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Idyllically set where the rivers Trent and Soar meet, in attractive Nottinghamshire countryside, these tea rooms specialise in good old-fashioned cooking.
The house dates from 1794, and although it has been modernised over the years by successive lock keepers, there is still evidence of the blacksmith's forge and stabling for barge horses which were an early feature. A cell found beneath the house suggests that a militiaman was stationed at this busy river junction to deter would-be thieves from ransacking the laden boats.
Teresa Ashby offers a warm welcome, and a menu to delight visitors. There's a choice of over fifty teas and a selection of speciality coffees. Choose from Cornish clotted cream, hot toasties, tripe and onions, jacket potatoes, and specials including rabbit pie, fresh poached salmon and various salads, as well as the famous prawn tea. Relish the knickerbocker glory - reputedly the largest for miles around.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a warm welcome for customers with dogs at The Lock House.
There are dog hooks on the patio where your dog can be left safely and securely whilst you take a break from your walk. In the mean time your four-legged friend can socialise, enjoy a biscuit or two and have a drink to keep him or her going. Assistance Dogs are of course welcome to accompany their owners"
Opening Days and Hours:
Wednesday - Friday: 10.00am - 4pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10.00am - 5pm
Wednesday - Friday: 10.00am-5pm
Saturday, Sunday: 10.00am-6pm
Last orders: half an hour before closing
Booking possible: Wednesday - Friday, only
Monday, Tuesday: CLOSED
TEL: 01159 722288
Owner: Mrs Teresa Ashby
Phone: 01159 722288