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The Barge Inn

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Contemporary, Pub
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Seend cleeve, Melksham SN12 6QB, England
01380 828230
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Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 94
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 18
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Evening relaxation

A regular stop in the summer months with canal side seating and outside appeal...excellent food friendly service and good value nothing not to like here...menu may be a little limited for dum otherwise would have scored top marks....a must visit without question if you are in the area....a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Trowbridge
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Trowbridge
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A regular stop in the summer months with canal side seating and outside appeal...excellent food friendly service and good value nothing not to like here...menu may be a little limited for dum otherwise would have scored top marks....a must visit without question if you are in the area....a little way from Melksham by the way!

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Visited The Barge today for lunch as we were in the area and looked at reviews before going. A delightful Inn in a lovely setting by the canal with plenty of seating outside. Went into The Inn not greeted by any staff so made our way to table and sat down were not sure whether it was table service or... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We booked a table for Saturday lunch time for 8- ages ranged from 4-63, as you walk in you can smell the smoke from the open log fires. A very homely feel. We ordered - Steak and Chips with hollandaise, Sausage and Mash with red cabbage, Burgers, a sharing meat/olive /cheese platter. I'm fussy and ordered poached eggs with asparagus... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Tried the roasted pepper and anchovy sharer dish followed by the mozzarella, heritage tomatoe, blood orange salad. Absolutely stunning. Would highly recommend this. Everything else was also perfect. Definitely go again with the girls.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

The pub has a lovely feel to it and is a nice place to pop for a drink or a meal. Its a great place to go on a nice day especially and sit in the beer garden by the canal. The food has always been decent and reasonably priced. some of the dishes have been very tasty, some fairly... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Having walked along the towpath from the Camping & Caravanning Club to the Barge at lunch time the 6X was most welcome and tasted as good as Wadworths always does. Pub was packed so we sat outside and the eight of us had Baguettes and Chips which were very good but slightly expensive, in my opinion having said that if... More 

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Salisbury, Wiltshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Here now (Sat 2nd May) for a get together with family and, despite the place being nearly full, the food came out hot and cooked lovely. Sat here now debating whether to try a pudding......! :)

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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146 reviews 146 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Eight rather scruffy 'senior' canal boaters moored up at this delightful pub for an early evening meal, and in fact moored for the night. Our welcome was warm and a pleasant table found to the rear of the pub, where we could happily play our dominoes and cards without disturbing those more delicate and reserved diners. Despite what some reviewers... More 

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Suffolk
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We camped about 1 1/2 miles along the canal from this lovely pub, so an evening walk for either e meal or just a drink or two was no hardship. With it's large garden bordered by the canal it is a relaxing place to while away some time watching the narrow boats chugging past. We booked a table as we... More 

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Semington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Barge Inn is a nice pub with a great location right on the canal by Seend locks. The one downside is the menu: you don't look at it and say "oh, I'd love to try that", you look at it and say "oh, I've seen that three dozen times before in three dozen places". I will say that the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Seend cleeve, Melksham SN12 6QB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Melksham
  • Phone Number: 01380 828230

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?