The Barge Inn, Honeystreet is to reopen on Friday 24th May 2019 at 11am. Once more the pub will be a meeting point for the boating community, crop circle enthusiasts, campers and an eclectic range of other local people and visitors. Come to the party!
New owners the Sinclair family have been busy refurbishing the pub and laying in stocks from Ramsbury brewery. They still need a few more staff, currently an assistant chef and part-time potwashers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A community campaign of liveaboard boaters, local residents and Alton Parish Council succeeded in registering the pub as an Asset of Community Value, meaning that its use could not be changed. They also prevented the camp site being sold separately from the pub after they discovered the existence of a covenant. A smaller group led by liveaboard boaters also set up a co-operative aiming for a community buy-out of the pub, but did not manage to recruit enough investors.