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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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Coventry, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub/restaurant is well located by the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bradford-on-Avon. It was very quiet, so we took over the large round table in the bar and ordered from the extensive menu. All our meals were well presented, fresh and tasty, and we were persuaded by the friendly and personable bar manager to have a sweet. The bar... More 

Thank Richard L
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here today after going for a walk along the tow path. It was a lovely day so as you would expect being right next to the canal it was quite busy. We decided to sit outside in a lovely covered pagoda. The table we sat on had only just been vacated but as soon as we sat on... More 

Thank tracey r
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into the Canal Tavern after a walk along the canal. The staff were welcoming. We ordered a gammon, scampi and ham, egg and chips. When the meals arrived we were very impressed by the size of the portions as the prices were very reasonable. The dressing on the salad made a nice change and was very tasty. Couldn't... More 

Thank 94misty97
Brighton, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending a few hours in Bradford Upon Avon, we found this pub almost overlooking the canal. We were there last Saturday and the pub was busy. We sat in the garden in the glorious sunshine and had a baguette and a wrap...both came with an excellent garnish. which certainly filled us up. There was a good supply of real ales... More 

Thank Sue S
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Bradford on Avon with friends, lovely area especially the colourful canal Barges, the only problem was we went on a monday, the reason for this comment is we parked in the main car park which in it's self was excellent value per stay, we visited 3 locations in the Froom rd on our way to the River/Canal bridge looking... More 

Thank Brian F
Bath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drink in this pub quite often.mark and staff are great friendly people ,and Nancy's roast diner was really good.will be eating here more often.

Thank 2468226
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Had a spontaneous family gathering, so all 9 of us went to The Canal Tavern to be fed & fed we were, grand style!!! All LOVED what we had for quality, quantity & value. I had the best roast beef in years. Meat pink, thick slices & tons of it. There was also a wonderful mix of delicious veg to... More 

Thank Seefa S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

If you want fun, a laugh, be surrounded by salt of the earth people in a down to earth pub that has not been ponsed up then the Canal is for you. Karaoke night is a scream and the quality of singing is awesome. Food is okay - standard pub food. Really like the attitude of the staff. They are... More 

1 Thank kenya555
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here with a friend. We ordered a baguette and a Greek salad. We were the only 2 people there yet our order took 25 minutes to prepare. The baguette was OK but the Greek salad arrived with no feta cheese and with some bread and margarine rather than butter. The barman was surly and unhelpful. I explained to... More 

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

I have returned early from our holiday to sort this out please come back in for a refund. Regards Mark More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We'd booked. We arrived 10 minutes prior. We came on a recommendation. The Canal Tavern: Home made fresh here by Nancy, read the sign, except Nancy was away and her stand-in was unavailable for comment, apology or commercial cooking lessons. The pork roast - no crackling, sorry we've run out of parsnip chips, ROAST POTATOES!?! - Ha, they were par-boiled... More 

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

I have returned early form holiday as you are regulars. When we left the building I said hello to you, Bill was smiling as usual and I chatted to Jez outside. As regulars in my pub I respectfully request that you come in and explain what I can do for you. The roast had been prepared by Nancy in exactly... More 

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, 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?