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- Set in a hidden wooded valley
- Restaurant serving local ales, beer, wine and home-cooked meals
- Flanked by National Cycle Network Route 2
There’s a town called Alice and a youth hostel named Beer, which gets it points in the camping ‘stakes’ right away. And that’s even before you know that the hostel is set in a Victorian building in a hidden wooded valley – with the camping available on the old lord of the manor’s croquet lawn.
You’ll not be surprised that a campsite on the edge of the village of Beer is laden with plenty of, well, beer, with the facilities here including a restaurant pouring local ales, beer and wine as well as dishing up hearty home-cooked meals. You could even sample some local art while you’re sampling the foodie fare with the resident exhibition...?
And, if you’re rushing out of a morning to take advantage of all the local area has to offer, the friendly staff here can sort you out with breakfast and a packed lunch to keep you going – as well as give you all the info you need for a topping day out.
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Convenience store nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transportation nearby
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Leave the car at home
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Horseback riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Mountain biking nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 sites)
- Coach stations
Seaton (Devon): Sea Front Bus Stop
— 2.2 kilometres
2.2 kilometres Sidmouth: Triangle Bus Stop — 10.1 kilometres
10.1 kilometres Exeter: Airport Terminal Bus Stop — 22.5 kilometres
- Train stations
Axminster Rail Station
— 11.1 kilometres
11.1 kilometres Honiton Rail Station — 12.2 kilometres
12.2 kilometres Feniton Rail Station — 16.1 kilometres
- Ferry ports
Exmouth Ferry Landing
— 24.6 kilometres
24.6 kilometres Starcross Ferry Landing — 25.7 kilometres
25.7 kilometres Topsham (Turf Lock Ferry) Ferry Landing — 25.8 kilometres
Exeter International Airport
— 22.5 kilometres
From A3052. At Hangman's Cross turn to Beer onto B3174. At the end turn left towards Branscombe, then follow the sign.
We are located up a pretty steep drive with a hairpin bend half way up. Don't lose faith - if a fire engine can do it then so can you!
Travellers on two wheels are well catered for here, with the National Cycle Network Route 2 going right past the campsite, and a bike shed on site with basic tools and bits and bobs to keep you rolling.
There’s plenty of mountain biking nearby, along with canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, sailing, fishing and of course ambling or cycling through the scenic countryside and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty all around.
Beer is right in the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site so you can set out for the day for a spot of fossil-hunting, rockpooling and exploring, or to take a fishing trip or hire a boat only 15 minutes’ walk from the site. The South Downs Way is also nearby for some of the country’s best scenic walking.
Even closer are the must-see Beer Quarry Caves and the Pecorama Pleasure Gardens with its miniature railway, both just a few minutes’ away. And if you want to combine a leisurely amble with some celeb-spotting, stroll eight miles to Axminster to the River Cottage where you could spot chef Hugh or some of the other telly chefs, and take a class at the Cookery School.
- Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (10.2 kilometres)
- Crealy Great Adventure Park (22.1 kilometres)
- Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (25.7 kilometres)
- Branscombe: the Old Bakery, Manor Mill and Forge (2.8 kilometres)
- Shute Barton (8.3 kilometres)
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