We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Canalhouse Bar

$$ - $$$, British,
48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
+44 115 955 5060
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“chili” (3 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (226)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

A really super pub with good food and drinks. The old canal boathouse is really worth a visit: you cross a bridge to get from the entrance to the bar! There are lots of outside seats overlooking the canal.

Thank WinthorpeTheASC
Reviewed 5 days ago

A modern warehouse conversion has created a great place to visit in Nottingham, situated on the towpath of the Trent Mersey Canal it a popular place to visit. There is a canal theme to the interior where you have a reputed selection of 150 beers...More

Thank MRS140
Wayne H, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the glowing review! I think our beer range is closing in on 250 products now, there's certainly something for everyone. We're glad you enjoyed your visit :) Cheers, Wayne

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the comedy show online met up early for food and a couple of drinks! The staff were excellent! Drinks and food priced very well for a good hearty meal!

Thank Josh K
Wayne H, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Josh, Thanks very much for the kind words, hopefully see you again at another one of our comedy nights! Cheers, Wayne

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location large pub massive outside area great in the summmer. Massive choice of drinks to choose from. Downside it's difficult to get served and staff never feel very welcoming or friendly. Not our first place to visit on our trip to Nottingham anymore.More

Thank Jellyfishjo22
Wayne H, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jo, Firstly thanks for the review, we're glad you like our wide range of drinks but I'm sorry to hear that our staff have left you with the impression that they are unwelcoming. At times we can be very busy and our staff can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you would like a great atmosphere and many types of drink and food - all of high quality, come to the Canal House. Every time, every aspect is great!

Thank Christopher S
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review.... it really makes us feel proud of what we do. Many thanks Yvette

Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Just walked in at 4pm and was asked if we was eating or drinking we replied just drinking and we sent to bar to be told sorry we haven't opened yet but lots of people in the bar what a joke wouldn't bother don't waste...More

Thank Lyn E
Yvette S, General Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hi Lyn i am a little confused by this comment as we are open daily from 11am. would you be contact me on this e-mail with a description of who you spoke to. As far as I am aware there were 3 ladies working at...More

Reviewed August 9, 2017

This was my spot when the sun was shining! Drinks are slightly pricey but it's such a nice atmosphere sitting outside with canal views. Inside the canal runs through the pub with canal boats in too!

Thank Graca P
Yvette S, General Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hi Graca Thank you for your lovely comments Yvette

Reviewed August 6, 2017

Love this bar but first time had food here and unfortunately not impressed. Would definitely return but for drinks only

Thank Jules12013
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to place an order for food. A surly reply was we stop serving at two (on a busy Sat) I pointed out that it was only 1.45. The reply was you'll have to queue at the (understaffed) bar to order as I don't take...More

Thank David H
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Hi David, Sorry to hear about your experience on Saturday. Unfortunately we had to close the kitchen at 2pm in order to cater for a private function upstairs, I think that you may have tried to order at the food collection and glass wash area....More

Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

Lovely views over the canal and lots of outdoor seating- perfect on a warm day or evening. Very quirky place too- it has the canal running though the pub itself! I had the cinnamon waffles with ice cream as I fancied something sweet- very nice...More

Thank stanicholls
Nearby Restaurants
World Service
832 reviews
.24 miles away
Pitcher & Piano - Nottingham
967 reviews
.23 miles away
Carluccio's - Nottingham
609 reviews
.23 miles away
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
389 reviews
.18 miles away
Nearby Attractions
City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)
838 reviews
.11 miles away
Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
1,755 reviews
.27 miles away
Brewhouse Yard Museum
192 reviews
.17 miles away
Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
247 reviews
.23 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Canalhouse Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 955 5060
  • E-mail
Opened in 2000 on the lower floors of the former Canal Museum, the Canalhouse must be unique amongst public houses in that the adjacent canal extends INSIDE the building, complete with resident narrow boats.In addition to the spacious bar areas, there is a covered and heated outdoor drinking terrace, plus comprehensive conference and function facilities for up to 200 people on the first floor.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing