CROP CIRCLE PUB of THE YEAR 2012 (And 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006... You get the idea!)
Established 1810 (That's 202 years, not ten past six...)
Greetings earthlings and welcome to the Barge Inn, “Crop Circle Central” and “Most Famous Pub in the Universe”. If you’re arriving from outer space, exit at the Milky Way and hang on a right at Mars. By boat, you can’t miss us, we’re right on the canal bank. By car, you can, we’re tucked away behind JD’s wood yard. However you travel, one thing is for sure, if you’re looking for something different, and want to see “the Sistine Chapel of Wiltshire’, then this is the pub for you.
Come soak up the atmosphere and join us for great beer, good music, ‘celebrity chef’ food and the usual eclectic company; dogs, aliens and wondering minstrels welcome.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Crop Circle Ale
"Probably the most famous pub in the Universe."
A place where all are welcome and even if not everyone
knows your name, they'll probably guess your star sign!
What's green, red, black and sticky all over? Barge Inn bumper stickers, pick yours up from the bar!
Barefoot at the Barge
2012 will mark another milestone in the pub’s 200 year history. Honeystreet Ales are undertaking a major transformation of the old barn site, constructing a beautiful new visual and performing arts space, ‘The Barefoot’, right next to the Barge Inn.
Designed by Mathewson Waters Architects and built by the award winning Green Oak Carpentry Company, construction starts in March. The £250,000 project, funded by Honeystreet Ales, will provide an exciting and inspirational new arts space.
Join us there - Barefoot at the Barge.
Barefoot news update: The frame was constructed in Green Oaks workshop over winter 2011 and erected on site in March 2012. Wow! what a magnificent piece of work it is. Made from French oak (vive la difference!) and crafted using centuries old methods, with oak pegs and mortice and tenon joints. June 2012, the roofing team have now fixed the blue black natural slate. (but the roof in the picture is red? well spotted!) and during November the barn sides were clad with oak featheredge boards. January 2013, windows and doors starting to appear, if only the carpenters would stay out of the pub!
From left to right: John Adams, Wes Mills, Spencer Hayers and Tobias Fomes
Pictured above are the Green Oak frame building team astride their creation.
If you look carefully, you’ll just see the White Horse in the background.
The Barefoot at The Barge, an enduring legacy for one of Wiltshire's greatest pubs.
Artist Vince Palmer touching up his masterpiece, the ceiling mural in the Crop Circle Room.
Vince's 'Stonehenge & Julia Set', on display at the pub.
“The Barge indeed is Crop Circle Central –there’s even Croppie ale for sale – and circle aficionados arrive to camp here from all over the world: in the visitors’ book Kerry from Australia has written: ‘Great crop circles! Great people!’, while Miranda and Trond from Norway say: ‘Great to be back at Croppie HQ!’ No wonder an official at the Wiltshire Tourist Board tells me that they love crop circles; together with the numinous delights of Stonehenge and Avebury Rings they’re the county's biggest draws. “
Honeystreet Ales Helps Save SETI Institutes' Search for Aliens
The truth is out there and with help from Honeystreet Ales the SETI project, and its mission to seek out new life and new civilisations, will hopefully get back on course. Budget cuts have forced the SETI Institute (Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence), to mothball its Allen Telescope Array. The set of 42 radio telescopes is sited in northern California and scans the skies for potential alien radio signals; originally funded by Paul Allen (billionaire co-founder of Microsoft) the project is in danger of closing as funds have run out. Simon Pye of Honeystreet Ales said "SETI are conducting research vital to the development of our award winning beers and ciders and we have pledged our financial support to help enable this essential project to continue."
The SETI Institute wrote to Honeystreet Ales' Director. " Dear Ian, The advancements we have made in SETI research, astrobiology and science education can be attributed in many ways to people like you who have generously supported our mission. We are grateful for your generosity. On behalf of our entire organisation, thank you again... With your help, there is no limit to what we may discover."
Spring Opening Hours
|Monday - Thursday
||11.30am - 11.30pm
||12pm - 3pm & 6.30pm - 9pm
|Friday & Saturday
||11.30am - 1am
||12pm - 3pm & 6.30pm - 9pm
||12pm - 11.30pm
||Food & Sunday Roast 12pm - 3pm
Phone: +44(0)1672 851 705
The Barge Inn, Honeystreet, Pewsey, Wiltshire.
For campsite bookings, table bookings, faint praise, complaints, debts, VAT man, bailiffs:
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To find us: Google Maps
The nearest train
station is Pewsey which is reached by taking trains from Paddington
(OINW) in London.