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At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year

Trim thatch topping a long, low building of golden limestone makes this canal-side pub stand out at the heart of the canal system. The busy locks here, together with the National Canal Museum directly opposite, are reflected in the decor; lots of old photos, paintings and ephemera – one bar is shaped like a narrowboat. A wide choice of beers will satisfy a thirst, whilst food can be enjoyed in bars, bistro or elegant restaurant. Traditional pub grub is the foundation of robust bar meals; the carte menu in Woodwards Restaurant includes pan-fried trio of fish (salmon, red mullet and sea bass) with balsamic stir-fried vegetables; slow-cooked devilled rump of lamb; and mushroom and tarragon strudel with Madeira sauce.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 9.30am-11pm (Sun 9.30am-10.30pm)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 9.30-9.30
  • Dinner opening: all wk 9.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Banks's Bitter, Marston's New World, Wychwood Hobgoblin, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Ringwood Boondoggle
  • Real ciders: Thatchers Traditional

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar

Getting here

In village centre, just off A508 & A5

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