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Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
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Description: Unique Cafe aboard a wide beamed canal boat moored on the Kennet & Avon...
Unique Cafe aboard a wide beamed canal boat moored on the Kennet & Avon canal just a leisurely walk along the towpath from the centre of Bath. Serving the finest coffees and delicious home made cakes as well as other snacks and refreshments. Seating in the boat, on the deck or outside. Blankets available on request for sitting beneath the trees on the grass canal bank. Customer W.C and baby changing facilities on board.
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Relaxing little spot on the river

Took my mum here after a busy day shopping in Bath, perfect place to relax on a sunny day with tea, cake, peace & quiet by the river. Free parking along the road parallel to the river. Will return...

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Laura D
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Took my mum here after a busy day shopping in Bath, perfect place to relax on a sunny day with tea, cake, peace & quiet by the river. Free parking along the road parallel to the river. Will return...

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Bath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stopped off for coffee and a great homemade cake ! Lovely staff and a charming boat to relax on . Worth the walk and try the carrot cake

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Wonderful little cafe we visited today as a break from work. Braved the cold and sat outside! Cake was incredible, some of the best we have ever had and portions are huge so make sure you come with an empty stomach! Will definitely be back again soon.

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Klamath Falls
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

what an unexpected find during a walk along the canal between Bradford on Avon and Bath! The cafe is in a barge moored alongside the canal - how could we resist? We stopped for a drink and sandwich, but resisted the wonderful looking cakes on display (only because we had lots of cake to finish at home). The service is... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It is is worth stopping off at this barge cafe if you are walking along the canal towpath just for the originality factor. The coffee was reasonable (not great) but it was just too soon after breakfast to road test the tempting Victoria sponge with fresh fruit and cream... A walker assured me it was excellent so I would take... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Whenever my wife and I pass the Barge we always call in for that extra special welcome, a superb coffee and a slice of the super delicious cake. We tried the first cake sold - a carrot cake so beautifully decorated it was a shame to cut it! If it's lunch time we have one of the other specials but... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Just the place for a stop off when walking the canal path. Even better if you can sit outside on a sunny day and hail the barges going by! Service is very friendly and cakes worth putting on a few pounds for!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

What a super little place. Great coffee and wonder cakes. Worth the walk out from Bath or even a drive.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Cycling from Bath to Chippenham, I came across this moored barge (beside the bridge) and had the 'should I shouldn't I' moment that something different provides. The should I decision was rewarded with a toasted tea cake that the young lady must have sprinted with to get to me 'just off the grill' hot and well toasted as they should... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

A regular stop for myself and my wife when cycling the Kennet and Avon canal path and we recommend it to anyone. Henny's strawberry gateaux is the best ever and she doesn't stint on the portions. The coffee is excellent too. What with the unique setting it's well worth a stop.

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Address: Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
Cuisine: Cafe

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  • Address: Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Unique Cafe aboard a wide beamed canal boat moored on the Kennet & Avon canal just a leisurely walk along the towpath from the centre of Bath. Serving the finest coffees and delicious home made cakes as well as other snacks and refreshments. Seating in the boat, on the deck or outside. Blankets available on request for sitting beneath the trees on the grass canal bank. Customer W.C and baby changing facilities on board.

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