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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, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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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 location

We ate here today, asked after the summer menu but was told the New menu would be out in a couple off weeks. Grandchildren enjoyed fish and chips and ice cream sunde, I had the fish and chips good quality, wife and daughter had chicken and leek pie the son in law opted for chicken ceaser salad was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
paul g
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bedfordshire
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  • Scenic view
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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the way to Gatwick for a 'quick' bite to eat before our holiday. The location is lovely but the service was terrible, we waited 45 minute for a sandwich and when we asked the waitress her response was that '30 mins is a usual wait and your meals will be out next' - this wasn't... More 

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bedfordshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We ate here today, asked after the summer menu but was told the New menu would be out in a couple off weeks. Grandchildren enjoyed fish and chips and ice cream sunde, I had the fish and chips good quality, wife and daughter had chicken and leek pie the son in law opted for chicken ceaser salad was fine. Tables... More 

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A group of us spent a day on the canal. We stopped off at lunch time. The restaurant was very busy,the staff were very friendly and helpful. They apologised that they were busy but if didn't mind we could sit outside undercover for lunch. The food was great value for money, nice sized portions. It was my first time there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went here on a warm Sunday night and it was really busy. There are lots of tables outside by the canal so not a problem. It is in a really nice location the pub used to be the lock keepers house. the menu is typical pub food . The menu was fairly limited as they had run out of... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food was really lovely but unfortunately we were a bit disappointed at the size of one of the dishes! Photo below and it was really more like a childs portion. The actual quality of the food was great but there were only 19 chips on the plate! Starter was lovely and my main was very tasty too.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lovely relaxing family meal excellent food and very friendly helpful staff. The 5hr roast pork melted in the mouth can highly recommend it.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We visited during Friday lunchtime, and were warmly greeted. The menu is good and varied, and the service was excellent. It is good value for money, and we will visit again.

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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 glowing 5 Star review. We work really hard to deliver consistant offering and really happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch, please call in again soon. Many Thanks Sam & Team Grove. More 

Cheddington, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We booked a table for 18 on Saturday evening and had an amazing night thanks to the great staff and service.We pre booked our meals and all were served exactly as ordered.The food was great and as a large party the whole evening was made easy A great time had by all and will definitely return Thanks again.

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

Thank you for the 5 stars, your table was a pleasure to serve and our team enjoyed the evening too. Hope to see you back soon, Thanks Again Sam & Team Grove :) More 

Milton Keynes
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We, that's my wife and I and our 3 children, used to visit here regularly. The food was always good, often excellent, well above the standard of your usual pub food. "gastro pub"? I'm not a fan of the term, but it probably describes The Grove Lock quite well. On our last couple of visits, they started following the posh... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback. I am sorry you feel our childrens offer isn't value for money. We encourage families and our childrens menu is currently - 2 courses (main & dessert) with a drink at £6.75, all the meals are cooked fresh to order with great local produce & proves very popular. Also 0.30p from every childrens meal, we... More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Just been to the Grove Lock pub for the second time and the food has been consistent on both occasions,the staff are very accommodating,I really fancied the fish fingers but didn't want the sandwich, I asked if I could just have the fish fingers with chips and they readily agreed, they were very nice, more like a cod goujon really,... More 

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

Thank you for the feedback, happy to hear you enjoyed your meal. Sorry for any cofusion with the pricing, in future please bring this to our attention and we would be happy to amend. I Hope to see you soon, 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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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: 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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