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The Canal Turn

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Canal Turn Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
+44 1524 720546
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Bolton Le Sands, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have been a few times now..and am happy to return again and again because I love the location next to the canal...the food is good...the pub is pleasant inside..and the staff are very attentive which I really value. You can't fault the presentation of the food....ours came on a long wooden board...the chips were well cooked which surprisingly not everyone... More 

Thank R0bin1962
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are regular visitors to Carnforth, and make a stop at this pub when we can. They're dog friendly, with attentive and engaging staff. When we visited last weekend, they'd just had a power cut which must have been a real nuisance for them, but we were assured all was in hand, and we would be able to order within... More 

1 Thank motorhome_taff
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the Lancashire Burger. It was lovely. A nice place to visit with lovely views of the canal. Dog friendly too.

Thank bikerfish1
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the canal turn with my partner and her family. And we ordered our fiod as when we whent in before we was shocked as it was full from front to back and we could not get a table. So we booked this time. We all orded differnt things and i had a stake and when the food... More 

Thank James H
Heywood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Christmas Eve afternoon for a meal with 4 adults and 1 dog. The staff were so welcoming and the place is very doggy friendly with the dogs own two pugs on hand to say hello to. There are treats for the doggies and the menu for humans is gorgeous. I had pork done 2 ways and the sauce... More 

1 Thank BigHtheoneoftheradio
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on Christmas eve as we were staying in a lodge nearby and wanted a meal out which could accommodate our fur baby (dog) We were not disappointed. The bar is very friendly with dog treats on the bar. The human menu is full and varied with local dishes. We had starters and mains and they were delicious. The pub... More 

1 Thank Samantha F
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

It was difficult to believe we were turning into the right Car Park as in the dark it looked very industrial. The welcome was OK but we had gone for a meal and they didn't do any food on Mondays so I cant comment on it,

Thank Helen F
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this review

Hi Helen We've never done food on Mondays; it is itemised on our menu boards outside the pub and listed on our website and social media platforms. In short, food has always been served 6 days a week and the fact we only open for drinks on Mondays is highly transparent in the public domain. With this in mind is... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

First and definitely last visit here. Very disappointing. One of us had a starter,the place was not busy, the condiments were delivered to the table while we were waiting for the main course,s, then surprisingly we were asked if we could be tempted with desserts 😏Half an our later we received our meals. Gammon undercooked and greasy,fried eggs solidified, bullet... More 

Thank thebrown777
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this review

Hi Thebrown Firstly, apologies you didn't enjoy your meal here. We do want everyone who eats with us to enjoy their experience; indeed, I think the weight of positive reviews confirm as much. With this in mind, and remembering you from just yesterday, there are a few innacuracies in your report that I would like to respond to. Firstly, you... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Being canaloholics we just HAD to eat here overlooking the Lancaster Canal. The staff were friendly and the chef was very good. Everything was home made from fresh ingredients. A lovely evening. A tip try the salsa with the battered brie. Mumm.

Thank Ann T
Carnforth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Really welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. We are frequent visitors to the pub and often have a meal. The food was fine, traditional pub grub, but nothing to make it stand out from all other pubs in the area. Much to our delight we learn that a talented local chief had joined Canal Turn and we expressed as much to the... More 

Thank LouiseTHope
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this review

Hi Louise I am at a bit of a loss here. We've only taken two hot starter dishes off the menu and tweaked the Xmas roast so customers can still choose their meat or veggie option, but the veg / garnsh comes as a set. That is all and hardly represents a reversion back to the old menu. We had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$18
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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: Canal Turn Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Lancashire  >  Carnforth
  • Phone Number: +44 1524 720546
A beautiful 19th century pub with terrace alongside the Lancaster Canal serving locally sourced, homecooked food with real ales, delightufl wine and a wide range of spirits. Dogs and children welcome.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?