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Canal tavern

Bar, British, Pub
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South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
01405 813688
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always a warm welcome, we are boaters who visit occasionally but are always acknowledged which is nice. The pub has a lovely atmosphere good beer and excellent food. Every time we've eaten here it's been excellent in quality choice and service. I would class it as pub food type menu but always freshly cooked vegetables, sauces ect.

Thank julia t
Luddenden Foot, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

When you arrive at this canal-side pub, the huge flyover and adjacent building site may put you off. My advice is to press on. It's really very nice inside and the welcome is excellent. So is the food - I've seldom tasted better muscles, my wife's salad was wonderful and our roast dinner were everything you could want. There was... More 

Thank John E
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Food very hot and well prepared with good value for money. Batter crisp and tasty- chips not too heavy. Too much to go on and try dessert. Beer selection extensive and well kept.

Thank Jo B
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

My partner and myself went to Canal Tavern, with my daughter and her partner for Sunday Carvery, the place was immaculate, the staff friendly and Helpful, The meal was delicious, fresh produce cooked exceptionally well and served hot, couldnt fault it, Thank you and will certainly come again xxxxx

Thank Dorothy T
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Clouds Community Counselling Service ( Free-- Voluntary Counsellors) wanted to celebrate its 10 year Anniversary. The Director --Sally Chamberlain had held functions at the Canal Tavern a few years ago---and as Clouds operates mainly in east Doncaster---especially Thorne and Moorends---she was keen to involve a local business. Her initial visit and meeting with Nicky was very productive and 21st May... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Called in for a meal, food was homely, plentiful and well cooked. Young lady serving was efficient and polite, a good pub food place, good value. Was on Tuesday 10th May. There was a funeral tea running and one of the younger men became drunk and started swearing. Warned continually by other party members but still persisted, not violent. His... More 

Thank Peter M
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Fantastic meal in the canal tavern, had the Barnsley chop and my partner had the steak with a pepper sauce home made and fresh veg and chips!! Will be going back and great atmosphere..

Thank Carolyn B
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

This is the 3rd visit to canal tavern the food is fantastic certainly recommend to eat wether it is lunch or evening meal

Thank 341sal
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

This is our local eating place that's family run and we can't recommend it enough. We have been using this for at least the past 5 years. The carvery on Sundays is fantastic. Always hot and fresh. With a choice of 3 meats, Yorkshire 's, crackling (depends on meat), and plenty of veg and potato choice. Along with great gravy... More 

Thank saculyecart
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The Canal Tavern is the best around for Sunday diners, we go quite often and are always happy with the service and quality, my brother and his family travel from Wakefield very often to dine there as they say it's the best too

Thank ianpow4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: South Parade, Thorne DN8 5DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Thorne
  • Phone Number: 01405 813688
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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