The Locksbrook Inn

4.4
817 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
We are 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

Reservations are for dining only

Reservations between 12th April & 16th May 2021 will be allocated outside on our covered patio

Reservations from 17th May 2021 will be allocated indoors. Outdoor reservations will no longer be available.

Please contact us if your party is larger than 6 people.

As part of our efforts to keep you and our other guests safe, please cancel your booking if you or anyone in your household is currently suffering from Covid 19, is experiencing symptoms or has been asked to self isolate.

To keep fully up to date with our latest Covid 19 information please view our social media channels, or sign up to our mailing list via our website where we will be sending out updates.

We look forward to seeing you!



Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 817 People Are Saying
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TimL
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice terrace near the canal. Fairly quiet on a Thursday lunchtime.

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SScott
Nashville
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely food in a beautiful setting, staff were friendly and helpful.

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MalcolmP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sirloin steak I’ve had for a long time, highly recommend

JB
JaneB
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was absolutely delicious. Bit on the expensive side but it is Bath. Have been there several times and always enjoy it.

AJ
AlexJ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Roast Beef was very average and a bit dried out. The pork looked significantly better. Felt that at £17.50 it wasn't a good value roast. There was nothing "wrong", I just think you can do better in Bath for similar money. The service was friendly and the covered outdoor seating area is nice.

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TraceyH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, lovely staff, very good value. We ate on the outside terrace which was nice and warm. The seating is all picnic tables and benches which is not the most comfortable but fine if you’re not staying too long!

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richards
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Good service. What is not to like?

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great place, great decor, great outside space

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Linda
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was rather average, my other had steak with peppercorn sauce, not up to the standard I expected, I had the seafood stew which was ok, Sticky Toffee pudding was good, we shared it.
We ate outside which was ok.
IPA good, Wine good.

JM
JulieM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious meal with fabulous service- can highly recommend

The Locksbrook Inn
Responded 18 hours ago

Hi There Julie, Thank you for attending our Pub and enjoying our food and service. We pride ourselves on delivering a high level service to every customer that visits and our glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. The Locksbrook Team

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Fuimos a comer de domingo familiar, la comida buena, atención buena.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely meal to celebrate my daughters 21st birthday. The food was outstanding as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good wholesome gastro pub food. Service a little sketchy

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AlanT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the evening but struggled with menu, predominantly fish or seafood.

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ClodaghB
Hertfordshire
15 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My son and I stayed nearby on our South West road trip and booked dinner here. Had to ask for someone to take our order but was good other than that.

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HannahC
Lancashire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very dog friendly, food was lovely, really good! Staff very good, def recommend :)

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RebeccaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t have to wait long at all for our meal and the sticky toffee pudding was the best I’ve had. All in all a lovely evening

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NicolaC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. Could do with the sun out more in August !

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Fran
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The pizzas were burnt, the deserts came without cutlery, the drinks did not arrive but were charged, the staff were going through the motions. Sloppy table cleaning all around us - so no covid protections -generally underwhelmed as it's a sister pub of the Hare and Hounds in Landsdown which is great.

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vipTeapot
County Durham
20 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We shared the salt and pepper squid which was excellent. I enjoyed my roast sirloin - meat cooked pink which I like. Excellent Yorkshire, would have liked more seasonal greens and less carrot purée (? seasoned with cumin which I did not like with the traditional roast). My partner had the fish and chips, thoroughly enjoyed, crispy batter and moist cod within. I managed a child’s portion of sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and this was outstanding! Very good wines by the glass. Informal atmosphere outside, some might say there were too many dogs but we were well spaced out.

The Locksbrook Inn
Responded 19 hours ago

Hi There Teapot, I am glad to hear you had such a wonderful time with us on Sunday, I have passed your compliments on the food to ours Chefs which they'll be pleased to hear as they work hard all week to prepare our roasts. One thing does make us appealing to a lot of customers is that we are completely dog friendly but I am glad to here our team still made you feel welcome and accommodated if that wasn't to your preference, which I hope means we will see you again. The Locksbrook Team

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FlorenceR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for dinner outside on a nice evening.

Service was nice and efficient. Our starters of olives and salt and pepper squid were nice, with a nice aioli sauce.

Our mains left us divided. The spring green risotto oozing with with green veggies and cheese was good but the fish and seafood stew left us disappointed. The sauce had a distinct bitter burnt aftertaste which made it unpleasant.

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francescab
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Having ordered caeasar salad,it came with too many leaves,croutons and anchovies were missing,I was substituted with chips,which i didn't really want as I'd ordered salad.
I appreciate it was busy but the anchovies were missing from another person in our party who'd also ordered salad.i only found out there were no croutons because I'd asked.
Definitely not the ingredients to warrant £15!!!!

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JodieW
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Took a while to get starters bought out, but food was very good when it arrived. Had to also wait to pay the bill which automatically included a tip. In then end just went to the bar and paid it. But would have got this removed. Do not feel that 10% is appropriate for a pub outing.

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DavisR
South Wales
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service courteous and attentive and hard working but delays in achieving ordered items, including the bill. Pleasant ambience. Food mediocre with poor attention to detail, and prices that would suggest a better standard for the area. Is the pub short of staff??

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Boston151
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Comfortable, spacious. Good range of meals on menu. Some unusual dishes.
Prompt service. Good quality and value.

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LucyLou
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good location, excellent seating area. Starters were excellent but Linguini Vonglole contained 6 clams and very little in the way of seasoning / flavouring and was bland.
Would have benefitted from a little fish stock, more clams and garlic. Mine was pasta, oil, some parsley (?) loads of tomatoes which completely overwhelmed the 6 clams that were in it. Nothing else to flavour it, not even the clam juice.
Do not recommend that particular dish - needs a better chef to produce it.

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Elen
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food. Quick service. Lovely scenery. Great time.

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Daddy36
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and nice decor…, would recommend for others…

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kellym
London
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely little spot with great food. Only problem was the service was super slow. We waited nearly 75 minutes for our food! Tasted great though!

The Locksbrook Inn
Responded 20 hours ago

Hi There Kelly, Thank you for attending our Pub and enjoying our food and having a great time here. Unfortunately over the past few weeks we have had over half our team be of with covid, so every team member has been pulling extra weight and stretched thin. Even though you had a great time I would like to invite you back to show you that a 75 minute wait time is not the standards our team holds themselves to and that on any further visits we can more attentive. The Locksbrook Team

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Anon
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good, one of the waiting servers could have been a little more polite, but all in al very good

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Disappointed
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food was not as described. I ordered pork pâté but it was actually terrine.
Edible but over priced. Service was slow and poor. Servers kept coming out with the wrong drinks. Location was the best quality of it and even that wasn’t great. Won’t be returning. Made us pay 10% service charge when they didn’t deserve tips from the poor serving.

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JayGee
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Great portion, we had a roast.

Potatoes tasted reheated, we asked for Pigs and Blankets to be cooked well, they definitely were not. Yorkshire pudding was soggy. Sides turned up about a third of the way through our meal.

Went outside for drinks, they took over 25 minutes to arrive and had to chase the staff.

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DeborahM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely food
The staff were attentive & friendly
Dog friendly
Nice atmosphere
No rush to leave the table after we ate
Will definitely be back

The Locksbrook Inn
Responded 21 hours ago

Hi There Deborah, We are glad to hear you had such a great time with us, two of the biggest things we pride ourselves on is our quality of service and our food which from your review we can see you enjoyed both! All of us at The Locksbrook are such animal Lovers and we also enjoy it when customers feel comfortable enough to bring their pet along to enjoy their time here. We hope to see you again in the future along with your furry friend for another great time here. The Locksbrook Team

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PaulG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The service and food were fabulous, if a tad expensive considering it’s just a fairly plain pub inside, but very good overall.

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MickyH
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely friendly staff, excellent service and very good food. Pizzas were a particular successz

The Locksbrook Inn
Responded 21 hours ago

Thank you for attending our Pub and enjoying our food and service. We pride ourselves on delivering a high level service to every customer that visits and our glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again. Our homemade Pizzas are one of biggest selling points on our menu and we are glad to hear you enjoyed them so much and our Chef's we be happy to hear how appreciated their food is! The Locksbrook Team

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Firsttimer
London
11 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great time at the dog-friendly Locksbrook Inn with some friends. Food was delicious. Especially dessert! Service was, at times, a little slow but it was wonderful to catch the waitress at the end of her shift as she had clearly been run off her feet all day. Would definitely return. Highly recommend the Sunday roast!

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PaulC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast. Staff all following Covid protocols - very reassuring.

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LinP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the food was delicious and staff were very attentive and competent

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PaulG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great service and nice atmosphere, Lovely setting!

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MatthewS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, good quality furniture and excellent food with very good service

FAQs

The Locksbrook Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01225 427119.

The Locksbrook Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 817 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.