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Canalside Craft Centre

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Main Road A6, Galgate, England
01524 752223
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice, accessible cafe

The Canalside is a really nice cafe in a really convenient location. I definitely would recommend it if you want to go for a hot drink and cake. It has it's own car park and it's on the main road so its really accessible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Mossman19
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Cheshire, England
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stoppped here on the way to and from a week away at Centre Parcs. It was such a lovely place to stop. It was so clean and was a lovely welcome break from the windy rainy weather. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. On the first visit we had tea and cake - all delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

The Canalside is a really nice cafe in a really convenient location. I definitely would recommend it if you want to go for a hot drink and cake. It has it's own car park and it's on the main road so its really accessible.

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1 Thank Mossman19
Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Before visiting this Craft Centre, I had a look at the Tripadvisor view, and noted that the "poor" and "terrible" comments all related to 2014 or before, suggestive that the either the Management has taken on board the comments made, or the complainers have not returned. This year, most of the "average", "good" and "excellent" have prevailed, so I decided... More 

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1 Thank David B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A wonderful find - I'd been looking for somwhere to get lunch by the Lancaster Canal. Simple food well prepared and presented, served promptly, and if the weather allows you can eat on the canal bank. The craft on sale is good too.

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Thank Francis H
Northumberland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My wife and I visited these premises on 11 August whilst on a narrowboat holiday on the Lancaster Canal. The shop is very interesting with many beautiful and amusing items. There is seating outside on the canal bank which is lovely. We only had ice-creams which were absolutely delicious.

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Thank OldGeordie
Lancaster, England, UK
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Live not far from here. Use to visit quite often for their breakfast sandwiches... Which were fine for the price. However, the last time we went it was only 10.30am and the manager said he had run out of them but it was very quiet! Turns out he was actually too busy making cakes for the afternoon to be bothered... More 

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Thank Sherles00
Lake District
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155 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

didnt know this existed! It has a craft shop full of lovely craft gifts, then the cafe has a excellent menu, the food and service is good and a nice atmosphere too. Lovely outside seating by the canal too! It's a lovely venue for a cup of tea in the sun, or hot soup inside when wet. go and see!

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1 Thank Helvellyn2009
Morecambe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I have taken refreshments at the Canalside Craft Centre, at Galgate, on a number of occasions. Each time it has been an enjoyable experience. The craft centre is clean, comfortable and fairly spacious. The customer can also sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet alongside the Lancaster canal, and watch narrow boats passing through and the... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Called for lunch after a visit to brother been a few times and food and staff very good. Surprised to find it very busy on this day as after 2pm got a table just but the wait for food was 20 to 30 mins decided to wait going somewhere else would mean still a while before got food. Ordered Roast... More 

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1 Thank Carole A
Billingham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We were travelling from the North East to North Wales so decided to break our journey here. It is a lovely craft centre and coffee shop and we had toasties, which came with salad and crisps. We also had cake, of course! Hubby had Bakewell flapjack and I had Tiffin. All the food was tasty! We would definitely call here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Main Road A6, Galgate, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Galgate
  • Phone Number: 01524 752223

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?