The Old Bush

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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.

Site type

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

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent welcome by staff at pub, loved the position of our pitch…

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Excellent welcome by staff at pub, loved the position of our pitch , lovely walks around the site. We are in the pub and had some of the best food ever at a good price , looking forward to going back for their music festival's.

Disliked: Nothing

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pitch,pub and farm shop are just perfect definitely our favourite 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
craig j. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: pitch,pub and farm shop are just perfect definitely our favourite site

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Great pitches nice facilities with lovely views .

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Lovely peaceful site with beautiful views. Lovely cafe , shop and country pub on site .

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Lovely site for a short stopover.

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Friendly helpful check in, quiet well kept site. Lovely views from pitches. Food in the pub was hot and tasty and reasonably priced. All the staff were lovely.

Disliked: Only 2 toilets which are unisex. Showers are in the back of the pub so you have to use them very early or walk through a busy beer garden.

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This is a lovely place to pitch up, you will not be disappointed.

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: The pitch, the site, the welcome, the facilities, the pin, the beer, the food, th3 fat black cat!

Disliked: Nothing

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Friendly staff

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Love watching the rabbits play from my campervan window .. love the farm shop/ cafe the food in the pub is lovely .. the staff are lovely .. just love everything about this place

Disliked: Nothing to dislike

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Great site, good location. Friendly, helpful staff. Pub and cafe/shop on site.…

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Great site, good location. Friendly, helpful staff. Pub and cafe/shop on site.

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Lovely place for a one nighter.

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Lovely location with great views and a nice pub. Shop is well stocked too!

Disliked: Building work at the pub, even though it was still open it would’ve been nice to be warned about the noise and parking disturbance .

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Site layout, friendly staff, clean facilities, farm shop, nearness to pub, overall…

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
Nigel H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Site layout, friendly staff, clean facilities, farm shop, nearness to pub, overall location.

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Great little site connected to the pub, yes it's a on the…

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

Power optional gravel motorhome site

Liked: Great little site connected to the pub, yes it's a on the steep side up to the pitches but well terraced and really nicely kept. Food and drink in the pub was nice and a really nice one night stop off on my way south. The toilets were clean and well kept but I can't comment on the showers as I was on the road again way too early the following morning.

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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 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)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

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 sites

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 $53.18 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.