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- 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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Friendly, warm welcome and excellent pub.
really good site nice bike ride to the river had …
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
- Coach stations
Beccles: Old Market Coach Stop
— 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Lowestoft: Britten Centre Bus Station — 5.4 miles
5.4 miles Gorleston: James Paget Hospital Coach Stop — 6.6 miles
- Train stations
Somerleyton Rail Station
— 2.1 miles
2.1 miles Haddiscoe Rail Station — 3.0 miles
3.0 miles Beccles Rail Station — 3.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry South
— 5.9 miles
5.9 miles Reedham Ferry North — 6.0 miles
6.0 miles Southwold Ferry Landing — 11.8 miles
Norwich International Airport
— 19.4 miles
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.
- Somerleyton Hall and Gardens (3.1 miles)
- Fritton Lake Country World (4.1 miles)
- Pleasure Beach (8.9 miles)
- Elizabethan House Museum (9.2 miles)
- Horsey Windpump (18.2 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer
Terms and conditionsSite 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.