The Locksbrook Inn

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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
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
What 307 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.0
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3.8
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice lunch for mums birthday

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It’s a wonderful place to go and eat or just a drink. I wasn’t a fan of the veggie burger pattie I chose but that was personal choice the steak was cooked to perfection and every single other element was perfect & delicious.

FM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Incredibly slow service.
Soggy burgers not worth the wait!

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As usual lovely food, friendly staff, great service and didn’t feel rushed at all. Would love a couple more chicken dishes. A++++*

RN
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely atmosphere and a lovely setting,the food was delicious. All the staff were so friendly and very welcoming. We will definitely return and we will recommend The Locksbrook Inn to friends and family.

s
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New year's eve meal. Service was friendly and prompt. Tables are well spaced and decor is cosy and comfortable. Food tasty, particularly the childrens tomato pasta and meatballs, often an afterthought but really rich and well flavoured.

SW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service and a friendly feel. Lovely place for lunch.

TB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Brilliant that you can take your dogs in and gravy bones on the bar!

OT
Bath
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Christmas Eve meal with friends - greeted by Brad behind the bar really helpful service and a great smile!
Pizzas were the choice all round and such great value! Will be coming back again and again!

S
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance with just the right amount of noise and very friendly staff. Delicious food and an exciting menu.
We always enjoy trips to this pub but the pub also really look after my dad who has Alzheimer’s and visits every day. We think the staff are amazing!

OT
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were warmly welcomed on arrival and seated in the dining area. The menu was varied (pub classics and al a carte) and offered great choice. The food was fresh and presented well - really appetizing.
I would recommend a shawl as a little chilly but to be expected in December although the fabulous fire keeps the bar area warm and toasty.

AT
Essex
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stayed in Bath for xmas fair .read good reviews about the locksbrook inn and decided to visit . Cozy atmosphere friendly staff and the food was excellent. Well done Thankyou

KA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a friend here on 13th Dec. Building and atmosphere is delightful and food was outstanding. Would definitely recommend

B
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet Monday night in December. Super helpful staff and great service. Main meals were really good and well priced. On the slight downside, I thought the meat sharer as a starter was a bit on the small side for £14. Definitely going again though, super dog friendly and must be a great spot in the summer.

DC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first time visiting Locksbrook... I loved it. The staff were welcoming and friendly and service was good.. The Best fish n chips I have ever had.... And the sticky toffee pudding... Yummy 😋
The only thing I would say is the ladies toilets including the Disabled toilet wasn't great and let the side down.. I waited until I got home...

J
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food.
Only not 5 star due to very busy on arrival. Meet & greet could have been better but unfair really as very busy with Xmas parties. Good brilliant

CG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good reliable gastro pub fare. Friendly service in busy pub. Recommend you book.

HA
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We had lovely sharer starters but the meals were diabolical. My husband's roast was stone cold. He sent it back and they microwaved it! As if that wasn't bad enough it still wasn't hot and he sent it back as wouldn't eat it. My mum's bread sauce was still cold out of the fridge and a solid lump. The cauliflower cheeses were cold, stodgy and lacked sauce. She left over half of her meal. The veggie and normal burger were ok but the chips has clearly been refried as they were hollow filled with grease. My husband went to talk to the manager and he took 1 roast and 1 cauliflower cheese off and offered desserts. As over half of the food ordered on the night was awful we declined dessert and went off in search of a kebab van. It ended up being an expensive evening for everyone to still be hungry.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great for a group or party lunch. Lovely space and decor. V good food. No complaints apart from noisy party beside us but I guess it’s that time of year.

DB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On arrival we were greeted with a friendly smile and shown to our table. The booking service is great.
Our waitress was very helpful and friendly. The menu was varied and the food excellent. We will visit again when in the area.

B
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good quick service, food was to a good standard and the right amount for a Sunday lunch. Will definitely go again.. Thanks

LR
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Locksbrooke Inn in Bath. My Daughter lives here so in the Summer it’s the perfect place to sit and watch the world go by on the canal and eat and drink. This visit was for breakfast with 6 of us. The pub is wonderfully decorated, spacious, friendly and the food is lovely. We’ll be back soon. Thank you.

RT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This is the fourth time we have been to lunch at The Locksbrook and have always very much enjoyed it. However four of us went for lunch on Saturday, first of all we were sat for quite some time before a menu was provided. We ordered our drinks and food and then proceeded to wait, our starter came out, not particularly quickly but before our drinks did. We mentioned it to the waiting staff that we didn't have a drink and were told they would get on to it straight away but it was still a good ten minutes before the drinks appeared by which time we had all finished our starter. We decided to preempt another long wait so ordered drinks before we had finished the first round, just as well we did as it was probably at least another 15-20 minutes before the next drink appeared. I would be reluctant to now recommend to a friend in case they had the same extremely poor service.

M
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great tucked away location, good atmosphere in the dining room for special occasions, food was good but a bit expensive compared to the competition for what was served. Service was improved on last time, but mainly because of one thoughtful and speedy waiter - they could have done with a little extra help at times. Menu choices for lunch felt like they needed a refresh - but we had a fish dish and meat platter which we both good.

S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Cold squid, was rectified however poor value for money

DF
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The bar area was extremely busy (3pm on a Sunday - yes the tail end of Sunday Lunch which I fully accept) but it took some time to be acknowledged and some time longer to be served with drinks. Bar staff initially appeared to be more interested in texting/messaging and conversing with locals/friends - not a great start!

However, once we were guided to our table in the restaurant area the ambience changed completely... and all for the better. The restaurant was calm and quiet with polite and very attentive staff.
Service was very good with our food arriving within a relatively short time after placing our order.

JM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely staff, quick service and very good food - great for Sunday lunch!

MS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and in brilliant time. Lovely staff, all welcoming and overall fantastic lunch - thanks!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely food. Seemed a little under staffed.

D
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Booked a table for 9 and felt very rushed, felt like we were irritating them, usually have really good service and visit regularly but this was poor in comparison. Previously worked in restaurants and on a Saturday night a booking for 9 is not unusual

IW
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service and lovely environment. Would not hesitate in visiting again next time we visit Bath. So refreshing to visit such a first rate establishment which clearly values its customers

ES
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch with the family & the dogs

PB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
9 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

c
Richmond
19 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lively crowd fun place

JD
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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