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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 bar and/or restaurant is open between 12/04 et 31/10.

The grocery shop is open between 12/04 et 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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9.1

Overall rating based on 219 reviews

 

92% would recommend this site to a friend.

89% would stay here again.

  56% described as Peaceful ?

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A quirky site with great character and a fun place to stay08/03/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen S.Confirmed

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

    Loved the site! Plenty of space between pitches despite it being very busy. Loved seeing the pigs, ducks and chickens close by - one chicken decided she wanted to sit in my tent and made herself at home in the boot of my car as I was trying to pack up. :-)
    The farm shop is very well stocked with some excellent local produce and necessities. The sausage butties from the catering van were excellent quality... be warned if the sausage butties are this big, you'll need a big appetite to face the full English breakfast.
    Loved the leather sofas spread around the canalside and the "shed" you can sit in on comfy sofas too. The bar served Hooky ales and cider from the local brewery.
    About an hours walk along the canal to the Great Western Arms pub... which has good beer and their menu looked amazing. We stayed here because of an event we went to in Banbury - Morrisons and Sainsburys nearby if you are needing a bigger shop.
    We will definitely be back..... :-)
    Portaloos were fine.
    Lovely staff and a mix of friendly guests during our stay.

    Disliked: 

    You can hear the motorway and the trains even though you can't see them which breaks the tranquillity of a lovely site a bit.
    It would be great if you could get a shower room added cos I'd stay longer :-)

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All the facilities, even the portaloos, were very good. Friendly …08/02/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Gilt non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    All the facilities, even the portaloos, were very good. Friendly staff, filling breakfast and pleasant seating area where we enjoyed a beer or two.

    Disliked: 

    The weather, but obviously out of their control :-)

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Great pitches, friendly site with clean facilities08/02/2021

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

  • Weaner non-electric grass tent pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Loved the site itself, the location, and the facilities that were available (to buy and free). Great they had a kettle for use - we didn’t realise beforehand but will definitely use next time, and was just a fab friendly place for our first camping trip.

    Disliked: 

    N/a

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Excellent07/30/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomThomas T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Most things

    Disliked: 

    No shower block, portaloos

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Excellent site just as described on website lovely friendly staff07/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDavid C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Sow electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Full English breakfast was really nice . quiet site to relax

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Friendly staff07/29/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Gilt non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Place had a lovely shop and food, owners really friendly and approachable. If your a animal lover lots of farm life.

    Disliked: 

    Portaloo’s

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The site is exactly as described. Everyone is friendly. Yes, …07/25/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen L.Confirmed

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

    The site is exactly as described.
    Everyone is friendly.
    Yes, you can hear the road, yes you can hear the trains.
    If things were normal you’d probably be able to hear planes..
    But it’s very rural, the sausages were excellent, and the cider delicious.
    The pigs were entertaining and the chickens could have been a nuisance, if you let them.
    But we liked it and will probably go there again….
    Oh, and although they’re was an odour of pig, it really isn’t smelly.

    Disliked: 

    There’s nothing to dislike
    Except the mosquitoes along the canal, but that’s hardly the site’s fault.
    I blame the government, they should be out insect spraying…..
    (That’s a joke)

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Quiet site, grassy and rutted (as promised and forewarned), clean …07/18/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Gilt non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Quiet site, grassy and rutted (as promised and forewarned), clean portaloos, and a fab food kiosk. Nice short walk down the canal towpath, but a bit overgrown after a while.

    Disliked: 

    Pigs smell in the very hot weather - but it's a pig farm so it's not really a dislike as we expected it.

    Chickens wanted to share the van - but it was quite amusing!!

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Excellent site friendly staff would definitely go again o again07/17/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Boar electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The friendly staff great food and drink unusual quirky place right next to the Oxford canal would recommend to anyone

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Very polite and pleasant staff, good food and drink offering …07/12/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKelvin L.Confirmed

  • Gilt non-electric grass touring pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Very polite and pleasant staff, good food and drink offering under covid restrictions, Food from the trough was very good value. the proximity to the canal provides an alternatve activity and walk. Great site to visit

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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

Communal fridge

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)

Pop-up campsite

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 R298,78 (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 and/or restaurant is open between 12/04 et 31/10.
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 et 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.
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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