Tales and Ales
at The Locks Inn, Geldeston
Monthly session of storytelling from the region’s finest tellers. An unmissable celebration of the winter festivals with the regions finest tellers of tales, wassailing drinks and tasty seasonal snacks laid on by your host.
The Locks Inn is a pub full of character, a great place to enjoy the winter months and of course the sunshine. One of the biggest attractions is the large expansive garden area, where children can play, dogs can roam and you can perch. The Locks Inn is a vibrant place and they like to keep the guests entertained with an eclectic range of live music and events.
Food daily, with a range of traditional gastro pub dishes such as fish and pies and if you like international cuisine each and every friday is the famous curry night.
Perfectly situated on the banks of the river Waveney at Geldeston near Beccles on the Norfolk Suffolk border, the origins of the Locks Inn at Geldeston are inextricably linked to the historic navigations of the River Waveney. The navigation was a private one, part of a series of three, owned throughout the 16th to 18th Centuries largely by a series of merchants in coal, grain and malt, in use until 1934. The navigation is much older though, an Act of Parliament in 1670 reinstating it as a private navigation. Wherries and other craft hauled goods between the ports of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, through the lock, to Bungay and its thriving brewing and malting industries.
Still far out on the marshes of the river valley, remote from all mains services, the Locks Inn began life as a mill-keeper’s cottage, later being used by the lockkeeper. Said to have been built in the 1560’s, and modernised in 1666, it was granted a public house license in the 17th Century.
For more information visit geldestonlocks.co.uk