The Old Lock & Weir

Ferry Rd, Bristol BS15 3NU
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Ferry Rd, Bristol BS15 3NU
  • Cross Street: x
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 0117 967 4658‬
  • Features: River View,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Meet for a Drink, Dog Friendly,

Photos

The Old Lock & Weir - River View & Pub

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.67 out of 5 stars based on 705 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 23, 2023
Darren P.
Fantastic pub and food just as a pub should be. Took my wife and daughter for Sunday Lunch and the the best we have had for years. Well done everyone at the Old Lock and Weir

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 08, 2023
Carol B.
Lovely food and a great atmosphere, as always. Excellent value for money too.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 14, 2023
Freya C.
Best roast I’ve had in Bristol, lovely and cosy indoors, will definitely be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Sep 20, 2023
Ryan W.
Best Sunday roast around

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 07, 2023
John C.
Efficient and friendly service with good food and excellent beer at very fair prices.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2023
Denise S.
Lovely meal

Overall: 10/10
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May 30, 2023
Tina C.
Fantastic food, could’ve been a touch hotter but it was absolutely delicious, we will definitely be returning

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2023
Sarah D.
We have visited for a roast twice in the last month and the quality of the food is amazing.. it’s not the cheapest roast but worth it How busy the pub is reflects this Book early or you end up sat outside like we did

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 24, 2023
Nicola G.
More cauliflower cheese on Sunday dinner please

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jan 11, 2023
Jane T.
Good lunch

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Sep 30, 2022
Paul U.
Consistently great Sunday roast including the veggie option. Friendly staff too as well as a fab location right next to the river.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2022
Kathleen P.
Food was excellent service was excellent no complaints 2nd time we’ve had Sunday lunch and will definitely go back again

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 09, 2022
Carol B.
Very lovely pub. Very welcoming.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 12, 2022
Debra T.
absolutely lovely experience, food great, service excellent with the bar staff and the door man handing out the menu's, such a relaxing place watching the world go by...couldn't fault anything. Would definitely go back :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 10, 2022
Clive D.
On bringing the meal out, the waitress was holding the plate in such a way that the gravy was dripping onto the floor, and when putting the plate in front of me, the gravy poured all over my arm and table, and she didn’t even apologise.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2022
RACHEL H.
We had an excellent family lunch. The food was superb and the staff could not have been nicer. We had older family members with us and the landlord assisted us in seating them and bringing our drinks to the table. The whole experience was wonderful and we will come again soon. Thank you. Highly recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2022
Deana P.
Excellent service and excellent food !!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 22, 2022
John A.
Best Sunday lunch ever !!! Friendly , efficient, and fantastic value for money

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 08, 2022
justine w.
Lovely setting, lovely food, great service a nice and relaxing place to eat out and for drinks.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 05, 2022
Dan g.
Good food Best gluten free bun on the burger I’ve had! Will be back for that alone

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2022
Rebecca b.
Just love this pub! Bonus with the weather

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2022
Clive P.
Excellent venue casual right on the right on the river Sunday Roast super

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 12, 2022
Katie J.
Lovely meal very friendly great pub thank you guys.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 09, 2022
Geraldine R.
Lovely riverside setting

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 25, 2022
Jonny C.
Staff great - food great - this great -what's not to like?

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 20, 2021
Monica A.
Lovely pub staff very friendly and cheerful, Food was great the coleslaw was amazing highly recommend it.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2021
Annette H.
We had a great day visiting and will defo be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 29, 2021
Trudy W.
They cancelled my reservation

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2021
Gillian P.
Lovely evening sat outside, prompt service for drinks, bit longer for food, but not too long. Nicely presented with a smile and when I dropped my cutlery it was quickly replaced! Very good overall, would recommend and will visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 20, 2021
Philip g.
Friendly service and great atmosphere, definitely be back for more

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2021
Tess B.
A great evening. Staff super friendly.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 19, 2021
Alison P.
Quick service, lovely friendly staff, husband had tuna mayo sandwiches with crisps & salad, I had tuna & cheese jacket potato with salad. Sat outside on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. All in all very good.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Julie H.
Brilliant service, food and cover to sit outside if it rains. Love coming here, staff so friendly and views perfect in a riverside setting.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2021
Claire C.
Everything great about visit, always is. Couldn’t fault anything

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2021
Sue C.
More toilet roll in the ladies toilets as it had all run out.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 24, 2021
Tracey E.
Very friendly staff, food was very good. Perhaps on the bench seating, you could do with some seat padding for comfort, but very pleased you have umbrellas now, as when very hot, it’s nice to have a bit of shade.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 23, 2021
Callie R.
Really welcoming, friendly atmosphere, good food and good staff, would recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 21, 2021
Ian M.
Great location, service, selection of food & drinks. And the chorizo burger was amazing!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2021
Sally J.
We were greeted on arrival and our booking was confirmed. The food was lovely and the staff were very pleasant and sociable. We will definitely be returning.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2021
Andrew G.
Puddings, only joking they were busy with the mains

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 14, 2021
Kelly C.
Really quick service, staff very polite and would recommend to all

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2021
Justine W.
Beautiful setting right next to a lake so pretty and relaxing! Great food and drinks and great service! Will definitely be back again many thanks!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 01, 2021
Lee T.
Our favourite pub to go staff are great, as is the food

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 13, 2021
Michelle T.
We were unsure of of how to to order at the table the young girl came straight over and helped us. The service was very quick and the meals were well presented and tasted fantastic. Very good value for money would definitely recommend and go back myself. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 12, 2021
Megan J.
Wonderful experience, only down side, there was no cow's milk to go in my cup of tea only oat or soya! Yuck!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 10, 2021
Julia A.
The weather was awful, we requested a table under the marque but none were available.We were assured we would get a table under cover and within minutes a member of staff came and offered a table. Great job, good service. Thank you. We had a lovely evening.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2021
Amanda P.
Arrived by boat and found plenty of mooring space. Excellent service. Good food, all done under difficult conditions. Well done to all the staff that made it a great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Apr 26, 2021
Bonnie M.
Lovely setting and staff, they had a limited menu which was fine but this wasn’t stated before we got there so maybe just give people a heads up, we had the bbq food which was lovely although a bit pricey, £6.50 for a single burger and £3:50 for chips seems a bit steep. But overall a lovely time will be coming back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Vikki C.
Super efficient service ,without being ridiculously over zealous implementing COVID restrictions

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2021
Julia G.
Beautiful venue and wonderful service! Don't know how it will be without the warm sunshine though.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 22, 2021
Susan P.
My burger was a little dry otherwise everything was perfect. Thatnk you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 19, 2021
Stuart S.
Great Sunday lunch, fantastic weather, great service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2021
Tracey B.
Had a lovely experience Lovely friendly staff and quick service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 16, 2021
Hannab G.
Fab service! Greats drinks and prices! Also very accommodating as my friend had had her wisdom teeth out and needed softer foods and they kindly offered something that wasn’t on the app menu which was very appreciated! Cannot wait for many more summer trips!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 15, 2021
Diana G.
Very friendly. Nice to see them open again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 27, 2023
Lorna M.
Great service and very welcoming. Food arrived promptly. Thanks!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 10, 2022
Claire S.
First visit and would definitely return. Not in my nature to give 10's so the 9's reflect I was really happy :-). Very relaxed and informal set up, perfect riverside location. Staff really friendly and food tasty. Everything you would hope for from a good old fashioned pub with grub!

Overall: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 01, 2022
Edward C.
Our party of 4 adults was made very welcome by all the staff. Good choices of drinks and food. We each chose a different meal and all were delicious and well presented. It rained all day so we couldnt take advantage of the lovely outdoor seating areas overlooking the river Avon, but were very comfortable sitting indoors. Will visit again when in the area.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 24, 2022
Riccardo P.
Excellent setting, very friendly staff and good pub grub.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2022
Esther M.
The management were very accommodating , to seat all our party together . The food was enjoyed by everyone . However we found it tricky cutting meat served in a bowl -

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 15, 2021
Rachael L.
Used to be a great roast now just a good one. Miss the extras but will be back.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 25, 2021
Carol E.
beautiful tranquil riverside view to enjoy lunch. A little pricey but the food was good and arrived fairly quickly

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 19, 2021
Audrey C.
Lovely Food, Lovely Service and friendly staff

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 0/10
Value: 1/10
Jun 07, 2021
Martin S.
Quality of roast beef could have been better. Overcooked as well

Overall: 9/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 28, 2021
Glenn T.
Booked a table but didn’t see anyone to report to so sat on a table that was free. Didn’t eat so no marks. Lovely evening with good drinks and great service !!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 26, 2021
Claire S.
Lovely venue & service was brilliant. Would have like a wider selection of food

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 24, 2021
Debbie P.
Excellent food and service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jun 27, 2023
Matt W.
Quite expensive, but at least the roast was good, and lots of gravy too. Arrived at our table surprisingly quickly by delightful staff. Lovely setting by the river. Would recommend. Thanks

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 21, 2022
Jainie E.
Really great roast dinner.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 17, 2022
Nicola S.
Really lovely Sunday roast eaten outside under cover on a lovely hot day

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 18, 2022
Gill S.
Good experience overall. More could be made to make the outside eating area more attractive. A large spider fell off the roof covering onto the table! A few flowers around might be nice. Would definitely come back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 12, 2022
Pete & Teresa T.
Very enjoyable afternoon food was good Service was good

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 14, 2021
William Z.
I booked a table on line, on arrival there were tables free, could not get phone to order from table and was told to order at bar, food served to table number, never asked about booking, still a first class service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 08, 2021
Susan P.
Food was fine as was the service.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 06, 2021
Donna G.
Hiya we meet friends & our table was ready for us. Our order was taken fairly quickly but our order seem to take a long time to come. The food was lovely with good potions. Fresh vegetables & all with Yorkshire puddings. My only criticism would be the food wasn’t hot enough. We really like hot food HOT. We will go again but will ask that our food is piping hot.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
May 12, 2021
Sarah S.
We always come here for Sunday lunch as it is one of the best around. It’s easy to order by scanning the code on the table and putting in your table number. The food was very nice as usual although it wasn’t quite as good as previous visits. Also can’t change what you have on the plate or out special requests when ordering via the scanner. Will Definitely be back

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2021
Kathryn T.
Lovely environment next to the river and helpful staff. I ordered a white wine with soda and ice but got a white wine with lemonade and no ice. The staff resolved this quickly and efficiently. The roast dinner was excellent. We were seated quickly. The children's menu was a bit limited. There was a leak in the ladies' loo which could do with being fixed and shame there are no baby change facilities. But overall it was a great lunch.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 28, 2021
Michele C.
Good social distances not really keen on the pre order & paying on card all the time be nice to have the option & service charge got added every time as forgot to ignore it, rather leave tip end of meal/drinks

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 26, 2021
Leslie D.
Poor choice on menu but the barbecue was fine

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 2/10
Ambience: 3/10
Value: 5/10
Apr 19, 2022
Kirsty L.
Food nice, staff not very friendly, long queues. Won’t return anytime soon. Chequers next door much friendlier!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
May 05, 2021
Chelsea G.
Great location, good drinks, food was exactly how I expected pub food to be, overall a good experience. I know its hard being back to work but I felt like the staff were bit lack luster

Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2021
Owen H.
Didnt have food

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 16, 2021
Roger B.
Lovely to be back. I was a bit intimidated by the number of guests though. Cannot be helped. I did wish baguettes or sandwiches had been on the menu.