Canal Side Pubs and Restaurants along The Bridgewater Canal

There are plenty of opportunities to step off of Castlerose to enjoy the delicious food, fine wines and real ale served in the quality canal side pubs and restaurants we visit on our canal holiday cruises along The Bridgewater Canal.

The Wharf Pub in Castlefield

The Wharf is a top gastro-pub with super friendly staff located on the other side of the footbridge from our permanent mooring in Castlefield Basin.

Downstairs is more pub service in style with six cask ales, a decent wine list of some 50 bins and over a hundred malts. Upstairs is more restaurant, with full table service.  They have a large terrace which is a really popular place to eat in the summer with stunning views out over the canal basin.

And by the way: they put on live music on most Friday nights!

Albert's Shed in Castlefield

For fine dining, you need go no further than a short walk from our mooring in Castlefield to Albert’s Shed.

Quoting from their website:”We opened our first restaurant in Castlefield in 2004 with a clear aim: To deliver quality food to local customers at a reasonable price in a sharp, modern space with friendly, unpretentious service. We have pursued that goal ever since and it has earned us many loyal customers. Our menu is probably classed as British with some additional favourites from Italy and around the globe.”

Albert’s Shed and their sister bar, Dukes 92, often put on live Jazz music most Sunday afternoons.

Canal side Dining Room. The George at Worsley

George’s in Worsley is a dining room and bar offering mouth-watering, modern European food set in a rustic-chic bar and restaurant offering fine dining and wines. Co-owned by Ryan Giggs, George’s is set in a magnificent traditional building with a contemporary edge.

It’s picturesque location and fantastic atmosphere is a stones throw from The Bridgewater Canal: that’s why we visit it on three of our Bridgewater Canal Cruises.

The Kings Ransom at Sale

The Kings Ransom in Sale is located in the market town on the banks of the canal very handy for a quick trip to a supermarket or coffee shop. This Greene King owned traditional pub consists of hubs of seating and dining areas inside and out serving pub grub and a full range of ales.

It is a perfectly timed lunch time stop on day 2 of our Cheshire Cruise from Worsley to Dunham Massey and is a mandatory stopover for your skipper!

Swan with Two Nicks is an easy walk from The Bridgewater canal

The Swan with Two Nicks in Little Bollington is a fine traditional country pub with beams, rustic decor and log fires serving real ales, freshly cooked food & good quality wines.

Whilst your skipper may be partial to a pint of Taylors Landlord, guests have raved about their Daily Specials menu board always serving a choice of fresh fish dishes.

Located near The National Trust’s Dunham Massey Hall, Gardens and Deer Park this pub is a short walk along a country lane from the canal accessed down some canal bank steps.

The Bulls Head in Lymm

The Bulls Head in Lymm is a proper pub situated by the Bridgewater Canal, next to the hump backed bridge at the top of the high street. 

Your skipper can testify that their traditional comfortable lounge with its highly polished brasses and real log fire is the perfect retreat to while away a few hours!

This unspoilt local pub is well worth a visit. Although no food is served, this Hydes house serves Original Bitter and up to 4 beers from the Hydes seasonal list.


Restaurant Corner in Lymm

Lymm Village has a restaurant to meet every palate! Choose from TripAdvisor’s highly rated Flavours Turkish Restaurant, Elma’s Mediterranean cuisine, The Chilli Club for Thai, Rolands Gelateria & Pizzeria, Bowdens Tapas or the local Chinese chippy!

All are just a short walk from our mooring and easily accessible.  We will be pleased to arrange table reservations.

We stay overnight in Lymm on our 4 night Cheshire Cruise and 6 night Bridgewater Canal Grand Cruise.

The Brewery Tap in Lymm

The Brewery Tap is a Craft ale bar and very small, family run micro brewery. Serving high quality, traditional North Western real ale containing only natural ingredients – water, barley, hops and yeast – this pub is a must visit!

Choose from their range of bitters including Lymm Bitter, Bridgewater Blonde, Heritage Trail Ale or Lymm Damm Strong Ale, or any of the beers from their sister brewery, The Dunham Massey Brewing Company.

The Red Lion at Moore

The Red Lion is a pub & restaurant is situated in the picturesque village of Moore. This is a truly beautiful place to unwind, relax and enjoy great food and drink with family and friends.

The Red Lion is full of charm and character, the beamed ceilings evoke images of days gone by.  Meals are cooked to order using fresh locally sourced ingredients when possible and their daily changing specials always offer an exciting option.

We visit Moore on our six night Bridgewater Canal Grand Cruise.

Castlerose outside The Bridge Inn at Sale

The Bridge Pub and Dining at Sale is a recent lunchtime addition to our schedule as it is doing fabulously well with it’s refurbished modern look and menu which is made from carefully sourced fresh produce delivered and prepared daily from scratch.

The large garden terrace is great when the sun is out and the dining area perfect for that special dinner offering a great choice of steaks and fish dishes with friendly staff to look after you throughout.

The Bridge is a request stop on the return legs of our 4 night Cheshire Cruise and 6 night Bridgewater Canal Grand Cruise.