Canal Pubs & Canalside Inns

Canalside Pubs and Inns.

Canal Pubs, or Public Houses to give them their full name, are an essential part of the canal experience. Some canals and river navigations seem to have a pub every few miles, often in locations where there can have been little local trade.

The pubs were, in fact, there specially to cater for the canal trade, shown by the number called the Navigation or the Boat. Boatmen must have been thirsty people, although working a boat, as well as being tiring, must have been quite a lonely job and the company of drinking companions was probably important. Many pubs had stables attached where the boat horse would be stabled overnight.

A large number of the old pubs have been completely refurbished over the years and now provide comfortable surroundings and meals for those who don't want to have to cook on their holidays. Most have convenient moorings outside, some even providing facilities like water taps, but moorings can fill up in the early evening at popular pubs. Many boaters plan their holidays to ensure that they stop outside a pub every evening! Often they also have outdoor seating and gardens, and children's play areas.

There are also many traditional canal pubs which have been little changed over centuries, retaining much genuine character. Many pubs used to be ordinary houses serving home-brewed ale in their front rooms for a little extra income. Some still feel that way, for instance, the Anchor on the Shropshire Union Canal. Other traditional pubs include the isolated Black Lion at Froghall on the Caldon branch of the Trent and Mersey Canal, the Swan which overlooks the Coventry Canal junction with the Trent and Mersey Canal and the Boat opposite the canal museum at Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union Canal. On the River Severn the Camp House Inn just north of Worcester has peacocks roaming the garden. The River Thames has many stunning old pubs and inns.

 Canal Junction Pub of the Month
The Jack Mytton Inn, Llangollen Canal
Charming old canal side haven. Extensive lawns and places to sit. Outside eating in paved courtyard with waitress service. 90 seater restaurant.
"Mad" Jack Mytton (1796-1838) - Shropshire's best-remembered sportsman, eccentric and drunkard. He inherited a fortune in the late 18th century and became the master of Halston Hall, near Whittington, and the local hunt.
Renowned for practical jokes, Mad Jack devoted his life to daredevilry, often risking his life to pull off another dangerous feat. It is told that his exploits included riding a bear through his dining room, and trying to jump a field gate with a horse and coach.
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Grand Union Canal              
The New Inn, Top Flight Northampton food family friendly guest beers canalside   01327844747 email: george@gillies-inns.com
The Three Horseshoes, Winkwell food family friendly guest beers canalside   01442 862585 email: the3horseshoes@btconnect.com
The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth 01604 859551 email: donald@walnut-tree.com
Wharf Inn, End of the Welford Arm 01858 575075 email: thewharfinn@hotmail.com
Lancaster Canal              
The White Bull, Bilsborrow, Lancashire food family friendly guest beers canalside 01995 640324 email: andrea@the-whitebull.co.uk
The New Inn, Galgate food family friendly guest beers canalside accommodation 01524 751643  
The Plough Inn, Galgate, Lancaster food family friendly guest beers canalside 01524 751337 email: andrea@the-whitebull.co.uk
Llangollen Canal
 WE HAVE A FULL PAGE OF PUBS ON THE LLANGOLLEN CANAL -CLICK TO SEE
Leeds & Liverpool Canal              
The Commercial Inn, Top Lock, New Springs, Wigan 01942 238856 email: ian_william_murray@hotmail.com
Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke Village Nr Wigan food family friendly   canalside     email: crook_hall_inn@yahoo.co.uk
Macclesfield Canal              
Ring o' Bells, Bridge 2, Marple food family friendly guest beers canalside   0161 427 2300 email: peter@marple-uk.com
Mon & Brec Canal              
Ty Croeso Hotel & Restaurant, Bridge 118 food family friendly     accommodation 01873 810573 email: info@ty-croeso.co.uk
Oxford Canal              
The Bridge, Bridge111 Napton food family friendly guest beers canalside   01926 812466 email: enquiries@thebridgeatnapton
Peak Forest Canal              
The Cheshire Ring, Hyde 0161 367 1840 email: not available
The Navigation Inn, Whaley Bridge Canal Basin food family friendly guest beers canalside   01663 719184 email: not available
Shropshire Union Canal
 WE HAVE A FULL PAGE OF PUBS ON THE SHROPSHIRE UNION CANAL -CLICK TO SEE
Staffs & Worcs Canal 
 WE HAVE A FULL PAGE OF PUBS ON THE STAFFS & WORCS CANAL -CLICK TO SEE
Trent & Mersey Canal 
 WE HAVE A FULL PAGE OF PUBS ON THE TRENT & MERSEY CANAL -CLICK TO SEE
Worcester & Birmingham Canal              
Cavalier Tavern, Bridge 12, Worcester 01905 25006 email: cathy@ellisonave.plus.com


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