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“great pub”
Review of The Barge Inn

The Barge Inn
Ranked #10 of 64 Restaurants in Melksham
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: A traditional English pub in a beautiful waterside setting with moorings for the barges. Great award winning Wadworth real ales on draught. Our team of skilled chefs' pride themselves in serving freshly prepared, great tasting dishes using fresh, local, seasonal produce. Whether you are eating in our beautiful garden enjoying the sun or inside enjoy the views in a relaxed environment, The Barge is a great place to visit.
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Spent Easter weekend at The caravan and camping site at Seend wich was exelent even though it was a bit parky The are two Pubs in the area The Three Magpies wich looked great and was just refurbished the food looked good and the beer was great but a grumpy landloard was the downer The Barge Inn right on the canal was the better lovely big bar huge restaurant the food and staff were pleasant and Wadsworth was lovely

Date of visit: April 2013
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Thank NIK S
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Great welcome, strangers in a village pub not always greeted as well as we were. Reasonably priced menu, good value, lovely log fire, friendly dog.

Date of visit: March 2013
Thank AnnieAlice
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Reviewed 29 March 2013

This was a birthday treat whilst we were staying in the area. There was an almost non-existent vegetarian choice so fish it had to be. The male barman was exceptionally polite and helpful and we were seated with menus at a table. We were told that someone would come and take our order. Well..... we waited.... and waited.... and waited....
Our order was eventually taken and the food duly arrived. Portions were not huge but prices were. We felt that they took advantage of the boating fraternity and had a captive audience.
The food was lovely but we felt that the price was double that of typical pub grub.

Date of visit: March 2013
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Thank Rover57_12
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

Pre-booked as had heard this was a popular place - on a cold Tuesday there was plenty of free tables at this surprisingly spacious canal-side pub.
If you like your beer then this is a place for you - try their tasting tray of three one third of a pint glasses - the 'Swordfish' was especially good.
The menu was perhaps a little pricey however there was a good selection on the main menu and a list of daily specials to choose from. I can recommend the ham hock terrine & the wild mushrooms in tarragon butter on sourdough toast from their list of starters and the sea bass and belly pork from their specials menu; the cheese board was good too!
Service was friendly and unobtrusive. The toilets were clean and car parking was fine. On a sunny afternoon/evening this will be an outstandingly lovely place to visit; on a wintery Tuesday it was warm (log fires) and welcoming - a great evening out.

Date of visit: March 2013
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Thank JGHFlint
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

Our recent visit was disappointing and made more so by the fact it was supposed to be a Mothers Day treat. Having visited a year ago and found the food, service and atmosphere to be great (and in line with the more favourable reviews seen here), we spent a disppointing Mothering Sunday at the Barge last weekend with two small children in tow. The set menu offered two courses and coffee at a set price for adults and children. One option, the salmon wasn't available in a childs portion (no mention online or on the printed menu), for no apparent reason when I enquired (can only assume they didn't want to cut a fillet in two...). This was disappointing as the set menu didn't have a huge choice anyway. And despite around 5 or 6 puddings for adults only ice cream for children. This wouldn't have been an issue if the cost for the two courses for children wasn't so steep £10.95. Apparently 'the menu had been set before the new management team took over', not sure what that means but isn't an excuse for the above menu issues or the slow service, around 2 hours from start to finish (and we were supposed to vacate for next sitting by 2pm).

Date of visit: March 2013
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Thank C P
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