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The Pig Place

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The campsite/farm from the canal towpath

General

  • Deliberately rustic camping field on an Oxfordshire canalside pig farm
  • Farm shop with sausages, bacon, pork and eggs
  • Catering trailer on site serving breakfast and lunch

If you owned a narrowboat, could there be any more crack(l)ing pastime than pulling up to a farm shop on the historic Oxford Canal to pig out on all things pork? Don’t own a narrowboat just yet? Go the whole hog regardless at The Pig Place near Banbury: the range of pig-based products – and pigs – here might make you squeal.

The Pig Place is a working smallholding and campsite next to the Oxford Canal, complete with farm shop stuffed with prime pig products such as traditional sausages, dry-cured bacon and home-produced pork, all from the farm’s rare pedigree breeds of British Lop and Oxford Sandy and Black pigs.

Buy some along with a clutch of free-range eggs for breakfast, or trot along to the catering trailer for a breakfast or/and lunch of bacon and eggs, sausages, roast pork, stuffing and apple sauce, guaranteed to leave you more pot-bellied than when you arrive. The site received a premises licence in 2017 too, so can now sell alcohol for supping on or off site.

Bring your camera to be on the tail of some smoking hot pics here: piglets regularly run around the site and there are native sheep and lambs, geese, ducks and chickens too.

The grassy camping paddock at The Pig Place sits between the livestock area and the vegetable patches – hang about near your pitch at feeding time for more snaps, or turn your gaze waterwards for photos of narrowboats drawing in to stock up at the farm shop.

Facilities at The Pig Place are basic (it has several portaloos but no showers), but the owners rightly say the attractions on site more than make up for it: whether casting about at the canal (just adjacent to the farm), racing piglets around the site, or seeing just how many sausages it’s possible for you to feast upon, it's very unlikely you’ll be boar-ed...

Please note

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 31 December 2021.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

The restaurant is open between 04/07 and 31/10.

The grocery shop is open between 04/07 and 31/10.

The bar is open between 04/07 and 31/10.

Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Please note that the site is on ridge and furrow land and chocks may be required. The owners can also supply wooden blocks to assist with levelling.

There are several portaloo toilets available.

The bar, shop, and catering are available throughout the season, but are weather-dependent as they are all done outside, so if the weather is really bad they will not be available.


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Reviews

8.9

Overall rating based on 93 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

86% would stay here again.

  60% described as Peaceful ?

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The owners were very friendly and obliging. Excellent shop.27/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPeter G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    The place was a beautiful setting and the facilities thu offered were quirky and brilliant.

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Rustic proper farm near river with fir pits and seating and barges vis15/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPatricia M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The rustic setting the peace and quiet adult only the farmer was really freindly bought some amazing giant pork chops

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Different but excellent12/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomclaire C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch (two man)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    We stayed for two nights at the end of September. Absolutely loved it here.
    Friendly staff and their pets. One of the best breakfasts I have had !
    If you can live without a shower for a couple of days then this is a great campsite. Next time we will go for warmer weather to make use of the outdoor sofas and bar.
    Thank you to the owners for making our little camping holiday much more enjoyable than your run of the mill holiday parks.

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Good food , really chilled atmosphere, great place , great …03/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Good food , really chilled atmosphere, great place , great people , good choice of gin :)

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Nice quirky little camp02/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPauline D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    Nice quirky little camp

    Disliked: 

    Definitely don't like the portable toilets.

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Basic facilities, but interesting site24/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLorraine C.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Eccentricity; animals, food availability, Trotter's Bar, canalside location.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from M40. Lots to really like about this site and if it weren't for the constant drone from the motorway I would really recommend for those who don't mind basic nature of the facilities. I love the sofas and the firepits and the pigs! Some may not find the motorway noise a problem, perhaps if inside a van, but all I can do is with honesty say that it made sleep difficult for me. My husband was reasonably OK though, so people obviously have different levels of tolerance. I was unable to stay for the second night we had booked and paid for. Bit expensive for the level of facilities perhaps.

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sofas by the canal, fire pits, great atmosphere, tasty food, …23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    sofas by the canal, fire pits, great atmosphere, tasty food, friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    toilets ran out of toilet paper and not kept very clean

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Excellent food, very helpful staff and a sociable feel. Dogs welcome.23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSally P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass touring pitch
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    A unique, relaxing experience. Great canal side location. Plenty of outdoor setees with option to buy wood and light a fire. The animals and birds are central and the pigs do not smell. On site bar.

    Disliked: 

    The portaloos. There were 3 but one was out of use. Sanitiser provided but washing would have been better.

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What a brilliant site, this is how a site should …23/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatt K.Confirmed

  • Electric grass motorhome pitch
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    What a brilliant site, this is how a site should be run, we were stuck for somewhere to go last minute and came across the Pig place, we are not going to be stuck for somewhere to go now this place has it all, the staff are fantastic and the firepits and sofas on the canal are a great touch.

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Perfect Pig Place22/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoanne M.Confirmed

  • Electric grass touring caravan pitch
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    We absolutely loved it. Brilliant pitch with a superb farm shop. Really friendly people run it and loved sitting by the canal with a glass in hand watching the world go by. We had a great night BBQing Pork from the farm shop and then sauntering over and getting a few drinks at 'Trotters Bar'. We cant wait to go back and enjoy another weekend there.

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    That we discovered it so late in the season! We may have wait till next year to return!

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Features

Rules

Adults only

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Hot tub

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • NB Acres, Aynho Road, Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, OX17 3NU
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0054°N 1.2818°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Banbury: Bus Station Bridge Street — 4.5 miles
Caversfield: Skimmingdish La Corner Coach Stop — 8.6 miles
Bicester: Bure Place Bus Stand — 9.2 miles
Train stations
Kings Sutton Rail Station — 1.1 miles
Banbury Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Heyford Rail Station — 6.0 miles
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 54.9 miles
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 12.0 miles
Coventry Airport — 26.4 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The Oxford Canal is the oldest mainline canal in England and has walkies all along its 77-mile towpath (borrow one of The Pig Place dogs to escort you along the route), passing some of the most scenic spots and villages in Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. It’s mostly easy hoofing along the whole route with few hills: carve a slice into a day trip or afternoon amble.

Pack a picnic (of bacon sarnies) and go to Banbury four miles away to tackle the modernised towpath walk from Banbury to Cropredy via the newly added glass bridge, waterworks gallery and museum spanning the canal along the way.

A day at dramatic Stratford-upon-Avon should be on the cards in any hol – especially if the Royal Shakespeare Company are performing Ham-let…

Must see

  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (11.3 miles)
  • Blenheim Palace (11.8 miles)
  • Silverstone Circuit (12.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Farnborough Hall (10.2 miles)
  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (11.1 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.

The Pig Place cancellation policy

No refunds within 10 days of arrival date.

Bookings may be transferred to another date, subject to availability.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 31 December 2021.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. The Pig Place will debit the balance from your card 10 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 10 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Can bookings for The Pig Place be amended free of charge? Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 31 December 2021. Read more
  • Does The Pig Place have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is The Pig Place dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near The Pig Place? The Oxford Canal is the oldest mainline canal in England and has walkies all along its 77-mile towpath (borrow one of The Pig Place dogs to escort you along the route), passing … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of The Pig Place?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Pig Place? From £15 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Guests under the age of 18 are not allowed on site.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campsite/holiday park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, Friday 31 December 2021.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The bar is open between 04/07 and 31/10.
The grocery shop is open between 04/07 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 04/07 and 31/10.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 4 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a touring caravan or a tent. If you wish to bring a car along with your motorhome/campervan please select the extra.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 8 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Additional terms

Please note that the site is on ridge and furrow land and chocks may be required. The owners can also supply wooden blocks to assist with levelling.

There are several portaloo toilets available.

The bar, shop, and catering are available throughout the season, but are weather-dependent as they are all done outside, so if the weather is really bad they will not be available.

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