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The Barge Inn, Bradford-On-Avon

17 Frome Road
Bradford-On-Avon
BA15 2EA
Phone: 01225863403
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Quinno _ left this review about The Barge Inn

Hipster gastro, aimed at the middle-aged Guardianistas who have colonised the locale. White and blue inside, a bit rudderless and is functional at best. The key on a sunny day is to head outside - though the initial garden is scruffy, the hack is to go up the steps on the left-hand side which lead to the onto the grassed canalside which is lovely, with a number of moored barges and the odd one tootling past. Four pumps with 2x Plain and my Grafter was pretty much par (NBSS 3). A summer pub, worth the walk and a pint by the canal if the sun is out. But feels like it’s ticking-over and a more focussed operator could really make this a destination. 6.5

On 28th June 2023 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Barge Inn

The location is this pub’s best asset, both its proximity to the canal and being on the outskirts of town, making it easy to find. The car park is also very useful, given the poor traffic conditions in Bradford. The staff were quite welcoming, though the layout and attitude of other customers detracted from the experience. There were 6 boxed ciders behind the bar, plus Doombar, Otter Ale and something called Pub Leisure Grafter. I stuck with the otter which was in average condition. With a little effort this could be so much better.

On 1st June 2023 - rating: 6
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Barge Inn

An old building dating back to the building of the Kennet & Avon Canal,this sits back from the former wharf but has a lovely beer garden extending canalside.My guess is that this would have been the Wharf House,and K&A Offices.
The interior has had a modern refurb,not that well done,but at least a woodburner has been retained in a fireplace in the tap room as you enter,with the bar to the left.Furniture is mainly in pine,while a back bar is now more lounge with dull looking dining tables and a lower rear area has seating pews..At least the flatscreen was turned off,but it just feels corporate with not much charm despite a lot of exposed stone work.
Of the 5 handpumps,two were unused on my trip ,the others drawing Marstons EPA,London Pride,Kettlesmith Ridgeline and Ringwood Boondoggle (decent enough condition ) Clearly Marston portfolio ales will dominate in this tied house,but guests are carried.
The beer garden here is the winner,it could be so much better inside if Marston's could be bothered.Convenient if boating the K&A.

On 12th July 2016 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bradford-on-Avon, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Avoncliff, 1.77 miles, 34 min walk (show)
Freshford, 2.91 miles, 56 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Barge Inn, Bradford-On-Avon
28th Jun 2023, 19:58
Review submitted by Quinno _ amended by Quinno _
 
28th Jun 2023, 19:57
Review submitted by Quinno _

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
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