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The Lock Inn

The Lock Inn
Wolverley Road
DY10 3RN
01562 850581

Tag: Staffordshire and Worcestershire canal

Ahh lovely – Afternoon Tea’s are now available in the Old Smithy Tearoom
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Classic Afternoon Tea the Old Smithy Tearoom

We’re delighted to announce that the Old Smithy Tearoom is now serving Afternoon Tea’s*


The Lock Inn, Wolverley and the Old Smithy tearoom is famous for it’s freshly made, locally sourced and delicious food. Our brand new Afternoon Tea’s are no exception. With a selection of finger sandwiches stuffed to the brim with a variety of fillings and topped of with a selection of miniature cakes and desserts and then to finish scones, jam and (of course!) cream. This really is a filling and delicious treat.

A classic Afternoon Tea is completed with an classic pot of English Breakfast tea and all for £15 per person. Or, how about pushing the boat out and enjoy a glass of prosecco with our Prosecco Afternoon Tea for just £20 per person.


Over at the Old Smithy tearoom we can happily host parties of up to 10 people. There’s no better way than getting together and enjoying the cosy comfort of the tearoom surrounded by the lovely garden and the canal – a stunning location at any time of the year. If you’re a larger party just let us know. We’re always happy to look at hosting large Afternoon Tea parties over at the Lock Inn, either in the cosy lounge or in the attractive and quirky Cowshed Restaurant.


Because our food is freshly made and you’re pre-booking please let us know of any food allergies or dietary requirements we need to be aware of when preparing your food.


*Pre-booking with a minimum of 24 hours notice is required to ensure we can cater for your party with all of our delicious, homemade treats.

Look out for us in the Press!!
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We are delighted to say that we have (what can only be described as a full spread) in the Canal Boating Times June edition. It’s amazing that since launching the Cowshed Restaurant to such positivity and smashing reviews that now the press are even keen to take a peek! Pick up your copy soon or check out our Facebook page for a full read!

Towpath Tales… number one!
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The Lock Inn taken from the other side of the canal lock on a bright Autumn day

A little bit of history….

The Lock Inn, Wolverley is situated on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, which runs South/North through the south eastern corner of Wolverley a pretty Worcestershire village, on the outskirts of Kidderminster. The lock itself has a fall of about three meters, causing some challenges for the boating populous, particularly after a cheeky pint of two in the summer!


The canal was built in 1772 by James Brindley (famous for many of the canals and waterways around the Birmingham area and now immortalised in the city centre’s Brindley Place hot spot).


Historically the canal was a crucial form of transportation of goods out of the Black Country and Staffordshire and on to Birmingham and the Worcestershire towns along its route. Opposite the Lock Inn and just by the lock is the Old Smithy tearoom. In its former life this was one of the main blacksmiths along this stretch of the canal. In fact local history says the pub was only converted into an inn after the demand from workers grew so much due to the backlog at the smithies! It was an enterprising cottage owner who started selling beer to the waiting workmen and thus the Lock Inn as a hostelry began.