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All I have spoken with Willomere where we held the Anglia and South East tailgate in 2022 and it is open and willing to entertain us during May Fri 19th to  Sun 21st May 2023 as long as we  are definite on numbers by 3rd April 2022 when booking. You will need to book provisionally before then and confirm in April.

 Who is interested please?

I am finding out how many we can bring but first come first serve

The 3rd Anglia and South East Tailgate is now provisionally booked for Friday 19th to 21st May 2023

Event is being held at Willowmere Caravan Park

Willowmere is situated on the B1508, Sudbury to Bures road.

Approx. 2.3 miles from the centre of Sudbury Suffolk.

Bures Road, Little Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0NN

The site is beautiful and well organised.  Suitable for Camper vans and tents, no pods.  Willowmere has an excellent toilet and shower block, fresh water tap, and washing up facilities all included.  Not a massive site but all the better for it.




There are apparently some small pod sites nearby and inns for B&B in Sudbury if you do not want to camp on site, no problem. The village centre is a 43-minute walk away (or 8 minutes in a car), and is well served by local shops including a grocer, baker, butcher, post office and a Co-op store and well as three pubs, several restaurants and tearooms.

The site is a quite small, quiet, well kept site sits in attractive surroundings of tree's, and neighbouring lakes and mere's, in the valley of the River Stour in Constable Country.

Cornard mere is next door, and is a small quiet haven for wildlife, which is cared for by the Suffolk wildlife trust.

The site is a level grass area suitable for tents, caravans, motor-homes, 27 of 35 pitches offer electric hook-up. It has well maintained toilet block and large showers .

There is even  a small fishing lake on site which you are free to fish at any time.

The local pub is 400 yards from the site and serves food (The Brook Inn).

The River Stour is 400 yards through open fields.

There is a bus service to Sudbury or Colchester which stops at our gate. Sudbury itself is a market town (Thursday & Saturday) and various farmers markets throughout the year.

Nearby Attractions

The Park is an ideal base to tour the beautiful Suffolk/Essex countryside. Sudbury was the birth place of Thomas Gainsborough and the home of Gainsborough House Museum, and shows many of his works.

In the surrounding area of Sudbury you will find such villages as Long Melford (5 mile) with its magnificent church and stately homes 'Melford Hall & Kentwell Hall which puts on its re-creations of historical life and times.

Lavenham is 7 miles & Dedham & Flatford are within 15 miles.

Colchester (12 miles) is one of the earliest recorded towns in England has a wonderful castle museum to visit, and Bury St Edmunds (18 miles) has its glorious Cathedral.

If you fancy a game of golf 'Newton Green' is 4 miles away or the larger 'Stoke By Nayland' is 7.5 miles.

The weekend runs from the afternoon of Friday 19th May until Sunday 21st May with the main feast being cooked and served on the Saturday afternoon. For accommodation on site you have the choice of booking a pitch for a camping or caravan/motorhome.

To book message @Justin with your requirements per the list below.


 Prices (Per Night) (currently)

Car, Caravan, 2 People = £23.00

Car, Tent, 2 People = £23.00

Motorhome, 2 People = £23.00

Electric hook-up = £5

Extra Person (over 10) = £5

Awnings, Dogs are free


You only need to bring is yourself, your BBQ*, the food you plan to cook and a chair and some where to sleep tent, bivvy, motor home etc. or indeed a local B&B booking  The cooking pitch, gazebos, food prep area, possibly a chiller trailer and serving tables will all be provided. The Anglia and South East tailgate is a friendly affair and is a non-competitive event for the whole family where you can come along and enjoy cooking for an appreciative crowd. If you are new to BBQ cooking and are looking to gain experience and confidence then you will be amongst friends who can help and guide you. If you are a seasoned smoker then come along and show us what you can cook whilst encouraging others to progress along their own BBQ journey. This is a family event so non-BBQ family and friends are all welcome

 * a limited number of shared BBQ/Smokers may be available for use on the day but will be on a first come basis.

We will not have exclusive use so we will be inviting other campers to join in, chat and get interested.



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