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The Canalhouse Bar

) #130 of 1,170 Restaurants in Nottingham $$ - $$$ Bar, British, Pub
48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
+44 115 955 5060
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Used to be a worksheet for canal boat repairs and so still has a 4 boat canal birth inside the building. Then it became a Canal Museum. Then a restaurant. Has a large selection of beers and real ales and ignoring the menu and reading...More

Thank jmhowitt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend for lunch. Food was excellent value for money and a wide range of real ale as usual. Unfortunately, my friend is unable to drink alcohol at the moment and they only offer 1 non alcohol beer which tasted awful. Other than...More

Thank deborah r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant pub,one of my faves in England to be honest. So many beers to choose from and the location is fantastic,close to train station and on the canal!

Thank Chestefield-kint
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. It really makes our day . We hope to see you again real soon. Canalhouse Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went to this place by accident but really enjoyed it great drinks and food and has part of the canal in the pub with 2 barges. Friendly atmosphere and good service

Thank Bill B
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review. We hope to see you again real soon Yvette Manager

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Another Nottingham must see! A pub with a canal running through it! This place has lots and lots of real ales - you will not be able to try them all, there are just too many! Food is also available here - well worth it...More

Thank commandermarkymark
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

This just means you will have to return again and again.... Thanks for the great review Yvette

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

On a sunny day this is one of my favourite bars. Went last week with a group of friends from work and we struck lucky with the weather. Brilliant selection of craft beers, huge fridge selection and lots on the taps too. The interior is...More

Thank Rebekah D
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

So glad you like what we have done to the garden and also to our beer range. Thank you for a great review and hope to see you again soon Yvette

Reviewed 11 April 2017

On the canal with lots of outside seating. We just stopped for drinks and it was a pleasant place to sit. Lots to see such as boats going by, ducks fighting and people walking along the bank opposite. My husband found the drinks a bit...More

Thank farmgirlLondon
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. i too hate the rubbish that floats down the Canal and wish people would have a little more respect for the area. Glad your husband liked the beer selection and both of you enjoyed the beer garden. Yvette

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Friday night visit, later in the evening. Love the ambience and unique layout. Student night nearby meant younger clientele than other evenings, but not raucous and doorstaff visible and managing venue well. Prices not bad for a City Centre and decent selection. First pint wasn't...More

Thank Pete N
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

Sorry your experience was not as positive as it should have been. We do pride ourselves on our beer and products and would have happily replaced your drink if it was not right. I do hope this will not deter you from visiting us again....More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Visited The Canalhouse on a very sunny Saturday afternoon. Sat outside on one of the many outdoor tables. Didn't have to wait to be seated, just went and found a table. Nice chilled space with a busy atmosphere. The indoor area also looked spacious but...More

Thank Matt L
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

Hi Matt thank you for your great review - glad you liked the venue and beer selection. We agree the Canalhouse is very cool!! Hope to see you again Yvette

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

It was a great night and well received by all. The perfect venue for a private function ideal for all ages for this 50th party Bash. A small bar managing the demands really well, job well done.

Thank lozwalters
Yvette S, Manager at The Canalhouse Bar, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time and the party was a huge success. Hope to see you again soon Yvette

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 955 5060
  • E-mail
Opened in 2000 on the lower floors of the former Canal Museum, the Canalhouse must be unique amongst public houses in that the adjacent canal extends INSIDE the building, complete with resident narrow boats.In addition to the spacious bar areas, there is a covered and heated outdoor drinking terrace, plus comprehensive conference and function facilities for up to 200 people on the first floor.