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The Barge Inn (Pub)

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The Barge Inn
(nr Alton Barnes)
Pewsey Wilts
Tel:  01672 851705
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Posted by Megalithic
18th January 2022ce

What a cracking boozer - timeless. It'd be good to visit in winter when the woodburner is blazing. Good beer, and a good food menu, although we didn't eat here. At about three in the afternoon in early July, with the sun shining, barges moored, the quiet canal, and Adam's Grave on the skyline it was an idyllic place, quintessentially English. Visit the website:-
Posted by The Eternal
9th August 2009ce

This IS crop circle central, with O.S. maps showing location/pics of many famous crop circles in the Pewsey vale. Pool room has a 360 degree mural on the ceiling outlying local sites, with elementals in each quarter.

The tavern was built in 1805 for the K+A canal co. partly to feed and house the barge horses, but also as a slaughter house and bacon curing facility. It burnt down in the 1840's and was rebuilt, minus the panoramic viewing tower on the roof, for watching the movement of canal traffic.

The site has 10 touring pitches for caravans/camper vans and space for 50+ tents. Pitches cost £4 per person per night. Showers/toilets are provided in the old stable block, but are a bit `basic'. Be aware that the camping area runs parallel to the canal and during wet weather can become boggy. This is no problem during the summer months. Site is very popular with Euro travellers.

Opening Times 11:30am to 11:00pm Weekdays 11:30am to Midnight Sat and Noon to 11:00pm Sundays. Music every Sat night.
Posted by Chance
6th December 2007ce

Apparently the place for crop-circle fanatics in the summer, but this weekend in March the clientele was a broad selection of chilled out people, babies and dogs. Beautifully quiet and serene, right on the canal, with a top view of the white horse at Alton Barnes and the mad parascenders. Local beers, and the menu looked nice too. Dunno what it'll be like in the summer though?

- have since had some food here and it was lovely, proper hearty english food - bangers and mash / roast meat stylee - but I had something vegetarian which was in a similar line and delicious, no scrimping on the portions either. We forced down a pudding which was also lovely but a course too far I fear.

They appear to do camping too but I can't comment on that. Visited recently on a summer weekend and couldn't even park the car it was so busy - had to leave.
Posted by Rhiannon
25th March 2002ce