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The Canal Turn

) #8 of 39 Restaurants in Carnforth ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
+44 1524 720546
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

It was one of the few fine days so we sat right by the canal enjoying the view. The fishcakes were delicious and my husband was very happy with the Cumberland curl. The staff were very pleasant and the beer was good. All in all...More

2  Thank BarbaraSWigan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Love this place. Service is friendly and my two dogs are always made welcome. Meals are good value - would have awarded 5stars but being picky it was a little salty for me and the steak wasnt as tender as usual, probably should have ordered...More

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in for a quick pint and was surprised by the lovely interior of the pub and the excellent canal side tables for customers. Beers were plentiful and drinkable and the staff were very attentive on a very busy night.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 5 days ago

On a canal narrow boat , we stopped at Carnforth for supplies and decided to indulge in lunch at the Canal Turn. Our waitress, Laura not only provided superb service , but managed to help three oldies in getting their phones and tablets set up...More

1  Thank K6416BVchrisw
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub is small but it is nicely decorated and has a good atmosphere. The food is good and reasonably priced. Its a shame it doesnt open earlier for the canal walkers to stop for a coffee.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for lunch and enjoyed sandwiches and sides which were excellent! Although service was a tad slow (we arrived at the end of the lunchtime rush and it was empty) we were not in any rush. The staff were helpful and very accommodating. I'd...More

Thank 775Gilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi a quick review of the Canal Turn .We were staying up in Carnforth (at Pine lakes)and had seen the CT advertised so went to give it a look We didnt get round to having food but did see some great looking plates being brought...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice gastro pub situated on canal side so great spot to enjoy a quiet drink and watch the narrow boats. Family friendly pub, good menu and food, reasonably priced. Plenty of parking. Would visit again when next in the area.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple a years ago we called in for tea and wasn't impressed with the food .. went again the other day. On entering the pub we were left stood waiting with not much eye contact off the staff. Didn't look like anyone was a...More

Thank Mark D
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Mark Sorry about the drinks, the issue with the lemonade is it's on post mix; if the syrup from the box runs out if mixing a drink it does admittedly cause issues. This is not a problem exclusive to us though, all pubs using...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pub is in a very nice location right on the canal with out door seating I had the cod which was very nice and cooked well .my wife had the fish cakes which were dreadful as there was no fish in them at all...More

Thank Philip300
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Philip Apologies about the fishcake, we did recently try a different product from another supplier and very quickly realised they weren't up to standard and have reverted to our the original product, which our regulars love. We do not, I can assure you, source...More

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Katherine S
20 June 2016|
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Response from fordfamilymk2 | Reviewed this property |
The parking meter has been turned off, and all fines have been scrapped
4 June 2016|
Response from MarcusCanalTurn | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do to all. There is only one disabled by though and the small, 23 space car park does get full, especially on lovely days, so if very immobile I would advise avoiding peak periods.
29 May 2016|
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Response from Robert F | Reviewed this property |
Hi I think you must have gone on a bad day, we have had no problems at all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 720546
  • E-mail
A recently refurbished pub on the banks of the Lancaster Canal featuring an open air terrace; locally sourced food; wide selction of drink including cask ale and barista coffee. Free live music at weekends. Dogs and well-behaved children welcome!
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