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Canal Central

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Maesbury Marsh, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
+44 1691 652168
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have already visited you last year can you please tell me when you are open now as we came yesterday 26/4 but you were closed

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Thank Marian H
London, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really great place for afternoon tea. The best I have found in shropshire. If you like tea in pots covered with tea cosies, with as much extra hot water as you need, nice china cups jugs of milk, home made cakes , scones and tea cakes, then this is the place to come. We had the home... More 

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Thank PennyOscarson
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super centre from which to start your walk down the Montgomery Canal. The tea here is delicious (don't know what the blend is) and the scones freshly baked. Look forward to visiting again.

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Thank SimplyFred
Telford, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit in the middle of nowhere but in a great location for walking and watching the horse-drawn boat and actually, once found, not far of the main Oswestry roads. I would describe this place as simple and unpretentious. Nice log cabin type building with associated parking and benches outside. Good, therefore, for walkers/kids/dogs. The menu is simple but good... More 

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Thank anthonyfj
Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

we were on a seven mile walk, today February 22nd 2017. & called in for a coffee, could,nt resist the great food, bacon & cheese sandwich on wonderfully fresh granary bread, Daughters enjoyed an Omelette/ Toasted teacake/tea/coffee. lovely friendly service. looking forward to going back when the canal boat rides start at Easter.

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Thank Anne M
The BORDERers
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We have been going to canal central since it opened, and in any season find it a great place for a short walk along the Montgomery canal, park near the cafe and stop for a snack or lunch. Perfect in summer for scone jam and cream, just had a lunchtime walk and had great omelettes. The owners have always been... More 

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Thank B0rderers
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for a couple of years and camped here a few times. The food is locally sourced and freshly cooked to order and is so worth diverting off the beaten track. If you like somewhere with a bit of character and great location this is the place to visit!

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Thank Neil H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Superb location within yards of the canal. I great place for walkers for a bite to eat. Had an excellent sausage and egg sandwich followed by a home made scone with jam and clotted cream. Not to be missed as the location and food is top class.

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Thank Codarmyparkin
UK
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just made the effort to drive here from Welshpool. We walked in, checked out the menu and walked up to the counter. Whilst doing this the couple behind the counter just glared at us and completely ignored us. Eventually after a couple of minutes, the lady said she wouldn't be a minute. The grumpy looking man behind the counter just... More 

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Thank Janewuk
Iain C, Owner at Canal Central, responded to this review

Many thanks for your honest feedback. We will endeavour to improve our customer service. Rest assured that the remaining 4-5* reviewers caught us on a much better day. We are glad you like the venue. We are really rather fond of it. Do come again soon. More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We thought the field with wooden tables was a picnic area, there were no signs that we could see, stating that only food from the cafe could be eaten there. So we get out our sandwiches, only to be told we must buy something from the cafe,which we did. Then we were later shouted at across the field by a... More 

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Thank Jiddawales2
Iain C, Owner at Canal Central, responded to this review

Many thanks for your honest feedback. We will endeavour to improve our communication. Rest assured that the remaining 4-5* reviewers caught us on a much better day. Do come again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maesbury Marsh, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Oswestry
  • Phone Number: +44 1691 652168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?