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The Canal Turn

) #10 of 37 Restaurants in Carnforth $$ - $$$ , British,
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
+44 1524 720546
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lancaster Road, Carnforth LA5 9EA, England
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1 - 10 of 226 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a random afternoon lunch just after they had a power cut .There was a very efficient young lady with blonde hair keeping the whole operation very calm in adverse conditions.Waited a long time for food enjoyed the sausage in the chilli dog...More

Thank Allan K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

....... its a definate thumbs up thats for sure ..... Friday fish and chip special served with mushy peas and tartar sauce....ALL this for £15 for two!!!! A delicious plate of food. Thank you.

1  Thank Beverly F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice, and enjoyed the warm ambience, good canal view, and big fat burgers. Easy to get to and to park, walkable directly on the canal walking path. Quite enjoyable.

1  Thank daytripper757
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good place to sit & have lunch by the canal , come rain or shine , just watching the swans & the boats in the canal. The staff are friendly , the food is on par , price wise with simular places around.

1  Thank Bev M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us went for Sunday lunch we were trying to decide weather to eat inside or out as it was quiet warm the waitress asked if we wanted sandwiches or a hot meal we said hot she then said we would have to eat...More

4  Thank Bobbie W
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Bobby So, this was a hot, half-term weekend. Once again, it's the recurring issue a very select few have when they turn up at a canal side location at peak time, without reservation, and expect to eat when and where they want. We were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with family as Carnforth is half way between. Came for Lunch before going on to Leighton Hall. Food was very good. The pie was well cooked and tasted very good. I loved the gammon. Everyday food cooked well. Thanks.

Thank minycoedpeter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Canal Turn for a meal three times during May, whilst cruising the canal. On each visit it was very busy, but still the meals were served promtly, were fresh and more than adequate in quantity. Our third visit deserves special mention, because...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Canal turn for hubbys birthday with our two mini schnauzers Was put forward by a friend who lives in the area who we met for a drink. We are on holiday in the area. Met by friendly staff and sat at a table...More

1  Thank CCB303
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Canal Turn today for lunch with friends. I ordered the fish and chips, the fish was very good but the batter was soggy thick and undercooked. My wife and her friend had the fish cakes which came accompanied with salad and mash...More

Thank stevenage3
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Stevenage Thanks for coming to visit us. I totally take the point about the mash with the fishcakes, it's a fair comment and I'll look in to that. However, you could have asked for a different garnish with the fishcakes. We would have happily...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I'm disappointed that I'm having to leave this review after what was a great evening but here's why. **The Good** We booked a table for 8.30pm on Friday night as they had live music on. We had beer battered Brie (amazing) and two burgers. Chefs...More

3  Thank Jordan B
MarcusCanalTurn, Owner at The Canal Turn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jordan Thanks for the kind words about your exprience whilst at the pub. It's very much appreciated. As for the after care... Well, needless to say a power cut is no ones fault. Had it not occured this would have been an all round...More

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Katherine S
Can you please tell me if parking fines at the canal turn have been cancelled so that we can enjoy our meal and drinks without worrying. It would be a shame to stop visiting because of this parking meter.
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
Do you have disabled parking near the entrance, level access, and a disabled loo please?
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.
Emailed you
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
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, Validated Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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