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Canal Tavern

49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
01225 867 426
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 10, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Somerset
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

As we live in Frome we often walk the canal path at Bradford when the weather is fine and I had always assumed that the Canal Tavern served standard precooked chain pub food. So it was an unexpected surprise, when we had lunch there with my brother who was travelling the canal to find that the menu is varied and... More

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Taunton, Somerset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Moored up outside this pub after doing the lock on the first day of the holiday. Stopped here for dinner which was fantastic, I have never been so stuffed!! The main meal was delicious and although we shared a crumble it was so scrummy! Would definately recommend it :)

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Bristol
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Arrived at this riverside pub late afternoon and didn't know what to expect regarding food. Were we surprised -absolutely! Had one of the best roasts we have had EVER, and plenty of it. Also had lovely warm baguettes and salad. Lovely host and very homely, we will be back.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is an ideal pub if you are on a narrow boat weekend on the Kennet and Avon and are going to moor up for the night. I have been stopping off here for the last 4 years on my way to and back from Bath on a weekend visit with my friends. Last weekend we stopped of on the... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Seriously! Location is nice and food was average at best which was not reflected in the price. Worse was the cost of the coke which is on tap. London prices belong in London!

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Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Met with friends here for Sunday lunch as part of a canal walk. We had a table of 10 & all of us had great food. Tasty veggie tagines, roasts & fish pies were enjoyed from a good range of choices.

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Can I just say. Mark and Nancy work so hard for their business! I eat at the tav every week to two weeks depending if I have money... Mark is usually on the bar and is always up for a convosation! But when I eat at the tav.. I can never fault the food.... It's all cooked from fresh and... More

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wiltshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

This was a second choice pub for a Sunday Lunch as we could not get into our first choice pub as it was to busy. We choose 3 Sunday Roast and one childs,my grandson bit into his yorkshire pudding and said it tasted horrible and I am sorry to say all the adults agreed, the food was tasteless the beef... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Don't be put off by the interior, a little tired and dated, the food was very good, I had the Sunday roast, a choice of beef, pork or nut roast, I chose the beef which was excellent and so much of it ! lovely roast potatoes and yorkshire pudding and a good selection of fresh vegetables (no Aunt Bessie's here... More

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UK
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We visited today as part of a group of 7, with 2 dogs. I rang to see if this pub was happy to accept dogs inside, and to see if we could get a table for 7. This was at 12.15 and I wanted a table for 1pm. The phone was answered within a few rings, and yes they accepted... More

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