We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

Museum cafe

Can I have an ice cream? Yes, the Canal Museum shop is the place to head for a tasty ice cream. But if you’re after something hot or looking for a cuppa, cold drinks, sweets, sandwiches and cake, we’d point you in the direction of our Waterside Café.

A family enjoying sandwiches in the cafe The Canal Museum cafe

Picnic places

There are loads of lovely grassy areas outside that are ideal for a picnic, and there are plenty of benches too.

But if you're after something a bit more substantial, we're lucky to have some lovely canalside eateries:

Navigation Inn

The Navigation, Stoke BruerneThe Navigation is a delightful traditional canal pub in a gorgeous setting overlooking the Grand Union Canal. Find a spot on the patio and watch the narrow boats negotiate the locks with a pint of real ale. Bring the family for Sunday lunch and relax while your small ones get to pirates on our excellent children’s play area.


The Boat Inn

The Boat Inn at Stoke BruerneWith four bars, restaurant and bistro, there’s something for everyone at the Boat Inn. You’ll find a healthy selection of traditional ales, ciders, wines and spirits plus our extensive bar food menu.



Spice of Bruerne

Stoke Bruerne - Spice of BruerneStoke Bruerne's premier Indian Restaurant, Spice of Bruerne, brings you an authentic taste of the East in a relaxed, contemporary environment on the canalside.


Last date edited: 28 March 2017