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The Canal Tavern, Bradford-On-Avon

49 Frome Road
Bradford-On-Avon
BA15 1LE
Phone: 01225867426
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Quinno _ left this review about The Canal Tavern

Recently re-opened Waddies outlet. Off the main road which drops you into the bar though there's also another servery out back which was getting the main footfall from the locals. A rambling interior over two levels with a nice mid-market decor that is more pub than gastro - mustard, greeny grey, some comfy seats and swirly decals; maybe a bit contrived but it works, the Devizies dollar has been waved in the revamp. Five Waddies cask which seemed a bit of a stretch in this day and age, I went for the Swordfish which was in surprisingly good shape (NBSS 3.5) served by a friendly, camp barman. Downside was terrible modern music, which I am blaming him for – there’s a time and a place for post 2010 aural banality and this isn’t it. Clearly understaffed as the empties piled up at the bar and I didn’t spot any other staff bar our be-tented companion. Not bad, though feels like it’s already slightly slipping. Bradford’s a 7-months-a-year tourist town and given the amount of other pubs to serve the locals over the other 5 months, this one needs to keep focussed – it has the basics in place to be successful. Right now, it’s worth a drop-in.

On 28th June 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5239 recommendations about 5222 pubs]


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Keith Oswin left this review about Canal Tavern

This is a real fun pub with fabulous food and a friendly atmosphere thanks to the efforts of Dick and Jane who really play up to their 'learning to read books' names. Eat in the pub or even on the boat moored alongside.

On 6th September 2010 - rating: 9
[User has posted 18 recommendations about 18 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Bradford-on-Avon, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Avoncliff, 1.67 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Freshford, 2.81 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Canal Tavern, Bradford-On-Avon
28th Jun 2023, 20:20
Review submitted by Quinno _
 
7th May 2023, 09:47
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 06 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Terrestrial and Rugby based - last updated 06 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Micropub : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No - Ramp into beer garden - last updated 06 February 2015 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 28 June 2023 by Quinno _
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