I’ve always been a fan of France Passion https://www.france-passion.com/en/ and when Steve and Mandy conceived Britstops, essentially the same product but covering the UK (and now Ireland) I knew it would be a good thing, and it was.
Brit Stops, is unique in the UK, and gives you the chance to stay overnight at hundreds of pubs, farms and other venues, free of charge (except for the modest £27.50 cost of a year’s membership). The scheme is sold to landowners with the prospect that you’ll sample some of the produce or services that each host has to offer, but there’s no obligation to buy anything, no hard sell and it’s up to you whether you do.
If you hate campsites as much as me then you’ll find the price of a nice pub meal, or a bottle or two from the vineyard not only cheaper than the campsite stay, but much more enjoyable.
Not all Britstops offer full campsite services such as fresh water or electric hookup but what they do offer is listed in in the comprehensive guide.
The Brit Stops scheme has also expanded this year to include a number of Irish Stops. Bringing the total number of stops to a whopping 525. The Brit Stops annual guide is valid each year from 1 March to 28 February.
Purchasing the guide gives you one year’s membership and includes a windscreen sticker for use in your motorhome The cost is £27.50 — (can be cheaper at Shows) for more information, or to buy, visit www.britstops.com. It’s good, it gets better each year. I recommend every motorhome should have a copy of this guide in the glovebox.