The Thames Head Inn

View prices & book 8.9 761 reviews
Nice pub (added by manager 18 Aug 2022)
Level pitches throughout the site (added by manager 18 aug 2022)
The thames head inn, between cirencester and tetbury (added by manager 27 jun 2018)
There's plenty of greenery around the site (added by manager 27 jun 2018)

  • Peaceful site on the edge of the Gloucestershire Cotswolds
  • 10 minutes’ drive from the towns of Cirencester and Tetbury
  • In the grounds of the Thames Head Inn bar-restaurant
Stunning landscapes, scenic market towns and the peace and quiet of the Cotswolds… How could you say no to that? At family-friendly site The Thames Head Inn, four miles from Cirencester market town in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds, you definitely won't want to miss the chance. Thames Head is well-placed for exploring the spectacular Cotswolds on foot or by bike – the start of the Thames Path, which follows the world-famous river for 184 miles from source to sea, is half a mile from the site, and there are loads of cycles tours and walking routes starting in Cirencester and Tetbury, both within 10 minutes’ drive of the site. If that's not your scene, kick back on the dog-friendly site in the shade of the trees, soaking in the scenic and peaceful Cotswolds countryside, or take a relaxed stroll through the fields with Rex. Worked up an appetite? The site is in the grounds of the Thames Head Inn bar-restaurant, where food is served well into the evening and the drinks keep flowing until closing (remember to book a table, as mealtimes can get very busy). If you fancy fending for yourself, pick up supplies in Cirencester or Kemble – a 20-minute walk away – and fire up the barbecue. For a change of scenery – and menus – there are plenty of restaurants within 10 minutes of Thames Head.

Site type

Tent pitches 2
Touring caravan pitches 9
Open now
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Coronavirus update: Guests are encouraged to use their onboard toilet/washing/shower facilities where possible.

Languages spoken

English

Open from Tue, 02 Jan to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

89%

would recommend this site to a friend

86%

would stay here again

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Excellent over night stay

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (small)

Liked: Lovely meal at the pub Friendly welcome from Isobel!

Disliked: Only one toilet/shower

Recommend to friends Visit again

Lovely little site good size & level pitches. Staff friendly & helpful

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (small)

Liked: Everything, helpful friendly staff, excellent food in the pub. Lovely clean site great location just down road from lovely town of Cirencester.

Disliked: Nothing

Recommend to friends Visit again

We have already booked to return for two nights in June. 2 x vans

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
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: Lovely area, lovely pub and easy to find etc. this was our first trip as only purchased our camper last week. Thank you!!

Disliked: The bins were very smelly… I think a regular clean would help that.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Well kept.

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: Pub. Location

Disliked: Riad noise. Only 1 shower and toilet

Recommend to friends Visit again

Will definitely visit again.

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: A great small sized site attached to a great pub with lovely food. Good dog walks from the site. Easy to find and navigate in a 7m motor home.

Disliked: Only one toilet and shower, both in the same room.

Recommend to friends Visit again

The pitch size was perfect electric included Grounds were immaculate. Had…

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: The pitch size was perfect electric included Grounds were immaculate. Had a lovely meal at the pub. Pleasant walk across the fields. Staff very friendly

Disliked: Unfortunately the only dislike was the washroom. Only one toilet and shower available which was in the same building

Recommend to friends Visit again

Good site with clean facilities, friendly staff and level pitches

Overall 8/10
Location 6
Value for money 8
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 8
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 2
Karl W. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: Food in the pub very nice

Disliked: Lot of road noise,toilet and shower only one of each in same room.not much around unless you drive

Recommend to friends Visit again

good campsite, good restaurant, to be recommended…

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

Electric gravel touring pitch (small)

Liked: good campsite, good restaurant, to be recommended

Recommend to friends Visit again

Other users on the site very friendly

Overall 8/10
Location 10
Value for money 6
Accommodation No rating
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 8
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
paul k. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: Site was quite Pub was great Staff very friendly

Disliked: Sadly only having one shower and toilet made things quite difficult Especially if you needed the toilet while someone was having a shower also no pot washing

Recommend to friends Visit again

Very nice clean and spacious pitches. Behind a fantastic pub serving brilliant food…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 4
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric gravel touring pitch (large)

Liked: Very nice clean and spacious pitches. Behind a fantastic pub serving brilliant food and beer.

Disliked: Only one toilet and shower when the site is full this is not enough.

Recommend to friends Visit again


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 pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

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

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Pub campsite

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

The Thames Head Inn

Tetbury Road

Cirencester

Gloucestershire

England

GL7 6NZ

Directions

Timezone

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

GPS

51.68685°N
-2.02907°W

Nearest transport

Coach
5.8 km Beeches Car Park
9.6 km Dark Lane
9.6 km Dark Lane
Rail
1.2 km Kemble Rail Station
14.6 km Stroud (Glos) Rail Station
18.5 km Stonehouse Rail Station
Ferry
31.6 km Sharpness Old Docks
33.1 km Lydney Harbour
46.4 km Temple Meads Station Ferry Landing
Airport
24.6 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

There are plenty of stately homes near The Thames Head Inn if you want to get a feel for the history of the area, with Newark Park, Sudeley Castle, Dyrham Park, Bowood House and Berkeley Castle all within 45 minutes’ drive of the site. TV addict? Visit Chavenage House, 15 minutes from Thames Head, which you may recognise as the Poldark family home of Trenwith from the eponymous BBC drama… If you’re more at home in the outdoors, explore some of the many gardens within 20 minutes of the site, rub elbows with the royals on a trip to Highgrove Gardens at the private residence of Charles and Camilla or, on a grander scale, stroll around the national arboretum at Westonbirt. Got kids trailing along? Get the best of both worlds at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Garden – meet the giraffes, lions and camels, then wander through the gardens at the Victorian manor house. If that’s not hitting the spot, take the kids to learn more about the Romans at Corinium Museum in Cirencester or give them Harry Potter vibes on the Swindon and Cricklade steam railway. If all of this sounds a little too sedate for you, never fear... Have a high-octane day at the Gloucestershire Rally School or test your mettle with a trip to Head for Heights – that adrenaline will be pumping in no time.

Must see

Westonbirt, The National Arboretum 15.8 km

Painswick Rococo Garden 16.6 km

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway 21.2 km

Gloucester Quays 24.8 km

Gloucester Waterways Museum 24.8 km

National Trust

Chedworth Roman Villa 16.6 km

Woodchester Park 17.3 km

Newark Park 20.3 km

Heelis 21 km

Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate 21.3 km

Cycle routes

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

Other

Cirencester - Monarch's Way - Source of the Thames - Thames Path - Ewen - Chesterton 3.8 km

Rodmarton - Tarlton - Rodmarton 3.8 km

RODMARTON MANOR 3.8 km

CIRENCESTER PARK 4.1 km

Cirencester to Chedworth via MacMillan Way 5.4 km

Local events

  • Wilderness Festival (Thursday, 1 August 2024 – Thursday, 1 August 2024)

    Oxford, England 41.7 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 Gloucestershire?

  • Does The Thames Head Inn have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Thames Head Inn dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Thames Head Inn? There are plenty of stately homes near The Thames Head Inn if you want to get a feel for the history of the area, with Newark Park, Sudeley Castle, Dyrham Park, Bowood … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Thames Head Inn?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  11 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Thames Head Inn? From R532.06 (for 1 night, 4 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.