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#1 dollypop

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:05 AM

Having watched the programme, I'm interested to know whether the project has turned out to be a success story......
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 08:11 AM

Time will tell.
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 11:29 AM

like so many village pubs it relies on passing trade, on a canal that is really only summertime , but still the business costs come along every month, the only winners are the greedy pubco's that own the pubs!high rents, high beer prices tied leases all spell disaster for the licensee!
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

I thought it was an interesting programme, that followed by JKR's families life history made for a nice couple of hours viewing.

As for the pub, i've not been back since the refurb but it's a great pub deserving of the attention and publicity, one thing that might work in it's favour could be an extension of the visitors moorings around the pub, let the pub nominate a moorings warden to ensure a faster turnover of boats on the (hopefully 48hr) time restricted moorings, that way they may encourage more boats to stop and visit the pub, moorings around that area are very shallow in the summer it must be very frustrating to see the many, many, boats just cruizing past unable to moor easily.

Still, a nice pub and well worth the visit IMHO

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:50 PM

Thanks - we are looking to get AWAY from the boat for a few days - much as we love it, and thought about taking a trip somewhere this weekend. I imagine it will be pretty busy there after the programme, but Wiltshire is lovely, so we may make it our destination and stop for a nice pint.
Cheers! :cheers:
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Posted 18 August 2011 - 10:43 PM

The Barge Inn at Honey Street is a lovely location and we certainly stopped there to eat and drink on my only traverse of the K & A.

Maybe I'm a bit of an old stick-in-the-mud but I preferred the old decor to the new!
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:01 AM

Just noticed "Blackbird" moored up by the pub, owned by a certain JE Cook according to the sign-writing !

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:16 PM

Thought we would give it a try on our way to/from Bath if we can find a mooring. Bunny
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 02:05 PM

Was in there four or five weeks ago for a family catch up and the food service was terrible - not sure if they are volunteer workers? It was quite a busy Saturday afternoon though.


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Posted 06 September 2011 - 04:51 PM

We went there last year 3 times. There seemed to be a festival happening in the campsite on all 3 occasions!!

We camped twice, the 2nd time after our week on our club boat, having visited Honey Street on our trip earlier that week. The weekend after our week on Savoy Hill coincided with the Barge Inn's 200th anniversary party. http://www.the-barge...icentennial.php I remember having a piece of that cake!! 'Twas wonderful :cheers:

We must go back soon and check to see if the renovations to the old barn and toilet block have been done. They were waiting until the swallows left last autumn before starting work.

Beer and food was excellent on all 3 occasions we went and loved the vibe of the place.

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