Our insiders guide to 10 of the best waterside pubs to be found along the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line. Read our cruise guide for the Birmingham Canal Navigations Main Line here

Great Western, Sun Street, Wolverhampton
01902 351090
5 mins north east of Mill Street Bridge
Camra award winning railway-themed listed pub, range of real ales, lunchtime food plus snacks all day, outdoor seating
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Red Lion, Bilston Road, Monmore Green 
01902 454511
Just east of Cable Street Bridge
Traditional back street local community pub with real ale and food (Indian plus mixed grills)
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The Old Chainyard, Castle Street, Coseley
2 min up steps from tunnel south portal, left at road then first right
Family friendly community pub with local real ales and garden
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Old Bush Bar & Grill, Bloomfield Road, Tipton
0121 520 6962
By Factory Junction
Recently refurbished family friendly pub with real ale and Indian food plus burgers and mixed grills. Sports TV, garden
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The Fountain, Tipton
0121 522 3606
By Owen St Bridge on Old Main Line
Popular traditional pub, selection of real ale, food lunchtime plus snacks all day, display commemorating Victorian prizefighting legend ‘The Tipton Slasher’
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Tivi Ale, Regent Road, Tividale
15 mins south west from Kiers Bridge on Old Main Line, right into Dudley Road West and left into Hill Road
Micropub in converted shop, interesting range of local real ales plus selection of gin, cakes, afternoon teas
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The Vine, Roebuck Street, West Bromwich 
0121 553 2866
10 mins north east from Galton Bridge, bear left at roundabout onto cycleway
Traditional street corner pub incorporating good value Indian restaurant. Real ale, garden
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The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Hockley
0121 233 9144
15 mins north east from Monument Road Bridge and bear right into Warstone Lane
Friendly pub in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, restaurant quality food, real ales and ciders, patio
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The Malt House, Birmingham
0121 633 4171
By Old Turn Junction
Large open plan modern pub converted from former maltings building with real ale, food and outdoor balcony seating
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Brasshouse Birmingham
0121 633 3383
By Broad Street (‘Black Sabbath’) Bridge.
Converted brass foundry, now a large multi-room pub with emphasis on good value food, range of real ales
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