A​ ​bit​ ​of​ ​history...

Originally​ ​called​ ​the​ ​White​ ​Hart,​ ​the​ ​Lock​ ​Keeper​ ​began​ ​its​ ​life as​ ​a​ ​private​ ​house​ ​whose​ ​occupier​ ​started​ ​brewing​ ​using​ ​water from​ ​the​ ​river​ ​and​ ​nearby​ ​well.​ ​Then​ ​it​ ​opened​ ​up​ ​its​ ​kitchen​ ​& fireside​ ​to​ ​drinkers​ ​and​ ​became​ ​an​ ​alehouse.​ ​By​ ​1719​ ​The​ ​White Hart​ ​was​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​public​ ​house.

On​ ​a​ ​warm​ ​summer​ ​evening​ ​a​ ​great​ ​stir​ ​and​ ​commotion​ ​filled the​ ​usually​ ​quiet​ ​and​ ​sleepy​ ​little​ ​town​ ​of​ ​Keynsham.​ ​The​ ​news had​ ​spread​ ​that,​ ​in​ ​an​ ​attempt​ ​to​ ​win​ ​the​ ​crown​ ​from​ ​his​ ​Uncle King​ ​James​ ​II,​ ​Monmouth​ ​was​ ​marching,​ ​with​ ​his​ ​army,​ ​up​ ​from Glastonbury,​ ​Wells​ ​and​ ​Shepton​ ​Mallet,​ ​into​ ​the​ ​parish​ ​of Keynsham.​ ​This​ ​display​ ​of​ ​force,​ ​now​ ​some​ ​9000​ ​strong,​ ​was​ ​cut short​ ​by​ ​heavy​ ​rain​ ​and​ ​the​ ​men​ ​retired​ ​to​ ​Keynsham​ ​to​ ​find shelter.​ ​Monmouth’s​ ​rebels​ ​slept​ ​in​ ​the​ ​fields​ ​beside​ ​the​ ​River Avon,​ ​utilising​ ​the​ ​White​ ​Hart​ ​Inn,​ ​now​ ​known​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Lock Keeper​ ​as​ ​the​ ​guard​ ​post​ ​which​ ​it​ ​had​ ​been​ ​during​ ​the​ ​English Civil​ ​War.

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  • Sunday: 12pm - 11pm

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  • Friday - Saturday: 12pm - 9:30pm
  • Sunday: 12pm - 8pm