The Locksbrook Inn

4.2
181 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Outdoor Eating
The Locksbrook Inn is an independently owned neighbourhood pub hidden by the canal on the Bristol to Bath cycle path

We pride ourselves on our fresh, locally sourced ingredients, creating some of the best modern British pub dining in Bath

We are open every day for drinks, brunch, coffee, lunch, evening meals and grazing in between
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 23:00
Saturday :08:30-00:00 Sunday:08:30-22:30
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Phone number
01225 427119
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 181 People Are Saying
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Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable meal. The food was excellent: hot, tasty and timely. The staff were great, it was very busy and staff were cheerful and patient. Overall a very enjoyable experience. My only comment would be that we wouldbe that we would have preferred to serve our own veg and gravy rather than having it already on the plate.

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NB
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Lovely Sunday roast with my family. Quite noisy in the dining room overlooking the terrace however service was good with plenty of staff on hand. Ideally located for a good walk from west side of town. Well renovated old stone building with plenty of original features remaining. Parking can be tight!

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RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

A little disappointed this time- the food was good, however the amus bouche was bread- really? Having pre- ordered the food actually arrived as soon as we sat down and before we had even ordered a drink! The service was terribly lacking- the servers were nice enough but really hadn’t had the training. We felt incredibly rushed and my husband had to ask he waitress to wait as she started to clear the main course while he was still eating! There was a private function in the next room so maybe that caused new staff to be brought in. Food good but all in all a poor experience sadly.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, friendly staff. Will definitely go again when back in Bath.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Met up with friends at the Locksbrook for a Sunday lunch. Initially it was difficult getting someone’s attention behind the bar and were waiting quite a while despite no one being served etc- quite odd!!
In the restaurant the atmosphere was lovely with nice lights on the ceiling. The food was lovely. Beautifully presented and full of flavour. Service in the restaurant was great and they accommodated our 3 year old amazingly despite the chair being a bit big and a cushion not really helping as the cushion made her too high! We muddled through and it did not affect the lunch.
Will return- as the food was outstanding

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LC
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First visit. The staff were lovely and a good home cooked style roast, huge cauliflower cheese. Nice relaxed atmosphere

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PB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I appreciated - the stuff was very kind to help me with my daughter birthday. It was a surprise for her - and it was well done! Thank you!
Use this local a lot!

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j
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We waited far too long for our food and the waitress just wasn’t on it. She never checked back with us or realised that we still hadn’t been served (45mins wait). Too long to wait especially with children. However, the food was lovely but a very frustrating experince.

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LH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Took my daughter and granddaughter here for a birthday lunch, 5 year old well catered for, good children's menu with colouring in activity. Food imaginative and well presented, good thoughtful vegetarian choices.

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IA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice pub with lovely service
Food tasty and big portions, especially Sunday lunch
Nice dining space with soft fairy string lights giving a warm ambiance
Thank you, we will visit again 😀

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TM
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Went to sister restaurant Chequers the night before and was really impressed. This is still finding its feet I would say. Though nicely done out with a great outdoor area the pub still lacked atmosphere. The staff looked over worked the maitre d’ seemed a little like it was all too much and the wait for the food was way too long (probably close to 45 minutes from order) - we ordered fish and chips x2 and roast beef lunch x3 (not off piste choices). Perhaps they will perfect it over time? The other pubs in the group are great.

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ES
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well looked after again with my Cockapoo Honey who was as tempted by the Sunday lunch as I was!
Many thanks all

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D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Pub has been subject to renovation and the result is amazing. Really good space. Food was lovely, staff attentive but not intrusive. Would highly recommend

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c
Wales
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Staying locals so booked a evening meal. Nice atmosphere and very busy. Will definitely return if we’re are in the area again.

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WB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great local, great spot on the bike path, so lots of cyclists congregate here, families and more serious riders.

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CZ
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first night in Bath and we were staying well away from City Center. We were looking for a good place nearby and after stopping in at another local pub that had poor service, I consulted an app. The reviews for Locksbrook were spot on! We had a great, authentic meal with very good local options. We would definitely recommend and eat there again!

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v
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

All,round very good. We were in a large room but seemed to be put all at one end of it with one other small group and we were nine! Would have been better to space us out. For their sake and to make a better ambience. Can feel a bit lofty in that room.

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CL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

menu very limited to what you see on their site. There was very little in the way of roasts on a Sunday, out of some of the Menu too and very little in the way of mixed veg.

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RP
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Generally a decent Sunday roast albeit slightly pricy based upon the slightly above average quailty of food

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a lovely lunch with the grandparents. Food was really tasty. Really nice atmosphere and lovely being by the river.

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TO
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Really like this place. Only issue I had was with the Falafel burger. Was really hard to eat. Falafel burger was really dense and dry. Wasnt hot either. Had the burger when we last came in March and it was really nice. Everyone I was with really enjoyed the food but I guess my feedback would be to cut down on the size of the falafel burger or come up with an alternative to a veggie burger. Plus would also be nice to see more veggie friendly dishes on the menu.

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z
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really happy to have found this pub. Excellent food and relaxed atmosphere with great beers and staff. Liked it so much, we went back for dinner again the next day.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

We booked a table for 3pm and arrived early. We waited 20 mins for our drinks. The main courses for myself and my wife were ok but the pizzas served to the children were not very nice a big splodge of cheese made for a very oily and unappetising pizza. We ordered deserts and waited over 30 minutes at which point we were presented with something we didn’t order. The waitress informed us they had improvised. We were refunded the deserts and £10 was taken off the bill. Let’s just put it down to a bad day at the office. The pub itself is well presented and has a lovely garden for passing cyclists

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SR
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Enjoyable meal for my son's graduation. Very accommodating creating a main course from the starter menu which was delicious. Burger option was expensive and not particularly good. Nice setting by canal.

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JR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Relaxed and informal, quick efficient service and friendly staff

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JB
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Food is ok but lacks taste, if food improved I would definitely come back. I would only recommend the pub for a drink in the sun.

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JT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Father's Day Sunday Lunch which was really good and we didn't have to wait long for our food. Felt very welcomed and relaxed, would definitely come back

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FC
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

Literally the worst risotto I have ever had. It sounded so nice... pea, courgette and feta risotto with pesto. There was hardly any rice in it, the feta tasted like goats cheese (which I hate) and the pesto had this really horrible bitter taste - maybe it was off.

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NH
London
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very busy, hence slight delay, however the food was very nice. I had sirloin steak, cooked to perfection, with the most amazing ‘chunky’ chips. I finished off with cheese and biscuits, there’s enough to share.

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AG
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice pub and we have eaten here a fair amount recently but it has quite a limited menu and we are at the point when we will probably go elsewhere next time for more choice.

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DW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Sunday lunch with friends with good efficient service.

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SL
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Staff were very pleasant but poorly trained. They made too many mistakes.
Beef burgers were too dry
Spatchcock chicken and Caesar salad thrown together.

Issues were brought up at the time with a senior member of staff who gave us a discount.

We love the Hare and Hounds and the Marlborough Tavern but this was not to the same high standard.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 3

Nice pub, and great service, but the food was really overpriced and poor value. 2 thin slices of beef should not be all you get for a £15 Sunday roast lunch.

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DL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a nice meal here. The service, although friendly, was as usual a bit patchy - our drinks didn't come for half an hour. I had to remind them and then the drinks came at the same time as our food. The food was good. I do recommend this place and we are quite loyal to it - this is our local and we really appreciate it being there. We love the location, the great garden by the river, and its versatility, e.g. coffee, lunch, drinks, informal dining, great outside space etc. We go regularly but usually feel that it's a bit chaotic and they don't have enough staff there. If they sorted out the staffing issues and perhaps with visible management then it would be even better.

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DL
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We managed to book in last minute and all in all had a satisfactory meal and particularly liked the sourdough bread and hummus. However there were a group of young men who probably been drinking outside in the patio area for some while were very loud bordering on aggressive and they were not dealt with quickly enough. It spoilt other people’s evenings and I felt sorry for families having an early evening meal. ( I have two boys myself so know they can get rowdy) but it was unacceptable that no-one dealt with them.

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A
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

This is a great pub to visit, wonderfully situated right on the cycle path overlooking the canal. Ambiance and decor is great and it has a really lovely outdoor seating area with bar. The food was superb, really enjoyed the roast and the desserts were superb and good portion sizes too. The only disappointment was the service. Had to wait 40minutes for our food and had to ask about it a couple of times! Although we were there on a hot Sunday lunch time it wasn’t overly busy so we couldn’t understand why the long wait. Had a friendly warm welcome when we arrived but the rest was a bit lacking, all a bit half hearted. However due to the lovely setting and the quality of the food would still recommend it, just don’t be starving when you go!

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MH
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday lunch on the bank holiday weekend, beautiful weather with a lovely canal side location. We enjoyed our lunch and will be back.

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CS
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Slightly disappointed. The service was slow, they didn't have some of the things on the menu and they forgot items.

The puddings were the best part of the meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch with the family. Very good service and the food was very good. Nice atmosphere.

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H
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 3

Updated Review,

I had a lovely call from the General Manger today and went through the problems the Restaurant had faced over the weekend, when we had visited. After her explanation and very apologetic way, i can completely understand what they why the food took so long to come out.
Obviously this doesn't excuse the poor service however i fully understand to what had gone on internally, i have amended the review to suit as priovly rated the food was fantastic and sounds like a one off for the poor service.

Looking forward to going back again, with assurance the service is a great standard normally.

Unfortunately we had a really bad experience, it took so long for drinks and food to come.

We waited half an hour after placing order for drinks and we had to chase 3 times for them to arrive, we waited 1hr 45 minutes roughly for food to arrive after place of order.

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