To provide you with the best experience on this website, cookies are used. By using the site it's assumed that you're happy with our use of cookies. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. More info on cookies.
Allow cookies

Sign Up & Request

The Angelfish Restaurant

Canal Visitor Centre
Brassknocker Hill
Monkton Combe
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7JD
The Angelfish Restaurant

About

If you decide you’d like to escape city life for a while, you can easily find The Angelfish Restaurant on the A36 out of Bath, below the fabulously named Brassknocker Hill. Situated next to the restored Somerset Coal Canal, with easy access and a large car park, the restaurant enjoys panoramic views across the Limpley Stoke Valley. In this historic setting you can watch the narrow boats while enjoying your food.

Choose to sit outside on the terrace, or inside where the vibe is more informal. The whole restaurant is surrounded by glass, allowing a clear view and making the atmosphere feel light, fresh and warm – even on a winter’s day.

Chef and owners Lionel and Victoria excel in their partnership, bringing their wealth of world-travelled experience to this lovely spot. The choice of menus is informal, enticing and varied. The fixed options menu ranges from snacks and freshly cooked baguettes with unusual fillings, to more substantial meals and a specials board that changes daily.

There is a selection of homemade desserts, cakes and ice creams.

We cater for everyone such as families on a day out, holidaymakers, visitors to the site, ramblers, cyclists, boaters, dog owners, coach parties and many private functions. Although we are not regularly open every evening we open for private functions of 25 or more where you are able to have the whole restaurant to yourselves. We offer set menus, buffets, bbq’s and Christmas meals etc.

We also have an outside catering service ‘ Gourmet Delicious” that caters for many private functions at customers choice of venue whether it be a marquee at home or a local village hall. Feel free to ask us for quotes, advice or ideas about a future event. We have experience of many weddings, banquets, anniversaries, birthdays and corporate entertainment. We currently do all the catering for the ‘Jubilee’ narrowboat situated near the Angelfish which is run by the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and also ‘The John Rennie’ Restaurant boat which is operated by Bath Narrowboats from Bathwick Hill in Bath. Both have different menus for different occasions.

There is magic here for everyone, from cream tea with organic clotted cream to a cappuccino coffee break, ‘let’s do lunch’ occasion or a private party. And, if you like what you’ve tried, why not book their outside catering company Gourmet Delicious for your wedding, business event or birthday celebration.

Facilities

Key Features

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside
  • Waterfront

Accessibility

  • Guide dogs permitted - Yes but not upstairs

Children & Infants

  • Highchair

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free between October to April (Charge between April to September)

Catering

  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal - By prior arrangment
  • Serve lunch

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 1
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Pets accepted - Yes but not upstairs

Public Transport Directions

From the bus station, the buses number 264 run every 20 minutes to Trowbridge / Warminster during the week along the river, across the Pultney bridge, down great Pultney way towards the Holborne museum. The bus will then turn left and onto the A36 travelling towards Warminster. After travelling for 4 miles, through Claverton it will stop at the traffic lights in front of the Viaduct bridge and similarly named pub. If you hop off, look to your left you will see the Canal Visitor Centre which is accessible through a gate or along the road which turns left to Bradford on Avon.
The 265 bus returns from Warminster/Trowbridge/Bradford on Avon and stops here before continuing onto Bath if you need to travel back by bus.

Road Directions

From the M4 Motorway

Leave the motorway at junction 18 and follow the signs south to Bath on the A46. Turn onto the A4 at the large roundabout on the outskirts of Bath. Follow the sign towards the city centre. Turn left at the second set of traffic lights (ignoring the light controlled pedestrian crossings and the entrance to Morrisons Supermarket). The road will be signposted A4 Bristol. At the next set of traffic lights follow the road turn left onto the A36. ( Signposts will be marked Salisbury, Warminster ). Continue out of Bath for four miles until you reach a set of traffic lights ( before a viaduct bridge ) Turn left towards Bradford on Avon and turn immediately left and continue straight on into the car park. The Canal Visitor Centre is clearly signposted and once parked is up above you.

From Bristol and the M5

Leave the M5 at junction 18 and follow the signs to Bath A4 through Bristol, Keynsham and Saltford to Bath. Stay on the A4 around the outskirts of Bath. The railway will cross the road twice. There are traffic lights at the second crossing, stay on the A4 at this point continue straight on past the roundabout and next set of traffic lights. . At the next set of traffic lights follow the road turn right onto the A36. ( Signposts will be marked Salisbury, Warminster ). Continue out of Bath for four miles until you reach a set of traffic lights ( before a viaduct bridge ) Turn left towards Bradford on Avon and turn immediately left and continue straight on into the car park. The Canal Visitor Centre is clearly signposted and once parked is up above you.

From Warminster and the South

Follow the A36 from Warminster to Bath. As you come through Limpley stoke down the hill you will cross the viaduct bridge across the Limpley Stoke Valley. At the traffic lights turn right towards Bradford on Avon and turn immediately left and continue straight on into the car park. The Canal Visitor Centre is clearly signposted and once parked is up above you.

Search Again

Type:
Location:
Name / Keyword:

Opening Times

2017 Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
DayTimes
Monday10:0017:30*
Tuesday10:0017:30*
Wednesday10:0017:30*
Thursday10:0017:30*
Friday10:0017:30*
Saturday10:0017:30*
Sunday10:0017:30*

* Can be privately booked for 25 people or more for evening, from 6pm until late.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
Visit Bath in Partnership with