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Bridge 61, Market Harborough

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Bottom Lock
Postal town: Market Harborough
LE16 7RA
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Bridge 61

A small and traditional looking stone built pub facing directly out on to the pleasant canal junction, it’s much more inconspicuous than it’s all together larger and brasher neighbour just opposite and looks just as much like a small shop or eatery than a pub, not least perhaps because these do indeed form part of the same building. There are a few picnic benches immediately outside the pub to make the most of the outlook, and a decent size beer garden alongside.

Internally it consists of two quite smallish rooms, with the one containing the bar counter being especially tiny. In actual fact, the bar counter consists of little more than two hatches, with a brick chimney breast in between. One is labelled as being for soft and alcoholic drinks, with the other for hot drinks and food. The hatches are made from arched brickwork, quite what their original purpose was I’m not sure. Décor wise it’s quite traditional, with varnished wood panelling on the ceiling, whitewashed brick walls and a brick tiled floor. A few colourful plates were on the wall depicting various views of the canal whilst a specials board listed a few options such as Beef Bourguignon, Vegetable Sweet & Sour or Chicken in a Black Bean sauce, and most of these were priced at a very reasonable £5 or so. The adjacent room had a flagstone floor, exposed brickwork on the walls and an attractive vaulted ceiling with all manner of farming implements on display.

Beers on tap were Langton’s Inclined Plane (named after the nearby and short lived system for hoisting boats between two levels of canal as opposed to traversing the flight of ten locks), Langton’s Redwood and Adnam’s Southwold. Ciders meanwhile were Stowford Press and Old Rosie. All in all, a great little pub and well worth stopping by.

On 14th August 2018 - rating: 8
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Thuck Phat left this review about Bridge 61

Original - May 2010
A cosy and interesting boozer right on the canal with an open fire. The Langton Inclined Plane, from Thorpe Langton down the road, was the pick of the beers and a couple of these slipped down well. More of a boozer than the Foxton Locks Inn, over the canal, which specialises in food.

Update - March 2013
A recent lunchtime visit found little changed at Bridge 61 but was a reminder of what a pleasant spot this is. At the bottom of Foxton Locks on the left it is very easy to miss and could easily be mistaken for a gift shop or cafe. There is a serving hatch which opens on to the towpath and is used during the Summer along with a couple of tables at the edge of the towpath.
The welcome is very friendly and the clientele on our visit was a mix of walkers, cyclists and those working on and around the canal. The simple fare, baguettes, pies and baked potatoes, was going down well. All this along with a lit fire in the small bar makes for a cosy spot on a chilly day.
Beers on were Langton Inclined Plane and Woodsman along with Adnams Broadside. The Inclined Plane slid down well.
If you're visiting Foxton Locks then this is the ideal resting spot. If you're not then this place is an added incentive to do so.

On 2nd April 2013 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Bridge 61

Excellent little waterside pub, housed in a low single-storey building with two small rooms and a patio beer garden of almost equal size. Small bar counter, little larger than a cupboard with a hatch. Interesting memorabilia. Three handpumps offering Adnams Southwold plus Scarecrow and Inclined Plane (£2.90, and in fine form) from the local Langton Brewery. Well worth a visit for those not tempted by the more upmarket and much larger Foxton Lock Inn across the canal.

On 7th January 2012 - rating: 8
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Market Harborough, 4.57 miles, 1 hr 28 min walk (show)
South Wigston, 10.41 miles, 3 hr 21 min walk (show)
Narborough, 12.49 miles, 4 hr 1 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bridge 61, Foxton
28th Sep 2020, 17:31
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28th Sep 2020, 12:43
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 14 August 2018 by Blackthorn _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 November 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 November 2014 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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