• Aerial view of The Barge Inn
  • The Barge Inn ceiling mural
  • The Barge Inn in the evening with a red sky
  • Inside The Barge Inn
  • Heron on the canal
  • The Barge Inn canal side
  • Aerial view of The Barge Inn
  • The Barge Inn at sunset
  • The Green Man
  • The barn
  • The Barge Inn by the canal

Originally built in 1810 to service the newly built Kennet & Avon canal, the pub burnt down in the 1850s. Rebuilt in record time it now stands as it did then. 
Once known as The George Inn, it served as a bakehouse, slaughter house and shop for those living and working on the canal. The area is steeped in history & Wiltshire legends, from King Arthur and Merlin to crop circles and aliens! In fact The Crop Circle Visitor Centre is within walking distance.

The setting is glorious with views across the canal to the Marlborough Downs and the Alton Barnes White Horse. Plenty of seating outside to absorb the magnificence of the scenery on warm summer days. Situated canalside it is ideal for walkers, visitors, families, boaters & crop circle enthusiasts. Expect a lively, eclectic pub that attracts visitors from far and wide; fascinating characters, live music, camping, great food and drink, friendly staff and lots of laughs. There is nowhere quite like it!

There is a campsite behind the pub which we are hoping to keep open all year round.

Meals are served daily and as a free house there is a good selection of beers and cider.

Bands every Saturday and most Fridays with impromptu sessions on a regular basis.

Pub & Kitchen Opening Hours

Monday – Sunday we are open 11am-Close

Monday – Saturday our Kitchen will be serving food 12-3pm and 5:30-8.30

Sunday our kitchen is open 12-4pm serving tasty roasts with all the trimmings

Please call us on 01672 851222 to book a table.

The Campsite Is Now Open 7 Days A Week – subject to weather conditions during winter months

Tents, caravans, and motorhomes are all welcome.

Glamping options available: Bell tents and Barn rooms can be booked!

We have brand new shower facilities, along with washing machine & tumble drier.

Please contact the campsite on 07917 407522 to book.

Music and Bands on Friday and Saturday

With impromptu sessions on a regular basis

Keep an eye on our Music & Events page

We are dog friendly*

*Dogs must be well behaved and kept on leads for the duration of the stay*


In the end, in England, when you want to find out how people are feeling, you always go to the pubs.

Martha Gellhorn