The Locksbrook Inn

4.4
883 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 883 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Bath
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, the food was great and the service was very good to. We will be visiting again soon.

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CarolH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Service was good but Sunday roast was very bland. Beef had no flavour. Pork ordered and was a slab of fat!

LN
LeeN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great location, dog friendly, attentive staff.

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Jase
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate roast on Sunday. Very nice meal, polite, friendly staff. Slightly different choices of veg would have been nice, but the food was all very tasty.

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Susan
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve eaten here several times, the food is always of a good standard but the menu really needs updating. A weekly special would be a welcome bonus.
The staff are all very polite and friendly..

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic as always. The service was also great! We were well looked after. Always love coming to the Locksbrook

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Alastair
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great evening , we were a large group but even with a busy kitchen the food was good

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Lily
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was lovely however service was poor! Had to ask multiple times for the same thing for example: drinks, table to be cleared and bill. A table full of work staff distracted working staff making us feel uncomfortable and pushed to a side.

PJ
PippaJ
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a last minute booking in the back of other diners reviews.
What a fantastic place!, food and service.
Will definitely return.

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Speck
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My Wife and I took our Son and his partner out for Sunday Lunch and everything went so smoothly. The young staff were all good at their jobs and nothing was too much trouble. Three of us had roast beef and my Wife had roast belly of pork. We would visit again.

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LouiseH
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Attentive staff. There were some loud rumbling machine sounds travelling through from another room for part of our meal, which was quite distracting. Staff didn't seem to know what was causing it. Food could have been hotter.

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RonaldG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Part of food cold, service not personnel starter just drop on table main course served ok. They did reduce bill for cold food.

AD
AmiD
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fish and chips. So filling, tasty with plenty of peas and tartare sauce.

JR
JanR
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and welcoming from staff. We had our 6m old puppy with us and he had a lot of fuss made of him - luckily it was mid afternoon and quite quiet.

Food was tasty.

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

My salmon on the eggs royal seemed on the turn. My breakfast left a horrible aftertaste, I ate less than half. No one at any point asked how our food was. I was with a friend and i didn’t want to ruin our first breakfast out by complaining. So I ended up paying for a horrible breakfast. The pub is done out nicely, it’s cosy and warm. Unfortunately it was Let down by the food and service

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LynM
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent service as always just a bit on the chilly side as seated outside heaters on would have been nice

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DavidA
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch with a great choice for all tastes.

DG
DaveG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, the service was good too, overall very happy and will dine here again

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and nice atmosphere. Just a tad draft.

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Boston151
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Longish wait before order was taken. Had to go and find someone to take order. Waitress didn't know much about items on the menu - eg what breads were available for sandwiches?. One of us was then served the wrong lunch and had to wait while it was re-made.

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ENRB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I had a chicken Sunday roast. Everything was cooked quite well but the gravy was not to my liking— quite sweet and did not taste homemade. Was a bit disappointed by that especially cause everything on my plate was drenched in it.

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PeterK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the roast beef sunday lunch. It was lovely, the vegetables were all very tasty and the beef cooked to perfection. Staff were really friendly too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drink. Good service and nice ambiance in the dining room.

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NickiK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vegan choice! Food was delicious and service was great.

JM
JanineM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was lovely and staff were friendly. The only reason I have marked down is because I found the service was slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice food friendly staff

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Hayley
Bristol
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely food, great service! Perhaps some background music could have provided atmosphere during quiet period. Also a little expensive. But overall a lovely lunch.

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CeliaS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The Locksbrook Inn is really nice inside and has a lovely seating area, which has cover, right next to the canal. They offer fairly straightforward pub food. I had the chicken roast dinner, I wouldn't order it again as the chicken had obviously been kept warm so the outside was tough, the gravy was very salty, the carrot and swede mash had little to no flavour, the beans and peas were hard and rubbery and there were no roast parsnips even though listed as a vegetable. I ordered a side of pigs in blankets but they'd run out, in addition there was no bread sauce as that had also run out. The best part of the meal was the cauliflower cheese side I ordered. My husband had the seabass which he described as Madras hot. Son had the burger and I assume it tasted good as it was gone in 2 minutes.
The service was average, we ordered a second glass of wine which we had to remind them about after about 10 minutes as it hadn't arrived. We had to attract the staffs attention if we needed anything. The staff were lovely and polite but there wasn't enough of them.

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JAst
Essex
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Despite ordering 3 gluten free meals well in advance the options were limited, no gluten free Yorkshire puds, beef was over cooked and not very lean

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LouM
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, great staff. I would recommend to anyone who fancies ending a walk along the river with a good pint of beer and some lovely food.

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RichardS
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The food was decent enough but quite long waiting times for food and drinks

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AndrewW
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was not good poor quality and terrible service empty glasses left on table

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Maurice
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Room was cold.
Bits of dropped food under tables..could have done with a sweep up.

JH
JanH
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious lunch time food and a welcoming, efficient and friendly waitress. Thank you

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Nicqui
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Great setting, lovely decor both in and out, and really nice staff.

Table was very wobbly (with 5 of us seated around it) and chairs were not the most comfortable for the time we had to sit and wait for food. Food was late, really rough roast dinner and my partner's didn't even arrive.

Just happy to get out of there and we all decided it is a nice location for drinks, but would never eat anything else there. Sorry but I'd rather spend my £100 elsewhere next time and feel like I ate freshly prepared and quality food.

MO
MarleO
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely setting. Service could be faster. Food delicious and enjoyed our meal.
Absolutely love the fact that the are dog friendly!

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Sazzle010177
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pit stop on the way home , food was absolutely gorgeous, nothing was yo much trouble. Service excellent.

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DebraS
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff were friendly and chatty also efficient and checked in a few times throughout our meal

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KIeraB
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A massive shout out to the 2 waitress that was in the middle of breaking up a fight!!! Who which ones of them was verbal abused by an old man! And still after all of that both of them came to check on all the customers without even having a moment to them selfs! Other than that this is a great place with a great atmosphere! Just unfortunate that we still have disrespectful “elderly” men who think it’s acceptable to call a female a “c*nt” and that she “is a disgrace to the human race” clearly can’t handle his drink. These to deserve a pay rise after all of that and remained professional throughout!

JB
JaneB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic late Sunday lunch after a trip to the cinema. Fantastic setting, efficient, friendly service.

FAQs

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

The Locksbrook Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 883 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 reservations at the moment.