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The Bridge Inn Campsite
Michaelchurch Escley
Bridge Inn Road
Herefordshire   (Browse area)
Tel: 01981 510646
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Open: 01/01/2024 to 31/12/2024

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 16 Reviews
                7/10 from 16 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   No Rallies   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome 
 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   No Wifi Access 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant or Cafe or Takeaway On Site 
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing <5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   No Outdoor Pool 
 No Horse Riding   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   No Watersports   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport   No Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: February 2024 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Nights stayed: 6 Travelling as:  Retired couple
Reviewer: Andy McKay 17 reviews from this member

 Just enjoyed a 6 night stay at The Bridge Inn. The owners were very flexible around arival times so we could arrive nice and early. Pitches are gravel and most (but not all) have EHU and water.

The owners are new (October 2023) and there are things which do need quick attention i. E. There is no chemical disposal and we were asked to tip it down the toilet in the shower block, also no grey water disposal and being on the riverside it does not seem appropriate to discharge it straight into the water course. Bin's / recycling could be better too but all these are fairly easy fixes.

Saying all that; this is a lovely site, the toilet/shower block was cleaned most days of our stay and had lots of hot water.

Owners were friendly and chatty. There is a large riverside pub garden which is close to the pitches and this may impact on the peacefulness of the site in the summer when people drinking outdoors from the pub.

Good location with plenty of walks directly from the site, good value for money. Food at the pub was good too. Yes we would certainly stay again if in the area. 

Date of Visit: July 2019 Unit:  Tent
Nights stayed: 1 Travelling as:  Solo traveller
Reviewer: Ihornby 1 review from this member

 Lovely small secluded campsite, good beers and grub.

Clean and quiet, although toilet block rather small and in need of some refurbishing.

Very peaceful drinks by the riverbank. 

Date of Visit: September 2018 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: Excel of malvern 3 reviews from this member

 Gem of a site. Friendly landlord. Great food, fantastic own brand gin. Will return. Fantastic walks and bike rides.

Food really good. Really young enthusiastic chef, attention to detail.

All work hard to make you welcome, but there are always people out there ready to moan, it's a shame people do not consider one small comment on a site which could ruin small pub's. 

Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: MurphyandLizzie 4 reviews from this member

 We only live an hour away from this delightful pub and decided to have one night away to test out everything in the motorhome in preparation for a longer holiday.

This is an idyllic place:quiet a beautiful. There are four pitches for motorhome or caravan, each with water and electric hook up. There is plenty of space between the pitches and they are on the bank of a pretty little brook.

We arrived at about 2pm, just in time for an excellent lunch in the pub itself. The staff in the pub are delightful and happy to help in any way.

The area seems crisscrossed with footpaths and we went for a great walk with our two dogs that afternoon. In the evening we ate in the pub: another very special meal.

There is one shower and one loo for men and the same for women but you can also use the pub loos which are just adjacent to the pub and seem to be left open at night. All were extremely clean and stylish.

Would highly recommend and hope to go again soon. 

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: LindaSandison 1 review from this member

 We visited for a long bank holiday weekend with a large touring caravan. Access appeared tight but we managed without problem. The site is delightful, very small and informal.

Pitch size is excellent and we were delighted to find we had our own water tap. Toilet facilities are small having one shower and one toilet in each of mens and ladies. They are however spotless, warm and spacious. The shower is a normal domestic one, as hot as you like without the need to keep your elbow on the button, bliss!

We ate at the pub on Friday evening, outstanding meal and service. Amazing cider too! The pub hosted the church duck race while we were there and we were made very welcome, joining in with the activities.

We will definitely be visiting again, a lovely, friendly and peaceful site having no phone signal we really relaxed and got away from everything. Highly recommended. 


Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Campervan
Reviewer: Cheltonian 2 reviews from this member

 Great site, food, weather, walks BUT such a shame about the hygiene facilities which were well below what I expected, grubby, dank and rural.

Whilst there a group of D of E participants stayed overnight along with supervisors. They ran amok over a pile of gravel and a digger taking selfies. I was woken at 06. 30 by the supervisors discussing the culprits of a fire started during the night, who snored the most and a review of a family cruise.

I was disappointed by the standard of D of E participants, the supervisors and the campsite facilities. The site is currently undergoing pitch improvements for caravans/motorhomes etc.

No water/electrics so check if finished. The campsite is overpowered by the yurts (2) if the site was full the facilities could not cope. Good news fee was reduced by 50% after complaint. 

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Fortedeimarmi 1 review from this member

 We stayed at The Bridge Inn for three nights recently, midweek. We were camping and had a lovely pitch up on the terrace. There were a few other tents there whilst we were staying, and a couple of caravans and motorhomes.

It is not a large camp site, but is a campsite attached to a pub(and a very good pub it is too!). There are pitches for 6 caravans or motorhomes, with electric hook-ups and a further 10 allocated pitches for tents, and facilities for overflow camping in a nearby field should it be needed. Dogs are welcome and there are very few rules and regulations, that you find on so many sites these days.

The toilets and showers have recently been refurbished to a high standard and are kept clean and tidy. There is plenty of hot water and good washing up facilities in a large sink outside the toilet and showers.

It is an idyllic place to stay, with the Escley Brook running alongside the pub and campsite, with plenty of places for children to get back to nature and have fun playing in an environment not spoilt by the usual children's playground!

The pub is a real gem too! A real country pub where locals and tourists are all welcome. It serves really excellent home-cooked food, without being pretentious in any way, with good real ales, local ciders and an excellent wine list. Then all you have to do is walk a few yards back to your tent or caravan!

This place is a real gem and speaking to some of the other people camping, we learnt that people love it so much that they return time after time because it is such a friendly and welcoming place - pub and campsite.

Should you not wish to camp, there is a Shepherd's Hut, which is very cosy and romantic, on the site, and the owners of the pub have also recently opened a B & B in a lovely 16th Century Farmhouse 100yds from the pub. 

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent
Reviewer: Jakeo 2 reviews from this member

 We camped here at the end of August with our extended family. It's a lovely setting with a very nice pub attached but the pub's success is the campsites downfall; at night the campsite essentially becomes an overspill car park for the pub. It was full by around 8pm but that didn't stop an endless procession of cars arriving and circling the site looking for a parking space. Then came kicking out time and the noise of several drunk punters staggering to their cars, firing up their engines and driving on home (it seems attitudes to drink driving are rather lax here!)

To make matters worse, the pitch we were given was on a raised verge, about 8 foot wide with a 6 foot sheer drop on one side. We were camping with a toddler so this was far from ideal.

For a young couple or group of friends looking to enjoy some hiking in the area, with a good meal and a few pints to round of the day, this site would be perfect, but anyone with young kids should give this a very wide berth. 

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Motorhome
Reviewer: MaryCliff 3 reviews from this member

 We were attracted to this site by its tranquil location and the opportunity to have a good pub dinner, which we did. However, the tranquillity of the afternoon was spoilt by the fact that the camp site becomes part of the car park in the evening! We were the only campers there, what happens in the high season, especially if you have gone out for the day and cannot access your space on return?

The pub is obviously thriving, which is good, and the serving staff are excellent, but we felt that the 'camping' facilities were just easy money, and did not stay for our booked two nights. Being in a motorhome, the basic washroom facilities etc. , did not bother us, but tent dwellers would not be so easy to please. A pity as the off the beaten track location is so attractive. 

Date of Visit: December 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan
Reviewer: MrGreen 1 review from this member

 Forget all of the reviews below with regards the management as they have been taken over since Dec2011.

Campsite is basic as they have concentrated all of their work in making the pub an outstanding place to go.

They are going to be looking at the campsite this year I believe and even though basic it is still a great place to stay.

They also have a Yurt for hire in this beautiful brook side valley location. 

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