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The Canal Tavern

South parade | Thorne, Doncaster, England
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Ranked #86 of 345 Restaurants in Doncaster
Cuisines: British
Description: Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home made, lovely pies, fresh fish homemade chips.good british traditional pub with open fire.
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Description: Very friendly family pub. Good food at reasonable prices. everything home made, lovely pies, fresh fish homemade chips.good british traditional pub with open fire.
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I'm rating this on its carvery and it get 4 stars. These guys know how to cook a joint of meat and a wide choice of fresh 'real' veg makes for the perfect Sunday plate. Nice to be asked 'one Yorkshire pudding or two?' And the stuffing had actual sausage meat in rather than the usual mush -or dry crumbs,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Went with friends who live in Thorne,went on Saturday night for drinks,lovely atmosphere everyone's so friendly.Went on Sunday for the carvery ,it was fabulous,choice of meats plenty of vegetables to choose from,and if you've got room,you can go back for more! Good value

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have been to the Canal Tavern on various occasions and always found the food to be very good. I have dined there over the past three christmas's and had excellent Christmas days there and I shall be there again this Christmas. I have been there for the last two weeks at lunchtime with a party of eight and had... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Have eaten here a few times and have always been pleased, there is a varied menu plus daily specials. The food is well presented and tasty, the chips are to die for. If you haven't been for a while give it a try, it's the best pub food in the area and very reasonable on the wallet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We called in here after mooring our boat at Thorne visitor moorings (where the facilities are) The tavern is about 100 yards away turning right out of the moorings gate. We found the staff to be all very attentive and helpful. We had a party of four and al had different meals. One of our party is vegetarian and whilst... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We went there with a group of friends for someone's birthday on a Friday night. Our intention was to have something to eat and then go around a few pubs in the area - That never materialised as from arriving at 7.30pm, having had a starter and a main course, we didn't get to pay the bill until approx 10.45pm!!... More

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south yorkshire
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Yes it was ok . I dont think it is as good as it used to be. The food and the service was ok.Havent been back since but maybe will when the weather improves.

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Doncaster
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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Haven't had a bar meal at the canal tavern for years however have been to many parties their recently & the buffet is fantastic :-) cater for everyone and the selection is great. Friendly staff & a fantastic manager :-) would definitely recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Needed food while preparing a boat for road move in the area. Locals recommended it and wow! ... was it a good choice! Great food and menu at reasonable prices, the best Rump steak I've had in years and that's saying something as I'm a worldwide traveller used to 4/5 star hotels. Used it on two separate visits and was... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Didn't have much time, so ordered a wrap. It was good, obviously freshly made with care - rather than a bought in filling that you would find in a chain pub. Front of house staff were friendly and helpful, kitchen slower than expected considering it was quiet. Very clean. Prices looked slightly high, but seemed worth it from limited experience... More

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