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The Far Canal, Taunton

Pub added by Emma Purvis
Wrantage
Wrantage
Postal town: Taunton
TA3 6DF
Phone: 01823480210
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E TA left this review about The Far Canal

A village pub which offers home-cooked food and really good beer. There is a small car park and a scruffy garden, and a low wall separates the pub from the main road. The bar is divided informally into two areas, and there is a dining room at the rear. It's flagstoned throughout the ground floor. In addition to the restaurant-style food there are bar snacks which are well cooked and very reasonably priced. The landlord has a robust sense of humour but is actually quite helpful, while the landlady was very welcoming. The locals were happy to see us and the atmosphere was good, at least until a passing tourist decided to bring in lively children and leave the door open. Dogs are welcomed, indeed encouraged. Ales on were Otter, Patriotteric and Cotleigh's Tawny Owl, plus Rosie's cider on draught. Beers were very well kept, and I think this pub must be a GBG candidate. It's on the Somerset Ale Trail, and I'd be happy to drop in any time when passing this far corfe.

On 2nd April 2016 - rating: 7
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Gill Smith left this review about The Canal

We are staying overnight in Wrantage so decided to risk the 3/4 mile walk on the busy road which does not have a pavement some of the way and found the pub was not open despite the food all day 12 - 10 board outside. We sat in the pleasant garden a while, then I rang them and found they opened 5 pm so we enjoyed the garden till they opened up. A pleasant room with stone flagged floor and there was a bar area with another area off at the front with high chairs at the bar and a mix of tables and chairs and sofas in these 2 front areas. The back was set up for dining. Three cask ale hand pumps, 2 on with Otter Amber and Teignworthy Neap Tide. Felt they hadn't pulled enough beer off on the Teignworthy but the Otter Amber was fine.

On 21st May 2014 - rating: 7
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Brew Guru left this review about The Canal

Came here not expecting much as the pub had been dying a slow death prior to closure. Was surprised and impressed by what has happened since, 4 ales (Otter bright, Exmoor Ale, Moor Revival and Cottage Whippet) plus good food. Keep it up Canal! Needs passing trade to survive as village is a collection of 4 or 5 houses on A378.

On 3rd June 2010 - rating: 8
[User has posted 116 recommendations about 101 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Taunton, 6.31 miles, 2 hr 1 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 11.08 miles, 3 hr 33 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.27 miles, 3 hr 37 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Far Canal, Wrantage
5th Nov 2017, 19:42
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
5th Nov 2017, 19:42
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 April 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 May 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount no longer listed on Whatpub - last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 18 November 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 April 2016 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes - Last Saturday of the month. - last updated 18 November 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 May 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Pool Table : No last updated 21 May 2014 by Gill Smith
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 23 September 2014 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by E TA
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 4pm
MondayClosed
Tuesday12noon - 10pm
Wednesday12noon - 10pm
Thursday12noon - 10pm
Friday12noon - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 11pm
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