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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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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 101
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 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
Beautiful spot to sit

This is a lovely pub with good food. We prefer it on a nice day when you can take your drinks up the steps to the tables on the bank of the canal. Beautiful setting to watch the barge boats meandering back and forth along the canal - and negotiating the adjacent lock! Perfect.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Diane J
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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plymouth
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Idealic setting beside the canal. Lots of outside seating with shade if that's your preference. Dog friendly. Polite and helpful staff. Menu to please anyone's palette. We sampled the Wiltshire ham and eggs and ploughman's lunch truly superb. Washed down with a lovely cider and topped with a lemon tart to die for....Fantastic we will be back ....

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely pub with good food. We prefer it on a nice day when you can take your drinks up the steps to the tables on the bank of the canal. Beautiful setting to watch the barge boats meandering back and forth along the canal - and negotiating the adjacent lock! Perfect.

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Devizes
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nine members of my family costed The Barge the day after a wedding party. The food was very good and service excellent. Proves were reasonable and we would certainly go there again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We visited this pub on a sunny summer evening. Plenty of car parking space, ample room inside and many tables outside. Bar staff welcoming and friendly, and a good range of food on offer. We had charcuterie and veg lasagne. Both very tasty, chips excellent. A very pleasant experience

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The pub is literally on the banks of the canal and is an excellant location with plenty of outdoor seating so needless to say it is also extremely popular. The food was good with a varied menu and we were kept informed of how long it was likely to be before we were served. The pub also had a good... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If the suns out, sit outside and enjoy the barges pass by on the canal. It was lovely relaxing outside with a pimms before heading inside to our candle lit table to enjoy a very nice meal still overlooking the peaceful canal.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

On a sunny summer evening there can be few better places to enjoy a meal than a canalside pub garden. Unfortunately the 'enjoy' element was sorely lacking. The Barge's food prices are just above the usual pub grub so you expect food that's a bit better than pub fare too. And you don't expect to have to wander off and... More 

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Cairo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

As you would expect, the Barge Inn is on the banks of the Kennet & Avon Canal, in Seend. The setting is lovely - warm beer as you watch the sun go down. The food was good and plentiful. A good evening.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Amazing treat to catch up with the family, surrounded by the countryside and great food. Staff were friendly and very helpful, nothing seemed to be a problem. Travelled from Bristol as I had heard it was a nice place to visit and will pop back again. Great idea- fill in you reciept and have a good chance of winning a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The Barge Inn is certainly worth a visit, the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating seeing that we called in on the off chance that we could book a Sunday lunch after our planned walk down the Caen Locks. On arriving back at the Inn we received a warmly welcome and had the pleasure of enjoying an amazing lunch which... More 

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Additional Information about The Barge Inn

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

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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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