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Canal Tavern

€€ - €€€, British,
49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
+44 1225 681562
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
49 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

We came here for a late Sunday lunch. Although the Sunday roast had sold out there was plenty other choices on the menu and we settled for traditional pub meals. The location by the canal is a big plus. I could only see three beers...More

Thank GlobetrottingViking
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We stopped here on the first night of a week long family canal vacation. The staff were great and the locals colourful and extremely friendly. We enjoyed the food so much that we returned to the Canal Tavern on our return trip 6 nights later,...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Two couples took a lunch break on an outside table overlooking the Kennet and Avon Canal after a long bike ride in this lovely area. The menu was extremely varied and daily specials were also on offer. The food was first class and very reasonably...More

Thank Graham W
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the canal tavern in Bradford on Avon had a great time staff were very friendly and helpful the manager was really friendly and chatty as well great service great atmosphere will definitely return

Thank tracy m
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for a breakfast. Great choice.. great value, great service. Highly recommend this friendly pub.More

Thank Veronajames
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thanks for you review. We don't tend to do a lot of breakfast being opposite the Lock inn but we are frequently told that all our food is of a superior quality, we cook and prepare everything freshly and cleanly using only the best supplyers...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Food was well cooked pub grub, and the beer (6X) was also fine. We ate outside, which got the evening sun, overlooking the canal. Very pleasant, except the 'garden' needs investment, and could be stunning. Instead there is uneven matting with grass poking through the...More

Thank Chris B
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks for your comments we are doing our best with the garden as it is an ongoing project that does take a lot of wear during the summer hence the matting. We have tried to grow grass but our last new lawn was totally worn...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Stopped here while going up the river on a narrow boat. Looked a perfect spot to stop at but sadly that was not the case. Food was at best mediocre. Felt sorry for the staff who seemed to be doing their best but the Landlord...More

Thank KebabOxford
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thanks for your comments, I am sorry that you did not enjoy the food and that you encountered a person who you perceived to be drunk and thought was the landlord. We have a great bunch of regulars here who enjoy themselves and are always...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

after amazing walk around bradford on avon we came across this pub , the food was amazing all 3 of us left with full bellies very reasonable prices and big portions

Thank Susan S
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for your kind comments it means so much when people take the time to share their good experiences. Bradford-on-Avon is a wonderful place brimming with character and full of wonderful and diverse people. Kind regards Mark

Reviewed 15 May 2017

A cheerful and hearty welcome, wide choice of well cooked foods and well kept cellar. Deifately a visit again pub.

Thank John4725
Canaltavern B, Manager at Canal Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

We love to welcome like minded people who are open to enjoying themselves and interacting with others. Thank you for your kind comments. Kind Regards Mark

Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

Thank Richard L
Canaltavern B, Owner at Canal Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves with us even during our quiet time. We would love to see you again and hope you return you will be very welcome. Kind regards Mark

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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