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“Fab find!”
Review of Cafe on the Barge

Cafe on the Barge
Ranked #27 of 41 Coffee & Tea in Bath
Description: Unique Cafe aboard a wide beamed canal boat moored on the Kennet & Avon canal just a leisurely walk along the towpath from the centre of Bath. Serving the finest coffees and delicious home made cakes as well as other snacks and refreshments. Seating in the boat, on the deck or outside. Blankets available on request for sitting beneath the trees on the grass canal bank. Customer W.C and baby changing facilities on board.
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Description: Unique Cafe aboard a wide beamed canal boat moored on the Kennet & Avon canal just a leisurely walk along the towpath from the centre of Bath. Serving the finest coffees and delicious home made cakes as well as other snacks and refreshments. Seating in the boat, on the deck or outside. Blankets available on request for sitting beneath the trees on the grass canal bank. Customer W.C and baby changing facilities on board.
Chippenham, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fab find!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

We stopped here today while walking the towpath to Bath and we were so glad we did. Great coffee, amazing cakes and wonderfully friendly service, all on a canal barge! I had a cappuccino which was lovely (and I'm fussy about my coffee!) and we shared the cream sponge and the choc cake, both were incredible! Will definitely be back and will be recommending to anyone who'll listen!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank RacheK
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Best”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

You'll never experience a better cup of tea, coffee, cold drink, Mary-Berry-beating cake, or delicioiusly-filled panini on any kind of boat in this world or the next. Cafe on the Barge is unique in its welcome, its surroundings, its charm and its wonderful proprietor, Heni. Go there, whether the sun is shining or the heavens have opened. Everything about the Cafe on the Barge is unforgettable - and you can't say that about many cafes. Or barges for that matter.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Peter W
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Wiltshire UK
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133 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Dont tell your friends.....”
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Fantastic coffee in an amazing location. I am not going to say please go there, as it is popular enough and the size is limited.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank eisak
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York
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295 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 340 helpful votes
“Idyllic setting, superb coffee”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

There can be few more diverting ways to pass an hour than sitting by Bathampton Bridge in brilliant sunshine reading the paper whilst drinking coffee.

By sheer serendipity I chanced on this lovelty coffee barge whilst waiting to watch rugby on the local playing fields. I had an hour to kill and elected to have a quick walk around the immediate area of the church and pub.

I parked up and spied this barge with seating onboard and on the towpath and needed no second bidding. The coffee was sensuously strong and the service friendly and obliging. There was the gentle murmur of contended patrons - all was well with the world...

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank QXZWS
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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649 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
“Excellent, location fab and the best Victoria sponge ever!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

What a gorgeous place. On a beautiful, hot, blue sky day you cant beat it. Henny bakes the best Victoria sponge wodged together with fresh cream....delicious. Will definitely be back. Fantastic value too.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Gail T
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