10 WATER­SIDE PUBS

Canal Boat - - Cruise Guide -

Wheat­sheaf Main Road, Crick. 01788 823824. 10 mins west of Bridge 12. Vil­lage com­mu­nity lo­cal with real ale, res­tau­rant, gar­den Knightly Arms High Street, Yelvertoft. 01788 823555. 10 mins west of Bridge 19. Re­fur­bished vil­lage pub with real ale and cider, res­tau­rant and gar­den

Wharf Inn Welford. 01858 575075. By ter­mi­nus of Welford Arm. Old build­ing en­larged with CAMRA award-win­ning lo­cal ales, gen­er­ous help­ings of food and gar­den

Bell Kilworth Road, Hus­bands Bos­worth. 01858 880246. 10 mins from east end of tun­nel, take tun­nel path then left at A5199. 18th Cen­tury coach­ing inn, real ale, res­tau­rant, gar­den

Fox­ton Locks Fox­ton. 0116 279 1515. By the bot­tom lock. Food-ori­ented pub with real ale, res­tau­rant, out­side ter­race and gar­den

Bridge 61 Fox­ton. 0116 279 2285. By the junction. Two-room boaters’ bar with se­lec­tion of real ale in­clud­ing lo­cal brews, food, gar­den with bar­be­cue fa­cil­i­ties

An­gel High Street, Mar­ket Har­bor­ough. 01858 462702. 5 mins south west from end of Arm. His­toric coach­ing inn with real ale, res­tau­rant, public bar pop­u­lar with rugby fans

Golden Shield Main Street, Fleck­ney. 0116 240 2366. 10 mins west on bri­dle­way from Bridge 73 then right and first left in Fleck­ney. Vil­lage pub with wide choice of lo­cal real ales, res­tau­rant and bar food, gar­den and boules court

Nav­i­ga­tion Kilby Bridge. 0116 288 2280. By Bridge 87. Tra­di­tional boaters’ pub with real ale, res­tau­rant, gar­den with canal­side ter­race

Black Horse Nar­row Lane, Ayle­stone. 0116 283 2811. 5 mins east of Bridge 105 and first left. Tra­di­tional Vic­to­rian pub in a con­ser­va­tion area. Wide se­lec­tion of real ales, food, reg­u­lar live mu­sic and com­edy, gar­den Pub­de­tail­sare­like­ly­tochangeat­short­no­tice: youaread­vised­to­phonea­head­tobesure

Canal Boat’s pick of wa­ter­ing holes on the

Grand Union Le­ices­ter Line

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