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Reviewed 12 September 2020

Long wait for food, 50mins for a child’s meal and 1 hour for adults sandwiches. No warning of a wait and no apology. Locals arrived after us and their food took priority. Quality of food really poor.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020

A welcome stop at the Bus cafe to refuel during our walk. The bacon butty was just the right choice on a cold winter's day. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. What a fantastic setting in an old bus. We'll certainly be back.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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LucienB_13, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2020

Hi Lisa Many thanks for your kind review, it is very much appreciated. The Bacon butty and a coffee offer for £4.25 has gone down very well and we are planning to keep it as a regular item. See you again soon Lucien @ The...More

Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Top friendly people, great food, great location. Kids mullered a burger each, ploughman's lunch did the trick for dad. Recommend highly for anyone, single, couples, family

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 14 October 2019 via mobile

Lovely food. Bus nice and wobbly, just like being on a bus ride, lol. Food is gorgeous. My mum has dementia and loves going to the bus for dinner. She always say where are we going when we are on it. LllMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Hi Ian Thank you so much for your very kind review and that you and your mum like the "wobbly" bus. We are pleased that you both love the food and that it brings back fond memories for your mum. See you again very soon....More

Reviewed 3 October 2019

Top class food in a friendly atmosphere at an unusual location beside the canal. Good at anytime but even better in the sunshine. Will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Hi Tony Admittedly it is great when the sun is shining watching the boats go by and the ducks and swans going about their business but it's also good to sit upstairs in the bus in the warm when it's cold and raining outside with...More

Reviewed 24 August 2019

We called at this lovely quirky cafe in a bus by the Leeds to Liverpool Canal. The sun was shining so we sat outside. The food was delicious and the service was friendly. We were very impressed and will definitely be back with other friends.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Hi Carrie Many thanks for such a great review. We look forward to seeing you and your friends again very soon. Lucien @ The Boatyard Bus Café

Reviewed 14 August 2019

Had this quirky hidden bus recommended to us. Called in to this canal side coffee shop/cafe for a cuppa and a toasted teacake. Friendly staff, who chatted with us as we enjoyed our food and drink and the canal views from the top deck of...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2019

Hi, many thanks for visiting us and enjoying the experience. Our thanks also to the person who recommended us See you again soon. Lucien @ The Boatyard Bus Cafe

Reviewed 18 July 2019

Came up to visit my family and brought food and drinks while staying and it was fantastic and delicious too would highly recommend a visit

Date of visit: July 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Thank you :-) Lucien @ The Boatyard Bus Cafe

Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

Lovely walk along canal. Called here for breakfast. Eaten here once before which was lovely but waited ages for food. Thought it would have got initial teething problems over by now and have improved on service time. Obviously not. Shame really. Quite a nice day...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2019

Hi Jeanette Many thanks for your review and your comments which have been noted and given us a lot to think about. I totally agree that we could do with more staff but given the capacity of the kitchen and the amount of customers we...More

Reviewed 28 June 2019 via mobile

Part of a barge for hire place. Nice setting on banks of canal. You can either sit on the top deck of the bus or outside watching the barges go by. Only had a latte and cake but was very pleasant. Good place when the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Lucien B, Owner at The Boatyard Bus Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Hi Ian We are ideal for a light lunch, a snack during the day or everyone is more than welcome to pop in to a brew on their walk or cycle along the canal. See you again soon. Lucien @ The Boatyard Bus Café

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    The Boatyard Bus Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 5