Sitting in the sun on a great big comfortable couch in the Oxfordhire sunshine. What better way to have lunch.
We enjoy finding interesting places to eat, be it a full on meal or just a snack brunch or lunch. We had heard of the Pig Place, so we took a detour on our way home from Oxford last week and paid it a visit.
According to their website, the Pig Place is a dog friendly, canal side campsite, with a café, bar and farm shop.
From the car park, it is a short walk up to the farm shop and café, passing pens of chicken and pigs, until you reach the Trotters Bar. Just past that is a barn with the shop and , to the right “The Trough”. That is a large catering van where all the food magic happens.
You can sit under the umbrellas, or wander down by the canal, and pick a big couch, or a group of couches. Order your food and register it via SMS, and your mobile will let you know when it is ready.
Menus at the Trough showed a good selection of breakfasts alongside various pork burger and sandwich selections. Vegetarians were also catered for. The website also shows some interesting meals.
We chose a hot dog with onions , and pulled pork roll with coleslaw, and onion rings. The meat was excellent quality, in quality rolls. Most important was to be able to just relax for a while in the sun, lookin across the Oxford Canal.
We were impressed, so bought a stock of sausages to take home!
We were there for the food, but having camped for many years had a look at the campsite. It is not huge, but comfortable for a few vans and tents. Providing only toilets, it would be ideal for short stays or vans. It is perfectly situated for a view of and across the canal. The shop seems to be well stocked with basics, and great meat for most campers’ needs. I was amused at the list of fire making needs, like kindling, wood, matches, ending with “Marshmallows (with sticks)”. Love it!
For the narrowboaters a section next to the canal provides power and water for overnight stays.
We hve heard, though I can find no evidence, that they have a great Friday evening session with music. We’ll certainly be watching for that, as it could be great fun, sitting in front of a fire by the canal.
The Pig Place is on the road between Aynho and Adderbury. If you are local, or just passing by it would be worth a visit.