Situated next to the York Street Lock in the town of Stourport-on-Severn, you can sit and watch the boats go by whilst filling up on a very reasonable cream tea, complete with homemade scones.
The cafe is run by a delightful couple and has an air of nostalgia about it. We visited during lockdown but there was a small varied menu including homemade cakes, savoury sandwich rolls, soup, toast and ice cream.
In addition to indoor seating there’s a small number of tables set on the towpath, allowing you to gaze at others attempting to fathom operating the lock gates.
Interesting fact: Stourport-on-Severn is the only town in Britain built solely as a consequence of the canals.