Just booked our first Britstop...

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  1. Rita and Andrew

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    Whats your experience of using the Britstop book?
     
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    A local pub The 3 merry lads is one and we've used it when our neighbours twins had a 21st birthday party!!
    Worked for us and have met some Funsters who have stayed!
     
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    I use them randomly....
    Last time was up in Airton.. Farm shop couple mths back... Rellies where in thier holiday cottages... So dead handy to visit...

    I've probs stayed at a dozen since having Moho... All different but all do-able :) .. If i'm on my way somewhere... I usually look to see what BritStops are either on route or in location .. Then it's Searchforsites and Wildcamp app...
    Then Cc and Ccc apps :)

    Edit: have been refused only once... The boss was away and whoever answered phone didn't know how to deal ... So took easy option... Tho it wasn't an issue for moi .. :)
     
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    we found we spent more in the pub than we would have on a site we allways feel obligated to eat a meal
     
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    ...but you had a meal out, didn't have to shop, cook or wash up :rolleyes:.
    You are not "obliged" to have a meal but obviously the host hopes you will, most will be happy to sell a couple of drinks.
    And of course judicious use of cheap sites or wild camping + in van catering with groceries from home can be cheaper... but is it better value?
    Not for me.
     
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    Stayed at quite a few, always enjoyed the stay. Not always had a meal but have had a drink. We like them. If you are on a budget there may be cheaper ways of staying.
     
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    Brilliant for a stop-over en route. From here we have a number which aren't pubs but in very handy locations! (farm shop, craft centre). We've also used pubs & usually had a drink or a meal, but not always. One pub we spent nothing - they were closed because of a fire but welcomed us anyway. Found some lovely locations, helpful and welcoming people, never felt pressured to spend - if we have a meal (evening or breakfast) it's because it fits in with our plans.
    We always let them know when we arrive, and when we plan to leave. I always leave a thank-you card too on which I say what we enjoyed about the stopover, and which is signed "BritStoppers".
    For us, a really useful scheme.
     
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    Did an entire trip round North Yorkshire in britstops earlier this year and they were all good...... one a bit tight for parking but managed to get turned ok (y)
    We'll be using a few more on a trip south in the next 2 weeks too ;)
     
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    On our recent trip "up North" the only Britstop available, when we wanted to stop, had no food available that night.

    We carried on and, in a couple of miles, saw another roadside pub. A drink and meal ordered at the bar we asked if it would be possible to stay overnight. No problem, they just asked us to park at the far end of their carpark, where we already were. Not a Britstop but quite happy to accommodate us for the passing trade.:)(y)
     
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    Only ever tried two ,a couple of years back, both in Derbyshire and both refused saying they don't do britstops anymore. So like them nor do I. I know many of those on this forum have had great stops ...but I shan't bother anymore. ..
     
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    Always use them when out and about. Staying at one tonight in Horton Dorset. We eat out when travelling, so Brit stops solves both and we don't pay for the site fee. (y)
     
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    We use them too when we are in the UK. But never booked one - the most I do is phone up on the day.
     
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    We've used them a few times as good stopovers at the last minute. Phone up on the day depending where we are, etc. Had some good meals or bar snacks and drinks.
     
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