Eating & drinking

What could be more relaxing than enjoying a drink by the canal and watching the towpath life saunter past? Our canals and rivers are home to a wide range of pubs, restaurants and cafes. Whether you’re after tea and crumpets or something a little stronger, you'll be well catered for by the canal.

Travelling along our waterways you’ll find rural fireside pubs, modern coffee houses and even a floating Chinese restaurant. If you need refreshment en-route or if you’re planning a romantic waterside meal out, our guide to waterside eating and drinking establishments will help you find the perfect spot. Read More

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The Swan pub at Fradley Junction
The Swan, Fradley Junction