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Cafe on the Barge

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Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a cuppa, lovely boat/cafe, very friendly staff and great value for money. A real treat after a nice walk along the canal. Shall definitely be back.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch. Pleasant atmosphere, food all freshly prepared. Outdoor and indoor seating. Great location. Would defiantly come again.

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Very popular recent weekends in the sun with walkers, runners and cyclists as well as passing narrow boats . There are tables on the bank as well as on the boast and everything they do is lovely. When we were there, the one person serving was rushed off her feet so you need to arrive prepared to relax. It's a... More 

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Thank LargelyMonk
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Simply fantastic so relaxing good company very friendly fantastic food lovely on the water will be back again one happy bunny

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Thank Philip P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

The Avon Canal is popular with walkers and wheezy cyclists like me. The cafe is best experienced outside as downstairs is small although mercifully dog-resistant. Great Cakes in the central european style, paninis, how made soup all served by the charming owner.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

If you had thought about it you know it makes sense...walking along the canal path from Bradford on Avon or from Bath you come to the delightful village of Bathampton with he popular George Pub. What makes this place special though is not the pub but the Barge cafe It is a converted barge with seats inside or on the... More 

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Thank ESVincent
Bath, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Took my mum here after a busy day shopping in Bath, perfect place to relax on a sunny day with tea, cake, peace & quiet by the river. Free parking along the road parallel to the river. Will return...

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Bath
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

Stopped off for coffee and a great homemade cake ! Lovely staff and a charming boat to relax on . Worth the walk and try the carrot cake

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Thank Gary T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2014

Wonderful little cafe we visited today as a break from work. Braved the cold and sat outside! Cake was incredible, some of the best we have ever had and portions are huge so make sure you come with an empty stomach! Will definitely be back again soon.

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Klamath Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

what an unexpected find during a walk along the canal between Bradford on Avon and Bath! The cafe is in a barge moored alongside the canal - how could we resist? We stopped for a drink and sandwich, but resisted the wonderful looking cakes on display (only because we had lots of cake to finish at home). The service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tyning Road | Bathampton, Bath BA2 6TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?