Pub Stopovers

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  1. TonyP

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    I just looked at a web site for pub stopovers currently got 165 overnight pubs signed up 75 able to take RV's over 12mtrs throughout England/Scotland & Wales, membership fee £30 per annum with free stop over. As site says they are just stop overs but from what i could see is there is good food & beer available at each stop. its worth a look. Welcome to The Motorhome Stopover
    :Smile:Tony & Sue:thumb:
     
  2. Jim

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    I spoke to Kevin on Saturday at Peterboro, he said the website had gone live that day. I have a feeling it will be a great success, and at £30 its very good value especially with the free first night, Great for breaking long journeys, I will definitely join the scheme. Full timers could save hundreds of £ a month, in fees, but will probably have to budget fo more on beer, pie and elasticated waist trousers:BigGrin:
     
  3. Jan Pendreigh

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    What a great idea!

    Many thanks, we will certainly be signing up

    Jan
     
  4. Thepips

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    £30 is still quite a lot of money, it'll buy at least a gallon of diesel:Rofl1:
    Does anyone know the quality of the stopovers? I love the idea but only if they're worth stopping at.

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    Doug
     
  5. Jim

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    I imagine they will vary in quality, but will all be better than a motorway service station:Smile:
     
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    This sounds really good. it was a thought I had a few years ago, I will not be joining just yet aas I would like to see whats on offer, I will watch it very carefully. And really hope it grows to an Aire equivelent
     
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    Yes but will they let me turn up at 2.30 in the morning? :BigGrin: and leave before they open.

    Olley
     
  8. Lexy Traveller

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    Hi
    Just wondered how the scheme is working for those that have become members as it has been running for while now

    what's your experiences been?
     
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    Motorhomestopovers.co.uk

    Here is a report that I have received just today 21/7/08 for Glen T - a member of the Big Pitch Guide.....

    "Hi Dick

    Hope you and Mo are as well as when I last saw you !!

    Saw the advert for motorhomestopover in the Big Pitch Guide and thought it a good idea. £30 quid later I am a member - however after accessing the directory it would appear that nearly all the sites are a max size 20 foot, a very few are 35 foot - making it a bit useless for most of us.

    Shame as it is a very good concept and I wrongly assumed that it would be restricted to pubs with a large car park ect.

    Thought you might like to make this clear to everyone lest those with Big Uns spend £30 for nowt like wot I have !

    regards

    Glen"


    As a direct result of Glen's report, I have not only emailed every member of the Big Pitch Guide but I have also withdrawn the 'advert' from the Guide.

    This, of course, only affects RV'ers - not the majority of European motorhomes.
     
  10. Lexy Traveller

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    Thanks for the response :) we have a european but its a 29 footer so wouldnt have worked for us but such shame as its a great idea

    maybe the site would consider also listing pubs with space for RV's?
     
  11. gypsyrose

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    Am I correct in thinking that apart from the map with numbers of the various stopovers that you cannot identify the pubs exactly? (Sorry, bit short of time right now but interested as our MH is only 20 ft.) ....also are you expected to order a meal at every pub?? (We never go to a pub just for a drink so we would buy both at some pubs but maybe spend nothing at others??) :Wink: If you moved on every night for a week, you'd find it hard to eat a meal at a pub each night?!!
    Am I making any sense?!! :Rofl1: Ana x
     
  12. euro

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    Just looked at the site. There is a forum but it has next to no activity recently.

    Does anyone have experience of the scheme? I like the idea but I'm a bit wary about putting my hard earned dosh into it just yet?
     
  13. Lexy Traveller

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    hi euro
    i asked the same question yesterday - the posts at the bottom opf page one give you a good indications as to whether the scheme is any good for you :)
     
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    Hi

    Yeah, I saw those but as I only have a little one :cry: I was wondering what the general feeling was of anyone who had used them on a regular basis.

    The forum is sleepy hollow so its not easy to guage anything from that.

    A map of the participating pubs would be a good idea for instance :thumb:
     
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    good luck with finding that out :)
     
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    With reference to the email that I got from Glen saying that he was not impressed with the Motorhome Stopover Site - never let it be said that I cannot give a balanced opinion.

    Here are the views of another of my members received quite late yesterday.......

    Hi Dick

    Thank you for letting us know this gentleman's feelings. However, I have not regretted joining (The Stopover Site) and will renew when the time comes. Surely it is up to the individual to check the site out for individual motorhomes lengths, as sites do change their rules, frequently.

    Best wishes to you both

    Margaret P


    Margaret does have an RV, in case you were wondering.
     
  17. Wilbury

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    Hi All,
    A good friend of mine has been overnighting at various pubs for many years, usually free of charge if use is made of the facilities, just for the asking.
    It seems that some body has now dreamt up a scheme to make doing this into another comercial scheme to rip off motorhomers.
    I for one will not be giving him any of my money.
    Wilbury
     
  18. moandick

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    In the interest of fairness to all concerned - I have spoken to Kevin, the proprietor of the motorhomestopover web site and he has just come back to re-affirm the statement shown on the front page of his web site..............

    We have 84 sites with car parks big enough to take 40ft RV's . Sorry for the all the hassle , kindest regards. Kevin

    Kevin has also volunteered to refund the membership of the chap who commented on the lack of RV sites on the 'stopover' web site. I think that 84 RV friendly pub car parks out of a total of approx 180 listed is a pretty good ratio and Kevin has given me special entrance to his web site to verify his statement. I really do not think we can ask more of him - and I will report back with my findings in the morning.
     
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    Correction of an anomaly on "stopover" web site.

    Kevin, the owner of the "Motorhomestopover" web site, myself and Glen, the member of the BPG who commented on the lack of RV stopovers mentioned on the site, have had a jolly good discussion session today and discovered that the whole subject of pitch sizes had been mis-construed by most of us RV'ers.

    I am happy to put the record straight right now and to state quite unequivocally that I, once again, fully and whole heartedly support that web site.

    The problem occurred in the interpretation of the vehicle sizes shown against each pub site.

    The largest size shown as being accepted was 35 foot and most of the RV community assumed that these were MAXIMUM sizes - whereas, in fact, that actually meant that the Pub could take 35ft and LONGER - hence the reason that Kevin was quite specific that there were 84 sites that could take a 40ft RV.

    Kevin has added a small rider to the front page of the website to make this situation much clearer to all of us - and we, in turn, have agreed that there are at least 84 pubs that have car parks big enough to accept a 40 footer.

    If you fancy a night on a pub car park rather than a stop-over on a motorway service station - then I really do recommend this site. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    the motorhome stopover

    Hi, we have signed up to and used 'The Motorhome Stopover'. So far it has been brilliant. We have also been lucky enough to meet and stay with the founders Kevin & Marita at The Drift Inn Seaton Burn Newcastle upon Tyne. They have been exceptionally welcoming to us and have a huge car park with all facilities. Well worth a visit if going to the area! Knaus680:thumb:
     
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