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Top 10 pubs along the River Severn for canal boaters

PUBLISHED: 16:36 05 March 2015 | UPDATED: 09:40 06 March 2015


From Gloucester to Stourport, the River Severn acts as a popular destination for pleasure boaters and holiday makers. We’ve assembled a list of our top 10 pubs to quench your thirst in along the way.

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1)The Boat Inn, Ashleworth

The Boat Inn describes itself as ‘wet dog and muddy boot friendly’ making it an ideal watering hole for canal boaters. Located on the West bank of the River Severn, there is a large beer garden overlooking the water where you can enjoy one of the many tempting ciders they have on tap.

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2)The Hawbridge Inn, Tirley

When visiting the Hawbridge Inn, boat owners are encouraged to make full use of their private mooring. After a relaxing day of cruising, curl up in front of the inviting log burner and enjoy a gourmet burger or seasonal soup from the special’s board.

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3)The Coal House Inn, Apperley

Built in the 16th century, the Coal House Inn is one of the most historic public houses along the River Severn. Enjoy their famous ‘steak on the stone’ whilst revelling in the scenic views of the nearby Malvern Hills.

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4)The Lower Lode Inn, Forthampton

Hop off your boat and into the Lower Lode Inn to enjoy some of their finest CAMRA accredited ales. There is also a wholesome menu on offer to feed your hunger after a long day on the water.

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5)Ye Olde Anchor Inn, Upton upon Severn

Located in the historic river side town of Upton, Ye Olde Anchor Inn has an extensive list of ales such as Doom Bar and Tribute to choose from. Enjoy one of many musical events that take place here in the summer such as the Folk or Blues Festival.

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6)The Old Rectifying House, Worcester

This public house describes itself as ‘relaxed fine dining’ so for those looking for something a little more refined then perhaps this is the place for you. With picturesque views of the River Severn, savour a drink from the extensive cocktail menu whilst you wait for your meal.

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7)The Holt Fleet, Worcester

Set in fourteen acres of private ground, the Holt Fleet dates back as far as the eighteenth century. Dig into a wholesome Sunday carvery or enjoy a light lunch overlooking the River Severn in the beer garden.

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8)The Lenchford Inn, Shrawley

The Lenchford Inn has a selection of traditional meals sourced from local ingredients and made by their experienced chefs. Set in the idyllic countryside; why not enjoy an afternoon stroll after your meal before you get back on the water again.

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9)The Hampstall Inn, Astley Burf

With its own private boat mooring jetty, the Hampstall Inn has easy access for boaters from the beer garden. There are two bars to choose from so you are spoilt for choice and the conservatory overlooking the Severn makes for a relaxing environment to enjoy your drink.

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10)The Steps Inn, Stourport on Severn

After a wet day on the river, the Steps Inn is a dog friendly pub that provides the ideal environment to warm up over a pint of Bathams bitter. The food is home cooked and there are numerous live music events to entertain you whilst you eat.


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