Thursday, 12 January 2012

What a Rediscovery- the Barge Inn at Honey Street is magical

Parking at Overton Hill near Avebury, it's possible to walk over the tops before dropping down to Stanton St Bernard, and from there walk along the canal to the Barge Inn at Honey Street.
Like many others, I watched the programme about renovating the Barge Inn and reopening it as a community run pub and was keen to see what it was like.
Here is the outside of the pub

 The barges on the canal

 Two photos of Vince Palmer's ceiling paintings, they need to be viewed in person.

 The inside of the pub, it has been beautifully renovated. I sat in a table with the best view of the canal, only possible now the Ladies toilets have been relocated elsewhere.
 Bangers and mash with red cabbage and onion gravy- delicious.
And honeyfest is being held on the 14th of April:
The pub's website gives lots of information about the pub and includes a photo of Vince:

The walk back was almost due north passing by the Alton Barnes White Horse and onto the old Ridgeway. The sun came out for the first time that day just before it set highlighting the old hill forts and field systems.
The Alton Barnes white horse can almost be seen!
 This was the sunset at the end of the walk, the red colour was not picked up by the camera.

What a wonderful day out, The Barge Inn is well worth a visit and best reached on foot or water, but if time is short, take the car.

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