The Locksbrook Inn

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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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ES
London
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Sunday Roast with all the trimmings in a lovely environment with attentive staff

AP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been here to dine on several occasions whenever we are at the Baltic Marina caravan site just up the road. The food is always excellent and plenty of it! ( I hate it when gastro pubs give you small portions!) We went here for lunch on Sunday with several members of the family and everyone commented on how good the food was. You do pay a bit more for a Sunday lunch but it is worth it! Generous portions of meat, at least 4 vegetables, plus roast potatoes and a huge Yorkshire pudding- yummy! I would recommend, however you will probably need to book a table at it’s very popular, particularly on a Sunday.

TS
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good but service was quite slow, possibly due to a large hen party in another part of the restaurant. We were given a reduction in the bill due to the wait which was appreciated.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

Could have been so much better. We sat in the dining room for an evening meal, but a couple of young families were getting drunk not in the dining room, but they were allowing their children to run riot using scooters in the bars and the dining room and most frustratingly they kept on opening the doors in the dining room onto the garden and leaving them open instead of using the side door from the bar and every time the dining room got close to room temperature it was quickly dropping to 12/13 degrees. Fine if you like eating in an overcoat and eating your food as quickly as possible before it gets cold. Recommend for the summer, but unless the dining room doors can be kept shut in the winter I would go elsewhere.

ES
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch with the family & the dogs

PB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visit this place quite often, love it. And it's dog's friendly!

The only disappointment for our daughter this time was disappearing of her favourite chocolate brownie with ice cream from the menu. She loves it, please, could the brownie come back?
Thank you!

BC
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food in a nice atmosphere with friendly efficient staff. What more could you ask for from your local pub!

c
Richmond
18 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lively crowd fun place

JD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely evening with friends, fantastic food and great service.

LH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable, pretty lit dining area, attractive outside seating overlooking the Bath canal. The staff were welcoming & friendly. We did not have to wait long for our starter or main and we were not rushed to pay and go even though it was busy. The food was delicious and fairly priced and the wine good too. Would definitely recommend this pub to others. A pity they don’t have rooms in which you could stay.

CT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We enjoy visiting here especially when the weather is good and sitting out on the terrace. However this particular time we were disappointed by the service. We came in earlier in the day to enquire about Vegan options, the member of bar staff we spoke to said to ask whoever served us on our arrival and when I asked to double check that they did indeed serve Vegan food she said ‘yes’ they did.
But when we arrived and ordered there were no options what so ever for our guest. No effort was given to offer an alternative. it was such a shame for the member of our party to sit there with a portion of chips!
We also had to wait a long time for our food and it came out to us at different times. One meal was eaten before two more arrived half an hour later!
I appreciate it was a hot day and very busy and as I said we usually enjoy this pub but will be very to book for food again in future.

TF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful décor and setting (surprising considering the surroundings but felt like it was in the middle of the countryside). food very good and staff great. We would come again but would be concerned about the lack of parking.

BC
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good evening meal although had to send one pizza back to be cooked! Service excellent and good atmosphere worth a visit!

FK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. The food was delicious with a good choice of dishes for every taste. The weather was beautiful so we could enjoy the garden while sitting inside and benefiting from the great service. A fabulous experience

AP
Hertfordshire
21 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We walked from the city centre to the Locksbrook Inn for Sunday lunch and we feel like we found a hidden gem.

Everything about this waterside Inn is surprisingly good and even that is eclipsed by a level of service and customer care that is a credit to the whole team at the Locksbrook Inn.

Congratulations to all and thank you for a great lunch!!

M
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice atmosphere and good food, but expensive for what it is, and service although polite was very slow. Has been much better in the past - but more expensive than the nearby competition. On the plus side you can usually get a table - Sunday's can be busier than other times.

MR
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable Sunday roast, service could have been a bit quicker, but young man attentive.

TM
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great pub !! We have been to the Locksbrook a number of times . Sometimes just for a drink , the food is very good and the pub has a lovely feel to it . Dogs very welcome and it has a great garden.

PB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 3

I really like the locksbrook inn. Me and my partner have been there a few times now. This time was the first for a roast and it did let me down. This was the only place I found in Bath to do chicken on roast. Got there and they ran out. (I only eat chicken) the cabbage was strong and not nice I prefer green cabbage not purple. There were no carrots broccoli or parsnips! Which I have with every roast. And my Yorkshire puddings were burnt to crisp.
The only good thing about that meal was the dessert and that was the sticky toffee pudding. One of the best desserts I have ever had. It was lovely. I would recommend the locksbrook inn only for normal meals not roast. Need to up their game a bit on that one.

A
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Nice setting, food not as nice as last time we went

SW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

This is a nice pub to eat in. The restaurant is nice and roomy. The staff were friendly. Starters and main courses were well presented and tasty. Bit of a problem with the desserts. They couldn't provide the cheese board due to a lack of cheese, they had run out of my 1st choice of dessert, they had run out of my 2nd choice of dessert. 3rd choice lucky they had a dessert.

JH
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great,but a little disappointed that we had pre booked a table but was still told there was a 40 minute wait for food,they did seem understaffed & the outside bar was closed even thou the sign behind the front bar stated “outside bar open” but it is a lovely pub & I can’t fault the food,we sat out the back by the wall watching the boats go by which is very relaxing,first time we’d been to the locksbrook Inn & won’t be our last & hope the outside bar is open on busy sunny weekends

D
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was lacking in taste, not worth the money.

TG
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice pub to have a drink in all with a bit of food. The decor is very nice and the staff were friendly. A little dissapointed they ran out of dough for pizza but I managed to find something else on the menu that didnthe trick. Very local to us so will be popping back soon.

AC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. We took a boat trip that stopped here for lunch. The food was good, but not outstanding, and on the pricey side, but the staff were efficient and friendly, and the setting is lovely. I would definitely go back.

H
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sloppy service at the bar on more than one occasion. Poorly cooked fish.

AA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Service was slow, menu very standard. I was expecting a lot better

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Went to this pub for the first time with friends.The food we ordered hot roast beef sandwich with relish was cold there was more fat on the beef than actual meat chips all bits, can’t say anything good about it, over priced, worst meal we have had in a long time. Very poor.

OT
Aberdeen
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was awful, was left for 30 mins after eating with no sign of asking for bill. We had to go up and pay... waitress seen in toilet just standing on mobile phone.

GC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice pub near the canal with good quality food and outside cocktail garden, perhaps a bit too expensive but the food was good.

JC
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

The toughest steak I have eaten. £68 for 4 meals including a child’s menu and 1 round of drinks (all soft). No table service outside. Excruciating long wait for service.

s
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

not nearly enough staff working! You knew this was going to be the hottest day of the year and you would be busy but the poor bar staff were completely overwhelmed. Ordering time took ages - it wasn't their fault and they were friendly and polite.
The outside bar had one person! Piles of dirty glasses with no one to gather and wash them.
This is not a staff problem but a management problem.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Service was slow and we had to call people Over to take our order. ‘Bits’ came with the mains instead of as a starter. Had to ask for the bill several times but the waiter was nice and food good, perhaps just a little pricey for what it was. Very noisy at times.

MR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This restaurant needs to decide whether it's a family pub, with prices to reflect this, or a fine dining restaurant.
I found some of the staff helpful, especially one young man, who almost redeemed the whole poor experience of dining at this restaurant. Others were most unhelpful. The food was poor and very expensive for pub grub. The burger arrived with cheese, when I expressly asked for it to be plain and even stressed just the burger and bun. The replacement was about 25 minutes coming. The helpful waiter was very apologetic and refunded the cost of the burger, which was very unexpected. He should get a job in a better establishment!

KR
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Have been many times before and will be back - it's our local! Good food in sensible portions. Just one quibble: the roast potatoes were clearly finished in the deep fryer, why??!

NF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Took my dad for Father's day. It was a lovely time had by all. We had the pork, can I suggest a marinade might be nice, on the pork, it might help keep it moist! As slightly dry, but myittle boy loved the kids meal and my mother had chichen she said she recommends it!

ME
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very pricey not much choice on the menu would not recommend as I did not feel it was good value for money and what food we did have was not that exceptional. I do not mind paying for good food but this meal was very average.

SM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was lovely, the staff were friendly and attentive, the environment relaxing. Will visit again.

JM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a fantastic evening! The food was great!

L
Bristol
9 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Good place for a business meeting and I have visited here before whilst cycling from Bristol to Bath along the canal and sat outside for a beer and food which was lovely.

My food yesterday was OK and great trouble was taken to cater for the eating requirements of my colleagues.

I had the mushroom risotto which was dry