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Cafe on the Barge

Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
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Ranked #30 of 443 Restaurants in Bath
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Indeed it is a hidden gem. Very welcoming and Henny makes the perfect cremated tea cake.It is now a regular haunt,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Fabulous cake freshly made by the owner, great coffee, friendly service, lovely location..enough said.!!

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Bath, United Kingdom
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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151 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 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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