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Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
01525380940
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 67
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  • 94
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great find

Came across this pub purely by chance on a ride out in the car. Great location, must be fantastic on a sunny day, right next to the canal. Load of out door seating but plenty of shade as well. In door clean and spacious. Food excellent, we didn't have them but the fish and chips looked delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Kim F
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  • Scenic view
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English first
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Came across this pub purely by chance on a ride out in the car. Great location, must be fantastic on a sunny day, right next to the canal. Load of out door seating but plenty of shade as well. In door clean and spacious. Food excellent, we didn't have them but the fish and chips looked delicious and my husband... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly atmosphere, attentive staff, good food, wonderful setting, especially on a warm summers day! Celebrated our daughter's birthday here with friends and family.

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West Country UK
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

First visit here and reasonably satisfied with service, food quality and portion size. A little slow on service but it was Saturday evening and to be fair there was a warning on the bar about food waiting times. It was fairly full but we managed to get a table for 4 plus 2 children. If was packed out the waiting... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

On entering the Grove Lock we felt welcome and the ambience was lovely. The food was excellent and we just enjoyed a lovely evening and didn't feel rushed or hassled.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Fullers pub with attractive interior and a lovely canalside location. I have been coming here for drinks since it opened several years ago. Although drinks are expensive compared to other pubs, to be able to sit in the garden beside the canal in the summer and on sofas inside by the fire in the winter, has made it worth the... More 

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

Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your visit. We try extremely hard to please all our guests and would never except anything less. We have recently changed our bread supplier and are constantly striving to improve. Thank you for the feed back and I do hope this doesn't deter you from future visits. Thank you Sam & Team. More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had our 50th Wedding Anniversary celebration here and have to say we were very well looked after and made to feel very special. The service was brilliant and the food was amazing. Everyone had a great time and it was very relaxed. Would recommend definitely.

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

Thank you for the feedback, it was a great afternoon. Hope to see you again soon, Thanks Again Sam & Team. More 

Kent
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped for a meal when passing, Tasty food, reasonable prices, fast and friendly service. Lovely location, sat at an outside table next to canal. Will come again if in area.

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

Thank you for the fantastic review, I do hope you will call in again when you are next in the area. Thanks Again, Sam & Team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As it was a lovely day we fancied going to a pub by a river or canal. Checked on Google and found this one. All in all it was very good. Not as picturesque as you might hope for but not much they can do about that. The pub itself is nice with a fair few seats outside by the... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us your feed back. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you soon, Thanks Sam & Grove Team. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

a short break on a journey loved watching canal boats going by also food was great but time spent queing up a disapointment

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

Thank you for the review, we like to hear all feedback. Please be assured your comments have been taken on board, we always strive for ways to improve. Thanks Again Sam & Team More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Grove Lock is next to a lock, the old section used to be the lock keepers house. It is part of a chain of restuarants. We found the service excellent and very efficient indeed with helpful. friendly staff who made sure we were well taken care of without over doing it. The roast was delicious though the potatoes did... More 

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

Very happy to recieve such positive feedback, I hope you pop in again soon, Thanks Sam & Team More 

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Additional Information about The Grove Lock

Address: Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
Phone Number: 01525380940
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
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
Average Prices: USD 14 - 25
Cuisine: British, Pub

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  • 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: 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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