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Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
01525380940
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, lies a shining example of the...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprizingly GREAT

So with the morning work done and my son and I on the road approaching home we drove passed the Grove Lock and decided to drop in for lunch, we were hungry and the burger-meister needed a feed. The service was great, we were promptly seated and menus handed over, there is a great choice of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
LoreM55
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

So with the morning work done and my son and I on the road approaching home we drove passed the Grove Lock and decided to drop in for lunch, we were hungry and the burger-meister needed a feed. The service was great, we were promptly seated and menus handed over, there is a great choice of bitter on tap and... More 

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

Thank you for the review, really glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you very soon. Cheers Sam & Team Grove. More 

Wing, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

As someone who actually paid to be at the Grove Lock on the 29th March I feel I must comment on the outrageously spurious comments by "not so cleverberry and not to be believed Veeleighbee. I witnessed their arrival in 4 cars, with a cacophony of sound, probably due to illegal exhaust systems. If they occupied valuable parking spaces, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Myself and my fiancé continue to visit the Grove Lock. The food and service have been consistently good – from a cozy Sunday lunch to week day evening dinner - The Grove Lock has a never failed to disappoint. The location also makes it perfect for a long walk by the Canal.

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

Thank you for the review and the 5 Stars, we strive everyday so that every customer leaves happy, so glad you enjoyed it. Many Thanks Sam & Team Grove More 

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Came out to this pub a couple of weeks ago for a nice family dinner as I had been recommended it. However, I had an issue with my car en route so as I parked I had a quick look under my car just to see if I could see the cause and the owner was out within about 2... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times and tonight's visit was not that memorable. Whilst service was good, the food was only OK, and the vegetarian options on the menu was decidedly singular. A bit disappointing from a chain pub with an outstanding location.

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

Thank you for the review, sorry to hear you didn't find the menu satisfactory. We always have vegitarian options on our special board and our chefs are happy to create any thing you wish with our fresh ingredients. Hope you will return soon - thankyou for the feedback, Sam & Team More 

L.A.
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We often visit The Grove. It's nice to be out of town and by the canal, staff are very helpful and friendly and food is good although I would like more gluten-free choice on the main menu. The outdoor seating area gets really busy when it's sunny. Jim does a great quiz on a Tuesday!

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

Thankyou so much for the feedback, we are glad you love our pub. Cheers Sam & Team More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Great pub! Really friendly staff who always make us feel welcome. Food and drinks are always brilliant and we often spend several hours at your pub at a time! Too marks

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

Thank you so much for the 5 star review! We love recieving all feedback and are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks Sam & Team More 

United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here last week with family. Excellent food enjoyed by us all. Great location as we watched a barge go through the lock from our table by the window. Very attentive and welcoming staff. We were given a table without needing to book, however I would imagine booking would be required at busier times. Great location with... More 

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

What a great review, Thank you so much for the 5 Stars. Really happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon, Sam & Team Grove More 

Wiltshire
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stopped in here for lunch and braved sitting outside in the sun (with a chilly breeze)! Really nice canalside garden; dog friendly with water bowls dotted around. The menus were pretty simple and we just had sandwiches; so not really fair to comment fully on the food. The fish finger sandwich was however homemade and other half enjoyed very much!... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, lovely to hear you enoyed you visit with us. Thank you again Sam & Team Grove More 

Monmouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Staying here in our camper van. Excellent facilities next door to the pub. Great walks along the canal, and finished off with a good beer from the bar, drunk by the waters edge. Perfect.

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

Thank you so much for the review, we love being next to the marina - hope to see you again soon, Cheers Sam & Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
  • Phone Number: 01525380940

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?