The Canalhouse is an iconic Nottingham pub, housed in a Grade II listed former canal museum. It’s famous for having a canal that extends inside the building, complete with resident narrow boats and a foot bridge.

In 2016 and 2017, the Canalhouse was awarded Ratebeer’s prestigious Best Beer Bar award for Nottingham. It is also the proud recipient of Visit Nottingham’s Tourism Pub of the Year Award, 2018.

This trailblazing pub paved the way for Nottingham’s craft beer scene and is a must-visit venue for beer lovers. A versatile food menu is served daily, from pub classics and Sunday Roasts to changing specials.

With the canal as your backdrop, a large beer garden provides the perfect spot to while away the hours.

Please email if you’d like to book a table.

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Opening times

Monday-Thursday: Midday-11pm | Friday and Saturday: Midday-Midnight | Sunday: Midday-10pm


Monday-Thursday: Midday-8pm | Friday and Saturday: Midday-9pm | Sunday: Midday-7pm

On the bar

  • 6 x cask beer lines
  • 13 x craft keg lines, plus lager and cider in keg
  • Locally roasted coffee from Stewarts of Trent Bridge
  • A full menu of wine, spirits, real cider and soft drinks

Regular Events and Offers


Canal-side Sessions

Join us in our beer garden every Thursday throughout May, June and July for amazing live music from some of Nottingham’s best acoustic artists!

Every Thursday, from 7pm.


Takeout discount

30% off all bottles and cans for takeaway.

All day, every day. 

Student Savings

All day, every day students get 10% off all food and drink!*

*Castle Rock app users only.

Please note, you may still be required to show a valid form of ID when purchasing alcohol. Please drink responsibly. We reserve the right to remove this offer at any time. 

Beer or Whisky Tasting for Corporate Customers

The Canalhouse are now offering beer or whisky tasting for corporate customers, giving them the chance to taste four delicious 25ml of whiskies or four 1/3 measures of beer!

£16.95 per person for beer tasting. £29.95 per person for whisky tasting.

Groups welcome from 15+, ask at the bar for more information!


Quiz Tuesday’s

Get your thinking caps on and head down for your chance to win either a £25 gift card or a bottle of wine!

Every Tuesday, 7pm. 


NCF Comedy

Come see top acts practising their new material and support the up-and-coming acts as they start their careers. You never know who may become the next big star!

Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 7pm.


Dog friendly

Family friendly

Outdoor seating

Food served

Vegan dining

Event space for hire

Alcohol free beer in can, bottle and occasionally on tap


Events & Tours