About Braunston

Braunston lies at the junction of the Grand Union and Oxford Canals in a rural setting on the border of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. The village, on the hill above the canal, thrived for over 150 years on the canal trade – carrying goods from the Midlands to London. Now it is a centre for leisure activities and boasts by far and away the busiest stretch of canal anywhere in the country.


All Saints Church

Braunston is steeped in canal history. Many boaters have been married at the church, known as the Cathedral of the Canals. Find out more on their website


Braunston Community Café

For your tea, cake and sandwiches!

Opening hours:

Wednesday Thursday and Friday 10am – 4pm

Saturday 10am – 12.30pm

Sunday Monday and Tuesday closed

Please note this is run entirely by village volunteers


Gongoozler’s Rest Café

Opening hours:

7 days a week 9am – 2pm

The Gongoozlers rest café. Step on board our floating café (maximum seating 12) We serve freshly cooked breakfasts, omelettes, baguettes & sandwiches, homemade cakes and hot drinks. Avril and her crew look forward to welcoming you on board or in the Stop House Garden where dogs are welcome. Visit their website for more information!


Braunston Fryer

The Braunston Fryer

A traditional Fish and Chip Shop, located on the village green.  A family run business with a clear and simple ethos – we believe in using the finest ingredients to serve excellent quality traditional Fish and Chips at a good price.

Opening times:

Tuesday – Thursday      4.30pm – 9.30pm         

Friday – Saturday          12.00 -1.30pm and 4.30pm – 9.30pm

Sunday and Monday Closed

01788 890258


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The Admiral Nelson Braunston

The Admiral Nelson is an historic canal side pub, where you can enjoy excellent food in beautiful surroundings. The whole family is welcome including your dog. Moorings available outside.


01788 891900


The Old Plough

The Old Plough is located on the high street in the beautiful village of Braunston. Relax in front of the fire in our traditional bar and restaurant, or lounge in the garden while the children play on the swings. We serve comforting home cooked food daily.

Opening hours:

Monday – Saturday 12.00 – 3pm and 6pm – 9pm

Sunday 12.00 – 3pm.


01788 878126


The Boathouse

Many people are drawn to our pub because of its idyllic canalside location. The quality and choice is exceptional, with traditional pub favourites like steaks and burgers alongside exciting, mouth-watering specials. So bring your family and friends for an affordable treat. There’s an outdoor playground so the kids can let off steam and the pub is easily accessible to all. You can even moor up outside the pub.


01788 891734


In the heart of the village is a proper butchers shop, the community café, a well-stocked village store and post office.


Braunston Butchers

A family butchers supplying quality meats with full traceability.

Opening hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am -5:00pm

Saturday 8:00am – 4:00m

Sunday 8:00am – 12:00

25 High Street, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7HR

01788 890204


Braunston Village Store

We are a friendly convenience shop in the centre of Braunston.

Opening hours:

Monday -Saturday 6.00am-7.30pm

Sunday 6.00am-6.00pm

48-52 High Street, Braunston, Northamptonshire, NN11 7HR

01788 890 334