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The Grove Lock

Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
01525380940
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Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, lies a shining example of the great English pub. The Grove Lock serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water.
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Myself and my partner come here often for food and drinks. Great food, friendly service. Great to sit inside on not so nice days or outside when it is sunny. Highly recommended.

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Sam C, General Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Sam Croft, General Manager More

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A typical pub menu with no surprises, you get a good enough meal but nothing out of the ordinary. It's a lovely setting right next to the canal and on a good day the setting is perfect. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but it's generally ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Spent an afternoon here after not having visited for a while. Won't leave it as long until my next visit. Had a lovely lunch followed by several very pleasant hours spent in the canal side seating area. The staff are friendly and attentive but this places biggest attribute is the location. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate there on Bank Holiday Monday with family. The food was very average & pricey. I ordered the Steak & Ale pie. It looked delicious on the plate with short crust pastry but the crust was rock hard & the meat was very fatty - not what you expect for £12. My wife had the spinach & mushroom frittata which... More

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We were moored just above the lock and had a few drinks and an evening meal. For seating, one can chose between the more formal restaurant style inside seating, seats right beside the lock gates, an outdoor covered area looking down the canal or garden seats right beside the canal. The menu was simple and definitely not "pub grub" although... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The pub is converted from the old lock-keepers cottage next to the Grand Union/Junction canal. A pleasant enough atmosphere but it would be nice to be greeted when entering. The food is all freshly cooked inhouse and very nice too, but there is something wrong here. Most of the staff can only smile when they are talking to each other... More

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Walkern, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Hadn't booked, but pleased to find a nice table with a view of the canal. Great buzz to the place (no surprise for a Friday night) and attentive service. Food was typical pub grub - which is a shame. We had starters - Foccacia was nice but very expensive for 2 small slices and some oil! I had the burger... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Great food and wonderful service, we had a lively meal here on a bank holiday. This is right on the lock and was a pleasant find. The portions were generous and really tasty , would live to have found room for dessert!

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

This pub is in a nice setting next to a lock on the Grand Union canal and ideal for rural canal walks. It has a spacious garden with plenty of seats and tables and a decent sized car park. The interior of the pub is well decorated and probably looks good at night with candles and fires (we went for... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I had dinner here with my husband, my brother-in-law and his family. We had a delightful experience! The food was fantastic. Slightly pricey, but it was without a doubt worth it. They had both more traditional meals and meals that aren't on your normal pub menu, like dove for example. I had bangers and mash and they tasted fantastic! The... More

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