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Canalside Restaurant is a family run, friendly place which is open all day. We produce our homemade meals, pies and cakes throughout the day. On Sundays we always have a two course roast meal with all the trimmings.

We have 80 inside seats and, when the sun is shining, it is lovely to go outside on the terrace where we have another 40 seats and watch the narrow boats drift past, whilst tucking into the huge “squires breakfast”, a light panini and salad, or a rich cup of Douwe Egberts coffee and a wedge of our homemade cake.

Canalside take pride in having the best, local ingredients delivered, and producing good quality, fantastic food for you to tuck into.

Our front of house staff are all friendly and love a chat (when they have time!) our boys and girls at the weekends are smiley, lively individuals, that all make a great team.


Book Online

WLGV Event Booking

At Whilton Locks Garden Village you can now book and reserve your tickets for a wide range of events available throughout the year at WLGV.

Simply select the event, via the ‘Event’ tab and choose a suitable time slot. Where food, at our Canalside restaurant is included, you can also choose your food options here too. Once you have made your booking click on the ‘buy now’ link and you can make a secure payment with a credit/debit card or paypal.

Once paid, we’ll confirm your booking via the email address you have submitted, this will contain your unique booking reference number – so please bring this confirmation email with you.

CLICK HERE for the Booking Page

NEW: Afternoon Tea is now available to pre-book online. Available every weekday (except Bank Holidays) from 2-4pm.

Garden Furniture

In addition to 1000’s of plants, shrubs and trees available on display we offer:
Jamie Oliver
and many more

If, for any reason, you find any furniture cheaper we’ll price match.


Come and see for yourself, we would love to show you more!
Call for more information: 01327 843 100

All offers and promotions are subject to Terms and Conditions and current Availability

Click HERE for our Garden Furniture currently available

Jamie Oliver Garden Furniture

Jamie Oliver Garden Furniture

Jamie Oliver Garden Furniture Jamie Oliver Garden Furniture at Whilton Locks Garden Village

Jamie says “When the sun is shining I love to get cooking outside and it’s a great excuse to bring friends and family together to have a few bevvies and share some delicious food. So I’ve teamed up with Hartman to make some really beautiful garden furniture that’ll look incredible and keep your guests comfortable while you crack on with the cooking.”

Click HERE for the Jamie Oliver Garden Furniture Range

Have Your Birthday Party at WLGV

Who Doesn’t Like a Cuddle? Especially on Their Birthday?
Eat then a very special treat!

Kids ‘Cuddle’ Parties
Great fun for your little animals, and ours too!!
Fantastic fun for all ages at Whilton Locks Garden Village – A Birthday Party Cuddle Day!

Invite your friends for an unforgettable party – share fab party food then meet the animals; from the cute and fluffy to the scaly and slimy!

On Saturdays and Sundays, we offer two party times. We offer a brunch party, which would start at 10am and finish at 11:30am or an afternoon tea party, from 3:00pm – 4.30pm.

Monday to Friday, we offer an afternoon tea party from 3:30 pm until 5:00pm.
The party will include food first and then a cuddle session with the animals.

For the brunch it would be a cooked breakfast. This includes one sausage, a fried egg, hash brown and beans and squash for the children. The adults will have a gardeners breakfast; a rasher of bacon, sausage, one fried egg, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes and a slice of toast, with a cup of tea or coffee.

For the afternoon tea party, the children will have two jam and one ham sandwich, a cupcake, popcorn and marshmallows, with a squash. The adults would have a homemade scone with raspberry jam and Cornish clotted cream and a homemade Victoria sponge with a cup of tea or coffee.

The price structure is as follows:

Our party price structure starts at £199. This includes the full party package as above for 13 people.
Additional people, children or adults, over the minimum of 13, will be charged at £9.99 per head. We have a maximum party number of 40.

Don’t hesitate to give us a call to discuss your party/event.
For more details and to book, please call us on 01327 843100 or email:


Barbeques (BBQ)

Who can resist a barbeque? Whether you like your barbeque powered by gas, or via charcoal we have a wide range to tempt you (and your tastebuds) with – all available to view in store.


Come and see for yourself, we would love to show you more!
Call for more information: 01327 843 100

All offers and promotions are subject to Terms and Conditions and current Availability


Compost, Growbags and soil

Whilton Locks Garden Village is well known in the area for its compost. You can park your car right near to the displays and our friendly knowledgeable staff will be available to load your car for you.*


* Staff loading subject to availabilty. During busy times there may be a wait for this service.
Prices correct at time of adding to website. We reserve the right to change prices without notice at the store. For the very latest prices call in to WLGV.


Extreme Lounging

Extreme Lounging – for those who earn it!

New in store now at Whilton Locks.

Take your extreme lounging wherever you need it most. Whether that’s up on the slopes or down to the beach, the Outdoor B-bag’s unique Tough and Waterproof fabric is double stitched for extra durability for high-octane comfort anywhere. Lots of colours to choose from; from mini to mighty to MONSTER!