Savile Town Wharf Marina

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oasis in heart of town

As previously said the industrial approach is a little off putting but once there you soon become absorbed in the marina life.We have just spent 4 nights their. A little noise from the on sight pub but the convenience of having it their overrides it. The beers are outstanding. Great off road walking from site into Dewsbury and neighbouring towns which was great news for our spaniel
Caravanner

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Pub & canal site

Spent 6 very enjoyable nights at this site recently. The owner at Saville Town Marina was very keen to send us photos of the site before we set off. He was also keen to assure us that although the site is accessed via an industrial street it is an attractive site. We assured him we'd seen the photos and read the reviews and knew what to expect. The photos tell the truth; this is an attractive site. A small marina with well maintained narrowboats moored up. A very pleasant pub serving well-kept beers. We visited 5 out of the 6 nights we were there and every night the beer was exceptional. Yes, the industrial street is a bit grubby but once on site you forget they are there. The old Victorian factory buildings wouldn't look out of place in the Stroud Valleys and that's what you see from your 'van. The more modern built units are out of sight. From here we visited Wakefield (Hepworth Gallery), Leeds, Saltaire. NT Nostell Priory, Dewsbury itself. Could have done more walking locally but simply ran out of time. It's amazing how stunning some of the local towns are. You can appreciate their wealth back in the day. Lovely old Victorian buildings waiting to be cleaned up. And Dewsbury is starting to do that now with Heritage Funding. Appreciated the blunt advice in the loo "Washed your hands ? Cleaned the sink ?" Hope you enjoy as much as we did.
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A different CL with lots going for it

We arrived at the weekend, no one there to book in with but a man on a boat moored in the marina gave us some info. We were surprised that the marina is in the middle of a very scruffy industrial estate, rubbish laying in the street. The marina is alongside a pub that was a bit noisey on Saturday night with a live band ( our sleep wasn't helped by the people who had been on the site who packed up at about 0500 and were shouting to each other as they packed up). The rest of the time the pub was busy (it was the beautiful few days in February) during the day but settled down at night. The pub serves some great beers, real cask ales, food wasn't up to much (finished at 1800). The pub is very dog friendly. The walks we took along the canal wasn't particularly beautiful with a cement works but really easy with our dogs and we could have walked miles. There are toilets there but it's a bit basic (but what do you expect from a CL). The manager was really casual, we went to find him on Monday morning to pay and check out, really friendly and relaxed. The location is really handy for visiting so many locations including Leeds. We found a great place to eat in the town (Dewsbury Delights) a fish and chip as well as curry shop, the largest Naans I've ever seen, tasty and good value. I'm not sure we would re visit the site but it's very useful and worth a look at for anyone.

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lovely staff lovely site dogs are very welcome miles of walking peacefull and clean ignore the fact its near industry is not seen on site

lovely friendly site clean loads of hot water in shower, toilets and facilities are clean , site staff friendly and welcoming , my dogs love it , walk for miles into town or along tow path , ignore the industry its quiet i will go again thanks to everyone at c v marine

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An Oasis within easy reach of Leeds

Savile Town Wharf Marina is a jewel in West Yorkshire. We were a little dubious as we approached the site as it’s surrounded by mainly bed factories and UPS and bus depots, but as we turned into the site evertthing changed. The site is within the Dewsbury arm of the Calder and Hepple canal and is all on flat grass. The owners worked hard to fit us in an short notice for a 2 night stay visiting family in Leeds. On site is a great pub, the Leggers, which sells a wide range of cheep beers. Although the pub itself is upstairs, the toilets, showers and lots of benches are on the ground floor. There’s also another toilet block at the other end of the car park which were very clean. There is a 24 hour ASDA around 10 minutes walk away which is great for stocking up on provisions. A further 10 minutes uphill is Dewsbury Train Station from which it’s easy to get into Leeds in 10-15 minutes with return trains running up till 23:30 and are around £6 return. Good value for money, we’ll be back soon and recommend to all
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From the partner of a wheelchair users perspective

Arrived early afternoon, found a pitch and set up. No problem, the pitch we chose was flat in both directions. Had a quick reccee to the pub and the first problem.......it's upstairs. No disabled access. My wife could not get up. And if she did the toilets were downstairs. Went out in the evening to another pub with access. Off to the Leggers fo a solo nightcap and well impressed with the selection of ales and the warmth of the welcome. Next day walked to the station .Got halfway there (ASDA B&Q) and realised that the hill we had to climb would probably be more than a match for my wheelchair pushing ability. Just made it, red of pace and panting like a ......Had to sit for 5 mins before crossing the road to the station. Went into Leeds for the day. All rail staff and passengers very helpful with the chair. Never saw anyone from the site, but as we had paid in advance it was not an issue. Look forward to going back in the summer.

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Nice site, shame about the area

I had never previously visited the Dewsbury area but wanted to go to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and this site was very well located for that purpose. I initially had difficulty locating the site because it is hidden from view by high walls. The best way to describe how to find it is drive into the car park of the Leggers Arms pub, we drove past it on the first attempt. The staff were friendly and welcoming, the pub has character and serves very simple meals, e.g. Chilli with chips or rice (also a vegetarian option) and excellent real ale. The campsite toilets are a portacabin and are unisex but are kept very clean. There is a shower for general use at all he marina office/pub building. Ideal for regular CL users who tend to use their own facilities. It's very handy for Asda, B&Q and any number of other retail outlets because it is in the centre of a very industrial area mixed with lots of retailers. Sadly the area lets it down and nothing can be done about that. We intended to stay for 3 nights but after the first night of listening to motorcycles being driven at speed around the neighbouring streets we decided to move on. Maybe we are just a bit too faint hearted, there were 3 other caravans on site and their occupants seemed to be perfectly happy. I hate to be negative but would I return? Unlikely.
Motorhomer from Tyne & Wear

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What a delight

After a drive through the industrial area you arrive to time warp of quaint buildings around the old narrow boat dock. People from the 20 or so boats are as friendly as the staff of the pub. This is a much loved local facility that posses character. A ten minute walk along the canal spur puts you at the double locks and out into open countryside. What a delight, just what a CL should be.
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What a delight

After a drive through the industrial area you arrive to time warp of quaint buildings around the old narrow boat dock. People from the 20 or so boats are as friendly as the staff of the pub. This is a much loved local facility that posses character. A ten minute walk along the canal spur puts you at the double locks and out into open countryside. What a delight, just what a CL should be.
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Great little CL site.

Date of stay 16/17/18 June This is the 3rd time on this site ,plenty of pitch room electric hook ups very close to pitch as with most of water supplies. Shared toilets on site within the pub no problem there,nice little cafe on site plenty of seating around the outside of pub and some picnic benches on the camp site,play area for kids plenty of good walks around ,10 mins walk into Dewsbury and a very good market there.agree that the road towards the site could do with tidying up a bit but that's local councils job to see to that,but it does not detract from the welcome on this site,owner is a very likeable chap and if you arrive on site when office closed as long as you have contacted before hand to check availability you just arrive and pick your spot.Consider this to be pretty good value as some club sites without toilet or shower facilities cost same or more. Will be there again soon. 😎
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