Where to eat near caravan sites during Covid 19

charlie25 replied on 15/09/2020 16:04

Posted on 15/09/2020 16:04

We have just got back home from our three week tour and stayed at Bourton-on-the-Water, Camelford and Exebridge Lakeside and found it very difficult to find places to eat . Most of the time we cooked outside the caravan because a lot of the place we use to have lunch at were either closed, takeaway, or you had to book online. I think it would be helpful if on reviews if  people could recommend cafes, pubs etc that are open and safe to eat at. We recommend Burford Garden Centre.

JVB66 replied on 15/09/2020 16:12

Posted on 15/09/2020 16:12

We have found that many places at this time are not taking phone bookings only on line 

We were advised by the landlord of the New Inn at Roughton last week it is better as on line or face to face they can arrange things better? nice meals

KjellNN replied on 15/09/2020 18:51

Posted on 15/09/2020 18:51

We enjoy cooking, find it much better value to spend a bit on good ingredients at M&S/Waitrose/Sainsburys/Aldi......wherever, a nice bottle of wine, then relax 

Eating out we often find disappointing.

brue replied on 15/09/2020 19:08

Posted on 15/09/2020 19:08

No problems surely at Exebridge with the Anchor Inn just a stroll away and a nice big riverside garden for outdoor eating? (They were also doing take aways when we visited in July.)

If you like meals out I think it's best to check things on line, find the pub web sites etc and check their Covid arrangements, a lot are still doing take aways as well as in house eating. Most places have a web site. 

DEBSC replied on 15/09/2020 19:20

Posted on 15/09/2020 16:04 by charlie25

We have just got back home from our three week tour and stayed at Bourton-on-the-Water, Camelford and Exebridge Lakeside and found it very difficult to find places to eat . Most of the time we cooked outside the caravan because a lot of the place we use to have lunch at were either closed, takeaway, or you had to book online. I think it would be helpful if on reviews if  people could recommend cafes, pubs etc that are open and safe to eat at. We recommend Burford Garden Centre.

Posted on 15/09/2020 19:20

We visited Burford Garden Centre back in July, for my birthday treat dinner, it was mid week, but it was so busy we gave it a swerve. However, we did go to the marquee outside and had a cream tea, that felt safe. Charlie25 did you eat in Bourton? We like the Kingsbridge pub in the centre. Going soon, thought we might chance a meal in the garden, or was anywhere else there good/safe feeling?

KeefySher replied on 15/09/2020 19:24

Posted on 15/09/2020 19:24

On our recent holiday:

Whilst at Southport CAMC site we ate out at the nearby Robertos Italian  near the pier, twice. Fish and chips in a lovely cafe in Blackpool on the front by an amusement arcade. At a gastro pub in Parkgate on the Wirral.

Moving to Ferry Meadows we ate at the beefeater next to the site, a pub in Edith Weston and the chip van on site. 

As it was during eat out to help out booking was very difficult. August was rammed in most eateries. 

We made full use of the eat out to help out deals where available, and the DDS card too.

Absolutely no concerns around COVID-19 whatsoever. 

First time we've not fired up the cadac on a camping trip as we felt it important to spend in eateries. The 32% off site fees helped the wider local economy, so win win all round 

Wherenext replied on 15/09/2020 20:00

Posted on 15/09/2020 20:00

If you happen to be staying at either Chester CAMC site or Delamere C&CC then try The Fishpool Inn near Delamere. Well organised, including temperature checks etc and the food is excellent.

If at Chirk try the Cross Foxes at Overton, another fine dining pub.

Must admit we are wary of trying anywhere when away that hasn't been tried and recommended by someone since lockdown was lifted.

eurortraveller replied on 15/09/2020 20:01

Posted on 15/09/2020 20:01

Charlie25, I am sorry but not surprised at your experience of looking for lunch in Camelford - it's not a noted culinary hotspot in any shape or form - but it's only eight miles to Port Isaac and the choices there are attractive.

JollyKernow replied on 15/09/2020 21:20

Posted on 15/09/2020 21:20

Mmmm, Port Isaac, a nice tourist hotspot with prices to match. There are a few decent places to eat in Camelford at realistic prices and I'm sure the local establishments would resent your comments Euro. Last month I've had an excellent lunch in the Masons Arms, a really good fish and chip supper from Peckish chippy and a spot on Sunday lunch at the golf club to name but three.

JK

 

brue replied on 16/09/2020 08:10

Posted on 16/09/2020 08:10

Due to Covid restrictions in pubs it seems to have become a rule of thumb to book inside seating or queue/turn up on spec for an outside place. 

If you're in S Devon I can recommend the Waterside Bistro in Totnes with covered outdoor seating along the Dart but like others you have to book inside seating due to limited spacing. 

Places like the National Trust have reduced their menus and seating. We've found many venues are doing food in disposable containers.