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The Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon - pub details

Address: 49 Frome Rd, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1LE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22699) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bradford-on-avon (0.3 miles), Avoncliff (1.4 miles), Freshford (2.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.9/10 (rated by 17 users)
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Lock Inn Cafe (Canal Side Cafe), Bradford on Avon (0.0 miles), Barge Inn, Bradford on Avon (0.1 miles), Plough, Bradford on Avon (0.2 miles), Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon (0.2 miles), Timbrells Yard, Bradford on Avon (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Canal Tavern, Bradford on Avon

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Recently reopened, possibly only for the summer. We went in here because they were queuing three deep at the Lock Inn opposite. It wasn't too inspired a choice. Wadworth IPA for £3.50 was average, 6X also on sale. No view of the canal either. Has poor recent reviews on other websites and little to commend it at present.
paul_d102 - 20 Aug 2018 20:08
£4.10 for a pint of Amstel... No wonder it's rarely busy
Yesitsme - 4 Jun 2013 18:19
Unlike some previous commentators, I have nothing to compare this pub's current performance to, as the first time I visited was only last Friday. I suppose I made up for lost time as I actually stepped in here twice; once for a quick refreshing pint having walked ahead of our boat on the adjacent Canal (tasty pint of Waddie's Horizon - 1 of 3 ales offered), and again as a last hurrah following an evening out on 'the town' (if Bradford qualifies - is it a large village?!). Our second visit was less-attractive, as despite the first having been at 4PM with hardly any other punters present, the promise of the evening's entertainment on a Friday was not realised.

Service was efficient. Ale was kept well. The pub itself boasted a variety of different seating/drinking/eating areas which potentially render it very amenable to a variety of different clientele, both local and those passing through by boat. However, late-doors, it was something of a damp squib, for the pack-jammed party atmospshere promised by the placards outside simply was not in evidence when we fetched up at 10:30PM. Okay, dance music and karaoke and so on are tawdry and I must say guilty pleasures, but for once we really had hoped they'd be offered, as a suitable fillip for our final pub visit on our boating holiday. But all we found was some quiet, civilised quaffing - fine normally but we couldn't help but agree a little reserved for a Fri eve. Maybe expectations need to be managed a little more realistically by the management?!

Anyway, hardly an exceptional, but nonetheless perfectly acceptable boozer which I'm sure holds plenty of allure for a versatile crowd. Just a shame we left the raucous but buzzing vibes of the nearby Three Horseshoes for it!
TWG - 21 Sep 2012 16:57
This pub is on the up. From being a place to avoid it is now a good place to stop for a decent pint and good food. Still a little souless in the main bar but at least it's clean now. I'll call in again!
steamraiser2 - 29 Jun 2012 16:27
New landlords that seems to have taken the decline in hand. seem to be graqdually refurbishing and have trown out the rough trade and the plaguie of the toy box! yippee. Great food and beer. Whwn the tourists have has their fill it reverts to a real local and fun to be had with open mic on tuesdays and kareoke on Fridays . well done guys for trying to do something with this place.
beerman6 - 21 Jan 2012 23:47

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