Brit stops question

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  1. Dave K

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    We have recently changed the van and the new one has a couple of batteries and a solar panel so I'm looking to get the most from it, just wondering about Brit stops, is it all pub car parks or are there some decent spots to stopover in amongst it
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    I have the 2015 book and I would say 90% are pubs. There are other establishments such as farm shops and vineyards etc but are fairly few and far between.
    Must confess to never having used it due OH`s reluctance, "I`m not sleeping on a pub carpark"
    I would certainly use them and I think some of them are in beautiful locations but I`m stuck using sites so far :mad:
     
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  3. Dave K

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    Same as, t'other half wouldn't fancy that, particularly if punters were banging on our door all night trying to buy kebabs
     
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    Nowt wrong with a pub car park, slept in a few
     
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    We've stayed in about 5 different locations, and they've all ended up being pub car parks but they have all been absolutely fine.
     
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    Is there a britstop near the tunnel( Brit side )
     
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    We use them and have had some great stopovers in lovely country pubs with good beers and food. All the landlords/landladies have been very hospitable and usually park us out of the way so it's good for their car park and quieter for us too
     
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    Pub car parks are great.

    Britstops are pretty much all car parks of one kind of another. That's the point!

    @Dave K Depends on your definition of "decent" If to you that basically means a campsite with facilities then Britstops isn't going to be for you. If you just want somewhere to park up, have something to eat and sleep for the night then you'll be fine.
     
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    Not a Britstop as such although it is in the book.

    New Dover Road Park & Ride in Canterbury aka Canterbury Aire.

    £3 per 24 hours with water and waste.

    There's an OK pub right outside the P&R

    It's about 20 minutes from the tunnel.
     
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    Do you use Facebook? If so join the group, it's v active, lots of pics posted + comments, just numbers quoted. Steve who runs Britstops is a member on here + the fb group. It's called something like 'discussion group for britstops'. Might help to persuade your oh
     
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    Thanks for the info, don't need facilities, just might be handy for stopping over on the way to somewhere else
     
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    There are some near the Tunnel which can be seen on the Pub Stop map here: www.wildcamping.moonfruit.com
     
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    That's exactly what they're intended for. (y)
     
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    I don't use fb but the other half does so I've just got her to take a look (y)
     
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    I didn't till about 2 weeks ago....it's an experience. Really frustrating at times as you can't search for particular Britstops but it will give you both a better idea whether it's be worth investing. Personally I'd say try it, they're great.
     
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    Well I've ordered the book on the sly, other half seems quite taken with the Facebook page and is signing up for all sorts of other wild camping pages, so thanks @Debs (y)
     
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    Good man:LOL: there's a funsters group too
     
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    I don't want to put her off....:D
     
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    @movan has posted in the past asking why do folks use the funsters fb group rather than the forum.....I've no idea, I much prefer to use the forum...so easy to find stuff....can you tell I'm not keen on fb.:LOL:.....you get drawn into all these different groups... You'll have to prise the phone out of your oh's hand at some point:ROFLMAO:
     
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    That's why we have an iPad each :), much better on a forum in my opinion, more user friendly, anyway I thought fb was for showing people what you had for your tea?
     
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