A guide to the canalside pubs you will encounter if you follow our recent cruise guide – Grand Union Canal, Birmingham to Napton
Unless otherwise indicated in the text, in line with the lifting of lockdown all of these pubs have already opened for outdoor sales only, and are planning to reopen fully from 17 May onwards. However, as details are likely to change especially in the current circumstances, you are advised to phone ahead to be sure.
These pubs can be found along the route laid out in our latest cruise guide – Grand Union Canal part 1, Birmingham to Napton.
Boat Inn, Catherine de Barnes.
0121 705 0474.
Canalside at Bridge 78.
Reopens 20 May under new management after refurbishment, gastropub with real ale and garden
King’s Arms, Knowle.
Canalside at Bridge 70.
Family friendly pub and restaurant with real ale (including local brews) and garden
Black Boy, Knowle.
By Bridge 69.
Reopens 17 May. Friendly waterside pub with open fires in winter, real ale, traditional food and canalside garden
By Bridge 65.
Traditional stone-floored pub with restaurant extension serving locally-sourced food, real ale including local brews, waterside garden
Tom o’ the Wood, Rowington.
By Bridge 63.
Open from 17 May. Modernised 18th century canal boatmen’s pub, with emphasis on food served in conservatory (and in rest of pub), real ale and waterside garden
Durham Ox, Shrewley Common, Shrewley.
Up tunnel path from north end of tunnel, right at the road.
Reopened 2018 after refurbishment, pub and restaurant with real ale (including local brews), garden
Hatton Arms, Hatton.
Follow footpath north west from Lock 43.
Large country pub with selection of independent real ales, food and garden
Cape of Good Hope, Warwick.
By Cape Locks.
Famous historic canal pub with selection of real ales including local brews, food (pies a speciality) and canalside seating
Two Boats, Long Itchington.
By Bridge 25.
Pub pre-dates the canal, having been converted from 18th century cottages. Restaurant food, real ale, outside seating.
Boat Inn, Birdingbury.
By Bridge 21.
Gastropub with restaurant menu plus traditional bar food, real ale, garden. Look out for fine canal map around top of the bar.
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