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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

1 Thank seymourstars
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank June M
Leeds, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank bruce s
Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank marchant533
Horsham, West Sussex
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We passed this place whilst out on a walk and thought the menu looked good for a family meal, so booked a table for the evening. We had a really nice meal which was good value for money. James behind the bar was a really good host and the food was good and came pretty quickly. The portion size was... More 

Thank rayreviewer
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Pleasure to had drinks at the Canal Tavern. Sat outside and it was clean and pleasant. Pub welcome dogs so we had our two boys sitting while we are having our drinks. Our boys had a treat from the landlord too. Do visit. Enjoy.

Thank Cliffii
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Having passed this pub many times while walking the towpath, we thought we would try it for lunch. Although not busy, there was a very long wait for lukewarm food. We were not alone as the customers on the next table shared their views with us. The surly bar staff didn't take criticism well, and it would seem the landlord... More 

1 Thank Jeffrey42
Bristol, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We popped in here for lunch on arrival at Bradford on Avon. You could probably describe it as rough and ready, we ate outside and were intrigued by the patchwork fake turf. Our food arrived and there were no complaints, it wasn't too long a wait, we had ordered baguettes, I was quite impressed with the side salad that accompanied... More 

2 Thank Naomi M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Really recommend. Booked table for 7 people to celebrate my daughters 21st Birthday . All of us had lovely meals. The staff are welcoming, particularly James who was behind the bar. Great jokes James 😉 we had a brilliant evening.

2 Thank Jacky W
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We always end up coming to the tavern for a few drinks and a meal, drinks are promptly served in very clean glasses, beer tastes amazing and the food is good quality for a good price. The Tennessee chicken is so rich and fresh from the kitchen. Will always come back for more

1 Thank jamesdavies1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?