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Canal Central

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Maesbury Marsh, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
+44 1691 652168
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Oswestry, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

we were on a seven mile walk, today February 22nd 2017. & called in for a coffee, could,nt resist the great food, bacon & cheese sandwich on wonderfully fresh granary bread, Daughters enjoyed an Omelette/ Toasted teacake/tea/coffee. lovely friendly service. looking forward to going back when the canal boat rides start at Easter.

Thank Anne M
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104 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We have been going to canal central since it opened, and in any season find it a great place for a short walk along the Montgomery canal, park near the cafe and stop for a snack or lunch. Perfect in summer for scone jam and cream, just had a lunchtime walk and had great omelettes. The owners have always been... More 

Thank B0rderers
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for a couple of years and camped here a few times. The food is locally sourced and freshly cooked to order and is so worth diverting off the beaten track. If you like somewhere with a bit of character and great location this is the place to visit!

Thank Neil H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Superb location within yards of the canal. I great place for walkers for a bite to eat. Had an excellent sausage and egg sandwich followed by a home made scone with jam and clotted cream. Not to be missed as the location and food is top class.

Thank Codarmyparkin
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Just made the effort to drive here from Welshpool. We walked in, checked out the menu and walked up to the counter. Whilst doing this the couple behind the counter just glared at us and completely ignored us. Eventually after a couple of minutes, the lady said she wouldn't be a minute. The grumpy looking man behind the counter just... More 

Thank Janewuk
Iain C, Owner at Canal Central, responded to this review

Many thanks for your honest feedback. We will endeavour to improve our customer service. Rest assured that the remaining 4-5* reviewers caught us on a much better day. We are glad you like the venue. We are really rather fond of it. Do come again soon. More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We thought the field with wooden tables was a picnic area, there were no signs that we could see, stating that only food from the cafe could be eaten there. So we get out our sandwiches, only to be told we must buy something from the cafe,which we did. Then we were later shouted at across the field by a... More 

Thank Jiddawales2
Iain C, Owner at Canal Central, responded to this review

Many thanks for your honest feedback. We will endeavour to improve our communication. Rest assured that the remaining 4-5* reviewers caught us on a much better day. Do come again soon. More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Visited today 10.9.16 What a perfect tearooms /cafe We had had a walk along the canal . We had omelette lovely granary bread. Tea in China cups note bags here lovely. Service excellent .waitress friendly and happy . A nice place to eat. We rested then went the other way down the canal. Came back later for homemade scone jam... More 

Thank Barbara S
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

lovely tea cafe on the river.the best home made scones we have had and good sandwichs and a lovely pot of tea.will call again soon ..

Thank tygwyn1
Aldridge, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Been here many times and never disappointed. Food is always very good and staff very friendly. Nice seating area in and out doors,

Thank burb
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We visited in the spring and loved everything about it! Great coffee, homemade food and cake to finish! We all went as a family and the kids thought it was fab too. The service was just faultless and can't be beaten! We are back on the canal now and have family visiting at the weekend - can't wait to take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Maesbury Marsh, Oswestry SY10 8JG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Oswestry
  • Phone Number: +44 1691 652168

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?