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The Narrow Boat

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Orchard Cottage | Welsh Frankton, Oswestry SY11 4PB, England
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Uppsala, Sweden
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place needs a new start. The service is good, the beer is good, the location is lovely, but the kitchen needs a proper che!. Now it's seems to be mostly "pling food" (i.e. microwaved). The Pub is associated with and lives on the nearby Narrow Boat Marina.

Thank TheWellplanedSwede
Datchet, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely evening meal for six, with no need to book on a Monday evening, having been on the canal for almost a week it was nice to find a genuine home cooking type restaurant. The food was lovely like home cooked, the waitress was a delight to be served by she was so polite and helpful. My whole family... More 

Thank MarkQueensRoad
Nafferton, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this pub for tea whilst on a narrow boat holiday. The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating with our menu choices (changing mash for chips, etc). The food was served quickly and in a friendly manner. We sat outside the pub with our dog, right by the canal. The food was lovely, and we had pudding too (which... More 

Thank Julie Y
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141 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although the choice of foods is limited the service was very good. I had the scampi while my friends had gammon, fish & chips and a jacket potato with cheese. It was well presented and served with good manners. Great views of the canal and the travelling boats were lovely, making a wonderful addition to our lunchtime.

Thank Susan W
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called for a meal early evening, just after six. Inside its dark and drab lacking in atmosphere. Little taste given to pictures on wall. Gents toilet cubicle had cobwebs hanging down. Place mats particularly awful, I guess an attempted canal theme, but looks Germanic. We ordered three fish and chips which arrived reasonably quickly. Looked good with nice chips and... More 

Thank Edgewood48
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great stop off on our narrow boat holiday. Member of staff on duty seemed extremely busy - serving both behind the bar and the food service, but did a cracking job. Fish and chips were excellent and a good range of local beers on tap

Thank WAEAberdeen
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking from Ellesmere we stopped off at the Narrow Boat Inn for a spot of light refreshment before our return walk. Being aware that the closing time was at 1500 we managed to arrive at 1435 and was surprised how friendly and welcoming the staffs were, asking if food was still being served she informed us the kitchen was... More 

1 Thank Sean R
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although it looks very drab and down at heel from the outside, its better inside although a bit dated. The food however is very good and so is the choice of real ale. It is standard pub fare but very nicely cooked

1 Thank ianstevo
Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We were in need of good quality food and nice clean facilities and we got both of these requirements, along with a cracking host! Well worth a visit, especially if you are passing on a canal holiday! - You won't be disappointed .

Thank AlanJayne
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Super beer and a great natter with Colin who's pub it is. Food is straightforward but makes for an ideal stop. find out about Harrison Ford!!

1 Thank Simon_Greene

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orchard Cottage | Welsh Frankton, Oswestry SY11 4PB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Oswestry
  • Phone Number: 441691661051
Traditional pub

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