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2020 Britstops

How do you feel about Britstops now?

  • I've never had Britstops, don't think I'll ever need it

  • I tried it once but doubt I'll bother again

  • I'm going to try it for the first time in 2020

  • I've had it more than once but overnights are easy to find without it these days so no longer bother

  • I got it last year and use it enough to renew

  • I usually get it and will renew, it's just not worth being without it at that price

  • I found something I think is better


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Geoff York

Geoff York

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york
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T6 Ocean 150
Just curious about Britstops.
I know lifestyle has the biggest impact. Some only get away on planned trips with more facilities and some tend to hop around with more spontaneity so it's use will vary.
On principle I don't like the January to January subscription. Not a big deal but it does mean if you decide you want it in September your membership is nearly over.
Anyway.....
Whats your take on it?
Britstops a waste of money
I always ask pub/ restaurant / farm shop if I can stay ..... buying drinks / food etc
Never been refused in 20 years
 
Victor

Victor

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Kent
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T6 Ocean 204
Britstops a waste of money
I always ask pub/ restaurant / farm shop if I can stay ..... buying drinks / food etc
Never been refused in 20 years

100% agree, they make out it is an exclusive club but then information is widely available free online, I purchases once five years ago
 
Elly Swanson

Elly Swanson

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East Midlands
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T6 Ocean 150
Britstops a waste of money
I always ask pub/ restaurant / farm shop if I can stay ..... buying drinks / food etc
Never been refused in 20 years
True, but with Britstops you don’t have to be a customer to stay at most of the places. Whatever your opinion on that, there lies the difference.
 
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Tandt

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65
Location
England
Vehicle
T4 PopTop
True, but with Britstops you don’t have to be a customer to stay at most of the places. Whatever your opinion on that, there lies the difference.
So once you have paid your fee is camping always free but it would be protocol to spend there or do some charge
 
ArunAlec

ArunAlec

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West Sussex
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T5 SE 180
True, but with Britstops you don’t have to be a customer to stay at most of the places. Whatever your opinion on that, there lies the difference.
Whilst I agree that they state that you are not obliged to give them your custom, when I’ve used them I’ve always felt it was expected. On one occasion it was ”suggested“ that I should and given the excellent facilities they provided it was only proper to do so.
 
2020 freedom

2020 freedom

Eating Ice Cream, skimming stones.
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1,506
Location
Hampshire
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T6 Ocean 150
So once you have paid your fee is camping always free but it would be protocol to spend there or do some charge
Yes,
It's not compulsory to purchase anything but the system depends on each stop getting some custom. So there is an onus to do so where you can.
 
MartG

MartG

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Scotland
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T6 Ocean 150
So once you have paid your fee is camping always free but it would be protocol to spend there or do some charge
There is no obligation to buy / spend anything at a Britstop, but I feel we spend more at them than when staying at a campsite... however, that's usually a decent barmeal & drinks, which we would have 'required' anyway.
 
Elly Swanson

Elly Swanson

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East Midlands
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T6 Ocean 150
So once you have paid your fee is camping always free but it would be protocol to spend there or do some charge
Yes, free (except some charge, but it’s all in the book - mainly town centre or popular car parks). You pay for the book, which is a directory, and the organisers send monthly updates via email. Most use the places they go to and are customers. We tend to go to places that we would want to be customers at anyway. The free bit is just a space to park overnight and sleep, but some have more facilities, some charge for extras, some don’t. It’s all listed in the book.
 
Elly Swanson

Elly Swanson

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Location
East Midlands
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T6 Ocean 150
Whilst I agree that they state that you are not obliged to give them your custom, when I’ve used them I’ve always felt it was expected. On one occasion it was ”suggested“ that I should and given the excellent facilities they provided it was only proper to do so.
Don’t know if it’s a British thing, but aren’t people funny! We join a scheme where you can have something for free (that’s been previously agreed and is all “up front”) then feel obligated to do something different. Obviously the places would like extra custom but if someone was getting a little too full on and insistent, I’d remind them about what they agreed to and report it to the organisers to check on. They always get in touch with them and sort it out, that’s what they’re there for.
 
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