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Has anyone been to the Locks Inn recently, any comments? it was one of our favourite first night stops when we hired out of Loddon. knowing the boatyard owners we usually managed to be first boat out on a Saturday afternoon.

Then the yard acquired John Williams "Meditteranean Sea" which became our preferred boat but listed it as "does not pass under Beccles bridge" so we have not visited since.

I am thinking about hiring a smaller boat on purpose later this year to revisit the old haunts such as Geldeston and The Pleasureboat at Hickling


So ends the lesson according to the Boatster.

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Hi,

Was at the Locks Inn about four weeks ago, it is now owned by the Green Jack Brewery, who used to be based at Oulton Broad. Green Jack took over last year, and this year they have put tenants in there. The choice of real ales is limited to normally four Green Jack beers, my favourite being Orange Wheat beer. Tried the food last year which was reasonably priced, plentiful and good, although I haven't tried it this year, it appears to be the same standard.

At quieter times of the year, it's worth ringing ahead as opening hours are normally Wednesday to Sunday, they also appear to be encouraging live music on a Thursday and Saturday night, so again worth a ring ahead if you want to avoid or not.

Last year we wandered in about 6pm to check if they were doing food that might. After a little wait the landlady appeared and served us with a couple of beers and told us that due to it being quiet, she had sent the chef home for the night, however if we were prepared to wait until 7pm, when they normally turned the generators back on, she would rustle us up some food. An extremely generous helping of Shepherds pie turned up and we stayed to some time around closing time Smile  

On that occasion the open fire was still being used and we contented ourselfs keepng the fire well stoked up, as well as ourselfs with the Orange wheat beer.

The open log fire has now been replaced with a log burner, which is not quite the same, but apart from that little seems to have changed. The only lighting of a night time in the main bar is still candle light.
Definetely still on my list of must visit pubs.

Cheers

Keith

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Apr-22-2005 @ 3:16 AM                           Permalink
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we'll be travelling 6000 miles just to go to this place - you can't beat it !

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Now THAT is impressive...

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hi all,
new here so hello. i have some really fond memories of this place dating back to when i was a kid.my family and i various uncles and aunts and cousins used to hire boats from hippersons in beccles in  the mid to late 70's over the christmas period.used to be about three or four boat loads of us ,we always ended up there on christmas day, for the dinner time session then dinner and pressies on the boat for the afternoon.
  the land lord then was a man called walter coe, and on christmas night he would have a private party and we would all be invited, crisps sweets turkey sandwiches would all be laid on.
one year in particular i remember one christmas day when due to heavy snow we were stranded at beccles yacht station and all settled in for the night with a party of our own. there was a tap at the window and it was walter with a couple of friends that had been out to look for us all in four or five land rovers,  five minutes later we were on our way to geldeston.
happy days and memories indeed.
les..........

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Welcome aboard, Lez... that must have been a while back, snow on Christmas Day!

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it must of been the late 70's, definatley over the christmas period have to check with my dad,oh and another thing we are a family of west ham(sob)fans and because of this one of walters mates used to get the accordian out for a sing song and somewhere amongest all the tunes would be "i'm forever blowing bubbles" lol
les........

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My new very very favourite Broads pub.

We made our first visit there last week. Arrived latish, about 8pm on Bank Holiday Monday to find they weren't serving food - not a good start!  But by the end of the evening, fortified by the Orange Wheat beer (tried the others as well) we were thoroughly in love with the place.

Cheap ale, child friendly, candlelight - perfect evening.

We'll never be able to book a boat with a high air draft again - Geldeston is now number one destination.  

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Glad to hear that The Locks is still winning new friends. We were converted many years ago but once we started hiring a boat with a high air draft we could no longer reach it.

Back on a small boat this year so out of the Chet, right turn and off to Geldeston we go!

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