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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: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view
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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  • 122
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 27
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Xmas dinner with friends!

Xmas dinner with friends but disappointed not much veggie choice! I settled for the hallomi which was tasty but very heavy as it was battered! The server was local but lovely. The Xmas market, mulled wine and Santa were a nice touch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gez Tunstall
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Xmas dinner with friends but disappointed not much veggie choice! I settled for the hallomi which was tasty but very heavy as it was battered! The server was local but lovely. The Xmas market, mulled wine and Santa were a nice touch.

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Thank Gez Tunstall
Cheddington, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to this pub and found it to be quite cosy in a similar style to The Paper Mill at Apsley Lock, also a Fullers pub. We didn’t eat but the menu looked good and reasonably priced, I believe the Sunday Roast was £12.99. There is a large garden overlooking the Grand Union Canal, which looks... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review, hope to see you one Sunday soon, to try our Roast. Cheers Sam & Team More 

Dunstable, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in the area and stopped off for an in pronto Sunday lunch and weren't disappointed. The staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was lovely, we had the Sunday roast (beef and gammon).

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

Wow! Thanks for the Fab 5 star review, very happy to hear our very popular Sunday Roast didn't disappoint. Hope to see you again soon, Thanks Again Sam & Team More 

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here a few times mainly because it is fairly convenient. The setting is great against the Grand Union canal and it is quite cozy inside. The food is generally pretty reliable (I would give it a 4) but tonights's battered cod was the most tasteless piece of fish I have ever eaten - at least I think the... More 

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

Thank you for your review, sorry that your experience with us was not to our usual standard. We try and offer a relaxed mix of service, offering full service up in the restaurant and more casual dining downstairs, sorry if that was not communicated. Our fish is delivered daily and batter made fresh with our beer, please rest assured that... More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal at the pub, found it after a nice walk alongside the canal. Everything about the pub was excellent. Staff were friendly. We had a sandwich which was very well presented and tasty. The service was good and didn't wait very long for the meal to arrive.

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

Thank you for the fab 5 star review, really glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch. Hope to see you again soon, Thanks Again Sam & Team More 

Leighton Buzzard
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to go out locally for a meal on a whim. We ate from the specials menu and the food was good but I felt slightly expensive for what it was. Service very good. The ambience was not helped by a dim light level which I know makes me look better as I get older but doesn't do anything... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your meal, but sorry that "Lock keepers cottage" style is not to your taste. I hope this won't deter you from future visits. I will request Trip advisor update our postcode on their system. Thanks Again, Samantha Croft More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been to Grove Lock for while, as I hadn't heard great things. But I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised! All of our food was delicious and normally when the 6 of us go out, there is always something that goes back! I really enjoyed my meal and had 3 courses too! The pub was very busy,... More 

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Thank Clare27M
Sam C, General Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback, Happy to hear you enjoyed your birthday with us. Hope you visit again soon, Sam & Team More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited 26/12/15 Meal was very good. Staff were very attentive and efficient. The atmosphere could have been better if the nice open fire had been stoked up.

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

Thank you for the brilliant 5 star review. Sorry about the fire, we do try and keep it going all day, so sorry if this got missed on your visit. Thanks Again Sam & Team More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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860 reviews
390 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely canal side pub, gets very busy so I suggest you book if you want a meal. The staff although busy are helpful and friendly. The beers on offer are good and the menu is varied and reasonably priced. Has some nice outdoor seating where in the summer you can watch the narrow boats using the lock.

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

Thank you for the nice review and hope you call in again soon, Cheers Sam & Team More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The grove lock is a great place to go for lunch or in the evening. There is a relaxed atmosphere either in the bar or restaurant. The staff are always polite and friendly and the service is efficient. The menu isn't massive but there are some different dishes which you wouldn't find on most pub menus. The food is well... More 

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

Thank you for the great 5 star review. We work hard trying to get things just right, so happy to hear you have enjoyed your time with us. Its very nice to have such nice customers, Thanks Again 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: Families with children, Bar scene, 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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