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The Canal Turn Pub & Inn

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Lancaster Road, Carnforth, England
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Today
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: went there on vacation, old pub beautiful setting on the canal, go to the...
went there on vacation, old pub beautiful setting on the canal, go to the website check it out, one of the bigger and nicer places to eat & drink in carnforth
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  • 24
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Could be so much better

This pub is wonderfully located by the Lancaster Canal and from the roomy conservatory you can look out at narrow boats and more. There is easy wheelchair access to a large dining area. A couple of real ales are available and a few wines by the glass, but not sparkling wine. The food menu is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
John S
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Ulverston
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Ontario
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We made a special journey here via train to Carnforth because we had a good meal here some years ago, Not this time they are looking for as new chef!!! Bar staff in a conversation about what happened last night with plenty of swearing, No soap in the gents and the cleaner there ALL THIS AT 12 NOON just opening.

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Ulverston
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121 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This pub is wonderfully located by the Lancaster Canal and from the roomy conservatory you can look out at narrow boats and more. There is easy wheelchair access to a large dining area. A couple of real ales are available and a few wines by the glass, but not sparkling wine. The food menu is fairly limited and includes nothing... More 

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Used to be fantastic. Now changed hands. Food poor quality for the price. They only accepted cash not card. Won't be back

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Stockport, England
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105 reviews 105 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We only visited for a quick drink while walking the Lancaster canal and the service and pricing was acceptable. The location is great being right on the towpath and the addition of a conservatory provides great views of both the canal and the local wildfowl. There is a small food menu which seemed to contain most of the pub staples... More 

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Beetham, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Called after a journey to see relatives in Preston, we didn't want dinner as we had eaten earlier ,so we ordered sandwiches which we left it was awful .We eat out twice sometimes three times a week in the area ,and we shall not return to the canal turn

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nottingham
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Discovered this place quite by chance the other day. What a lovely little find! Although it's in the middle of Carnforth and the A6 runs passed its door you have to keep your eyes peeled as the back of the pub faces the road, whilst it's quaint 18th century (I assume) facade faces the canal and tow path. Inside is... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went here just for a drink, the other half had just had a knee replacement a couple of days earlier, and wanted to go somewhere with a view. The Canal Turn has a conservatory which over looks the canal, so we could sit in the sunshine with the dog. The kitchen was closed the day we where there, but was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Just read the last dated review shame the lady couldn't get her facts right , she wouldn't have been going in as it wasn't open . She was asked to move politley because of moving lorry s bringing new managers furniture . Review was dated the 6th an pub didn't open till the 10th but getting immediately irate it was... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I called in yesterday for a pint and a packet of crisps. A good range of real ales on offer and several other customers sitting in the conservatory overlooking the canal and its marina. I cannot comment on the food, though food for ducks is on sale. The staff were perfectly civil.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

As for the disabled lady having a meeting at this pub the pub was still closed at the time she was there and was asked politely to put her car across the car park as two removal vans with the managers furniture in were about too arrive this as I say was two days before the place re opened so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lancaster Road, Carnforth, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Description

went there on vacation, old pub beautiful setting on the canal, go to the website check it out, one of the bigger and nicer places to eat & drink in carnforth
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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