The Locksbrook Inn

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212 reviews
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  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Waterfront
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
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PJ
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue and would recommend a visit. Good food and great local beer. Great staff. We will visit again.

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RC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Very good food (Sunday Roast) but service was slow and inattentive. Also, even there were only 4 options on the Sunday Toast menu, one of the options (the one we wanted) was unavailable

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Over priced with small portions. The worst combination.

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PB
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Me and my Partner come here for a birthday meal, it was lovely, not to many people were there the day we came but that’s how we like it. The staff were very friendly, and I would definitely come back here again. The food was yummy, the only thing we would say was the warm chocolate brownie and ice cream, the brownie was a little dry so would of preferred another scoop of ice cream. But apart from that. It was great. I’m glad I picked here for my birthday meal.

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LH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Never fails to deliver, always a good evening out with good food and service !

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HM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for a lovely treat of supper out to celebrate my recent return to work after nearly a year off sick...pretty exhausted.
You had such a busy shift but very personal and friendly with great food .Thanks.

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PD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, lovely decor. Can't wait to return in summer. Good value. Friendly staff

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NV
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice to see the pub refurbished and offering a different experience. It was a pleasant surprise and lived up to the positive reports I had heard about The Locksbrook Inn. I would definitely return for a pleasant drink as well as a meal.

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JC
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food here is good, but we have been a number of times and the service is always really poor. Never enough staff working in the restaurant or the bar.

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LS
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked a lunch for a Friday lunchtime through the website. Was pleasantly surprised n first impressions. Attractive bar area with various cosy areas and a lovely dining room area. Our request for a table near the window was given, looking out onto the riverside area. A very relaxed atmosphere but with efficient, friendly staff. Food was fresh and very tasty with no one rushing you. Looking forward to another visit here!

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s
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Despite having visited the Locksbrook Inn on several other occasions in the past and being happy with the level of service, unfortunately this time we were left very disappointed.
Having booked a week in advance, for my 60th birthday,we all ordered the roast dinner.
Despite a choice of meats, only the beef was left (at 7pm) So,we ordered this and our two vegetarian daughters ordered the nut roast. When the meals arrived, despite the menu listing a delicious variety of vegetables, we were served with just potatoes, red cabbage and greens. We asked where the carrot and swede mash, honey roast parsnips, etc. were, and we were told rather rudely with a shrug of the shoulders, that they had run out of vegetables (and meat). This was not explained to us before we ordered.
We asked what could be done to resolve this and were told we could have more greens!
As this was a meal and not a carvery, and cost £16.00 per head, I at least expected to have the same meal as the one listed on the menu, or be offered a discount.
Not only was this not offered, but the waiter was disinterested and very unhelpful.
No wonder the place was virtually empty.
We will definitely not be returning!!

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, great choice of drinks. Comfy booths or tables for larger groups.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience good staff very friendly and food excellent would definitely recommend this pub

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RT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Sunday roast, pork belly was amazing and plentiful.

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DM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Sunday roast was really good, but the service was poor (forgetful waiters and a general lack of communication), and we were seated in a less appealing area of the restaurant, which had 7 prams taking up the walking space.

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NM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff, good food and lovely atmosphere, nice location, we was a bit early for our table but staff managed to accommodate us, also loved the fact it was dog friendly in the bar and restaurant

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JM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second visit to the Locksbrook (the first being in the summer following a bike ride from Bristol along the cycle path). Such a great place, from the warm and attentive welcoming staff to the lovely food; everything was perfect and we are looking forward to our next visit!

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j
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We went on a very quiet Tuesday night. Although two of our 3 main courses were lovely the third, a risotto was really undercooked. We did tell the waitress and she said she'd let the chef know but there was no feedback. Also, we waited ages for our drinks to arrive and had to ask again for them- this is often the case in this place. I'm not sure I'll go back again as it's just never quite right.

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RC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fish and chips, excellent friendly service and lovely surroundings.

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JF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Staff were very helpful and friendly, service was prompt, food was good. We were there on a Monday lunchtime so a a bit quieter than usuall.

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SG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for a family meal - good range of menu selections to suit everyone!

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w
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

always a reliable good quality meal with good real ales

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RP
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a fantastic meal at any of the Bath Pub Company venues but for large groups or Jose wanting a walk after / before the Locksbrook is great

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PB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

I would recommend this restaurant but not at 2d of January. Food was amazing anyway, but service was really poor and slow ( although there were only two tables occupied!) (( we had to remind about our bill , my coffee was forgotten and there were cubes of ice in my daughter's apple juice (I've asked about not ice issue clearly). it's ashamed because I love this place. Hope it will be improved.
Wishing the best.

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RB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was fresh, appetising and home cooked. Waitress friendly but slow and had to be reminded about several orders, table water etc etc. Don’t go if your in a hurry to eat, place was half empty one lunch hr mid week but it took over an hr for starters to arrive. Clean, modern atmosphere. If you have your woofie in tow, they are accepted everywhere in the pub and restaurant and made to feel most welcome with their own bowl of water -nice one!

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NE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a perfect start to our New Year’s Eve. The Belly Pork was delicious along with the Southern Fried Chicken Burgers..... Four very happy customers.

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TD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely menu. Smaller menu than on website but lovely food

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AJ
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

I'm not a great fan of numerous young children in restaurants and on this occasion, once bored, the children from a table of 13 were running around unchecked. More concerning was the presence of two dogs on adjacent tables. This may be ok in the bar, but not in an eating area, in my opinion. The food was adequate but overpriced.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Sunday lunch catching up with friends before Christmas.

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DN
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic find ! We usually go to the Hare and Hounds -the sister pub of The Locksbrook Inn. This was shown as a worthy alternative on their website. Don't be put off by the drive along Locksbrook Road to the pub- you go past an industrial estate and along a narrow residential street-giving the impression you must have gone wrong somewhere ! On arrival, the landlord was very welcoming- and recommended a good choice of real ale to try. The food was fantastic- my wife and i had pork belly-served on a bed of mash and delicious apple sauce. My daughter had a fish goujon sandwich- this was like a main meal. We also noticed that other customer's meals looked delicious too- especially the fish and chips. The waiting staff were fantastic, and the pub is also dog friendly. There is a lovely garden at the rear which backs straight onto the canal -good for birdwatching too !
Overall- a wonderful pub.

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GC
Bath
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
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
3 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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