Off to the Three Magpies

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  1. Brisey

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    We are off on our first outing of the year on Friday. We are staying at the Three Magpies Public House, Sells Green, Seend, Melksham, near Devizes,Wiltshire.
    A pub with its own campsite was an obvious attraction. :BigGrin: Costing us £9.50 per night including ehu. If any other Funsters are there please come on over and say hello,:thumb: we have MotorhomeFun stickers fore and aft so we should be recognisable. :BigGrin: Wherever you may be going, have a great weekend.:thumb:

    Brisey (Brian & Pam)
     
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    Have a great time

    Have a great time its a lovely area and you will be well placed to explore if thats what you like to do.
    Sorry cant tell you anything about the site as we only live about 20 miles away
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    Are you actually staying at the pub or at the Camping and caravan club next to it?
    The pub site is literally behind the pub through the car park and will take you literally seconds from bar to van!!:thumb::thumb:

    There is the kennet and avon canal within a few minutes walk and there you've got another good couple of pubs (our local is one of them), plus walking, cycling, fishing (with day permit).

    The three magpies is a great pub, with very friendly staff.

    If you wanna know any more about the area (other good pubs or anything) let us know as we are walking distance from the three magpies.
     
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    Hi errpaul

    We are staying at the pub site, we are not C&CC members and to stay on their site would have cost us almost double the price.:Eek!:
    literally seconds from bar to van!! sounds good to me.:Wink::BigGrin: I believe that the pub also has a rally field, so it might be a good location for a MHFun meet in the future.:thumb: We will no doubt have a walk along the canal in both directions from the pub, we want to have a look at Caen Hill Locks.:Cool:
    If you are about, come over and say hello.:thumb:
     
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    Yeah, I reckon it could be a good place for a rally, but you'll probably be better to say once you've been.
    What days are you there from and until?
    The caen hill locks are a sight....I would definately not want to have to negociate them in a barge (hard enough on a bike when cycling to work)...takes a whole day apparently!
     
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    We will be there from late Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon. The Avon Group of the Motor Caravanners Club are holding a rally there in early May I think. I am not too sure if electric hook ups are available on the rally field. Will post a campsite review when we return.:thumb:
     
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    We will be going somewhere (not sure where yet, will probably just look up a CC CL with fishing, which our son loves) this weekend. Not sure when we'll be back, but we'll pop by and say Hi if we can.
    We've only had our van 2 weeks, and it's our 1st one so been away every chance we've had, (the 1st weekend we got it and an extended weekend the one just gone. Straight from site to work!)
    Maybe see you on the weekend though. Have a great time
     
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    Hope you have a great weekend wherever you may go.:thumb:
     
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    :thumb:Thanks Brisey. You too :thumb:
     
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    Hi P&B. We have been before . The pubs ok foods ok camping ok. Landlord ????????
    We tried to book for Mothering weekend and he told me he had a RV in that week and it took up to much room.
    What ,ollocks.
    The c&c site next door is one of the best.
    We parked the one afternoon no charge, and stopped there twice lovely people great site.
    The Barge inn takes some beating for a pub meal really great food.
    Have Fun and try the barge inn if you can get a booking.
    "The Breens"
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    Hi we are not far away might come over to put a face to the name.On the site been there a couple of times try the pub for meals brilliant food at a great price
    cheers
    Pete:thumb:
     
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    We had a great weekend at the Three Magpies, pity we had to come home we would have liked to have stayed longer. The staff at the pub were very friendly and welcoming. The pub itself serves excelent food and ale, a few pints of Bishops Tipple will ensure you have a good nights sleep. It does get very busy in the evening so it is well worth booking a table in advance. On Saturday we had nice walks along the canal to Caen Hill locks in the morning and to the Barge public house in the afternoon. On Sunday morning we walked up the hill to the pretty village of Seend. The view across the Wiltshire countryside from the Bell Inn was well worth the effort. On Saturday evening another Funster paid us a visit, namely Sherpa who was pitched up on the nearby C&CC site. We can thoroughly recommend the site and will return for another visit whenever we can. I will post a campsite review in the next day or so.
     
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    Brisey

    Following our short conversation on Saturday evening, I thought you may like to know there is a Motorhome friendly car park in the centre of Devizes should you be in that area again.

    Car park is known as the Wharf, its down by the canal and a three to five minute walk into town.

    Have stuck a very short video of it on here


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