About Us

The Canalside Craft Centre was established in 1991 by Phil Bunting who has been chief mealmaker ever since. Phil is ably assisted by Helen and Sue and by The Canalside's own cake baker, Gina.

The cafe easily caters for fifty people inside and on a nice day you can pass the time and also dine outside by the canal. There is plenty of tables to watch the narrowboats glide by. You'll feel like your away from it all, and you can walk to the nearby canal bridge and view the marina or have a stroll by the canal.

This is why so many return to the Canalside Craft Centre, and indeed it is a place that is easy to get to for meetings and catch ups.

All food is homemade and locally sourced, our daily roasts include lamb, beef, and a vegetarian nut roast (with vegetarian gravy - you don't need to be veggie to enjoy one!) You might of noticed we mentioned that we boast about our roasts. Smaller portions of menu meals are available for children. We also have a limited licence and we specialise in fruit wines and continental bottled beers.

We have very good wheelchair access including up to the canal. No that doesn't mean you can push grandma in.

We are open Tues - Sun all day (10 am - 5 pm) for light snacks and coffees etc, and main meals are served from 11am - 3pm, 4pm at weekends. In winter (end Oct - end Mar) we close at 4pm. We are open Bank Holiday Mondays, and closed Christmas/Boxing/New Years Day(s).

The building was originally a run down farm which Phil rebuilt and extended to form the craft centre. Now it houses the cafe, the craft displays featuring locally turned wood by Ron Green, extensive range of cards for all occassions and an extensive range of local walking and guide books. Outside there is plenty of parking.

Canalside Craft Centre