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The Canalhouse Bar

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Bar, British, Pub
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48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH, England
0115 9555060
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:00 - 22:30
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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London, England
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 if you are peckish!

Thank commandermarkymark
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 really cool what with having to go over an internal bridge where a canal boat... More 

Thank Rebekah D
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203 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 pricey but said they have a very good selection of beers, The outside sitting area... More 

Thank farmgirlLondon
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 great, bit flat and tasteless. I've drunk this before and I know it wasn't right.... More 

Thank Pete N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 also had a great big canal boat running through the bar that you had to... More 

Thank Matt L
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Always eat here at least once when in Nottingham. Daily specials are always interesting,new and varied. Staff are polite and attentive. Food is delicious. This place is busy but not crowded. Lots of seating inside and out. Heaters are on when needed. Part of the decor is a barge in a lock and a bridge over looking... More 

Thank lappiloo
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A great bar with a friendly and comfortable feel to it. Vast choice of drinks. Food looked nice so we will definitely be going in to sample it next time we are in nottingham.

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

Thank ou so much for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon Yvette Manager More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

You come here for a nice atmosphere and a huge selection of world beers!, best in Nottingham by far for beer selection! Friendly staff and even has a canal boat and a bridge over water!, Amazing!

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

Thank you o much for the great feedback. We pride ourselves on our beer selection, so it is great to hear how much you liked it. Hope to see you again soon Yvette Manager More 

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

We got married at the Council House and then the reception at the Canalhouse. We had our reception for around 50-60 people. Staff friendly and very helpful. Great choice of drinks. Food was to an exceptional standard. We were in the function room upstairs and even though a massive football gathering in the main bar downstairs you could not hear... More 

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

Thanks for the great feedback guys. So glad we could make your day extra special Yvette Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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, Cheap Eats
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: 0115 9555060
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.

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