Okay, I must admit I didn’t like this place much… but that’s not to say that it’s a bad place… just ‘clinical’. The day didn’t start well… I’d just ridden through the only place in England as beautiful as Wales (Wiltshire from the Barge Inn) into the most boring place on earth – Nofolk. The ride to The Angel was boring boring boring – I’m sure there may be better ways to get there but I couldn’t find them – I had to stop twice to down a Red Bull and pop some Pro Plus!
I must also apologise about the lack of photos… I fell asleep and left the camera turned on.. so flat battery – I did get pics of the site but not of the pub – which was actually very nice.
The biggest selling point about The Angel is that it’s about 100 yards from Snetterton (and a very busy road even in the middle of the night – ear plugs a must guys) which means that whilst some could bugger off on a ride-out over the weekend – those of a racing persuasion could get a track day in – or watch some racing – or whatever else it is you do on a track.
The site is brand new – it’s laid out extremely well – it has a bar which the landlord will open for large groups and you can have our own fenced off area. The ground is level and well kept, and the facilities are the best I’ve ever seen at a camp site anywhere. The showers are as good as you’ve got at home, there are large mirrors, clean sinks, and separate toilet blocks. Rubbish is kept well out of the way, and they’re happy for you to bring your own BBQ and Hog Roast – but no open fires.
To be blunt this site is amazing, it’s clean, simple, has fantastic facilities and is very near Snetterton. There’s a good ride out down towards Suffolk, and the pub is loverly. The food at the pub was great, and even better they have full B&B so those who don’t want to camp don’t have to – even better – if you do camp and want a full english – no problem they’ll sort that for you – just head over to the breakfast room in the morning and nothing is too much trouble.
So what’s my problem? I don’t really have one – I got board silly on the way there, I found the site, whilst amazing, clinical with no feeling or atmosphere, and the road right next to it very noisy. For a large group or club it seems perfect though – 96 miles from Waterloo, London… easy ride.
See the pics from The Angel here;