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The Old Bush

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The Old Bush: Spacious serviced pitches

General

  • 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.

Please note

The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. 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.

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

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

If you intend to eat at the pub, please let the site know once onsite so you can book a table in advance.


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Reviews

9.7

Overall rating based on 304 reviews

 

98% would recommend this site to a friend.

97% would stay here again.

  80% described as Peaceful ?

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Good clean facilities,great hot showers,pub looked very popular.09/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMalcolm B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very peaceful
    Great little farm shop selling fresh and ambient goods.
    Cafe attached to farm shop selling hot and cold food and drink.
    Staff polite and attentive
    All in all would strongly recommend a visit.We will most definitely return.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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This was our second visit and we will be visiting again for sure.09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephanie H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bredon camping pod (no pets, adults only)
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    Everything

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    Nothing

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Brilliant, totally recommend.09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAmanda M.Confirmed

  • Malvern camping pod (no pets, adults only)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really lovely location and views, pod was well equipped and comfortable, great pub and the people were really friendly. Great shop on site too.

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Really enjoyed the pod was clean and cosy! The showers …09/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Bredon camping pod (no pets, adults only)
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  • Liked: 

    Really enjoyed the pod was clean and cosy! The showers and toilets were also clean!

    Disliked: 

    Felt a bit rushed on our food while we were eating we were asked if we were finished but I think it’s cause we did have our food a bit late in the evening!

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Very clean and good food09/10/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomANTHONY A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Old camping pod (no pets, adults only)
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    Very clean and good food

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couldn’t recommend more I’ll definitely be returning soon09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKeeley F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Malvern camping pod (no pets, adults only)
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    The area was really lovely with very friendly locals and nice pubs and walls, the staff at the site were all really nice and helpful and the owner himself was really nice and made us feel extremely welcome. The pods are really spacious and clean with wifi and plug sockets and heating as well as a new up to date TV,toilets and showers are very clean and well kept.

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Lovely place to stay, facilities spotlessly clean.09/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter H.Confirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely place to stay, facilities spotlessly clean.

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Great friendly place.09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNeil W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Old camping pod (no pets, adults only)
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    Everything about the place. So beautiful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Excellent site with great facilities. Staff very helpful and friendly09/06/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGerry W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
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    Everything was Spot on.

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Excellent site, spotlessly clean and very well run.09/05/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional gravel motorhome pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    This is our second visit to the Old Bush and once again it was fabulous, the first time covid restrictions were in place so we couldn't use the showers or eat/drink in the pub.
    So this was the first time we'd had chance to use the facilities properly.
    The showers are immaculate with lots of hot water.
    The pub is lover and reasonably priced.
    We will definitely be returning before very long.
    Thank you for a great stay.

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    Absolutely nothing.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Dedicated shower facility per glamping unit

Digital food/drink menus

Hand sanitizing stations

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

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pub campground

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Location

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  • Upton Rd, Callow End, Worcester, Worcestershire, England, WR2 4TE
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.1429°N 2.2453°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Lower Howsell Road — 4.8 kilometres
Co-Op — 5.0 kilometres
Crowngate Bus Station — 5.7 kilometres
Train stations
Malvern Link Rail Station — 5.4 kilometres
Worcestershire Parkway Rail Station — 6.0 kilometres
Worcester Foregate Street Rail Station — 6.0 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 49.2 kilometres
Airports
Gloucestershire Airport — 28.4 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

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 kilometres)
  • Worcester Cathedral (5.3 kilometres)
  • Croome Park (National Trust) (5.9 kilometres)

National Trust

  • The Greyfriars (5.6 kilometres)
  • Croome Park (7.0 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:  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).

The Old Bush cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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 direct to The Old Bush on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Visa
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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 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 touring
    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 R489,50 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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.
At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between midnight and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. between 01/01 and 31/12.

General
The bar is open between 01/01 and 31/12.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are traveling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when traveling with a motorhome/RV.
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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