Canal Boat’s pick of wa­ter­ing holes on the South­ern Grand Union Canal

Canal Boat - - The Cruise Guide -

Brew­ery Tap Cather­ine Wheel Road, Brent­ford. 020 8560 5200. 5 mins east from High Street Bridge and turn right. Pop­u­lar back­street lo­cal with live mu­sic (mainly jazz), real ale, lunchtime food, ter­race and heated pa­tio

Fox Green Lane, Han­well. 020 8567 4021. Fol­low foot­path by River Brent bridge east­wards for a few yards. Com­mu­nity pub with CAMRA award-win­ning real ale, food and gar­den

Padding­ton Packet Boat Cow­ley Peachey. 01895 400400. Just east of Bridge 190. Old pub com­pletely mod­ernised, with canal mem­o­ra­bilia, real ale, food and gar­dens

Kings Head Hun­ton Bridge. 01923 262307. Un­der new man­age­ment since 2014 (re­verted to its old name) with tra­di­tional pub food, real ale and large canal­side gar­den

Ris­ing Sun Berkham­sted. 01442 864913. By Lock 55. Pop­u­lar boaters’ pub with range of real ales and ciders, pa­tio and lock­side seat­ing

An­glers Re­treat Star­tops End, Mar­sworth. 01442 822250. Just west of Bridge 132. Tra­di­tional vil­lage pub with lo­cal real ale, good value bar food, gar­den – and a par­rot!

Globe Linslade. 01525 373338. Canal­side near Bridge 111. At­trac­tive pub pre-dat­ing the canal, with an em­pha­sis on food but also caters for those want­ing a drink. Real ale, gar­den

Black Horse Great Lin­ford. 01908 398461. By Bridge 76. Pop­u­lar canal­side pub with a fo­cus on food, real ale, large gar­den

Boat Stoke Bruerne. 01604 862428. Above top lock. Fa­mous thatched canal­side pub fea­tur­ing sev­eral small bar rooms plus restau­rant with real ale, gar­den and Northamp­ton skittles

Nar­row Boat Inn Stowe Hill, Wee­don. 01327 340536. By Bridge 26. Pub and restau­rant with award-win­ning chef (seafood spe­cial­i­ties), real ale and canal­side gar­den

Pub de­tails are likely to change at short no­tice: you are ad­vised to phone ahead to be sure

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