wheatacre White Lion cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

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 remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Wheatacre White Lion have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wheatacre White Lion dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wheatacre White Lion? To the coast? It’s half an hour’s drive from the pub to Lowestoft, Britain’s most easterly town and home to a lengthy beach, a lengthy pier and beach huts that you will … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wheatacre White Lion?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  1 p.m. –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

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
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.
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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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

Additional terms

Please note that the toilets situated in the pub are only available during the pub opening hours.

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