The Eel's Foot

Eastbridge, Suffolk, IP16 4SN

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Ideal for ...

  • Adults
  • Beach stays
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays
  • Pub on site

Facilities on site ...

  • Bar
  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Dog walk from site
  • Pub
  • Recycling facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi

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Latest arrival time: 12:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 10

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IP16 4SN
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Lat 52.237994 / Lon 1.590739
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So Many Birds!

Location, Location, Location. If you want a site with wonderful views of wildlife, this is for you. Not only is it overlooking RSPB Minsmere. There is also an amazing variety of birds in the adjacent hedgerows and fields. You may have to replenish the bird feeders on site to see them all. Swallows nest on the site in early summer and a Barn Owl hunts morning and evening right outside the caravan window. Marsh Harriers and Herons fly by. There are a number of walks direct from the site, either to the sea or through the woods and across Dunwich Heath. The Suffolk Coastal Path and the Sandlings Way both pass by. The Eels Foot Inn and B&B is ancient, quirky and unique. Food is good, serving breakfasts, lunches and dinners. On a Thursday evening local musicians arrive for an ad hoc skit night. We love to go there. It’s typically Suffolk. However, if you’re looking for a pristine site with manicured lawns and level ground, then perhaps you should try elsewhere. The long narrow lane with passing places could put some caravaners off as could the occasional whiff from what I assume is a cess pit. However the toilets in the rear of the pub are kept immaculately clean. We’ll be back.
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A Little Piece of Heaven

Came for my 4th stay in a year for a week in July. To say that I am a convert is an understatement. This place is quiet and peaceful, even given that the pub is next door, and has amazing birds and wildlife all around. It is a mile and a half walk to the RSPB Minsmere Reserve, which is one of my favourites. The staff at the pub were, without exception, friendly. The site is small, but there is room for the 5 outfits permitted. I did not eat at the pub as I like cooking in my campervan, but the beer (ADNAMS of course) is beautifully kept. The only slight disadvantage is the difficulty of washing one's hair - but I can live with that and the occasional whiff from the marsh/septic tank. The very best bit is not being regimented on some tarmac'd site with lots rules and dogs and people looking down their noses at my camper conversion. Here, you are left to get on with it - but if you have a problem or a query there is always someone to ask. From other comments, I see that the site does not suit everyone. I'm really pleased about that. Some people neither understand or appreciate the countryside.
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Distgusting

This is definitely the worst site we've ever visited. We stayed once and weren't impressed but because of it's close proximity to RSPB Minsmere decided we'd give it another chance. When we arrived there were already 4 caravan/motorhomes pitched and unless we parked adjacent to the septic tank or at the edge where our electric cable wouldn't reach. We were told to sort ourselves out by someone in the pub but decided to go and look for an alternative location to stay. We'll never go again.
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Be warned!

We can honestly say that this is the worst CL we have stayed on in all our years as Caravan Club Members. Close to an AONB it may be, but it does not apply to this site. The smell from the septic tank is disgusting. It is right in the middle of the site, so you have to pitch in close proximity. The bin was overflowing when we arrived and nobody emptied it for all our 5 day stay. This site is advertised as ADULTS ONLY but 2 caravans arrived on different days with children. Some were toddlers, so not even close to being adults! It asks for units not to arrive before 12 noon, but one motorhome was allowed on at 10 am. The owner appears totally disinterested in the site. We decided not to eat in the restaurant when we saw all the flies around the bar area yuk! Believe me, this is one CL to avoid at all costs.

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Beautiful setting. Peace and Quiet

Despite being next door to a pub and its car park this site is very peaceful and quiet and full of wildlife. within easy walking distance of the spectacular Minsmere RSPB site ( a mile to the Island Mere hide). The pub itself is lovely (24 hour access to the toilets). Beer is excellently kept (Adnams) and the food is varied. On my last night I was told by some other campers that the site is on the 'flight path' of a barn owl. What a treat - a long view of this beautiful bird flying across the marsh and then alighting in a tree within good range of my binoculars. What's not to love about this place? Well yes, the smell from the septic tank is sometimes discernable but it was 28 degrees whilst I was there. Would I go back - already booked !!!
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