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The Canal Turn

€€ - €€€, British,
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
+44 1524 720546
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Opens in 25 min
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on pie night. Wow! Best pie I’ve ever eaten. Presentation excellent. Great service with lovely friendly staff. A real find.

Thank MontB1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had visitors from abroad and decided a walk along canal would be nice. When needing a break we popped into the Canal turn. Lovely to sit outside and chill with a large ice cold drink. Helen

Thank tabitha7772014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this pub with family last Friday evening, great food the Brie starter was delicious and recommend the veggie burgers. A good selection of gins! We arrived after dark but this place would be a great spot for lunch as it sits right on the...More

1  Thank Jill D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

warm welcome, friendly and professional service. Good home made food with emphasis on local products, nicely presented and hot. games room, great canal view.. no real ales on which was a shame, but did not detract from the occasion, we will return 😁

1  Thank sunnybumcam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff was very welcoming as soon as I arrived I went in for a meal with the family and the food was amazing I had the fish and chips and it was perfect the staff was very polite and looked after us well I'll...More

1  Thank bexforlife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner, toddler twins and in laws. The food was delicious, we all ordered different items such as the shepherds pie, Lancashire burger, fish and chips, cheese and leek pie and kids nuggets. All presented very well and tasted great. Very filling and...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this pub by chance as we were passing,friendly staff drinks order taken as soon as we had sat down,food order taken as soon as we were ready.We ordered 2 fish,1 ham and eggs and 1 Cumberland sausage all the food was perfectly cooked and...More

1  Thank James D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So why a 4 star and not a 5? The two young staff are brilliant, very polite and very hardworking but only 2 to man the bar and the restaurant is not enough. This is not their doing but as it started to build up...More

1  Thank lisajlb
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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
4 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
US$5 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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