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Shropshire Union Canal Pubs & Canalside Inns

The Shropshire Union Canal crosses a lot of very rural open countryside, so you might not expect there to be many canalside pubs along its sixty mile length.

However you’d be wrong! The Shropshire Union was a busy route from the North West to the Midlands and was heavily used by working narrowboats right up to the end of commercial carrying. Along its length were many hostelries, providing overnight stabling for the horses and a place for the boat people to relax and socialise. Many isolated canal pubs still survive, some now relying on their summer holiday boaters to keep them going through the quieter winters.


Please note, this information is provided as a guide only and we cannot guarantee its complete accuracy. Please do let us know if you spot any mistakes or omissions.

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Shropshire Union Canal
Barbridge Inn
Barbridge.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01270 528443
Boat Inn
Gnosall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
01785 822208
Bridge Inn
Brewood.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01902 903966
Bridge Inn
Audlem.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01270 811267
Bunbury Arms
Stoak.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01244 951833
Dysart Arms
Bunbury.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01829 260183
Four Alls
Market Drayton.
Close to the canal
 
Family friendly
 
Guest beerAccomodation
01630 652995
Hartley Arms
Wheaton Aston.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendlyDog friendlyGuest beer
 
01785 840232
Junction Inn
Norbury Junction.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01785 284288
Navigation
Gnosall.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01785 822327
Red Lion
Cheswardine.
 
 
 
 
Guest beer
 
01630661234
Ring o’Bells
Christleton.
Close to the canal
 
Family friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01244 335422
Royal Oak
Gnosall.
 
 
 
 
 
 
01785 822362
Shady Oak
Bates Mill Bridge.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendlyDog friendlyGuest beer
 
07765 588748
Shroppie Fly
Audlem.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01270 811772
Straw Hat
Great Sutton.
 
 
 
Dog friendly
 
 
0121 272 5497
The Anchor Inn
High Offley.
 
Close to the canalFamily friendly
 
 
 
01785 284569
The Cheshire Cat
Christleton.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendlyDog friendlyGuest beerAccomodation
01244 332200
The Royal Oak
Church Eaton.
Close to the canal
 
 
 
Guest beer
 
01785 823078
The Spital Vaults
Chester.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendly
 
 
 
01244 316195
Three Stirrups
Brewood.
Close to the canal
 
Family friendly
 
Guest beer
 
01902 850243
Wharf Tavern
Goldstone Wharf.
Close to the canalClose to the canalFamily friendlyDog friendly
 
Accomodation
01680 661226

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