Campfire Convention's venue for its inaugural weekend event is the wonderfully situated Bridge Inn in the small Herefordshire village of Michaelchurch Escley, nestled in the foothills of The Black Mountains on the Welsh borders. The pub is an unspoilt 16th century riverside inn, restaurant, farmhouse with an adding field that we're utilising as a campsite.
The Cool Camping website says "The pub, a low-beamed inn of indeterminate age, was once a place where drovers slaked their thirst before taking their herds or flocks across the river. Today it still serves locally brewed real ales, and meals that use locally sourced produce wherever possible. A large folder in the pub bulges with scores of local walks – if you did one a day you’d be here all summer – urging hikers up to Hergest Ridge, the Devil’s Pulpit, Arthur’s Stone and beyond. The cycling is pretty good here too, with plenty of very minor roads wending their way from somnolent village to somnolent village, before surprising the patient pedaller with huge open vistas of Herefordshire hills."
The Bridge Inn, Michaelchurch Escley, Herefordshire, HR20JW
"It's sited beneath weeping willows beside a brook and it's an idyllic place to nurse a pint of tuck into hearty local dishes, such as braised shoulder of lamb with Gwatkin cider" - The Independent
"In a pretty spot down by the river...It’s achingly lovely, with willows weeping down the footbridge...And Glyn is the nicest host" - Daily Mail