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 a pub that's out of this world and fancy a beer at “the Sistine Chapel of Wiltshire’, then this is the place for you.
Come soak up the atmosphere and join us at "...The only pub in the country endorsed by Camra, the Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute and the Rolling Stones” (The Guardian)
Wiltshire is home to the greatest concentration of prehistoric monuments in Europe, if not the world. So it was no surprise that Sir Tony Robinson should feature the area in his TV series Walking Through History. And where else would he stop for a beer and a chance to discuss "weird phenomena with eccentric characters", than your favourite pub. He also dropped by some of Wiltshire’s lesser known ‘attractions’, Stonehenge and Avebury.
See the walk
As a featured location in TV and film productions the Barge is seldom out of the spotlight. Look! there's John Sergeant filming 'Barging Round Britain' for ITV.
“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!” (Sunday Telegraph). “Possibly the only pub in the country endorsed by Camra, the Seti (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute and the Rolling Stones” (The Guardian). “You can't miss the pub, It is the one with the earthlings wearing Jesus sandals and Grateful Dead T-shirts” (Daily Telegraph). Pictures courtesy of Steve Alexander