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Cafe on the Barge

Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
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Ranked #52 of 436 restaurants in Bath
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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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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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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This is a fantastic little cafe. As the name suggests, it is a barge moored on the side of the canal. The staff are always ever so friendly and welcoming. The cakes are to die for: the owner makes them early every morning. Just an idylic spot with perfect cake. It is worth the walk from Bath along the canal... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Picteresque location. Owner is very friendly and efficient. Coffee was lovely and the toasted tea cake perfect. (They do paninis and there was a good cake selection also). I would highly recommend.

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Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We stopped here today while walking the towpath to Bath and we were so glad we did. Great coffee, amazing cakes and wonderfully friendly service, all on a canal barge! I had a cappuccino which was lovely (and I'm fussy about my coffee!) and we shared the cream sponge and the choc cake, both were incredible! Will definitely be back... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

You'll never experience a better cup of tea, coffee, cold drink, Mary-Berry-beating cake, or delicioiusly-filled panini on any kind of boat in this world or the next. Cafe on the Barge is unique in its welcome, its surroundings, its charm and its wonderful proprietor, Heni. Go there, whether the sun is shining or the heavens have opened. Everything about the... More

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Wiltshire UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Fantastic coffee in an amazing location. I am not going to say please go there, as it is popular enough and the size is limited.

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York
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225 reviews 225 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

There can be few more diverting ways to pass an hour than sitting by Bathampton Bridge in brilliant sunshine reading the paper whilst drinking coffee. By sheer serendipity I chanced on this lovelty coffee barge whilst waiting to watch rugby on the local playing fields. I had an hour to kill and elected to have a quick walk around the... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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237 reviews 237 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

What a gorgeous place. On a beautiful, hot, blue sky day you cant beat it. Henny bakes the best Victoria sponge wodged together with fresh cream....delicious. Will definitely be back. Fantastic value too.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This lovely little cafe serves by far the best coffee and cakes in Bath. Fresh, tasty cakes and coffee served hot with no bitter aftertaste. Well worth going out of your way to experience this little gem of a place. Seating is available inside and outside and it is a lovely opportunity to watch the walkers and cyclists go by... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A great experience - the novelty of the setting (afloat in the village), the people (Bath eccentrics, canal dwellers, local residents, schoolkids and parents after 3.15pm, passing walkers and cyclists). You can sit in the barge which is nicely done out, or on the canalside or under a tree. Heni has owned the business for 3 years and has a... More

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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Last Saturday was the second time I've been to Cafe on the Barge, the last time being in 2009. It was idyllic and I was really hoping it would still be there, and it was. They were rushed off their feet as it was the first warm day of the year and there was a big bike ride along the... More

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