The Barge Inn

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The Barge Inn

Built in 1858, The Barge Inn is a unique and historic canal side pub set in the glorious Wiltshire countryside.

As you come down off the hills of the at Alton Barnes in the heart of the Vale of Pewsey, cross over the little canal bridge and turn down the lane on your right to the pub. The pub is situated right on the edge of the Kennet & Avon Canal, where you can watch the wildlife and the canal life go by.

You will find a warm and friendly atmosphere the moment you step inside, with a really homely feel.

Live music on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.  Traditional Italian regional food on Friday evenings.  Wine tasting and food matching classes on Mondays – please contact The Barge Inn for more details on these.

In the beer garden, you can spend a relaxing afternoon drinking beer or perhaps a good glass of wine or prosecco, chosen from the wine bar.

In the afternoon you can enjoy a real cappuccino, a cup of tea or a healthy smoothie.

Stop also for a delicious lunch or dinner, tasting the special menu with a choice of Italian veggie bruschetta and seasonal soups as well as traditional dishes.

The Barge Inn is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists, boaters, tourists, horse riders, archaeologists, artists and crop circle enthusiasts.  It has featured in an episode of the popular television series Morse and was also featured in Walking Through History on Channel 4.  It is located very close to the Alton White Horse and Adam’s Grave.

Healthy Italian food

Large selection of wine and beer

Special Events

Private parties

Cookery classes

Regional Product tasting


Monday closed (except for Bank Holidays when The Barge is closed on the Tuesday instead)
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12 noon – 10pm (food served 12 noon to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Friday 12 noon – midnight (food served 12 noon to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Saturday 12 noon – 1am (food served 12 noon to 3pm & 6pm to 9pm)
Sunday 11am – 8pm (food served 12 noon to 4pm – evening reservations must be made 24 hours in advance)
01672 851705
Barbara Cuomo
Parking, Outside seating area
Large groups welcome by appointment
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