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The Locks Inn

££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Locks Lane, Beccles, England
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Bungay, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food lovely environment and lovely scenery , boat ride from pub to beccles , pub clean and dogs welcome

Thank char123321
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The setting is beautiful, great selection of draft beers and homemade food. Service fairly laid back but pleasant enough. I had home made mushroom, ale and stilton pie and my husband had barbecue burger (smothered with shredded barbecue pork and barbecue sauce)..both yummy and very filling was the verdict. It's a bit of a drive down a track or go... More 

Thank AliH8691
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Arrived by boat and plenty of free mooring space at this time of the year, even though the weather was low 20's and sunny. Great place to enjoy a good draft beer and a meal. As the weather was perfect for outside dinning there are many outside tables to chose from. Good service and food arrived hot and nicely presented.... More 

Thank jmsy76
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent, nourishing soup in a very pleasant garden by the river. Arrived on The Big Dog ferry on a beautifully sunny lunchtime. Landlord was quite brusque but efficient.

Thank Nicky B
Rushden, England, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Goodness knows how this place was packed especially with the remote location, attitude of locals and long wait for food. We were a large group or canoe and kayak paddlers camping nearby who planned the visit and advised the pub in advance of our intention to end our paddle there with a late lunch. Our arrival timing was planned with... More 

Thank Nina R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Good pub nosh, nothing too high brow, just good pub food in a good pub. Well done to all the staff who worked top make sure we were all served together.

Thank Jimmy J
London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Good meal in a lovely location and the children enjoyed themselves, however we did have to wait for about 45 min for the food to arrive. Would go back again, but probably pre-order (if we could) or at least decide what we wanted in advance.

Thank EssexTraveloads
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Fantastic and well kept beers ,a great atmosphere in the pub and garden. The food is excellent if a bit dear and if you like curries Friday evening is a must.

Thank sigrami
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The Locks Inn website proudly states that since 1670 Wherries and other craft hauled goods between the ports of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, through the lock, to Bungay and its thriving brewing and malting industries. So you would expect nautical visitors to the Locks Inn to be warmly welcomed. Unfortunately on this occasion this was not the case. I've been... More 

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Attleborough, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Thursday before school holidays so surprised to see how busy it was given remote location which is its charm. Ordered a burger which took over an hour to appear - unacceptable and spoilt the trip for us. Young waitress and barman having to take the flack from hungry customers all waiting ages. Some had to leave... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Locks Lane, Beccles, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Beccles

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?