The Foxton Locks Inn is either a reward for narrowboaters after successfully descending Foxton Locks or a place to gather your strength before working your way up Britain’s longest and steepest flight of staircase locks. It is also a scenic retreat for non-boating countryside lovers who simply want to chill out by the canal – because this Grade II-listed hostelry provides impressive views of the canal and local wildlife. This traditional pub can get busy due to its stunning location, but the team are well drilled, and there are plenty of places to sit, including the conservatory, pub, or outdoor terrace. On sunny days, the outside tables fill up fast, offering uninterrupted views of narrowboats gliding by. You can spend hours just watching the boats in this tranquil setting.
The menu caters to diverse palates. The Foxton Sandwiches, herb-crusted fillet of Seabass, Chicken Caesar Salad, and Fishcake of the Day served with herb potatoes and lemon mayo are just a few of the enticing options. Those craving comfort food might opt for the chargrilled Gammon Steak, breaded Scampi, or the crispy Chicken Burger. Vegetarians have a delightful choice too, such as the chef’s homemade quiche with leek, and cheddar cheese, accompanied by chunky chips and a fresh salad. To enhance your meal, The Foxton Locks Inn offers a selection of real ales, allowing guests to savour their drink while soaking up the sun on the terrace. And for dessert enthusiasts, a slice of cake paired with a warm coffee is the perfect ending to the meal.
Dog lovers will appreciate the dog-friendly touches, including a dedicated dog menu and water stations. Parking is available at the Foxton Locks Car Park, though a fee is required.
Whether for the views, food, or the relaxed atmosphere, The Foxton Locks Inn is a good option for anyone exploring Foxton.