Welcome to The Canal and Riverside Pub Guide
In this comprehensive guide to waterway pubs, you will find:
- Pubs that are canal or riverside or a short walk from the waterway
- Pubs on waterway cruising rings
- Facilities at each pub including whether serving Real Ale, food and if they welcome your dog !
- Many pubs included that are not shown in other guides
- A developing photo reference of pubs on the waterways
What, another pub guide ? Yes, but this one is different
With many other pub guides, research is undertaken, compiled and published after a period of several months, during which time the information content decays and is unlikely to stay in date as at the time of collection
This guide is only shown on-line so has the ability for the entries to be updated and available very quickly. We would have loved to give listings of all the beers served in every pub, maintained details of the food menus available but, as can be appreciated, this would be difficult to maintain the currency of the information. We advise that you always ring the pub to ensure what you expect is available ! We do however, suggest that you ring the pub if you want food or something specific as offerings do change and we would appreciate any information so we can update the guide
We do rely on feedback from our users, as well as our own continuing research by boat, car and foot which does allow us to keep the entries relatively up to date
The guide shows pubs along the navigable canals and rivers in England and Wales. Where these go through large towns, we have shown ones that we have visited or know about although there will be many others. Photographs are increasingly added to many entries. Some entries are shown in a revised format - this is a long term project to migrate to a new format for the site - link
We normally include pubs that up to a mile away from the navigation. Others a further distance have also been included where they have an architectural interest, good food and/or a good selection of beer
Our guide includes more and many pubs that are not shown in other waterway pub guides (Nicholson’s, Pearson’s, Heron Maps, Waterways World Guides - which are no longer updated) as we search out all such places within the waterway corridor. If you know of any more, please provide send us an e-mail and we will happily include them for the benefit of all in The Canal and Riverside Pub Guide
We will be pleased to provide a link to any canal or riverside pub which is alongside a navigable waterway free of charge. Please e-mail us with the details.
To ensure the pub information shown is as up to date as possible, we encourage feedback so we can update the pub entries to reflect what happening on the ground rather than becoming a decaying and out of date information source
We do have a daily Twitter ‘Tweet’ which gives changes to pubs near to the waterways although the most timely way to read about changes is to go to our Pub Changes page
The guide is compiled entirely as a interest and as a support to the industry. We do cover most of the cost ourselves although certain charges are made to help offset the cost of travelling and trying what the pub has to offer !