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Canal Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
+44 1225 681562
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Happened upon this pub by chance and what a find. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered the the cottage pie and the steak and ale pie; both came piping hot and with a variety of vegetables and the steak pie was the best I've tasted in a long time. The staff were very friendly and the pub itself clean... More 

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Thank 345lou
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Friday night for a steak and ale pie! Being told the steak meat is from Walter rose and being told the have been awarded the best butcher in the Uk has given me good confidence! When it came out it was piping hot and freshly made with a rich thick gravy and small buttoned mushrooms! Later... More 

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Thank jamesdavies1234
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly the pub was extremely cold - on a cold evening. I was dining with a party of five. We were given a reasonable table but due to the temperature did not remove our coats. Of the one other table of three customers all were also wearing coats. Before ordering we pointed this out to our waiter (who frankly lacked... More 

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1 Thank bigmanlou
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

I am sorry that you were cold currently we are managing to keep the temperature in the bar at 20c. Wadworth have recently fitted a new heating system which works a lot better however we are waiting for to be piped up correctly for it to work at its optimum level. The gas fireplace to which you refer was decommissioned... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit this pub regularly and enjoy my home made Steak and Ale pie. Kids and wife got their favourites including chicken Tennessee and the burgers. Very good food and nice welcome.

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1 Thank TarkanKisioglu
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pub empty when we poppped in on New Years Eve. Bar cluttered with junk and objects that could be out of view. Only one selection of red wine on offer for the biggest party night of the year. Barman was efficient enough and nearly cracked a smile. The whole place is in need of some TLC and a massive update.... More 

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Thank Chris F
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We did not intend to open to the public on New years eve as we decided to take down the decorations. The objects in the bar were bags and other items which belong to some of our regulars who live on the canal, I like to help them by allowing them to come in to... More 

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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Three generations of our family dropped in for Sunday lunch during the Floating Xmas market. There was enough choice on the menu for everyone to have more than one choice. When we ordered we were warned there might be a 30 minute wait, there wasn't. Everyone cleared their plates, the sign of well cooked food!! Thank you.

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1 Thank Linda M
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

I was not looking forward to reviews from this day as we were so under staffed, we were not expecting the market draw so many people. Your comments are very kind, I am so proud that my staff who all pulled together to keep things running wonderfully. Well done to the small band of boaters who organised things so well... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

We often use the Canal Tavern as a lunch stop when we walk the canal towpath from Dundas. We invariably have the cheese and bacon baguette and a bowl of chips which is unfailingly excellent and very good value. The beer is alway well kept and a pleasure to drink. The service is friendly and obliging - all you could... More 

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1 Thank seymourstars
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

It is always lovely to know that customers keep returning. Just because you do not live nearby does not mean that you can not be a regular at the Canal Tavern. Thanks for your comments and we will see you soon. More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

The five of us had a lovely meal, which was piping hot, I could not fault the service we received,it was really good value for money, and James behind the bar was extremely nice and friendly.

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1 Thank June M
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

"Ah, A satisfied customer we should have them stuffed" Quote Basil Fawlty. Thanks for these comments I will make sure James reads this. Please come back again when you can. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

called in here for lunch ale was ok but the food was bland most of it being left on our departure I would not revisit for food but would go back for a beer.

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Thank bruce s
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

We have a full and varied menu and state upon it that because we prepare everything fresh we are always happy to prepare it to your specific taste. Thank you for your observations, we hope you return and allow us to impress you in the future. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We arrived relatively late in the evening, but was made to feel very welcome by James, we had drinks whilst we read the menu - we ordered our food, and did not have to long to wait - My Husband and I had the gammon, which was excellent, and perfectly cooked - the staff were very friendly and the prices... More 

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Thank marchant533
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We do our best to welcome everyone who enters our establishment and James is always very jolly. I am so glad that everything was to your satisfaction and hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Bar scene, Families with children
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: +44 1225 681562

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?