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Visitor Reviews - The Bull In The Thorn

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The Bull In The Thorn
Ashbourne Road
Derbyshire   (Browse area)
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Pitches: Site Closed from 2018

Rating: Average Review Score: 6/10 from 58 Reviews
              6/10 from 58 Reviews

Units accepted:   No Tents  No Caravans  No Motorhomes 

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Date of Visit: January 2018 Unit:  Other
Reviewer: Webmaster

Please note we have been advised that this site has closed, and no longer offers camping, motorhome or caravanning pitches. If you know that this situation has changed in the future, please could you let us know. Many thanks

Date of Visit: November 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ray Clayton 12 reviews from this member






This site will be missed, stayed many times over the 30 years and have had some great there.

Hope one day that it will re open.

I gave it 10 out of 10 because it was a great site.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Ackerhardcastle 1 review from this member

We held a surprise family get together for my sisters birthday. Most of the family arrived early Saturday to put tents up bunting and balloons for her. We where having a meal later in the pub the landlady gave us use of the medieval room giving us accommodation way beyond expectation allowing us to decorate the room for a party event. When party girl arrived escorted by our brother and sister in law on motorcycles the surprise began to unfold. 20 of us had a thoroughly enjoyable time 16 had a meal. 12 of us camped it was a perfect venue with perfect hosts a great time had by all

Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Pattyled 5 reviews from this member

Spent 2 nights here and enjoyed the peace and quiet of a field to ourselves with just the braying of donkeys in the Sanctuary next door to keep us company. It's on a main road, but the traffic was far enough away to be no problem. New owners have recently taken over the pub and were very welcoming and friendly. They are in the process of making improvements and although the toilets and showers were a bit old, they were kept clean with plenty of lovely hot water. We didn't use the washing up area, so can't comment on that. The food in the pub (reputed to be haunted) was wonderful and couldn't be faulted. There is a lovely beer garden (too cold to sit in while we were there) with a children's play area. We will definitely be going back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Microbus1974 24 reviews from this member

Was greeted by a pleasant chap who booked us in and told us where to go for access to the camping field and where the electric hook-ups were for our 2 night stop over. Lots off room considering it was on the school holidays but we did go in the middle off the week. Plenty off water taps, and the usual toilets (not the best), make sure you get the code for the others on the front off the building.

The lack off lights on the site is more than welcome as light pollution would have spoilt the view off the stars.

There are some local footpaths to venture on as well.

We visited the donkey sanctuary next door you on our unannounced visit we're only to happy to show us around.

All in all a pleasant stay and a lovely meal (huge portion sizes) had on the second night with some good beers on too.

A good stay thank you.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mjrees 40 reviews from this member

Has to be one of the best locations for touring round Derbyshire with fabulous views of the rolling countryside.

Stayed 3 nights but didn't eat in the pub because we were appalled by the toilet facilities! We were directed to the 'Green' toilet cabin - male toilets had NO door (this was laid against the wall outside so NO privacy), a single toilet pan (which was full to the rim with paper and excrement), no hand towels and cut grass throughout! The Management didn't seem to know, or care, about the toilets - instead they gave us keypad codes for the main toilets (2!) and showers (2!).

These were dirty, one shower tray was blocked with mud but at least the washbasins were clean. How these facilities can cope with an unlimited number of visitors heaven only knows.

Lastly - the camping field was rough-mown with long, wet cut grass which followed you everywhere. I would not recommend this site for young children unless you use your own ablutions!

We will NOT return! Oh! I nearly forgot - there was a 'Rave' in the next field one night with thumping music and screaming until 02. 00hrs!

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