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Address: Foxton, Market Harborough, England
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Lovely summer day outing.

Perfect for strolling with family, picnic, ice creams etc... pub that serves food (can't remember name) okay but always busy with never enough staff and often cannot get table... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lorraine M
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect for strolling with family, picnic, ice creams etc... pub that serves food (can't remember name) okay but always busy with never enough staff and often cannot get table. Food quality is also not up to much. Cafe also expensive but they have a captive audience hence they are not bothered with customer service or quality. Take a picnic and... More 

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had a meal with my wife here for valentine, great atmosphere ample parking,meals are very good and great service.

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Thank Andy B
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a lot and it's miles better mid season when the lock is in constant use. It's a great place to wear out the kids who get a kick out of helping open and close the lock gates and watching the boats travel through. You may even be lucky enough to be invited on one to travel through the... More 

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Thank Ori1212
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lock flight is one of the longest in the country with 10 locks in total divided into two separate staircases. With a busy Charter Base in nearby Market Harborough there are always boats passing through. You can also walk around the disused Boat Lift which was unique in its time. There is a 'posh' restaurant and a traditional canal-side... More 

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Thank Boater2000
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to visit the locks and walk along the canal. It was quite chilly and not many people about so made it more enjoyable. The locks are an impressive site and a great feet of engineering. There is a museum, shop, cafe/bar and not forgetting the Foxton Locks Inn so plenty of places to refresh. It does get very busy... More 

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Thank Trevor D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cruised our boat through, helpful lock keepers. Nice pub at bottom lock for Food and drinks. Visited a few years age too, great to go through on boat or just for a stroll and to view

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Thank Barry N
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mention Foxton Locks to anyone from Leicester / South Leicestershire and they will have been there at some time in their life. There are pleasant walks, canal history, pubs and eating places. For those who enjoy walking canals you can walk back towards Leicester past the Marina at Debdale Wharf, you can walk towards Market Harborough along the Market Harborough... More 

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Thank Michael S
Leicester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pub is in a fantastic location next to the bottom lock at Foxton, it's well worth a visit. However, the food is quite expensive for pretty average grub. It's always very busy at meal times, which maybe part of the problem. I suggest you have a drink here and eat elsewhere.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting place, with nice rustic friendly pub and restaurant/bar on other side .Lots of visitors watching the boats going through the locks and has good facilities.

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Thank Tim O
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit watching the barges navigating the locks. Have a drink and food at either of the pubs. Walk the canal bank and visit the museum to get the history. Can be steep in places but good surfaces. Have a trip on the canal boat. This is definitely a day out for the family.

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