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A5 canalside dog walk between Rugby and Northampton, Northamptonshire

Some pub opening times and dog rules are still changing. Please check your chosen pub is able to welcome you before making plans.


Small canal-side pub that is right on the A5 (Watling Street). It's only dog-friendly at the outside tables, but is incredibly easy to get to from the road if you're heading north towards Rugby/Lutterworth. The pub only made the listings because of its location near the canal and we didn't eat here or go inside.


The car park is before the pub, and immediately after a lay-by. If you spot the lay-by in time it's a better place to park if you're not stopping at the pub.

Pub or Cafe Address

on the A5, Long Buckby Wharf, NN6 7PW


Closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Lunch served from 12 noon. For seasonal opening hours and food service times please check their website.

Menu Style

For full menu information, allergens, specials, prices and reservations please check their website.

Dog Rules

Dogs at the outside tables only. No dogs inside.



Dogs may not be over-welcome in the pub, but the walk is nothing to sniff at.   The Grand Union canal has some exciting moments, and this section running through the Watford Gap has a steep lock flight with big heavy gates holding the water back from steep lock chambers.  The towing path is on the other side of the water from the pub, and you can walk in either direction.

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Edited: 8th February 2024. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.