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The Canal Turn

$$ - $$$, British,
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
+44 1524 720546
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“black peas” (4 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Visited for lunch with friends. I had the Cumberland Sausage with chips and onion rings in batter. It was excellent. There was a nice atmosphere of a traditional English pub and as it was winter, there was a log fire which added to the atmosphere....More

1  Thank Jayne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Freezing place but saw lovely food arriving hot - tempted to go the next day for food but did not go because we would have been FROZEN

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Returned here once again this place is one of mine and my boyfriends favourites for good locally sourced food. The burgers are definitely one the best we have had anywhere, definitely our favourites. We always receive a warm friendly welcome and the open fire on...More

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub on the canal side with plenty of mooring. We had a nice meal and good beer. The service was ok. I would certainly stop here again.

Thank Robbie-R1
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting right on the Lancaster Canal which is probably an absolutely lovely place to sit on a summers day if we ever have any. Not the largest of rooms but very nice all the same. Disappointed they only had 2 real ales on but...More

Thank Knockoff
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch with 2 children , we were shown two tables to choose from , both of which were dirty ! Slow in getting drinks order , food was lovely kids had fish and chips looked lovely , had homemade chilli jacket with was...More

Thank 186364Eveb
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Usually not too bad here, however, Saturday was a complete disaster! 4 adults & 1 child table booked for 2.30 all meals came separate so we was not eating at the same time so this is so annoying! Child says mummy this ham tastes funny,...More

3  Thank WiganBoxer
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Having travelled up to nearby Tewittfield Marina for a week mid Oct 2017 and only Thursday night free for a meal out we booked a meal at Canal Turn inn With Thursday night being Pie Night and coming from Wigan it would be rude not...More

1  Thank joe f
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Pub is well located next to canal - probably popular on a hot summer's day. Cosy decor inside, with a range of seating and picture windows overlooking canal. Service reasonably friendly but a little 'stretched' we felt. Sticky tables and minor issues with presentation. Menu...More

Thank The_diddler
Reviewed 13 October 2017

While on holiday in Carnforth we visited the Canal Turn several times for drinks and booking a table for “pie night”. We can recommend the steak and ale pie and leek and potato, I recommend ordering a jug of gravy to dip the fabulous chips...More

1  Thank EricaM7052
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Hi Erica Many thanks for the kind words. We're delighted you enjoyed and hope to see you back here the next time you're in the area. Best Marcus

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Questions & Answers
14 September 2017|
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Response from OldGeordie | Reviewed this property |
Sorry - no knowledge. Only visited once during a narrowboating holiday.
Katherine S
20 June 2016|
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Response from fordfamilymk2 | Reviewed this property |
The parking meter has been turned off, and all fines have been scrapped
5 June 2016|
Response from MarcusCanalTurn | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do to all. There is only one disabled by though and the small, 23 space car park does get full, especially on lovely days, so if very immobile I would advise avoiding peak periods.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
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, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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: Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Lancaster District  >  Carnforth
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 720546
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A recently refurbished pub on the banks of the Lancaster Canal featuring an open air terrace; locally sourced food; wide selction of drink including cask ale and barista coffee. Free live music at weekends. Dogs and well-behaved children welcome!
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