Details of Pubs near the canals within 6 hours boating from Rowington

At our home mooring in Rowington:

The Tom O’ The Wood, Finwood Road, Rowington, CV35 7DH. Our local - literally a stone's throw from Smoke, run by the fabulous Chris & Charlie. A lovely dog friendly pub on Grand Union Canal (dogs allowed in all areas) with a large beer garden. Several draught beers, Real Ales and serving good, fresh, homemade food, locally sourced from local suppliers and farms - the Scotch Egg is a must! Check website for events including live music Tel: 01564 782252

Going North on The Grand Union Canal (in order):

The Navigation, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth B94 6NA, a family run, canalside, traditional country pub serving real ales. The only pub in the country with  Guinness on handpull! Food is served in the snug and garden, or in the restaurant for more formal dining. Check out their website for Special Events including Curry Nights and Music Nights. Free wifi and dogs welcome inside and within the grounds. Tel: 01564 783337

The Punchbowl, Mill Lane, Lapworth B94 6HR, The Punchbowl offers a modern slant on the traditional English pub with a real log fire, oak beams and luxurious decor. The Punchbowl has a bar, two restaurants, and a beer garden. Guide dogs only allowed. A 5 minute walk from the Grand Union Canal Tel: 01564 781743 

Rigby's Black Boy, Warwick Road, Knowle, B93 OEB. Family friendly pub, serving traditional fayre set within beautiful grounds alongside the Grand Union Canal. Named after King Charles II - It was a nickname coined by his mother because of the darkness of his skin and eyes. King Charles II is credited with popularising champagne drinking and yachting in England! Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant (except guide dogs) but are allowed outside (on a lead) Tel: 01564 772 655

The King's Arms, Warwick Road, Knowle, B93 0EE. A stylish and contemporary pub, restaurant, and bar offering premium dining, real ales, and fine wines, in stunning surroundings alongside the Grand Union Canal. Inside and Outside dining available with extensive grounds. Dogs welcomed in the bar area and outside Tel: 01564 771177

The Boat, Hampton Lane, Catherine-de-Barnes, B91 2TJ  As you would expect from the name, a canalside pub and restaurant on the Grand Union Canal as you turn in towards Birmingham, just outside Solihull. Just undergone an extensive revamp - a contemporary pub with a fresh new interior, terraced patio, beautiful gardens with an outdoor bar and fire pits, as well as a brand new menu with ingredients sourced from British farms, fields and hedgerows to create seasonal dishes as well as pub classics. Dog Friendly. Tel: 0121 7050474

Going South on the Grand Union Canal:

The Durham Ox, Shrewley Common, CV35 7AY.  5 minute walk from the Grand Union - you would need to moor up either side of the historic Shrewley Tunnel. Country pub set in 5 acre grounds. An independently owned, family friendly pub and restaurant with beautiful beer gardens. Specialises in bottomless brunch and afternoon teas. Dogs welcome in garden and bar area. Tel: 01926 842283

The Hatton Arms, Birmingham Rd, Hatton, CV35 7JJ. Positioned up a small hill at the top of the Hatton flight of locks - a welcome sight if you have done the lot in one go! 

Independently owned country pub with stunning views down the locks and fantastic outdoor gardens. Newly refurbished Terrace is fully covered and heated marquee. Great Food - produce is sourced both locally and direct from the privately owned Hatton Estate. Variety of local ales, draught beers & organic ciders together with an exceptional selection of wines & spirits. Dogs are welcome in the bar area and terrace/marquee. Tel: 01926 492427

The Cape of Good Hope, 66 Lower Cape, Warwick CV34 5DP. A true canal side real ale pub. The water is a few feet from the front door, adjacent to Cape top lock on the Grand Union Canal. Open & Serving Food All Day, Every day from 12. Fresh fish from Cornwall daily, Hand made Italian pizzas. Dogs welcome in the bar area and outside. Tel: 01926 498138

Going South on the Stratford Canal (in order):

The Fleur De Lys, Lapworth Street, Lowsonford, B95 5HJ, Pub with large gardens set in in a picturesque village on the banks of the Stratford Canal, and famous for its pies! Full of quaint charm beneath its 16th Century beams, an acre garden with outdoor tables and benches plus a children’s playground. Dogs are welcome in the lower bar area and in the garden. Tel: 01564 782431 

The Crabmill, Warwick Road, Preston Bagot, B95 5EE. Sadly subject to a fire in Feb 2022 so currently closed - will update when open again. Classy rural gastropub - The Crabmill can trace its roots back more than three centuries, and it still bears the marks of history with its tiny leaded windows, weathered half-timbered exterior, crooked beams and flagstone floors. Once a cider mill, it was clearly destined to have a life associated with the enjoyment of drink and now a packed bar sits at its heart serving local ales and a fine array of wines. 2 minute walk from the Stratford Canal. Dog friendly. Telephone: 01926 843 342

The View, Hill Farm Marina, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, B95 6DE. More of a restaurant than a pub, The View opened in July 2019 and is a converted cattle and grain store. It forms part of the recently developed Hill Farm Marina on the Stratford canal. A licensed casual dining venue with an emphasis on high quality locally sourced fresh ingredients all cooked to order. As the name suggests it is a great place to enjoy stunning views. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome downstairs and outside. Tel: 01564 627280

The Navigation Inn, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, B95 6BZ  . Not to be confused with its namesake in Lapworth, The Navigation Inn is situated on the Wootton Wawen basin next to the aqueduct. A Country-style, canal-view pub/restaurant with a menu of classic grub, plus real ales and kids' play area. Dog Friendly Tel: 01564 792 676

The Bulls Head, Stratford Road, Wootton Wawen, B95 6BD. Historic 400-year old Inn in the charming village of Wootten Wawen. The Bulls Head's Thai chef delivers amazing authentic Thai cuisine alongside British pub favourites. 5 minute walk from the canal and conveniently also close to the village store for you to stock up on provisions. Would recommend over the Navigation for food. Dog friendly.   Tel: 01564 79 5803

Going North on the Stratford Canal (in order):

The Boot, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth B94 6JU, close to the Stratford Canal, one of a small chain of gastropubs, this charming pub has all the traditional bits mixed with plenty of modern touches, and is very popular with diners. There is a tepee in the garden available to hire for private events, and holds 25/30 people. Fire pits can be used to heat the tepee on colder days. Dog friendly in bar and garden. Tel: 01564 782464

The Wharf Tavern, Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, B94 6QT. Old-world, canalside inn with rustic-chic interiors and garden offering real ales and all-day food. A Greene King pub with Sky Sports/BT Sports and a beer garden and play area for kids. Close to the Co-Op supermarket if you are looking to stock up on supplies. Dog friendly pub. Tel: 01564 782075

Blue Bell Cider House, Warings Green Rd, Earlswood, B94 6BP. Sitting beside the Stratford-upon-Avon canal, near Earlswood lakes (which feed the Stratford and Grand Union canals) the Blue Bell Cider House, a historic 17th century country pub, always offers visitors an enjoyable experience. Traditional pub with canalside terrace, conservatory, delicious home-cooked food, live music and loads of ciders (and a wide variety of other drinks including real ale brewed in its own Blue Bell Brew House). Dog friendly Tel: 01564 702328

The Bull's Head, Limekiln Lane, Earlswood, B94 6BU. Not to be confused with the its namesake on the South Stratford. Cosy country pub with a log fire, Daniel Thwaites ales and a large terraced beer garden about 2 minute's walk away from the Stratford Canal. Five different ales are brewed each month. European menu prepared with locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. A dog-friendly, family-friendly pub. Tel: 01564 700368

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