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49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
441225681562
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 35
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Roast Dinner

Stopped in on the off chance of a Sunday lunch, and the landlord was very helpful finding us a table. When the food came out it was delicious and a good size portion. Lots of veg too. Definitely go back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sara A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on the off chance of a Sunday lunch, and the landlord was very helpful finding us a table. When the food came out it was delicious and a good size portion. Lots of veg too. Definitely go back again.

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Thank Sara A
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Pleasant half an hour, watch the boats go by, good beer, nice basic chips. Fun karaoke nights and open mic, friendly staff.

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Thank xgunsregular
English Riviera, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Slap bang beside the canal, a traditional honest tavern. Still a pub that does great food. Has a wonderful mix of locals and tourists enjoying their evening out. We had a great welcome and a couple of to-die-for home made burgers. It has a big outside space that would be wonderful in the summer - Free WiFi too!

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Thank himandhim2015
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Nancy in the kitchen regularly sends out get plates of good home cooked food but overall the prices are quite expensive at the bar - nearly £4 a pint for beer which is not always that well kept. We visit here for the food and occasionally stop for a drink because of the location near the canal where you can... More 

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Thank chilled2013
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped and moored up on the canal just outside this pub which was really handy for us as we were tired and didn't want to travel any further that day... We didn't expect great food however we were really pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food... We had the burgers, fish pie, cottage pie and a steak pie... More 

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Thank Peter G
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Very busy , great food ,and dogs welcome ,LOVLEY place to visit ,not a lot of room though ,so, best to book

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Thank Cliff W
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49 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Whilst in Bradford on Avon called in for a quick pint. Had a drink in the 'rear bar' -a pint of cask ale and a cider. The ale was quite flat and really quite unappetising and the cider initially tasted watery but the barman had just changed the barrel so this may be why. There were a few eating and... More 

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Thank squiboo
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

The Canal Tavern in Bradford on Avon is always my last stop when I go out on a Friday night, with karaoke as a great way to bring friends for the perfect night out. Coming back on Saturday for something to eat! The pub is family and dog friendly with a very bantering landlord who is obsessed with the 80's!... More 

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3 Thank jamesdavies1234
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

On narrow boat holiday with friends, called in lunchtime had Fantastic meals. Came back in the evening, although we were not very hungry after our lunch but we ordered lightbites and desserts. The pub offers good beer, well looked after and excellent food. The staff are friendly and attentive. If back this way again would definitely call in, and will... More 

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2 Thank Angie P
Wiltshire
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Wanted a Sunday breakfast - went in here after seeing place on the canal side was full - lovely breakfast but it was empty - didn't advertise breakfasts outside! Much cleaner than the one opposite and would recommend for a jolly good breakfast.

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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: 441225681562

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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