Buxton pub provides camping with underfloor heated facilities
Enterprising public houses across the country are now offering temporary caravan and camping sites within their beer gardens for holidaymakers looking to enjoy rural views, freshly pulled pints and home-cooked dinners.
Following the lost revenue incurred by lockdowns, pubs have received permission from the government to set up non-permanent camping areas to help secure the future of England’s village pubs.
Among the pubs taking advantage of the option is the Duke of York in Buxton, Derbyshire. Unlike many of the temporary campsites available, the Peak District pub’s offering includes some upmarket amenities for its guests.
A dedicated washroom block near the camping areas has been fully fitted with contemporary conveniences. Guests of the pub can enjoy getting in and out of hot showers, with the luxury comfort of underfloor heating beneath their feet. There is also a dedicated washing up area, facilities for those who are disabled and hygienic chemical disposal if required.
Those holidaying at the site, which is located seven miles from Bakewell and six from Buxton, can choose from hardstanding and grass motorhome pitches supplied with an electrical hook up. The Duke of York’s rural location in the heart of Derbyshire delivers spectacular vistas and plenty of opportunities for a ramble. Footpaths are close by and easily accessible, leading to the Tissington and High Peak Trails, Midshires Way and Limestone Way.
When guests return from their travels, they can relax and enjoy an afternoon in a traditional village pub before popping back to their camp.