News
Fantastic campsites by the pub


Alastair Sawday selects his pick of great bars near to equally gorgeous campsites, so you can stagger straight from tavern to tent

Fantastic campsites by the pub | Alastair Sawday selects his pick of great bars near to equally gorgeous campsites, so you can stagger straight from tavern to tent

You've arrived. Tents are up, chairs positioned to make the most of the view, children have hooked up with another family and it's time to start cooking. But there's just one burner and the gas bottle's almost empty. Time to head for the pub. But you don't want to drive not back, anyway so here are some great pubs and campsites, within staggering distance of each other, naturally.

8. The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

Enter the dapper white pub, pass the lively front bar and head for the conservatory restaurant with its astonishing views. Local oysters, crabs, mussels and fish and grilled red mullet with warm potato and cucumber salad are matched by exemplary steaks, lamb and pork, and great bar meals. The roof is grassed over so that the fine-weather sun deck and dining room have a clean view all the way to Scolt Head Island. Huge sunsets, fine food and a welcome for children and dogs. +44 (0)1485 21026, whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk

Where to camp: Deepdale Farm Camping, Burnham Deepdale - cafe, stables, salt marshes across the road and, best of all, tepees to rent (minimum two nights). +44 (0)1485 210256, deepdalefarm.co.uk Price: 6-8 adults, 3-4 kids.

The Guardian - Journalist: Alastair Sawday
29/05/2008