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Enjoy a culinary camping break with The Camping and Caravanning Club

Lana Crouch
8th April 2019

The perfect recipe for a camping getaway in Hertfordshire? Action-packed days exploring the local hotspots, relaxing evenings telling stories under a canopy of stars and of course, a spot of alfresco dining. But fear not, for your camping diet needn't consist of a tin of baked beans and a secret supply of Pot Noodles... 

In fact, our friends at The Camping and Caravanning Club have a few suggestions up their sleeve, with their round-up of local culinary highlights to enjoy during your next camping trip to either their Hertford Club Site or Theobalds Club Site. Read on for plenty of tasty tips to sink your teeth into... 


Foxholes Farm Shop, Butchery & Tea Room

The car's fully loaded, the Sat Nav's set and you're ready to embark on the perfect camping getaway. The last thing you want to do on arrival is head straight to a supermarket and battle the aisles, right? Instead, why not opt for a delicious foodie hamper direct from the farm? Break up your journey and pop into Foxhole Farm Shop, Butchery & Tea Room (just a five minute drive from the Hertford Club Site) and treat yourself to a delicious, high quality hamper of treats? You'll soon be the envy of your fellow campers! The perfect pit stop

The Alford Arms

For fresh food and rolling countryside views head to the award-winning Alford Arms, nestled in the secluded wooded valley of Frithsden. Whether it’s a long and lazy lunch with the family or a glass of something chilled before heading back to camp, you're sure to find something to tickle the tastebuds from this venue's mouthwatering menu. What's more, just like The Camping and Caravanning Club's Hertford Club Site, this pub is totally pooch friendly so don't forget to grab a bowl of water for your four-legged friend! Set tails wagging


PE Mead & Sons Farm Shop

Just imagine unzipping your tent on a beautiful morning to the peaceful sounds of the Hertfordshire countryside, interrupted only by the sensational smells of freshly baked bread, sunny side up eggs and sausages slowly sizzling away on the camping stove. Delicious! For the breakfast of camping champions make a beeline for P.E. Mead & Sons Farm Shop in Tring, where you'll find just what you're looking for to keep that coolbox nicely stocked with the tastiest local produce around. How do you like your eggs in the morning?

Hertfordshire's Farmers' Markets

There’s no better way to get your fill of seasonal Hertfordshire produce than at one of the county’s marvellous farmers’ markets. Why not take your taste buds on an adventure to the historic market town of Hertford, just a few minutes’ drive from the Hertford Club Site? Get to know the local producers at this monthly Saturday market and find out all about the latest seasonal produce, and the very best recipe ideas for heavenly campsite cooking! I went to the market...

Campfire Gin

Now, how could we share our top tent-side treats without mentioning the aptly named (and dare we say it, award-winning) Campfire Gin from nearby Puddingstone Distillery? The local tipple was named Campfire quite simply due to the Distillery's founders' love of a G&T enjoyed in the great outdoors, around a campfire. A glass of this sounds like a winner when you’re sitting peacefully under the stars, right? Sip under the stars

Comfortably nestled between city and countryside, The Camping and Caravanning Club's Hertford Club Site or Theobalds Club Site really are the ideal locations for your next escape to Hertfordshire. With 245 and 75 pitches each, these spacious sites offers the perfect base to settle down after a day of exploring the local area, and tuck into some mouthwatering local produce under the stars! And, if the suggestions above have done enough to whet your appetite, why not check out The Camping & Caravanning Club's Eat Local campaign? A fantastic guide providing all the inspiration you need to seek out the very best locally-produced food this country has to offer. 

Don’t forget, Club members save 30% on pitch fees all year round, so you can save your pennies for those tasty treats. Join today for this and a range of other benefits, including specially tailored member services, discounts at a range of outdoor retailers and all the help and advice you could wish for.

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