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The Grove Lock

Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
01525380940
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Price range: $14 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Been twice now for a meal & the food was brilliant loved it & going again for pre Christmas dinner can't wait :-)

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we love all feed back and we will hopefully see you before your festive booking. Many Thanks Sam & Team. More

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I go along with other reviews here about the location, but that's about it. I've eaten here before but I was never impressed with the blandness and overpricing. We decided to walk away from there when my partially disabled brother was turned away as he'd driven there in a camper van. They even had the cheek to suggest he park... More

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

Hello, I am Samantha, The general Manager, I will be investigating this further. I am sorry for the manner in which you seem to have be dealt with. I am not sure if there was some miss communication as diners/guests can park any vehicals in our car parks and we have designated accessable spaces, (our near one or our over... More

London
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This pub is fantastic. Great venue beside the Grand Union Canal, and next to a lock. We arrived on a Sunday - there was live music playing. Brilliant atmosphere. We decided to take canal side walk and return for dinner, when unfortunately on that day the live music would be over. We choose to sit outside as the garden is... More

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

Thank you for the lovely feedback. We hope to see you again soon, Thanks again, from Sam & team. More

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great location, very relaxing by the canal, only interrupted by the express trains going past. Food good pub level, however it did take a while for the food to arrive.

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback regarding your visit, sorry you felt the service was a little slow during your meal. All comments are taken on board and shared with the team for training purposes, we strive for every custiomer to leave happy and it is only through this feedback that we can improve. I hope you... More

Tring, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have eaten at Grove Lock on quite a few occasions now, and every time I have left feeling good about the whole experience. The staff are always cheerful, the food arrives quickly (even when they are busy they meet their promises), the food is consistent regardless of whether you order a sandwich or the main courses, overall nothing to... More

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

Well Thank you very much for the great review, we try very hard to delivery consistant service and are glad you have recognised that. We appriciate the time its taken to leave feedback and are happy that you enjoy your visits with us, I will pass this on to the team. We hope to see you soon, Thaks Again Sam... More

Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Had a lovely family during our visit to our daughter who recently moved to Leighton Buzzard. Beautifully presented meal and very generous portions. Kept entertained by the passing barges, lovely setting.

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

Thank you for the positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope that you will be back next time you visit. Cheers :) More

Watford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went to The Grove Lock to meet some friends for lunch. In a lovely canal-side setting we enjoyed some delicious hot sandwiches which appeared to have been freshly made. My BLT had a lot of hot, thick, bacon which really did taste of bacon and our friends sandwiches looked just as good. It made for a really pleasant lunch... More

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

Thank you so much for the positive feedback, we really care about finding quality ingredients and are glad you ejoyed your lunch with us. Thanks again and hope to see you back again very soon. More

St John-in-Cornwall, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A perfect location alongside the canal and next to a lock. This venue was a derelict lock keepers cottage when we last visited it in 2001. It is barely recognisable today, with its extensions and adjacent marina and caravan site. We stopped here on a sunny afternoon and drank coffee in the garden, watching the boats go by. An idyllic... More

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

Thank you so much for your review. We work hard every day to ensure all our customers leave happy, I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

First visit to the Grove delicious lunch look forward to next visit.food presented nicely staff very welcoming and helpful.

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us some lovely feedback, we really appriciate the effort and hope to see you back again very soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Deceptively large and clearly well liked given how busy it was. Staff extremely friendly and welcoming. Food absolutely excellent. Really nice long relaxing lunch. View over the lock clear and allowed kids to watch thee boats pass by (or at least when rain ceased falling).

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

Thank you for your review, its lovely to hear you enjoyed your Lunch with us. Please call in again soon. More

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