About

About Us

Bridge49 Est. 2013

Bridge 49 Cafe Bar & Bistro is a small family run cafe bar and bistro located on the banks of the Union Canal, close to Linlithgow and Falkirk.

The bistro was built on grazing land, with the initial planning application being lodged in 2008. It took almost 5 years to go from that moment through to welcoming our first customer when we opened on 13th May 2013.

Since then we have served breakfast, lunch and dinner (weekends only) and wherever possible we use locally sourced food and drinks. Our aim is to give our customers a relaxing enjoyable experience in beautiful surroundings.  For the better weather we have a lovely outside seating area where you can relax and watch the boats go by in the summer months.

We also have a children’s play area to keep the little ones amused during your visit to Bridge 49.

 

Perfect For Travellers, near and far

We are situated next to the historical Causewayend Basin and the Avon Aqueduct and next to Muiravonside Country Park, all of which make exploring the area a must for our customers.

About The Canal

Causewayend Basin was built in 1837 as the terminus of the Slamannan Railway. It was used as a rail/barge transhipment basin for coal from the emerging North Lanarkshire Coalfields. The Slamannan Railway closed in 1930 and  the remains of its embankment can be seen to the east of the basin.

The Avon Aqueduct is a couple of minutes walk along the canal and your visit would never be complete without spending the time to take in the breath taking scenery from the aqueduct.

Walking the John Muir Way? Make a pit stop

Bridge49 is directly on the John Muir Way walking route so it’s the perfect place to pause, put your feet up and have a cup of tea and a bite to eat before the next leg of your journey.