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Canal Tavern

English, Pub
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49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
01225 867 426
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 9
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent service - great breakfast

After having been disappointed to discover that The Bridge Tea Rooms had stopped serving cooked breakfasts half an hour after opening, we were directed to The Lock Inn. However the state of their toilets and prevalence of smokers outside lead us to turn to the Canal Tavern. Here we received a warm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jill W
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East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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English first
East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

After having been disappointed to discover that The Bridge Tea Rooms had stopped serving cooked breakfasts half an hour after opening, we were directed to The Lock Inn. However the state of their toilets and prevalence of smokers outside lead us to turn to the Canal Tavern. Here we received a warm friendly welcome and, although not officially serving breakfast,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I visited this pub with 13 other hens for lunch on a very bust Saturday afternoon. It was really busy, so took some time to get served but when the food came it was lovely and everyone was happy. I wasn't quite so happy when 2 hours later i realised I'd left my iphone on the table. I called the... More 

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Bradford on Avon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food (when it came, 3 Sunday Roasts) was lovely, but the staff really have to buck up their ideas when it comes to service. Its painfully slow at the bar when ordering, and we had to wait over 40 minutes for our food, which they had to be reminded of. It wasn't even that busy. I think most of... More 

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Wales
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went here last week whilst barging called in about 1830 no one about eventually bar man attended the bar no welcome no conversation just asked what we wanted we ordered beer and Sat in bar apart from back ground music and about five people coming in it was quiet and not very welcoming. Board as you go in said "anal... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Went for a family meal as per previous friends post and the landlord is flat out lying. He was rude, arrogant, unbelievably dismissive and forgetful. 3 roast beefs were ordered and forgotten about, he was rude, unapologetic and is lying to save his own skin. The family left without paying in full and definitely without a tip. This guy is... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I did not have a tantrum all I wanted was a drink with my food not water to much to ask for in a pub? Young lady offered to get her drinks which she did then offered to serve and help but she was turned down. The Manger came from behind bar and confronted me, don't think he would of... More 

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Bradford On Avon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Family group of 11! Us 2 turned up slightly later, ordered to roast beefs with what I can presume was the owner/manager. So starters came out for the group, then waited 20 minutes to be cleared. So onto the main, where everyone received there food, 3 roasts missing!!! 2 of course were ours, we ordered separately so said to forget... More 

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Canaltavern B, Manager at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

I am sorry that you had such a bad day, when you arrived I had already been informed by the rest of your group that you would be late due to being held up on the M4. I attempted to make light of it and said that we were glad you had made it but you seemed to be uninterested... More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

It's early May Bank holiday and we just wasted 20 minutes queuing to place our food order. We eventually got to place our order with the one gentleman serving only to be told there would be at least an hours wait for a sandwich and ploughmans. We obviously didn't stay... And found a quaint tea room just down the road.

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Canaltavern B, Manager at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

Sorry. We are very popular having been here for over four years now. All of our food is made and prepared fresh here on the premises we always post our expected waiting time on the Kitchen door right next to the bar when we are busy and it is updated frequently. Fast food establishments tend to precook food and keep... More 

Whalley, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I were having a tour around the area and tried to park in B-o-A without any luck. By chance we found a car park tucked away at the back of a housing estate and within a short walk of this pub. As we were both hungry we decided to give it a go. Drinks bought at the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Very beautiful scenery lively area but poor service....waited over 30 mins for a drink over an hour for food another 30 mins for a drink half way through waiting my hot food arrived but tried to get the food and drink together not possible barman asked why I was complaining but other people were not... instead of complaining they just... More 

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Canaltavern B, Manager at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

Yes this was not as I would have wished however we now have more staff. I was on my own behind the bar and moving as fast as I could. I chatted to all in the queue as I went along and was a little shocked when a fully grown woman started having a loud tantrum in the middle of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon
  • Phone Number: 01225 867 426

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

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