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The Lock Inn Cafe

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££ - £££
Bar, Cafe, British
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48 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
+44 1225 868068
08:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:30 - 18:00
Mon 08:30 - 17:30
Tue - Sat 08:30 - 21:00
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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great welcome, great menu, great atmosphere. After an early morning walk along a beautiful canal, the lock in cafe is the perfect place to stop for a towpath bordering pit stop. Food ranging from the biggest cooked breakfast you'll ever see, to home cooked favourites and light bites. Beer on tap and a warm welcome for your furry four legged... More 

Thank Fe B
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to the lock inn on the off chance. Everyone thoroughly loved their food. Such a great atmosphere. The staff were friendly and brightened up my day. Would recommend to all.

Thank AlexDenny92
Bath, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I had planned to meet a friend in Bradford on Avon for tea and cakes around 5 15. One of my favourites, The Fat Fowl was closed for a weeks refit. Having phoned many of the other cafes and restaurants I discovered they closed at 5 pm or before. One of my other favourites is the Lock Inn. Happily they... More 

Thank 59happy
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location for a stop off next to the Bradford Lock. Worth a stop and try the Boatmans Breakfast or Gurt Lush burgers. Not expensive and genuine local people run this place so you get what you see in a friendly way. Seating inside or outside in nice huts or on the barge make this fun.

Thank steve p
Gloucester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

stopped here for breakfast. excellent food and service. quirky place.staff very friendly. very kindly cooked pasta I had brought to make meal on the boat,then discovered there was no pan! our first visit but certainly wont be the last.

Thank lizzyden11
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cafe. Good food and service. But why allow dogs in the restaurant when people are trying to eat?! So unhygienic. What if people have dog allergies? Just find it really off putting when you're trying to eat a meal and there is somebody's dog shaking their fur, climbing up on tables etc. Really disgusting and shouldn't be allowed in... More 

1 Thank Meesha W
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked along the canal tow path from Bath to Bradford on Avon. We were a bit tired and wet and then came across this cafe. What a lovely surprise. Superb fresh cakes were consumed by some and delicious soup by others. There's a good menu to suit all needs.

Thank julie T
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always love a breakfast from the lock inn. But every time the tomatoes taste of fish. It is really off putting when you are tucking in to your delicious breakfast. As we looked around at the empty plates we noticed that there sat on its lonesome was half a fishy tomato. Other than that a cheap and cheerful place... More 

Thank Krj1128
New Delhi, India
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good service, got to eat dinner in a parked boat! Everyone was happy with their meals, great for traditional English food, reasonably priced, and friendly to kids. Would return.

Thank lilygreen10
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here in a large group in early December & I have to say it was disgusting. I left a lot - it was so bad. The premises are grubby and coupled with being next to a canal which is filthy & full of rubbish does not help. English Breakfasts are poor in my opinion - far worse than most... More 

1 Thank AndyandyF

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 18:00
08:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Frome Road, Bradford-on-Avon BA15 1LE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Bradford-on-Avon
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 868068

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?