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The Pig Place: The Oxford Canal

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 campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2021.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

The bar is open between 12/04 and 31/10.

Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.

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

The restaurant is open between 12/04 and 31/10.

The grocery shop is open between 12/04 and 31/10.

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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9

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91% would recommend this site to a friend.

88% would stay here again.

  55% described as Peaceful ?

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Excellent unusual site, limited facilities but a lot of interest.09/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine V.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    How querky and welcoming it was.

    Disliked: 

    Cafe and bar closed unexpectedly early Sunday evening with no warning.

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Great place for a quick getaway09/21/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMitchell Z.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Came a few years ago and really enjoyed it, so decided to come back with some friends. Only can edit the night but had a great time, staff as friendly as ever, pricing is great, location is great and the farm itself is stunning.

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Fab second stay with great food and drink options09/20/2021

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

  • Weaner non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Pitch, the bar and food options. The comfortable chill areas

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

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Happy as a pig in... An absolute gem of a place!09/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRachel W.Confirmed

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

    What a little find this place is! Where to begin... the site has lovely views from the campsite, looking over the pig pens, canal and fields beyond. The place has a little festival atmosphere to it, due to the open air bar and restaurant, with sofas dotted all around for some seriously comfortable drinking. The staff are all really friendly and love their place of work and the pigs, chickens and various animal inhabitants and you can really feel this. The evening I arrived I treated myself to the BBQ pulled pork burger and I can honestly say that it was the best one I have ever had! The bacon and sausages with the breakfast the next morning were again, sublime. I just cannot praise the food enough!
    Listening to the pigs grunting contentedly in their pens and enclosures was so lovely, as was watching them and the chickens who had done a real life Chicken Run, perusing the camp site's occupants. I'd been really stressed out when I arrived, due to a hectic week etc and as soon as I arrived here, I just felt like a weight had been lifted and I could breath easier. I never knew listening to grunting pigs could be so relaxing. Someone should do a recording of that to go with the thunder storm and rain sounds to aid sleep! The little shop is also fantastic and has everything you need.
    I'm so happy to have found the Pig Place and will definitely be returning, as this is a perfect half way stop over for me, when travelling from the north to the south to visit family. I felt like I'd had my own little holiday, and apart from anything else, I look forward to returning for the world-class burgers and breakfasts. Absolutely wonderful!

    Disliked: 

    The Porta-loos and lack of showers.
    Just because I really hate porta-loos! However, they were MUCH better than expected as they were kept spotlessly clean and there were cleaning products in every one, for you to use as well.
    Again, not an issue really, as I don't mind roughing it a bit, but the lack of showers is what would put me off staying for more than one night.

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All the pigs and other animals. Staff all very friendly. …09/16/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    All the pigs and other animals. Staff all very friendly. Good farm shop and cafe selling produce from the pigs! Lovely to be right by the canal.

    Disliked: 

    M40 was noisy. Not a huge fan of the portable toilets and no showers or hot water available.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review, it is a shame you missed the hot water....it is there!!!

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Lovely place to stay09/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Gilt non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely place, camping around the animals, basic amenities but bar, food trailer and farm shop were great.
    Outside sofas and fire pits next to the canal a huge bonus

    Disliked: 

    No showers but for one night it's fine

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What a lovely unique place very relaxed and friendly right …09/13/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey T.Confirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
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    What a lovely unique place very relaxed and friendly right next to the canal you can sit in one of many sofas by the canal and either buy a drink from the outside bar or take your own there is a small shop selling bacon sausages and other tasty meats fresh eggs ,recommend the ducks eggs ,half hour walk to the pub along the tow path serving good food if in a motorhome I would surgest filling up with water before you arrive as the water flow is very slow and takes along time ,

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From the manager...

Thank you for your review and noting about filling up with water. In our confirmation email do ask campers arrive on site with water , but many don't read all the information sent to them so we appreciate you pointing it out so others may be aware.

Hope to see you again soon!
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A nice site with friendly staff and a quirky edge.09/12/2021

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

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

    The animals, the food, farm shop and the sofas by the waterside

    Disliked: 

    The toilets and chemical waste could do with an upgrade.

From the manager...

Thank you for your review. we do not hide the fact we are not on mains drainage and so cannot use any other toilet system that is manageable with the busy levels we have to cope with, compost toilets would not cope at all.

We are please you liked the sofas, etc they are very popular

Hope to see you again

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Leather sofas by the canal, farm animals, a friendly chicken, …09/05/2021

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

  • Weaner non-electric grass tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Leather sofas by the canal, farm animals, a friendly chicken, well stocked farm shop, gorgeous food van , brill breakfast with really high quality sausages. A beer van. Perfect!

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Great site and will keep coming back 😁👍09/04/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGuy N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Been coming for a few years as local to us and the place gets better and better. A planned quirky site, great good van and bar, pigs, ducks and chickens are a pleasure to see, well stocked shop for meat, owners and all the staff are very friendly and helpful.
    Lovely 45 minute walk along the canal towards Aynho to the Great Western Arms for a pint and a bite to eat.
    Our favourite place 🍻🍷❤️

    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 sanitizing 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 park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Adults only

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Farm

Medium (26-50 sites)

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 +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.0054°N 1.2818°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Bus Station — 7.2 kilometres
Caversfield Turn — 13.8 kilometres
Manorsfield Road — 14.8 kilometres
Train stations
Kings Sutton Rail Station — 1.8 kilometres
Banbury Rail Station — 6.9 kilometres
Heyford Rail Station — 9.7 kilometres
Ferry ports
Sharpness Old Docks — 88.3 kilometres
Airports
London Oxford Airport — 19.3 kilometres
Coventry Airport — 42.4 kilometres

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 (18.2 kilometres)
  • Blenheim Palace (19.0 kilometres)
  • Silverstone Circuit (19.5 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Farnborough Hall (16.3 kilometres)
  • Stowe Landscape Gardens (17.8 kilometres)

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:  noon –  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.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2021.

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 campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2021. 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:  noon –  6 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at The Pig Place? From $29.26 (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.

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

General
Bookings must not be for more than 6 consecutive nights.

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

Coronavirus
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, customers can amend their dates with the campground/park free of charge for all stays up to, and including, 12/31/2021.

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

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

General
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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

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

General
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 trunks must be closed quietly.

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

General
The bar is open between 12/04 and 31/10.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The grocery shop is open between 12/04 and 31/10.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.
The restaurant is open between 12/04 and 31/10.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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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