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A welcoming and family friendly public house

The Stanley Arms Anderton located close to the Anderton Boat Lift boasts a rustic interior with a warm and friendly atmosphere. The main dining room and bar have varnished wooden floors and cosy log fires that’ll keep you warm in the cold winter months.

Sitting close to the world-famous Anderton Boat Lift, the Stanley Arms has Canal & River Trust moorings for boaters’ use whilst visiting the pub. There is room for two full size canal boats, for up to 48 hours mooring if using the pub. They are available on a first come first served basis and sadly not in our remit to reserve for you.

Whether it’s a stroll along the Trent & Mersey canal then a refreshing beer in our spectacular beer garden or a cosy corner inside to have a hearty meal & glass of wine we are your perfect pitstop.


  • star ratingYummy Sunday roast - Went here for a Sunday roast today. It was one of the best pub roasts we’ve had. Every bit of it was delicious! Would definitely recommend

    avatar thumb Sharon W
    June 23, 2024

    star ratingWonderful night. - We celebrated our Golden Wedding Anniversary here with family and friends on 25th May. We had the whole pub to our selves. 50 plus people. Landlady and staff... read more

    avatar thumb Margaret D
    June 5, 2024

    star ratingBeen here a few times. Excellent food at reasonable prices. Friendly staff. Excellent service. We were there on a Thursday, steak night, brilliant value for money

    avatar thumb Helelpen
    May 2, 2024
  • star ratingVisited as part of a large group. Good range of drinks and food, the food was decent but the fries over cooked and brittle. A couple with a dog had... read more

    avatar thumb Nick G
    April 29, 2024

    star ratingPopped in for a meal whilst we were on the canal. Stumbled across steak night - £30 for 2 plus a bottle of house wine. Extremely tasty food. Warm... read more

    avatar thumb ElaineHanzak
    April 11, 2024

    star ratingWow! Thursday night steak night is a real treat. - Popped in for a meal whilst we were on the canal. Stumbled across steak night - £30 for 2 plus a bottle of house wine. Extremely tasty food. Warm... read more

    avatar thumb Elaine Coote
    April 11, 2024
  • star ratingBrilliant food, great beers, proper service - Pint of craft ale in the sunshine in the huge beer garden followed by one of the best Sunday roasts I have ever had. Lovely pub, lovely location, and the... read more

    avatar thumb Paula W
    March 31, 2024

    star ratingPleasant lunch - Had lunch here,chose the sandwich special wchich comes with a bowl of soup.Very tasty, reasonably priced.
    Would recommend

    avatar thumb Darryl B
    March 6, 2024

    star ratingCanal walk by anderton - Absolutely beautiful food so accommodating with gluten free options staff so nice and friendly well worth a visit as it constantly good

    avatar thumb Curious815310
    February 4, 2024
  • star ratingCanal walk pub - Nice pub, staff are lovely, we popped in after a dog walk around the canal. Food was very average, we had the Stanley burgers, will not be back for food... read more

    avatar thumb 519carmelt
    February 3, 2024

    star ratingCanal walk pub - Nice pub, staff are lovely, we popped in after a dog walk around the canal. Food was very average, we had the Stanley burgers, will not be back for food... read more

    avatar thumb Carmel T
    February 3, 2024

    star ratingA great visit - We had a lovely visit at lunch time. Made to feel very welcome, service was excellent and food very good. There was a good selection to suit most tastes and... read more

    avatar thumb Derek M
    November 9, 2023
  • star ratingA great visit - We had a lovely visit at lunch time. Made to feel very welcome, service was excellent and food very good. There was a good selection to suit most tastes and... read more

    avatar thumb Susan M
    November 9, 2023

    star ratingWalked to our local  - Had the most smashing gluten free Sunday roast very accommodating gluten free menu lovely staff a must if you are in the area great pub

    avatar thumb Curious815310
    August 6, 2023

    star ratingWish it was my local pub - When in Anderton, this is a must try. Big gardens with seating to eat out if the weather allows, dog friendly too.
    We had moored in Anderton having visited... read more

    avatar thumb MadCatYorkshire
    July 15, 2023
  • star ratingExceptional  - The Sunday Roast was everything you want it to be. Chef out so landlady stepped in. Exceptional meal. Generous portions. But, the best thing is the people. Customer service at... read more

    avatar thumb AnnDoyle1958
    July 2, 2023

    star ratingCanal side pub with good food, ales and service  - A lovely family pub with friendly staff, good ales and proper pub food and Sunday lunches. The Steak Pie is excellent with deep filling and light pastry

    avatar thumb Andygranada
    April 23, 2023

    star ratingCanal side pub with good food, ales and service  - A lovely family pub with friendly staff, good ales and proper pub food and Sunday lunches. The Steak Pie is excellent with deep filling and light pastry

    avatar thumb Andy P
    April 23, 2023
  • star ratingSunday roast - Yet again an amazing Sunday roast at The Stanley Arms. The staff are so friendly, the atmosphere is great, the food is amazing but make sure you are hungry when... read more

    avatar thumb rachelaL1414VQ
    September 17, 2022

    star ratingAmazing - This is the second time I’ve visited recently with friends. Both times the meal has been amazing. We had 3 different meals on the table, all were beautifully presented, plentiful... read more

    avatar thumb Sheila P
    August 17, 2022

    star ratingFantastic lunch in the sun - We visited The Stanley Arms for a light lunch and drinks. So glad we did, food was first class, “real” fish finger on fresh ciabatta was superb. The staff are... read more

    avatar thumb DeanS36
    August 10, 2022
  • star ratingA quick visit - This pub was absolutely amazing! The Steak and Ale Pie being home made was to die for! Will definitely be visiting again!

    avatar thumb Writesthetruth
    July 27, 2022

    star ratingNice little pub/restaurant - Popped in on the off chance, they were very accomodating despite being fully booked,
    I had the teriyaki sizzler half rice half chips (proper home cooked chips).. my partner had... read more

    avatar thumb Darren C
    July 24, 2022

    star ratingFriendly staff - Whilst moored nearby we popped up to have a look and decided we'd got for dinner later that day. We're glad as we had a lovely meal, nice to get... read more

    avatar thumb BB061
    July 6, 2022
  • star ratingFamily friendly and good value - Great lunch today excellent service and just love the kids menu not the usual chicken nuggets or nothing out little person loved the ham egg and chips and ours was... read more

    avatar thumb Lesley H
    June 16, 2022

    star ratingGreat as usual  - We called here following our few days away on our narrowboat, my daughter Nova the dog and myself, as always so inviting for boaters and are so dig friendly. ... read more

    avatar thumb Us2dogo
    June 2, 2022

    star ratingGood food in a great location - Haven't visted since before covid so it was good to go back. If anything, food has improved and the menu choice is larger. Really friendly service and reasonable prices. Looking... read more

    avatar thumb Lakeland130
    March 11, 2022
  • star ratingTu - Brilliant venue, food and Andrew the waiter so lovely!
    Cock and Bull dish was very good. Will return!

    avatar thumb Sheila H
    February 24, 2022

    star ratingGreat as usual  - We called here following our few days away on our narrowboat, my daughter Nova the dog and myself, as always so inviting for boaters and are so dig friendly. ... read more

    avatar thumb Us2dogo
    June 2, 2022

    star ratingGood food in a great location - Haven't visted since before covid so it was good to go back. If anything, food has improved and the menu choice is larger. Really friendly service and reasonable prices. Looking... read more

    avatar thumb Lakeland130
    March 11, 2022