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The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar

Lock Keepers Cottage 50-58 Castle Gate | Nottinghamshire, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
+44 1636 701484
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
“cake” (10 reviews)
“the river” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, British, Vegan Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Lock Keepers Cottage 50-58 Castle Gate | Nottinghamshire, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much more to say. Seems like it would be lovely but it was closed. We arrived based on trip advisor opening hours, about 1:30 in the afternoon, but all locked up. Ho hum.

Thank Mark N
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A lovely pub with great meals in an idyllic surrounding by the canal. You better be quick if you want the roast on Sunday. Be there early for lunch otherwise you might miss out.

Thank GreyNomads888
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We were invited in today for coffees although they were not opening today as the owner saw us waiting out side with our dogs. We found the owner very kind help full and very interesting to talk too. We will certainly come back.

Thank pmurphy99
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A very disappointing lunch, ordered cheese and tomato toastie and cheese and ham bagel. the tea for 2 came out within 5 minutes, the food needed a reminder after 30 minutes and people who ordered after us were being served.(bearing in mind the cafe was...More

Thank voddyredbullking
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2017

Dear Sir, we remember your visit well as did other cutomers who found you very rude to them also, there really was no need to shout we were trying to help you and my son who also owns the cafe (who is British, although that...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We have lived in newark forever and never visited The Lock keepers. We have been missing out. Called in for brunch. Menu was a little limited but we decided on a sandwich. We weren't disappointed bread very fresh and fillings perfect individual requests catered for....More

Thank jad77
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thak you Jad, so glad you found us and look forward to you coming again from us all a the Lock keepers

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Only recently discovered this place and first tried it for iced coffee then went back next day for lunch ,the food was absolutely wonderful as was another iced coffee ,the surroundings are lovely and the staff really nice the only comment slightly negative is the...More

Thank het1952
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you Het for your lovely review, sorry about the music, I have let the staff know to keep a check on volume and is sorted as we speak, but if you want, just ask and we will happilly turn it down for you any...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

4 full breakfasts ordered but had no sausages on arrival, no big deal we will have extra bacon. 30 mins later when our drinks finally arrived we were told there is no bacon and that they are waiting for the girl to get back from...More

Thank lilypot82
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

My sincere apologies, we will happilly make this up to you, please email me on info@thelockkeepers.co.uk and I can sort it out for you. Tina

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A most enjoyable setting at the locks and out doors in this loverly weather for a meet up with David and Vilma enjoying a coffee or two with treats snacks etc in pleasant company with Sasha the dog. Yes pet dog friendly establishment too Excellent...More

Thank SILVERSURFERSUK
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you for your lovely review it was a real pleasure and Sasha is fabulous, look forward to seeing you all again Tina

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely evening my the river. Lovely staff, lovely food and drinks, defiantly recommend. Perfect!!! 👌🏼👌🏼

Thank Eva E
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you Eva, that's really lovely of you, look forward to you coming again Tina & Jack

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Myself and Kelly visited on Sunday afternoon, but didn't realise they were closing up. The chap getting ready to leave and the lady behind the counter encouraged us to stay as we only wanted a coffee and made us both feel really welcome. Such a...More

Thank jimnotjon
Tina C, Owner at The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you Jim, you are always welcome, it is a pleasure to seve lovely people. Tina & Jack

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Chris B
30 August 2016|
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Response from Tina C | Property representative |
Except for the few warm sunny days we have, it is impossible to predict how many customers we have, and we could never know what they will order; we therefore moderate our stock as is good business sense, or we would cause... More
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POLLY333
16 June 2015|
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Response from Tina C | Property representative |
Hi Paula We have a small parking area which may be full on Saturday as we have friends coming to help out at the cafe, however we shall try to organise the cars so that you may be able to fit in. If your car is unable to... More
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Caroline E
2 May 2015|
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Response from Tina C | Property representative |
Hi Caroline, thanks for getting in touch with us, yes we have a room where pets can bring their well behaved owners :-) we also have a tasty chew for our canine freinds when they visit. Look forward to meeting you Tina & Jack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lock Keepers Cottage 50-58 Castle Gate | Nottinghamshire, Newark-on-Trent NG24 1BG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Newark-on-Trent
  • Phone Number: +44 1636 701484
  • E-mail
Description
The Lock Keepers Coffee House & Bar sits on the river just along from Newark Castle; it's the old Lock Keepers cottage, built early 1800s. With outdoor sitting areas it is a beautiful spot to watch the boats go by, with three rooms inside, plus a fresh water well and an open fire for colder evenings. The menu is small but steadily growing with baked potatoes, paninis and sandwiches (all freshly prepared so you can mix n match your fillings, tho a little patience is appreciated :-)). Beautiful wines from small top quality vineyards, great cakes and scrumptious scones plus free WiFi, free venue hire for small groups (up to 50)and dog fiendly. Be great to see you here!
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