Bridgewater Canal Pubs

Best Pubs Along The Bridgewater Canal

One of the best elements of a narrowboat holiday is the relaxing drink and bite to eat at a canal-side pub  at the end of a day’s cruising, watching the sun set and debating the days adventure!

To help you on your way to canalside dining and those real ale pubs, here is our guide the some of the best pubs to be found on the Bridgewater Canal, as rated by Google.
*Google ratings and open / close dates as per time of writing.

The Leigh Arms, nr Acton Bridge (4.5* Google Review)

Warrington Road, Northwich CW8 4QT
01606 853327
A good place for a bite to eat before or after you start your canal boat holiday from our base at Acton Bridge. This dog-friendly inn (inside and outside) serves Robinson ales and comfort food, plus there is a garden and play area to make it super family friendly. Great reviews for the food and the service.

Red Lion, Moore (4.1*)

119 Runcorn Road, Moore, WA4 6UD
01925 740101
Head north from our base at Acton Bridge, approx 2 hours cruising.
Family and dog friendly pub a short walk from the Bridgewater Canal into Moore. Outside and inside dining offering a range of beers, ciders and ales. Themed food evenings – Wednesday is pie night, Thursday is steak night. Great reviews for the food and service. Open from midday til 11pm.

Walton Arms, Higher Walton  ( 4.1*)

148 Old Chester Road, Higher Walter, WA4 6TG
01925 262659
Head north along the Bridgewater Canal from our base at Acton Bridge, approx 3 hours cruising.
This fashionable 19th century pub, part of the Vintage Inn chain, with old meets new decor serves upmarket meals, wines and cask ales. It’s a very short walk from the Bridgewater canal and there’s a large garden for eating out. The staff, service and food gets great reviews.

London Bridge, Stockton Heath (4.3*)

163 London Road, Appleton Thorn, WA4 5BG
01925 267904
Head north along the Bridgewater Canal from our base at Acton Bridge, approx 3 hours cruising.
This family-friendly pub over looks the Bridgewater Canal with an attractive terrace and picturesque view and serves home-cooked British and European dishes. There are a good selection of beers on offer and the place is highly recommended for the friendly service and food. The large outdoor beer garden is a draw and dogs are welcome.

Pickering Arms, Lymm (4.5*)

1 Bell Lane, Thelwall, WA4 2SU
01925 861262
Enjoy a short walk from the Bridgewater canal into Thelwall and you’ll come to the Pickering Arms, which dates back to the 16th century. The menu features classic dishes including burgers, fish and chips and homemade pies, along with exciting local and seasonal specials. Apparently the Traditional Sunday Roast and homemade pies are legendary! There is also a wide range of cask ales, wines at sensible prices and premium spirits.They have a large garden terrace which is dog and family friendly.

The Barn Owl Inn, Lymm (4.4*)

Warrington Lane, Lymm WA13 0SW
01925 752020
A friendly canal side country pub that declares itself to have the best Sunday roast in Cheshire! It has a smallish outside patio area, plus indoor dining that overlooks the canal and is family friendly. Good range of cask beers and the good service is mentioned in the reviews frequently.