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Oxford Canal Pubs

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 sunset and debating the days adventure!

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Best Pubs Along The Oxford Canal

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 Oxford Canal, as rated by Google.
*Google ratings and open/close dates as per the time of writing.

The Barley Mow (4.2 * Google Rating)

64 Main Street, Newbold on Avon, Rugby, CV21 1HW
01788 544174
Situated on the Oxford Canal, this canal side pub has facilities for boaters and offers inside dining, including cavery. Good for the family as dogs are welcome and there is an outdoor adventure play area. They also offer Gluten free food on the money.

The Waterside Pub & Cavery (3.6*)

Crick Road, Rugby CV21 4PW
01788 561401
A Greenking pub offering a family friendly environment, complete with pub food and all day cavery. Mixed reviews, but if you’re after a simple burger / chips or a cavery then you’ll be ok. Dogs are welcome in the garden, indoor and outdoor dining available.

The Stag and Pheasant (4.3*)

28 School Street, Hillmoreton, Rugby, CV21 4BW
01788 877470
A short walk from the Oxford Canal and the Hillmorton locks, this traditional, dog-friendly pub (dogs allowed inside) is renowned for it’s good quality beer. Foods include steaks and home cooked Sunday lunches and quoted as being great food at decent prices.

The Greyhound Inn (4.6*)

Sutton Stop, Coventry CV6 6DF
024 7636 3046
A traditional, early 1800s canalside pub offering a range of cask ales and home cooked food. Outdoor and indoor seating for food, food can be order on an app. Wide range of quality food from breakfasts to lunchtime baguettes and burgers to nice looking evening meals. Very friendly owners and service!

The Boat Inn (4.5*)

Blackhorse Road, Longford, Coventry CV6 6DL
024 76361438
A traditional pub with a cosy and welcoming atmosphere on the canal. Offers a beer garden that is child and dog friendly. The beer gets great reviews and the staff are friendly and welcoming.

Admiral Nelson (4.4*)

Dark Lane, Braunston, Daventry NN11 7HU
01788 891 900
Situated in the heart of Braunston on the North Oxford Canal at lock no. 3, this traditional pub offers real ale and pub classics food, with both a lighter lunchtime menu and full evening menu. It’s child friendly and dog friendly (inside and out), with a beer garden overlooking the canal.

The Rose Inn (4.5*)

Main Street, Willoughby, Rugby CV23 8BH
01788 891180
Located a short walk away from the Oxford Canal in the centre of Willoughby, this traditional 400 year old pub has inside and outside dining. It service lunchtime and evening meals, from Sunday roasts to all time favourites. Dogs welcome and it’s family friendly. Gets great reviews for friendly, helpful staff and good service.

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