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The Pig Place

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The Pig Place: 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

The bar is open between 08/04 and 29/10.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The grocery shop is open between 08/04 and 29/10.

The restaurant is open between 08/04 and 29/10.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.

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

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

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

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

9.2

Overall rating based on 222 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

90% would stay here again.

  54% described as Peaceful ?

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Chilled out site but over priced for what’s on offer18/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    The Bar and chill out areas, canal side setting, very chilled out place

    Disliked: 

    Pitches were awful if off grid, easy to bottom out the caravan and really need improvement. Portaloos only and all padlocked except 3.

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Nice relaxing place , my friend lost her handbag it was handed in 😁15/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHeidi F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Location

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Enjoyable stay, tasty bacon, car confusion.11/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Piglet non-electric grass tent pitch (no cars)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Ambience, bar, cafe, shop, PIGS!

    Disliked: 

    Pitches on a slope, lack of clarity on car charges (you might as well park your car on the road outside and carry your gear from there and save yourself a fiver)

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8
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excellent site very friendly09/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGeoffrey H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Aaboit he site lovely canal walk

    Disliked: 

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Absolutely fantastic facilities, great food, unique setting08/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoshua C.Confirmed

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

    Absolutely fantastic facilities, great food, unique setting. Staff were also all fantastic and made us feel very welcome.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all, couldnt recommend highly enough.

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fantastic place wonderful feeling about the place people very friendly06/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomemma h.Confirmed

  • Wild Boar non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    fantastic place wonderful feeling about the place people very friendly

    Disliked: 

    not enough hook up for electrics and waste bump not brilliant could do with water hose next to it for washing down

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A beautiful and quirky site with great staff - peaceful and different!06/08/2022

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

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

    The Trotters bar, the Trough food van, the canal, the pigs (including 4 day old piglets!), the peace, the sofas with fire pits, the farm shop, the location as a base for exploring the Cotswolds, the friendliness of the staff...a perfect stay!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing!

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Relaxed cheerful staff and approach to guests. The camping field …16/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJanet P.Confirmed

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

    Relaxed cheerful staff and approach to guests. The camping field was large and pitches mostly even but blocks required in some areas. The pigs were great fun and kept guests amused. On our visit there was a new litter of pigs just two weeks old. The pens were immaculate and pigs well cared for.
    Catering truck serving great breakfast and food through the day. Bar open in the evenings.
    Enjoyable stroll along canal.
    Farm shop had basic supplies of produce and alcohol.

    Disliked: 

    Porta loos but they were kept clean so no problem.
    No children after 6pm so not suitable for families

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Excellant Site and would definitely return01/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBelinda P.Confirmed

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

    What an amazing quirky place this is. As soon as we pulled up we were greeted by Jan on reception that showed us several options to pitch up. Loved the whole camp set up with the quirky leather seats and fire pits. Amazing food too.

    Disliked: 

    Probably a dislike would be the fact of not having showers or at least a washing area to give yourself a freshen up. I was totally aware of this before booked up so wasn't expecting any to be available.

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A warm welcome from staff facilities good will stay again31/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDon S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

We're Good To Go (VisitBritain accreditation)

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

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
Bus Station — 4.5 miles
Caversfield Turn — 8.6 miles
Manorsfield Road — 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. –  6 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.

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

  • 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. –  6 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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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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