Welcome to The Canal and Riverside Pub Guide

In this comprehensive guide to waterway pubs, you will find:

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 keep up to date. We advise that you always ring the pub to ensure what you expect is available as offerings do change and we would appreciate any updates so the guide can be kept current

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 inland waterways 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 little further away have also been included where they have an architectural interest, good food and/or a good selection of beer. Towards the bottom of each page we have shown pubs that have been closed for both a historical reference and you to realise other guides you are using are out of date !

Our guide includes more and many pubs that are not shown in other waterway pub guides (Nicholson’s, Pearson’s, Heron Maps, Lockmaster) 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 to be included 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 regular Twitter ‘Tweet’ and Facebook posts 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 brewing and pub 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 !

Covid - 19

We are aware the damaging effect that has been wrecked on the pub estate from the pandemic and it appears doubtful that all of the pubs listed in this guide will reopen when the new normality is established this year

The information we have on hand and have been adding to the site was current until the end of October 2020 and will be updated as we are aware of any permanent changes as we move through the year


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