Canalside Cafe

Taps: 5 | Bottles: 12
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 1/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan  (69) , England | July 16, 2015
Grate location, selection terrible, very popular though ended up drinking a cider and not rating.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 3/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock  (449) , England | November 5, 2013
This place is on my Brum Crawl list and I’ve been a number of times. Cramped and different, more cafe than pub but OK. Long and thin with odd toilets. Staff a bit stand-off-ish and surly, not sure why I bother going? Usually four cask ales available, not sure about bottles never seen or asked for any. I wouldn’t have added this to the RB database to be honest.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1085) London, England | July 21, 2013
A pleasant café by the side of the canal at Gas Street basin. As the name suggests, the Canalside Café is more of a café than a pub. Its mainstays seem to be breakfast, coffee and lunch but it does have five or six taps with real ales and ciders. It’s a tiny, whitewashed cottage right next to the Bar Lock footbridge going over to the moorings in the basin and the main seating is outside or in a garden room next to the very small and cluttered bar. As Dan says below, it’s a pleasant enough spot to watch the world go by. It must once have been a toll cottage as all boats making the connection between the Worcester and Birmingham canal and the Birmingham canal mainline have to pass through a narrow channel right in front of the patio. (Visited 7 July 2013).
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown  (300) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 14, 2010
An old lock-keepers cottage, by the side of the canal which runs from Brindley Place to the Mailbox. Small, quirky place, which feels like a vegetarian cafe, but serves 4 rotating cask ales and has a range of bottled local micros. Small, not all that friendly, but with a location to die for. Sitting outside in summer, watching the world go buy is lovely.

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