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Canalside Marston's pub on the A5. A few were in, mostly for drinks, some possibly for food. Marston's Pedigree & EPA & Brakspear Oxford Gold were the 3 real ales. Probably more of a summer pub and not really suited to a blustery March day.
blue_scrumpy - 18 Mar 2019 21:08
We were here two nights in a row whilst on a canal boat holiday. Four and then six of us had very enjoyable meals. The beer was good as were the other drinks. The portions were very large so we certainly didn't go hungry. The only complaint is that they ran out of several things on the menu - this was at 7pm on a Friday night. We'd definitely recommend this place.
davel_cats - 16 Apr 2015 16:04
Far better then the Watford Services, well worth leaving the M1 at junction 16 and a short trip up the A5 for a much more relaxing break by the canal side.
Well done to all the staff.

If we a ever up this far north again, we will call in.
Frank.lane - 23 Jul 2014 11:50
Quite a decent local and the canal memorabilia and skittles are nice touches. Ales were just fine if a little well travelled (Pedigree etc.) but it's s suitable stopping off point on a canal walk amid very unspoilt middle English countryside. A characterful tunnel takes you under the main road on the opposite side of the waterway.
BoehmBawerk - 2 Mar 2014 19:05
Pub noted as closed (October 2012).
boblarkin - 4 Oct 2012 23:02
Have visited this pub on a number of occassions and always found it to be friendly with a good selection of real ales and a great location. However, visited on the night of 30th December as part of a group of 6 boaters and we won't be rushing back. Last orders was called at 11 and the bar lady suddenly became the most aggressive and rude I've come across. By 10 past 11 she was offering to put our drinks, which were virtually finished, in plastic glasses to take away. No glasses had actually been cleared from the table all evening until this last crazy 20 minutes.
gsquared - 1 Jan 2012 19:15
Eat here one evening on our narrowboat holiday. Food and beer were both perfectly fine, but the pub does look as though it could do with a bit of TLC.

Was here 21 years ago on a previous narrowboat trip and I swear the craters in the plaster in the room with the skittles table were the same ones! Still it's good that they still have a skittles table.
henrythenavigator - 13 Oct 2011 17:16
This is a good drinking pub with a good range of local(ish) ales. Wouldn't know about the food but if you want a pint next to a canal then this isn't bad
deportivo_azul - 1 Aug 2011 12:31
Went here for lunch. Place has a lot of character but feels a bit run down. Food was very poor quality. Had clearly been lying around for a long time before being warmed up. Shame as the pub has a lot of potential. I will go elsewhere next time.
Cfinch - 28 May 2011 16:55
A few real ales available and the Frog Island Bitter was on good form.The food is substantial but is lacking in quality and not very memorable.Friendly staff and a good place to catch televised sport especially after a lot of the diners will have moved off by 9pm,when the pub reverts to a more " boozer" atmosphere.
Bucking_Fastard - 7 May 2009 14:04
Good friendly pub at the top of the Buckby flight of locks. Lots of nooks and crannies to enjoy a pit and some grub. Supports local breweries and in particular Frog Island in Northampton, which is a regular here. Worth the hike out of Long Buckby village, as the local pubs there are decidedly average!
coulsdoncrawler - 28 Dec 2008 22:14
No kids, TV or canned music to be seen on two recent consecutive lunchtime visits. Friendly staff, excellent beer and acceptable food mean this is a place I shall return to. A comment on a weekend evening will follow in due course.
Raimundo - 9 Jan 2007 08:26
Used to let dogs in under previous management. Doesn't now.
Place seems to be full of yelling kids and is blighted by big screen TV and canned music.
Lorry drivers can be seen tanking up here prior to the morning's drive, which is reassuring.
twm_sion_cati - 26 Jul 2006 15:14
A rather nice pub by the canal at Buckby Wharf dating back to the 17th Century. As well as enjoying a bench by the canal with a very nice view, the New Inn provides meals throughout the day and large screen Sky Sports - but this is only in one section of the pub, so you can ignore it quite easily if it isn't your thing. Unusually they have a large cage with a huge parrot in it! Just within walking distance of Long Buckby station (around 30 minutes with a walk along the canal), it makes for a nice day out and caters for families too.
auralpressure - 18 Sep 2005 14:46

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