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The Big Lock

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Bar, British, Pub
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Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
+44 1606 833489
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Myself and three children went to the Big Lock last Saturday, we arrived at 11am. It was one of the coldest days of the year and we were frozen. It was fantastic to walk into such a warm and welcoming environment. I did not realize that breakfast is served until 12 and then the lunch menu starts. We did not... More 

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Thank JenandIla
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here most Friday lunch times with work colleagues and alway good food staff friendly and quick service great when you only have and hour for lunch

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Thank wilster71
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food at good prices. Not a fabulous range of choices on the menu but the food that I have had there was lovely.

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Thank Chloe M
Middlewich, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We also attended the golf society dinner 22nd October 2016. To cater for a large number of people is no easy feat but the staff were friendly, accommodating and worked extremely hard to ensure we received everything we needed. The food we received was delicious, fresh and appealing. We have eaten at the Big lock on numerous occasions and have... More 

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Thank juliemcraigs
Carvoeiro, Portugal
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a very large party of 40 persons the vast majority of the party enjoyed the experience . The service was excellent despite the size of our party ,.the staff were friendly and very efficient . The food was of good quality which is a difficult task for this type of function. The choice of drinks is extensive and reasonably... More 

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2 Thank rtcrichard
Jackie P, Manager at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us and set the record straight. We try to serve quality food at a reasonable price most of which is home made where possible. We do pride ourselves on our ability to cater for large functions and realise not everyone will go away totally happy but since this is your second year here... More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

sited at side of cannal so good view, exellent steak and very good service, seems like a popular place to be

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Thank evansbill2016
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Have visited twice this year - vibrant , busy place, ideally situated beside the canal. The food is superb! How anyone could eat three courses I have no idea, the portions are huge and very tasty.

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Thank solwaysue
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We came for dinner after a long weekend canal boating. My husband had been in some years ago and had underwealmed that time so we were a little apprehensive but need not have been. The staff were very attentive and the food was tasty and plentiful.

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Thank Ejspencer
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This pub/restaurant always gives the personal touch. Nice menu of local dishes and selection of seasonal specials on the black board

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Thank Diane P
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ate at The Big Lock last night and we were sooo disappointed. We were at a function with 20+ people so expected it to be really busy for the kitchen and staff. But! The food was of really poor quality. It seemed as though the food had been bought in already prepared and just heated up. We had pate... More 

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1 Thank julie b
Jackie P, Owner at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review us. we presume you were with the golf society party which actually consisted of 37 guests on the night, who all had a 3 course meal for a reasonable £15 plus wine on the table at a reduced price. when we returned from our holiday we read your review and immediately rang the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 19
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 833489
Description
Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal on lock 75 The Big Lock has been refurbished in 2012 and recently reoccupied by previous tenants Ken & Jackie Pickles in Feb 2013 having run the pub Nov 2008 to June 2011.We have a bar area & snug with pool table lounge areas and a restaurant with a balcony over looking the canal with outside seating front & canal side with a function room available to hire over looking the canal. There is a large car park available for walkers and pub visitors. We are open all day every day and serve food every day all day.

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