Canal Boat’s pick of watering holes on the Union Canal Woodside Inn High Station Road, Falkirk. 01324 632454. 15 mins from west end of Falkirk Tunnel, take Slamannan Road north eastwards then turn left into Glen Brae. Friendly town local with real ale. Canalside Pub and Grill Redding Road, Reddingmuirhead. 01324 710101. South of Bridge 56. Gastropub and bar, serves breakfast Black Bull Main Street, Polmont. 01324 716610. 15 mins north of Bridge 54 and left into Main Street. Small friendly bar and restaurant
Bridge 49 Cafe Bar and Bistro near Causewayend. 01506 846536. Canalside by the basin. Restaurant and bar, outside seating.
Platform 3 High Street, Linlithgow. 01506 847405. Take Station Road north from Bridge 43 and under railway. Good range of Scottish real ales and whiskies, bar snacks.
Tally Ho Hotel Main Street Winchburgh. 01506 890086. Just east of Bridge 32. Friendly local hotel / bar / restaurant with reasonably priced food and beer garden.
Masonic Arms Station Road, Broxburn. 01506 856347. 5 mins east from Bridge 26 and right into Station Road. Friendly local pub off the main street, selection of whiskies, bar games
Bridge Inn Ratho. 0131 333 1320. Canalside at Bridge 15. Famous canal pub / restaurant / hotel and base for trip-boats, with selection of Scottish real ales, good home-cooked food and waterside seating
Cross Keys Lanark Road, Slateford. 0131 443 0534. From Redhall Footbridge walk 10 mins east. Listed 18th Century inn with food
Blue Blazer Spittal Street, Edinburgh. 0131 229 5030. 10 mins from canal terminus, east along Fountainbridge and left into Bread Street. Small traditional street-corner town pub with a fine selection of Scottish real ales