Canal Boat’s pick of wa­ter­ing holes on the Forth & Clyde Canal

Canal Boat - - The Cruise Guide -

1 Earl of Zet­land Bo’ness Road. Grange­mouth. 01324 499940. 15 mins from east end of canal, fol­low SusTrans Route 76 signs into town. In­ter­est­ing Wether­spoons’ church con­ver­sion (with or­gan pipes), real ale and food

2 Canal Inn Canal Street, Falkirk. 01324 612597. Canalside above Lock 15. Small friendly lo­cal fac­ing the tow­path. Live mu­sic

3 Union Inn Falkirk. 01324 626697. Canalside by the top lock. His­toric canal pub at orig­i­nal junc­tion with Union Canal, food, mu­sic

4 Bridge Inn High Street, Bon­ny­bridge. 01324 819275. 5 mins north of lift­bridge and turn left. Friendly lo­cal bar and restau­rant

5 Kirky Puf­fer Kirk­in­til­loch. 0141 775 4140. South of Town­head Bridge. Mod­ern wood pan­elled Wether­spoons’ pub with se­lec­tion of real ales, food. Name re­calls the Clyde ‘puf­fer’ boats

6 Sta­bles near Kirk­in­til­loch. 0141 777 088. By Glas­gow Road Bridge. His­toric boat horse sta­bles con­verted to Vin­tage Inns bar and restau­rant. Real ale, canalside seat­ing

7 Sta­tion Bar Port Dun­das Road, Glas­gow. 0141 332 3117. 15 mins from Spiers Wharf, Fol­low foot­path down to round­about, un­der M8, left and right into Port Dun­das Road. Pop­u­lar tra­di­tional town pub with real ale and bar food

8 Bab­bity Bow­ster Black­fri­ars Street Glas­gow G1 1PE. 0141 552 5055. Worth the 25 min walk from Port Dun­das for a unique pub set in a Ge­or­gian house. Folk nights (mu­si­cians wel­come), Scot­tish real ales, home made food

9 Lock 27 Glas­gow. 0141 958 0853. By Lock 27. Lively, fam­ily friendly bar and restau­rant with out­side seat­ing by the canal

10 Twisted Thistle Dum­bar­ton Road, Old Kilpatrick 01389 874412. 10 mins from Lock 37, through to main road and left. Mod­ern pub restau­rant, in­ter­est­ing menu, real ale, live mu­sic

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

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