Canal Boat’s pick of wa­ter­ing holes on the Coven­try Canal

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Swan Fradley. 01283 790330. Fac­ing Fradley Junc­tion. Fa­mous for­mer work­ing boat­men’s pub with se­lec­tion of real ales (in­clud­ing lo­cal brews) and cider, food, canal­side seat­ing and folk mu­sic (Thu and Sun).

Plough Hud­dles­ford. 01543 432369. By bridge 83. Smart coun­try pub and restau­rant with em­pha­sis on food, but wel­comes those just want­ing a drink. Real ale and gar­den

Bell Main Street, Whit­ting­ton. 01543 432377. 5 mins south of Bridge 18. Old-fash­ioned vil­lage lo­cal, real ale and gar­den

Hop­was. 01827 53361. By Lichfield Road Bridge. Re­fur­bished in tra­di­tional style by Vin­tage Inns, fam­ily-friendly food-based pub. Real ale and canal­side gar­den

Faze­ley. 01827 289754. 5 mins south of Bridge 76 and left into New St. Tra­di­tional red-brick friendly lo­cals’ pub with real ale, bar games and gar­den

Alve­cote. 01827 898175. At Alve­cote Ma­rina. Mod­ern canal-themed pub, with real ale, rea­son­ably priced food, gar­den and bal­cony with canal view

Polesworth. 01827 893022. By Bridge 54. Com­mu­nity lo­cal, real ale, no food, but in­de­pen­dent In­dian restau­rant up­stairs

An­chor Hartshill. 024 7639 6442. By Bridge 29. Fam­ily-friendly pub restau­rant with real ale, gar­den and chil­dren’s play­ground

Grey­hound, Hawkes­bury. 024 7636 3046. Canal­side at Hawkes­bury Junc­tion. Well-known canal pub with wa­ter­side seat­ing, food and CAMRA award-win­ning real ales

Bond Street, Coven­try. 024 7622 0963. 10 mins from basin, cross ring road, right into Lamb St, left into Up­per Bell St, right. Rare city-cen­tre sur­vivor of the Blitz: a tra­di­tional pub with real ale, food and gar­den

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

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