General Information

CAMPING

Camping and reception is on the Grove Parish Council playing fields next to Grove Rugby Club who kindly allow us use of their facilities. There is space for tents, caravans and campers. If the weather is wet cars should be left on the car park next to the campsite to minimise any damage to the grass. Fires are not permitted and barbeques are only allowed if they are raised off the ground. Dogs are welcome but they must be kept under control at all times and all mess must be collected and placed in the bins provided. The campsite will be open from noon Friday until 5.30pm Sunday.

Food

BREAKFAST

Grove Rugby Club will be serving a full cooked breakfast on Saturday & Sunday morning.

OTHER FOOD

The Bay Tree and the Volunteer Inn serve food. In the village, there is an Indian restaurant, a Chinese takeaway, two chip shops, Munchies café and a pizza takeaway. There is also a kebab van (cash only) in the layby next to the sports field. There is a Co-op, grocer’s, Tesco Express and a daytime coffee-shop.

TEA TIME

On Saturday in the Scout Hut, we will welcome people who want to eat together. Bring your own takeaway, or cooked food, accompanied by tunes and songs. Drinks will be available from the Rugby Club.

ACCOMMODATION

We have not been well blessed with B&B options in Grove itself, but The Volunteer now offers accommodation. There are a few possibilities to choose from in Wantage. (Wantage is about 1-2 miles walk, or an easy bus ride – and buses are frequent). We can recommend Regis Guest House, Alfred’s Lodge and The Bear Hotel from our own experience. If you need more help please contact us and we’ll see what we can do!
There is also accommodation at La Fontana in East Hanney.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

THE RIDGEWAY

Britains oldest road, used for at least 6000 years.

UFFINGTON WHITE HORSE

Britain’s oldest and most famous hill figure, which has recently been dated at 3000 years old. It is unusual that the horse faces to the right while all other horses and other animal hill figures face left.

WANTAGE

Birthplace of legendary King Alfred the Great (849AD) whose statue graces the market place.

WAYLAND SMITHY

Wayland Smithy long barrow is one of the most impressive and atmospheric Neolithic burial chambers in Britain.

Order your tickets from 1st February 2024