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Popular K&A pub reopens after closure

One of the landmark pubs of the Kennet & Avon canal has reopened again after years of changed ownership and uncertainty.

The Barge Inn at Honeystreet became a focus for crop circle enthusiasts as much as boaters in the 1990s after the canal reopened. It closed in the 2000s, but gained a Lottery grant in 2010 which allowed it to operate as a community pub. That phase lasted for only a couple of years, and it had more uncertainty, including a brief period as an Italian bistro, before closing again last year, with an attempt to convert it to residential use.

Boaters helped local residents register it as an Asset of Community Value, meaning that it must stay a pub. Hopefully it now has a more secure future as a free house under its new independent owners, the Sinclair family, including a reopening of the adjacent camp site.

Find more information at the-barge-inn.com or by phone: 01672 851705.

The Barge Inn, Honeystreet.

Tuesday 21 May  | Andrew Denny  | 3.52pm, Tuesday 21 May 2019

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