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What a lovely place to sit and watch the boats going in and out of the lock spent a good 2 hours... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
thomas s
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Easy to underestimate

With 3 canalside pubs and a Trust tearoom in close proximity the Wharf is well worth stopping off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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Bradford-on-Avon Wharf was once the busiest wharf on the Kennet & Avon Canal. Today, it’s a great place to spot historic canal features.
Canalside Car Park | Baileys Barn, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1BX, England
+44 1225 863987
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Reviewed 3 days ago

What a lovely place to sit and watch the boats going in and out of the lock spent a good 2 hours there plus you can get a tea or coffee from the tea room there.

Thank thomas s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With 3 canalside pubs and a Trust tearoom in close proximity the Wharf is well worth stopping off to explore. A detour will be well rewarded with the added opportunity to watch the Canal boats navigating the fairly steep lift of the lock. Car parking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful cream tea and very friendly staff and a pleasant place to wAtch the canal boats on a sunny afternoon

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So entertaining on a lovely sunny day to just sit and watch the ‘boat’ folk navigate through the lock system. Some are masters others less so. It always seems to be the men on the tiller giving orders (instructions) to their women folk who are...More

1  Thank Restless59
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Wonderful canal walk, with a great views of boats, ducks and swimming dogs, as well as fishing. There is a good cafe that serves pots of tea and a variety of ice creams. It's fun to watch people push open the locks to let the...More

1  Thank hayoliver
Reviewed 13 July 2018

The wharf is right next to the lock at Bradford-on-Avon and affords a great view of the adventures and misadventures of the boats passing through.

1  Thank pathaw
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We has an enjoyable snack lunch at the cafe overlooking the wharf,before a scenic cruise on the Barbara Mclellan longboat to Avoncliff, and back.The weather was hot and sunny, and we enjoyed the relaxing trip, after which we visited a local pub for a family...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Have just come off a four week holiday on a Black Pronce narrowboat starting at Bradford Wharf. Cannot rate highly enough the service we received from Tim & Collette at the boat yard in Bradford on Avon. Superb service, extremely helpful, and nothing was too...More

Thank 1945LynetteD
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We watched several long boats go through the lock. Have a nice cuppa coffee in the garden at the café just adjacent. Nice way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Sandi H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Spent the previous evening moored up on the canal in order to explore Bradford on Avon and set off in the morning to pass through the lock towards Bath. It was very busy and there was a 4 boat queue in front of us so...More

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Fiona S
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Not sure. But you should be able to find a place I think
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hi you can contact The Kennet & Avon Canal Trust on 07503445393 the boat can carry up to 50 people I think regards helviticus 0 seconds ago