Pub Opening Times : Mon – Wed : 12:00 – 23:00 | Thurs – Sat : 12:00 – 00:00 | Sun : 12:00 – 22:30

Food Service Times : Mon – Thurs : 12:00 to 15:00 & 17:00 till 20:30 | Fri to Sun : 1200 to 20:30 all day

Lancaster Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9EA

Waterside Drinks & Dining

About Us

We’re open 7 days a week for family & dog friendly waterside drinks & dining from 1200.

Outside it’s now ‘Pay as You Go’ at the bar for both food and drinks. If dining just grab a menu and your table number. Full table service is available inside and bookings are advisable via this website, 01524 720546, or PM us via our Facebook page. We don’t reserve tables for outside dining – just turn up – we have 300+ waterside covers and will always do our best to accommodate you when we can.

Drinking inside is just like it used to be – pay at the bar and find a table! The wearing of face masks is encouraged but it’s your choice, as is the option of signing in with the NHS app using our poster sites throughout. Please continue to use the multiple hand sanitiser stations available inside and out.

Originally built as the Canal Warden’s house, this Carnforth listed building was converted into a pub in 2001 and with its beautiful canalside location it has become a real destination venue. New owners took over in 2018 and our new limited ‘post-lockdown’ menu is now available seven days per week.

Our food offering is complemented by a good selection of wines, beers and spirits as well as Lyons Coffee, Whittard Tea and Wallings Ice Cream.

The spacious conservatory was added a few years ago as part of a £250,000 refurbishment to really make the most of the canal views.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for latest bookings of live outside entertainment by the waterside!

Whilst reservations are always recommended, walk-ins are part of our welcoming culture and we will always go the extra mile to accommodate you whenever we can. We look forward to seeing you soon! The Canal Turn Crew x

Comedy Dining

After the success of our sell out Only Fools and 3 Courses show, The Canal Turn now brings you Only Fools @ Fawlty Towers! Four professional actors will portray different characters during the evenings entertainment including, Basil, Del Boy, Rodney, Manuel, Uncle Albert, Trigger, Sybil, Boycie, Slater, Raquel, Tony, Cassandra.

Boycie has organised a surprise 50th Birthday Party for Del Boy and has booked the function Suite at Fawlty Towers, Basil is not happy, but Sybil is looking forward to a fabulous night. Rodney and Cassandra have got the message that it is Fancy Dress party, any guesses who they will arrive as? Uncle Albert tries to organise a Sing a long, as only he can! Grand Finale with Raquel and Tony – don’t miss this. All the above and a superb three course meal, LOVELY JUBBLY

LIMITED £40pp TICKETS FROM BAR OR: Fools @ Fawlty Towers at The Canal Turn event tickets from TicketSource

Arrive 7pm for 730pm for show cast ‘meet & greet’ at the bar

3 course set menu:
• Waldorf Salad – apples, grapes, celery, walnuts, baby leaf salad with our crème de la mayonnaise vinaigrette dressing and a touch of Basil GF/Vegan

• Pan-fried Cumberland Sausage ring served with our cushty home-made bubble & squeak mash (bacon, carrot, caramelised onion and cabbage), glazed carrots, fine beans and our Vive La France red wine sauce (as they say in Rome) GF
(Vegetarian Cumberland with no bacon in the mash available on request – GF/vegan)

• Our lovely jubbly American Pancakes served with vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries & raspberries with a wich maple syrup & raspberry puree – you know it makes sense! GF/vegan

Please advise us in advance of any allergies or special dietary requirements


PLEASE NOTE: Bookings can only be requested within the Food Service Times below :
Mon – Thurs
: 12:00 to 15:00 & 17:00 till 20:30 | Fri to Sun : 1200 to 20:30 all day

All fields except specific requests/other comments are required.


Data Storage


We welcome Motorhomes and Campervans to stay overnight with us. There is no charge so long as you use us for food and/or drink. Key points when visiting us:


  • We don’t reserve parking spaces. If busy on arrival you can park on the area with yellow markings, which backs slightly onto the towpath. Vehicles can stay here or move to another space when one becomes available
  • The Canal Turn proudly sponsors Carnforth Cricket Club which is just a 60 second walk over the road from the pub car park.  On non-match days we have an arrangement for overflow motorhome parking using their car park.  Please let a member of staff at the pub know if you are using this facility and continue to use the pub for dining and/or drinking once you have parked up and settled in
  • We don’t offer any other services such as electric hook up or waste disposal
  • If dining with us reservations are recommended as we can be extremely busy
  • If you need any assistance on arrival please speak with a member of staff and we’ll do our best to help

Contact Us

Lancaster Road, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9EA

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