The Barge Inn at Honeystreet has had a chequered history in the recent past but is now in the hands of new owners who want to restore it to its former glory plus some.
Originally built in 1810 to service the newly built Kennet and Avon canal, the equivalent of a modern day motorway service station, it burnt down in the 1850s. Rebuilt in record time it now stands as it did then.
If it was any closer to the canal it would be in it. 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.
The approach to the pub might be considered uninspiring, going down a track through a wood yard then past some cottages on the right before you get to the actual pub at the end, but what you get then is anything but uninspiring.
There is a campsite behind the pub which we are hoping to keep open all year round, money has been spent on drainage and it remains to be seen how successfully.
All bookings are subject to change with government guidance and may have to be altered, changed or cancelled if they do not meet government rules.
Pub & Kitchen Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday we are open 11am-Close
Monday – Saturday our Kitchen will be serving food 12-3pm and 5:30-9pm
Sunday our kitchen is open 12-4pm and in the evenings we will be serving wood fired pizzas in the garden.
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 – so watch this space!
Find links to buy tickets on our event page
Feel part of a festival family here at The Barge Inn and join us for one of our small festivals with all the best bits from all the big festivals.
Including over 25 musical performances, circus acts, stalls, crafts and good local beer, cider and food!
Honey Folk June 2nd-6th
Honey Fest August 25th-29th
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