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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 20
    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
Most recent review
Customer service was second to none, couldn't fault anything if I had tried.

We had the most pleasant experience when visiting for lunch on Friday. Every member of staff we encountered were polite and attentive. We came for lunch with my grandad who is over 100. One member of staff went above and beyond by coming to suggest that a children's meal was also available for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Nicola H
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Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had the most pleasant experience when visiting for lunch on Friday. Every member of staff we encountered were polite and attentive. We came for lunch with my grandad who is over 100. One member of staff went above and beyond by coming to suggest that a children's meal was also available for smaller appetites after overhearing our discussion with... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Driving back on the A4146 I decided to see if I could get a meal in this pub/restaurant. The grove lock is situated on the B road to the Ivinghoe Beacon which off the A4146. It was 13.30pm and was quite busy. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant was very clean and cared for. I opted for a... More 

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Grove Lock is always consistent with the food they serve. I met a friend here for dinner last week and we had an enjoyable meal - the beetroot and squash risotto was very tasty. Staff are always friendly and service is good. A good all round pub whether you want to eat or just have a drink - definitely... More 

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

Thank you for the review, we love to get our customers feedback. Hope to see you again soon, Cheers Sam & Team More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Booked on line, which was quick and easy. Visited on a Friday lunchtime in February, so fairly quiet. Very attentive and friendly staff. Food was tasty and hot and cost was on par with other places in the area. Would recommend and hope to visit again , perhaps on a warmer sunnier day so we could take in the lovely... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we welcome all our guests feedback and hope to see you again soon. Its lovely by the canal in the summer. Thanks Again, Sam & Team. More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great Staff service always with smile and make the customers feel welcomed! Very attentive and polite to customers as come here regularly Atmosphere very friendly and relaxed Suitable for family's and dogs welcome tooπŸ‘ͺ🐢 Food very good British food Freshly prepared and good flavour Best pub in leighton buzzard by far!! Highly recommend!,XxπŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ»πŸΈπŸΉπŸ·πŸ»πŸΊπŸ’•πŸ’•

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

What a fantastic 5 Star review, Thank you for taking the time to write, it makes our job all worth while. Hope to see you back soon, Many Thanks Sam & Team More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a popular pub that serves proper beer from Fullers. The Landlord takes great care of the Ales and in general, all drinks are top quality. Food is okay but not stunning. However, it's a matter of opinion whether that is of major importance with a pub. For the price, I doubt you would be disappointed. The setting is... More 

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

Thank you for the great review & we are really happy that you choose us when visiting the canal. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice olde worlde pub, right on the river. Food very nice, ideal for larger parties as well. Price reasonable, good choice of pub grub & some. Could do with making more of the outdoor space adjoining the carpark for the nicer weather.

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

Thank you for the 4 star review and I hope to see you back soon. Cheers Sam & Team More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I like to pop into the Grove Lock where we have always had a warm welcome from the Staff. We enjoy the fish (cod not Pollock) and chips, and have tried various other items on the menu which have all been delicious and reasonably priced. Great place to have food and a drink or two on your... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review, it makes it all worth while and we hope to see you again in the near future. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good beer and food but a bit on the expensive side. Dogs are welcome in the garden are fine on a warm day.

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

Thank you for the feedback, glad to hear you enjoy our pub. Many Thanks Sam & Team More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Grove Lock is a gem of a place, the interior is great, with roaring log burner in the winter and lots of seating canalside in the summer. Staff friendly, good menu. Can be very busy.

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

Thank you very much for the 4 star review, we really appriciate the feedback. Many Thanks 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?