FAQs - Old Vicarage Campsite

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Some useful answers to questions
we often get asked.

Can I book over the phone?

   No. Usually Bernie is either splitting wood, driving tractors or busy on the campsite, so he can’t take down any booking details over the phone. Please use the online booking form or put it in an email and we will get back to you ASAP.

Arrival and departure times?

 For camping there aren't any. Arrive when you get here and depart as you leave. However, if you've booked one of our bell tents or pods the arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am (unless you've made prior arrangements with us).

Do I need to reserve a campfire/brazier?

   No, we always have enough to go around.

We have a really really massive tent. Is there an extra charge?

   No. We have lots of space so there is no limit on tent size.

Can we bring a gazebo/ pup tent/ cooking shelter etc?

   Yes. There is no extra charge for extra tents.

We are holidaying with friends. Can we all camp together?

   Yes. There is always room for groups to camp together.

Can we bring our own firewood?

   No, we only allow wood supplied by us to be burnt on the site. Our wood is very good quality, seasoned, and chopped to the perfect size to work with our braziers.

Can we re-freeze our ice blocks on-site?

   Yes, we have a freezer that can be used for re-freezing ice-blocks.

Do you provide dishwashing facilities?

   Yes we do. But please bring your own washing up liquid and scrubbers.

Where are the closest shops?

   Acle (pronounced A-cul) is the nearest town and should have everything you need. There, you will find a Co-op supermarketm, butchers, post office, newsagents, chemists, hardware store, petrol station, library and a health centre. They also have a market every Thursday and a farmers market on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Turning right out of the campsite, follow the road for 2 miles and go straight on at the mini roundabout. There are some good walks to and from the town, including the 8 mile ‘shoppers loop’.

We broke our tent/ forgot our tent pegs/tent/sleeping bags. Help!

   If you have a tent emergency, firstly speak to Bernie. He keeps a supply of spare pegs, air bed pumps, repair poles and even spare tents.

If it’s something more major, or you just fancy some new camping gear, we recommend Norwich Camping and Leisure. They have a large store selling all types of outdoor gear and camping equipment, a field of  display tents to explore and a cafe. Find out more at www.norwichcamping.co.uk

Places to East and Drink

Here is a short list of local restaurants, pubs and takeaways.


The Ship Inn, South Walsham, NR13 6DQ Tel. 01603 270049 www.shipsouthwalsham.co.uk
Recommended by Bernie. Great for fish lovers.

The Bridge Inn, Acle, NR13 3AS Tel. 01493 750288 www.norfolkbroadsinns.co.uk
Family friendly riverside pub.

The Ferry, Stokesby, NR29 3EX Tel. 01493 751096 www.ferryinn.net
One of Bernie’s favourites. A great riverside spot for meals outside on sunny evenings.

Pedros, Acle Bridge NR13 3AS 01493 750972
Mexican themed food and a relaxed atmosphere. Also by a river.

The Cafe, Moulton Nurseries, Moulton St. Mary Tel.01493 750458 www.moultonnurseries.co.uk
Just a short walk along the footpath from the campsite, a coffee shop serving breakfasts, afternoon teas, cakes and meals. Not open in the evenings.


The White Horse, Upton, NR13 6BT Tel. 01493 750696 whitehorseupton.com
Community owned pub, friendly atmosphere.

The Ferry, Reedham, NR13 3HA Tel. 01493 700429 www.reedhamferry.co.uk
Family Friendly riverside pub serving traditional pub grub.

The Ship, Reedham, NR13 3TQ Tel. 01493 700287
Traditional pub grub.

The Cock Tavern, Cantley NR13 3JQ Tel. 01493 700895
Traditional pub grub. Good selection of ales.


Acle Spice, The Street, Acle, NR13 3DY Tel. 01493 750800 aclespice.com
Excellent Indian food, reccomended by Bernie. Delivers to the campsite.

Full River, The Street, Acle, NR13 3DY Tel. 01493 750855
Exquisite Chinese, Peking and Cantonese food.

Reedham Fish and Chip shop, 23a the Hills, Reedham NR13 3TN Tel. 01493 700706
Bernie's favourite chip shop but his dad think's they are too greasy. You decide!

The Olive Tree, 23 Old Rd, Acle NR13 3QL Tel. 01493 750222
Pizza, Kebabs, Burgers and Chicken.
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