This 19th century public house was renamed, firstly, to, ‘Tow Path’, ‘Bar G’ (mid 1970s) and finally, ‘Canal Bar’ in the early 1990s. It closed for business circa 2006 and was demolished soon after. It is now the site of modern residential accommodation called ‘The Moorings’.
Landlords have included:-
- George Hampshire – Mid 1800s
- Lucy Hampshire (nee Newton) – 1860s/70s
- John Bingham – Early 1900s
- Harry Taylor – Early 1970s
I believe that Hamshaw Bridge, near to this public house, was named after George & Lucy Hampshire.