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The Barge

15 Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, MK15 0AE +44 1908942651

((((* British
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
  •  - Buckinghamshire
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Friendly welcoming pub. NIce atmosphere

Pam Holloway 01 November 2017
from Kidlington

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Formerly a watering hole for the workers who built The Grand Union Canal, The Barge showcases a typically British menu loaded with innovative nuances. Log fires and chunky oak furnishing punctuates The Barge dining area, whilst a leafy beer garden caters for al fresco dining.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Barge Woolstone menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Barge ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Barge in Milton Keynes is a 6-minute drive to the enchanting Willen Lakeside Park, whilst Milton Keynes Central Rail Station is a 9-minute drive away.

The Barge

15 Newport Road, Woolstone, Milton Keynes, MK15 0AE

Contact +44 1908233841
Reservations +44 1908942651

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Customer reviews for The Barge

4.1 ((((* (based on 38 reviews)
86% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (31)
  • lunch (29)
  • value (14)
  • child friendly (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • large parties (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • business (3)
  • trendy (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 1 November 2017 by Pam Holloway from Kidlington

    Friendly welcoming pub. NIce atmosphere

  • ((((* 1 April 2017 by Fiona Wordley from Milton Keynes

    Excellent meal with very good service. Blue cheese fondue starter was delicious & enough for 2 to share!
    Husband had the sausages with bubble & squeak on special menu - very tasty & very filling.
    I had ham, egg & chips - superb chips & very tasty ham. Glad I had choice of small plate with just one egg as very generous portions.

  • (((** 28 March 2017 by Brian Archer from Towcester

    We had the Mothers day menu and overall the food was acceptable.
    Not the same since the previous landlord left.

  • ((((* 11 March 2017 by Karen Wortley from Milton Keynes

    Food was fresh, served well. Nice, typical English country pub.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Bindu Mathews from Milton Keynes

    Staff were friendly and attentive. Recommended a good wine which we thoroughly enjoyed. The food was excellent.

  • ((((* 8 February 2017 by Fiona Wordley from Milton Keynes

    Lovely atmosphere - really cosy. Friendly staff. Good choice on menu - I had 7oz beef burger (without the bun) - well cooked & tasty. Great chips. Friends had vegetarian burger which was also tasty & couscous salad which was proclaimed 'delicious - really tasty & not too spicy'. Had creme brûlée for dessert - had better but very tasty as with peach & raspberries. Hot drinks were delayed so not charged for them which was very good.

  • ((((( 3 January 2017 by Mark Thomas from Sutton Coldfield

    Good food, good service, good value, friendly staff. Nice friendly country pub. We visit around new year each year as it is useful meeting point between our home and relative in London.

  • ((((( 12 December 2016 by Anthony Wilsher from Woking

    Good food staff were very attentive and pleasent

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Liz from Newport Pagnell


  • (**** 1 November 2016 by Peter Philbrick from Milton Keynes

    We were very disappointed with the overall experience. We arrived on time and shown to our table which was next to a very large nosey group of people. We could not hear ourselves speak . We asked to be moved but was only moved one table away. Our drinks and meal orders were taken and drinks arrived. Our meal order took nearly an hour and when we complained they said it was because of several large groups. Two meals were ok but the Roast chicken dinner was very dry and the potato was so hard you could not put a fork in them. When we complained the waitress said (that's a shame).!!!!!! .
    We ordered sweets which again had to wait a long time for. Time spent 2.5hrs for dinner and sweet which is not acceptable.
    My last gripe is that when booked on line you get a 20% discount and I was also sent an email offering me a free pudding as a first time customer. I was told that I had to come back again if I wanted the free pudding as the system would not accept it. I will definitely not be going back again

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