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Author: viator

Location: Ross-shire

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:01 am    Post subject:  Pub Car Park stopovers, new website

Hi to all,
Found this in MMM mag., new website started my a pub landlord, who is himself a motorcaravanner. Check it out at

viator

Author: Grizzly

Location: Oxfordshire

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:12 am    Post subject:  Re: Pub Car Park stopovers, new website

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Hi to all,
Found this in MMM mag., new website started my a pub landlord, who is himself a motorcaravanner. Check it out at
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Well done this man ! How can we support him ?

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Author: Rapide561

Location: Derby & Lake Garda

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:38 am    Post subject:  Pub stops

Hi

There was a similar article in Practical Motorhome ages ago. The link I have though takes me to this months edition, which does not feature the subject.

If possible, I would park overnight in a pub, and instead of spending a few quid on a pitch, pay for a tipple of two instead!

Russell

Author: dbh1961

Location: Driffield, East Yorkshire

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject:  

All for things like this - I wish they would make their comparisons fair though;

Most clubs are 35 per year, plus 15 to 30 per night??????????

The 2 big clubs charge that, but MOST clubs charge around 10-15 per year, and MOST rallies run out about 5-6 per night

A smallish "pub parking co-operative" can only fairly be compared with the (many) other small clubs, and the camping can only be compared with limited facility rallies.

IF they can get 100+ pubs on board, and keep annual membership for M/Hers around the 10-15 mark, and stick with the 1 night free - THEn they'll be on to a winner, and I'll join.

If for example, they tried for around 25-30 per year, claiming it's cheaper than the "usual" 35, then I won't be joining

It's a very good idea, provided they can build up the momentum, and that they pitch the prices right

Author: carol

Location: St Columb Major, Cornwall

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:13 am    Post subject:  

There was another thread on here about it, started by the new web site owner - who is presumably a motorhome owner but more importantly to this is a pub landlord.... I recall reading (after googling) an article from somewhere up north Yorks area, that he had written to say that it was very lucrative, as we needed somewhere to park and they had parking available, so why didn't other landlords join him.

I contacted him, to find out if he was going to be running it as a sort of equivalent to France Passion, but at that time it was still at the relatively early stage.

As many on here know I tried, and failed, to start up British Passion, I was and am not a landlord, but they were one of the main targets I tried to encourage to join the scheme, I did get a few....but for my part just phoning isn't enough, because obviously you need to know what parking facilities, access they had, as you couldn't and they wouldn't want their car parks to be taken over by motorhomes, thereby stopping other business.

I was actually surprised at how few were interested, but of course the more rural a pub the better for us and probably for them, because of course drinking and driving is not encouraged and even the most foolhardy who continued (I have a son in law amongst this lot) seem to finally realise that it isn't good...so they do need our business..

The web site is not open to us mere mortals yet, as of course he is trying to get the stopping places first as I did....but he is I would think in a better position of course as he will be in the loop of other landlords in his area... trying to go nationwide is the hard part....but I do hope he succeeds, as we all need the places to stop safely overnight without harrassment, and as Russell says, I would far rather buy a drink or two than pay for a campsite's facilities that I do not need.

I hope he will get our supoort if and when he needs it.....as that will be the crunch bit.

I also hope he will try the farm shops and dealers, as some of the dealers were interested, but they have problems with insurance, but were definitely interested, one signed up with me....my other targets were the likes of the theme parks, like The Milky Way, The Big Sheep both here in North Devon....as they would have been great places for people with children on a short break looking for a holiday and something on tap for the children for the day....

Best of luck - lets get behind him when the time comes - as I don't see us getting the equivalent of aires here

Carol

Author: tikki

Location: Pembrokeshire

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 11:19 pm    Post subject:  

I think its a great idea.

I seem to remember a similar thing in Ireland around 10 years ago.
I know we stayed on 2 pub car parks from a list we'd been given.

I'm afraid I can 't remember any more details and am wondering if my mind has been playing tricks as over an hour on google can't find anything!

Can anyone help?

Chris

Author: Bryanor

Location: Harrow

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject:  

I have used several pub car parks over the years; I find most landlords are quite happy to let you stay if you are buying a meal.

There must be a big difference between allowing one or possibly two motorhomes staying in the car park on an individual basis and having X number of vans with the 'right' (because of membership) turning up. How could the landlord feel that he/she is in total control?

I wish them luck and would certainly be interested.

Bryan

Author: petie

Location: Northern Ireland

PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:02 am    Post subject:  pub stopovers

tikki wrote:
I think its a great idea.

I seem to remember a similar thing in Ireland around 10 years ago.
I know we stayed on 2 pub car parks from a list we'd been given.

I'm afraid I can 't remember any more details and am wondering if my mind has been playing tricks as over an hour on google can't find anything!

Can anyone help?

Chris
The motorcaravan club of ireland have a scheme called the TAVERN TRAIL.

Author: carol

Location: St Columb Major, Cornwall

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:59 am    Post subject:  

tikki wrote:
I think its a great idea.

I seem to remember a similar thing in Ireland around 10 years ago.
I know we stayed on 2 pub car parks from a list we'd been given.

I'm afraid I can 't remember any more details and am wondering if my mind has been playing tricks as over an hour on google can't find anything!

Can anyone help?

Chris


Chris you are correct, it was called the Tavern Trail, and it used to be on their old website and if you had the password you could access it, not sure it is on their new one. Bill Lupton is/and was the instigator of this.

We used it a bit when we have been over there...

Carol

Author: Alemo PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 2:25 pm    Post subject:  

I think that the best thing for us to do is register an interest on his website in the contact us link. Lots of emails from motorhomers will maybe help to encourage progress.
Often when making a long journey I look for a one night stop over where I can get a meal and get away from the van for a while.
Lets hope he succeeds.
All register now!

Alec



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