Tiny Grass Tent Pitch

UK England South East England Oxfordshire Banbury The Pig Place Campsite

  • Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)

The Owner Says

Welcoming campervans, caravans and the humble tenting camper, The Pig Place is open to all and it’s signage sums up the general atmosphere. The focus here is not on plush camping pitches with power-showers and strings of wooden clad chalets, no, first and foremost this is a simple, yet delightful small holding and only after the animals, the farm shop and the mouth-wateringly good food van came the campsite.

The resulting ethos is fantastic. The camping is wonderfully rustic – there are portable toilets and no showers on the site – but that certainly doesn’t mean it is neglected, with Dean and Sara always on hand and inviting you over when it’s feeding time to join in and see the pigs. It’s inclusive, but not overbearing, and their conscious decision to keep everything small-scale and low key, makes it a sociable and thoroughly relaxed place to pitch.

Visit the farm shop, selling meat, free range eggs and veg, is truly enviable – though if you envy it too much you may end up buying a couple of hens to take home with you – and the cooking trailer is open to serve an unbeatable home-reared breakfast, yummy lunches and, if you're really lucky sumptuous suppers. The latest addition to the site is a 'pop-up' bar converted from their old pig trailer. Draught lager and cider plus local craft beers & ciders and an expanding gin selection is available here.

Nearby, the town of Banbury has enough independent shops and restaurants to keep you busy and the immediacy of the M40 means seemingly far off towns like Oxford and Warwick are actually just 40 minutes or so away.

About The Pig Place Campsite

Suitable For

This is an adults-only campsite.

Adults, tents, campervans, caravans and dogs – yes. Children under 18 – no.

Nearby

The canal towpath provides excellent walks to some of Oxfordshire's and Northamptonshire's prettiest villages, pubs and restaurants. If you don't mind using the car, though, it's just 4 miles to Banbury, its attractions include, aptly for this campsite, Tooley’s Boatyard (01295 272917), dating back over 200 years and the oldest working dry dock in the country – if you fancy a boat trip on the canal this is the place to come. For a longer day trip pack some of the site's bacon sarnies and drive to Shakespeare's Stratford-Upon-Avon, historic Warwick, or south to magnificent Oxford – all are within a 40 minute drive.

Food & Drink

The farm shop here is truly excellent. Their rare breeds provide excellent sausages and various different cuts, along with free range eggs. Better still, in the mornings there is hot food/breakfast available. The freshly cooked food from their outdoor catering trailer includes sausage, bacon and eggs and roast pork, stuffing and apple sauce (it's also open for lunch or specially upon your arrival, plus paninis, decent coffee
and cake). Though there are 4 pubs in nearby Adderbury, the more pleasant option is to walk the half hour along the canal towpath. It's around 2 miles to The Great Western Arms (01869 338288) a fantastic old pub with a good beer garden and family-friendly atmosphere.
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Location

The Pig Place Campsite is located at NB Acres, Aynho Road, Adderbury, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX17 3NU

Getting There

The Pig Place is 6 miles from Junction 10 on the M40. Pick up the A43 towards Silverstone and then the B4100 for Aynho. Head through the village and continue along the B4100, past 2 car garages and a turning to Kings Sutton. 200 yards past the turn is an entrance to a layby shielded from road by trees. The Pig Place entrance is within this lay-by.

The nearest railway station is Kings Sutton (0845 748 4950), 2 miles away.