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The Canal Turn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Canal Turn Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's had a complete makeover. Canal side pub, good honest food, a real hit with the locals; and many canal boat visitors in the summer.

Thank David R
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even before the revamp it was a special place but now it has that bit more maybe a lot more style, Great Food, Great Service, Great Location the view is a stretch of the Carnforth - Lancaster Canal, so if your near or far go to it, but for weekend & Fridays Book !!

Thank PMPBMP2015
Preston, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Used to be cheap and cheerful pub grub but has attempted to go up-market with prices but not with decor and service or food. Very nice position overlooking canal.

Thank Keith013
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this review

Hi Keith Are you sure you have the right pub? We've just had a £250,000 pound refurb at the start of this year and you're the first and only person to claim the decor isn't vastly improved. As ever, I invite anyone to surf through our picture gallery here, if you go back far enough you see before and after,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to the Canal Turn due to the good reviews on Trip advisor, wish we hadn't of bothered. Massive deal around making bookings for eating in when they are right beside a canal which is obviously going to attract walk-ins. Services was terribly slow to the point we finished our drink and left as we hadn't had chance to order... More 

Thank elliesmith202020
Leyland, Lancashire
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here after we had been told by a friend via face book that it was definitely worth a visit. We did book just in case and were glad we had as it was very busy. The manager/landlord (not sure which) gave us a nice table, brought over the menu and explained that a few meals had sold out due... More 

1 Thank Centralg
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What fantastic service. We were a large party of both adults and children on a busy friday night and the staff could not do enough for us, even when my niece was poorly. Excellent service from all of the team, made a very nice birthday meal. Thank you all

Thank Emma T
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this review

Hi Emma Thanks for choosing us for the suprise birthday party. It's always a pleasure and welcome challenge when someone entrusts a special occaision to us and we're naturally delighted you enjoyed. We all sincerely hope your niece is feeling better and look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the near future. Best Marcus More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk out on a Sunday called in for a cup of tea and a beer when staff saw manager they decided to serve In clean a cup off hot water and a tea bag 1.90 sat outside table's not clean very disappointed

Thank Simon N
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this review

Hi Simon I have to say, I don't think this is a fair review. You can not judge a place to 1 star on just tea and a pint. Yes, we serve in take-away cups for those who choose to sit outside; unfortunately too many of our handmade coffee cups and saucers have been taken away themselves so they're only... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food homemade chips to die for nicely presented warm atmosphere. Fab that its also dog friendly.

1 Thank tess321kids
Isle of Man
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very busy and popular pub and eating place. Gets crowded in evening. Staff friendly. Can sit outside by waters edge.

Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly. Good menu choices. Tasty food. Husband and sons enjoyed an hours fishing on the canel before dinner making it it a lovely evening. Very chilled and relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Geraldine H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canal Turn Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
  • Phone Number: 441524720546
A beautiful 19th century pub with terrace alongside the Lancaster Canal serving locally sourced, homecooked food with real ales, delightufl wine and a wide range of spirits. Dogs and children welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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