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Thistledown Farm

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1 Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield GL10 3UH, England
+44 1453 860420
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Wonderful campsite

We've just got back from a lovely long weekend at Thistledown. I've been there twice and remembered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rhiannon B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Visited for Breakfast

This is a fantastic location for informal dining. We had breakfast here. It was excellent and would... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
vincentponcia
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London, United Kingdom
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Peaceful, tranquil and unspoilt green camping with superb views. A night or more at Thistledown gives you much more than just a campsite. Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty lies Thistledown Farm: 4 miles of maintained paths and sculpture trails wind their way through 70 acres of meadow, pasture and woodland. Educational boards around the site provide information on a host of environmental and agricultural subjects. Friendly pigs, goats and cattle are always happy to greet visitors. Fire pits are provided and wood is available to be bought. Numbers are strictly limited and booking is essential - please see our website for online booking.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“on site” (12 reviews)
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1 Tinkley Lane, Nympsfield GL10 3UH, England
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+44 1453 860420
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"woodchester park"
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"delicious food"
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"adults and children"
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"lovely campsite"
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"stunning countryside"
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"beautiful walk"
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"friendly and helpful staff"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've just got back from a lovely long weekend at Thistledown. I've been there twice and remembered it fondly but it was even better this time. We camped in the Elderflower Orchard as we have a camper (the lower fields are not accessible to vehicles)...More

Thank Rhiannon B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic location for informal dining. We had breakfast here. It was excellent and would recommend it.

Thank vincentponcia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Thistledown for over 6 years. Our boys love the campsite, over many others we have visited in the UK. But unfortunately the cafe has become a victim of its own success. The food is amazing. Jos the chef is a master...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just spent a really lovely weekend camping here, the weather was fantastic and the surroundings are breathtakingly beautiful. The food in the restaurant is absolutely delicious - we ate our evening meal there on a Saturday and Sunday lunchtime. Unfortunately the service was...More

2  Thank MaddieP76
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed a relaxing and wonderfully tasting lunchtime meal here. The little touches, the inspired menu, the friendliness of the staff are to be congratulated. The little touches provided by local ingredients, the use of the clay oven and beautiful salad combinations...More

1  Thank liz g
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent a weekend camping here with friends before seeing George Ezra perform at Westonbirt Arboretum. We knew from the reviews of this campsite that we were in for a good time, and Thistledown did not disappoint! Swathes of space and no allocated pitches meant...More

1  Thank Caroline J
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I came with a friend on Friday evening, a very busy pizza night. We had to wait a little (unusual) but the staff were friendly and helpful and kept us informed. Fantastic pizza, great views and I highly recommend. If you can book a warm...More

Thank Lisa F
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I called in with my daughter for lunch on a sunny Saturday, we had not booked and the cafe was very busy but we were offered a table and advised there could be a long wait for food. We ordered drinks and took in the...More

1  Thank nicholakent
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Just had a most enjoyable and peaceful camping trip to Thistledown. The site is totally uncrowded and since there are no allocated spots you can go 'where you want'( within limits) and not be 'cramped' by too close neighbors!. The pizzas served in the cafe...More

Thank Haworths63
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Reviewed 21 June 2018

This is a fabulous campsite in a beautiful location and so much space that privacy isn't a problem, My only gripe would be that, as we chose to camp in the orchard (which is the only pitch where you are allowed to take your car)...More

Thank Victoria B
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Carol S
9 July 2018|
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Response from Victoria B | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I wouldn't think that this campsite would be at all suitable for mobility scooters. The restaurant might be manageable though and the car park is right next to it.
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Carol S
9 July 2018|
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Response from Manxamelia | Reviewed this property |
Moving about the cafe itself and getting there from the carpark will be fine. there is a relatively extensive flat/accessible area immediately around the cafe buildings. I would go to Thistledown if I were organising a visit... More
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