The Barge Inn Honeystreet to reopen on 24th May

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

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.

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2 Responses to “The Barge Inn Honeystreet to reopen on 24th May”

  1. Editor MonsterID Icon Editor says:

    We have received the message below in response to this article:

    The parish council did not support the Barge. i attended some parish meetings and, although they strongly disapproved of mcivor [the previous owner], they were not interested in the Barge. they failed to support the application for the barge to be be registered as a community asset. luckily, at one meeting a councillor from the local council was present. he visited the Barge and supported it. Obviously, there were individual residents that did want the Barge to survive. in general many of the residents did not want the noise and the traffic associated with the pub. In essence, it was the boating community that drove the campaign to save the Barge.

  2. Hilary Barr MonsterID Icon Hilary Barr says:

    Great news.