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The Buckland Bell Campsite
The Bell Inn
High Street
Buckland Dinham
Somerset   (Browse area)
BA11 2QT   See Map
Tel: 01373 462956
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Pitches: 24
Open: Easter To End September

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 24 Reviews
                7/10 from 24 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <1 mile   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <5 miles   Outdoor Pool <5 miles 
 Horse Riding <1 mile   Cycle Hire   Golf <1 mile   Tennis <5 miles 
 Beach   Watersports <10 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport On Site 

Reviews:  24 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Zeds5 1 review from this member

Visited for a single night, and all is as described in the other reviews except I thought people should know that the pub has recently changed hands.

We had stayed here as a family once before and we all felt that the site has lost a lot of its atmosphere and quality since then. The field loos are very badly kept, the loos in the pub weren't open at the times the new owners had advertised. The 'big bonfire' area in the field is now a big rubbish dump. The pub itself and pub garden seem to have lost almost all their beauty and atmosphere.

The new owners weren't rude at all, but far from the super friendly and helpful welcome we received last time. It's a real pity as it was all these things that added up to it being a great short stay pub camp site on our last visit. I don't think we'll be returning - but it might still be what others are looking for.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Shubs 9 reviews from this member

Visited site for the music & cider Festival, which was exellent. Host's very welcoming and friendly. Food and ale's in pub very good (book in advance if you want a table). Campsite very spacious, with portaloo's and Water tap's although no shower's. Firepit's and wood available to hire. Plenty of room for the kid's to run around. Local attraction's include, The White horse 15 mins, Cheddar gorge 40mins(amazing tunnels and outside walks with views to the sea.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: CHEE 1 review from this member

What a wonderful find!

We needed a site to stay on in order to break up a long journey, our friend found the Buckland bell, and I just wanted to say that for 8 per vehicle and 2 per head, it met our needs fantastically.

Yes it is a basic site but it doesn't pretend to be anything else!

This is what we base our review on - what the site professes to be - it is unfair to say 'there are no electric hook ups' etc as they do not appear to be trying to fit in the 'high end of camping'!

Yes there are portable loo's if you need a wee whilst the pub isn't open, but they were clean and had tons of toilet roll.

There is a covered washing area, and an out door shower if you are feeling brave

The staff were really friendly and helpful, we arrived at 1030pm after a long drive, no problems booking in, and the pub is gorgeous! 11 different ciders on hand. And there was a great band playing too.

Really relaxed and I will definitely recommend (already have!) and stay again if in the area.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Gary.fitton 20 reviews from this member

Recently spent a night at The Bell using Sun newspaper 1. 00 promotional voucher scheme. Surprised to be charged 5. 00 (1. 00 for pitch & 2. 00 per person). Of all the sites we visited participating in this scheme this was the only one to charge additional fees.

Apparently without voucher it would have cost 12. 00 which in all fairness would have been excessive for facilities available.

Toilets consist of 2 portable loos, the type seen at roadsides for workmen.

Or if you could wait until 08. 30 am. the pub facilities were made available and remained so until closing.

Shower appeared to be outdoor arrangement (didn't try though due to weather) although I assume they had indoor facilities in pub?

No electric H/U.

Admittedly we were aware of limited facilities when booking and as only over-nighting not a major issue for us.

In summary very basic facilities worth 1. 00 - 5. 00 but certainly not 12. 00.

On the up-side lovely pub and good food!

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pumps100 7 reviews from this member

Excellent but basic small flat site. It is quite basic but we honestly prefer this sort of site. The owners were very friendly as were all the staff at the pub. At 8 per night plus 2 pp it really was good value.

It is a very dog friendly site with good walks available to the rear of the site. We also liked the Owners relaxed attitude on the site in dealing with customers - very easy going.

The pub is very nice and has a good selection of ciders and beer although we did find the food a little pricey.

We will go back.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mattbanks 1 review from this member

Just got back from The Bell. What a fantastic little site, every campsite should have a pub as good as this attached to it! Or is it the other way round? Either way a great little site, very basic but all the better for that.

The landlord and Lady, who seem truly & passionately devoted to their business, were very friendly and accommodating. We loved it, so did the kids and all our friends.

We had great weather and that always helps, but if it is a bit damp there is plenty nearby, Frome just down the road, fab little town or if you want something a bit more world heritage then Bath isn't too far.

On site the loo's are the pub ones until it closes then there is a couple of port-a-loos for emergencies! There is a covered washing up area and that's about it.

The pub does great food, beer (real ale) & if you like Cider the landlord said he 'has something a bit special in the cellar. ' Heaven!

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