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Reviews of The Lower Lode Inn

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The Lower Lode Inn
Forthampton
Gloucester
Gloucestershire   (Browse area)
GL19 4RE
Tel: 01684 293224
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Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 28 Reviews
                8/10 from 28 Reviews

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 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   No Hardstandings   No Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   No Laundry   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 No Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   No Wifi Access 
Activities
 No Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring On Site 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Not Open All Year 
 Riverside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Coronavirus Update

Our site is open and we are taking bookings , please be assured you can book with confidence. Our toilets are Open. Our showers are Open. Other communal areas may be restricted - please check with us for more information

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Date of Visit: September 2010 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Camper677 1 review from this member

 I Snuck in a late September weekend camping break here. I'd read previous reviews and wanted to try the place. I would go again, for sure.

For the non hookups, you drive past the pub. Tents can be pitched anywhere on the other side of the tree. A gravel road separates two pitching areas. To the right, you get the best views of the river. To the left, you need to pitch by the trees and hedges for the most level ground. You are more sheltered, but I wish I'd pitched to the right of the road, so I could gaze at the river from time to time. I think this definitely adds to the ambiance.

The pub is lovely, and is indeed very dog friendly. The canine head honcho is a gentle basset hound.

The pub is full of character and has a welcoming real log fire. They do a cracking carvery roast on Sunday - delisHH!

A small amount of maintenance on the lavatories would not go amiss - a lock needed attention, and a couple of hooks and a wall mirror would be nice for shaving. But they were always in a clean condition which is the main thing. The shower cubicle was a generous size with a separate changing area, although again perhaps one more hook would be nice.

As has been said, you can walk (partially along the river) into Tewkesbury. This will take between 30 and sixty minutes depending on ability/speed.

On the meadow of the Camp site, you can enjoy the daring aerial sorties of the Swallows, skimming the surface and whizzing gracefully past within inches sometimes. 


Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: JLNewman 1 review from this member

 We have just returned from a weeks stay here and it was lovely. The pub offers a warm welcome and wonderful views of the river. It is very dog friendly as is the site. Be advised it does get busy at weekends. Lots of walks and footpaths to follow, you can walk into Tewksbury via the footpath which will take about an hour also Tewsbury Abbey is seen in the distance from the camp site. Overall a definite winner in our book 


Date of Visit: April 2010 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: DicknLyn 4 reviews from this member

 Little to add to previous reviews other than to say that it is still a lovely site in 2010. The landlady of the pub couldn't have been more concerned and helpful, they even sent the ferry to pick us up at a time of year when it wouldn't normally run (50p pp for water taxi service. Wow!).

It took us about 60 minutes to walk along the river bank into Tewkesbury but we did stroll and take many photo's. (Mind you keep the river to your right and do not follow the old course off to your left) Sunday lunch was as good as previously mentioned. At 10.00 per unit (inc. hookup) you can't go wrong. 


Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Trailer Tent
Reviewer: Nich77 2 reviews from this member

 Just come back from 4 days of peace and tranquillity. Site may be well out of way but is lovely. Grass was a little long but weather has not been conducive to cutting(it was being cut as we left).Pitches nice and flat alongside river lots of boats to watch going up and down river. Ducks and swans to feed. We were there in mid August and only 3 other units. Pub was excellent.Very friendly staff, very good selection of real ales and the food was brilliant. Had a steak meal and the meat comes from local farm and was so tasty. Plenty of villages around and a trip to Gloucester took about 20mins by car. Good to have a look at the old docks and waterways museum. 


Date of Visit: July 2009 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Debsy 110 reviews from this member

 Stayed here for one night on way down to south west. What a campsite - it's really hidden - but so different. Didn't go in pub but looked great - you can go on a ferry across the river to Tewkesbury which looked good. There are elec hook ups but we didn't use them. Toilets in pub are fine. So out of the way you are nowhere near shops (well you are if you go on the ferry to Tewkesbury). Would definitely go here again but no kids playground but plenty of ducks and geese! It cost us 14. 

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Date of Visit: April 2009 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Hewigracer 1 review from this member

 Just come back from a lovely Easter weekend at The Lower Lode which is in Beautiful surroundings, with pitches at side of the river Seven where you can watch the mysterious Elver fishermen!

They're still recovering from the Floods of 2007 so parts of the site are still under maintenance, but one shower is available in the pub premises at a charge of 1 a token but you do get a decent amount of time. Toilet facilities again are in the pub premises but are still accessible after closing by a coded door, but can get in a mess at times with it being used by the pub, as well as campers.

Pitches are good with well kept grass, but beware of vast amounts of geese poo and they were able to provide us with a tent pitch with electric at a cost of 10 per night, 7.50 without electric, which was good value for a Bank Holiday weekend.

Had a Sunday Carvery which was good and they offered a good selection of Real Ales, and had a new one to try each day. The pub is popular with bikers and we had the opportunity to meet and chat with some.

Tewkesbury is a 5 mile drive from the site and this is where you'll find the closest shops due to the rural location of the site. But plenty of shops to go at, including super markets.

Very pleased, would go again if only to see how the restoration is going. 


Date of Visit: February 2009 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: Surfer01 7 reviews from this member

 A fairly level grassy site with great views over the River Severn. Good roads to the site although narrow in some places. Very pleasant pub on site and rowing club across the river so you can watch them rowing while enjoying a beer. Toilets on site for caravanners and tents. There is food served at the pub and the pub also does B & B. It is rumoured that the 'Hamster' from Top Gear lives nearby. Worth a visit. 


Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Zippoaus 1 review from this member

 The Lower Lode is a gem of a campsite. Built around the pub The Lower Lode, the campsite is edged on one side by a sandy banked river, upon which are boats presumably for hire in good weather. The pub was lots of fun and appears to be frequented by campers and locals alike.

Site facilities are basic - a toilet block with showers and washing up facilities, but no electric hookups (at least not in the camping area). It didn't look like there would be much green space at peak times either, but the main attractions would have to be the river and the pub. 


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