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The Grove Lock

Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 OQU, England
01525380940
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Price range: $14 - $25
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Seven of us (including 3 children) had Sunday lunch here. Although we had booked a table inside we decided to eat outside because it was a lovely day. There are lots of tables outside, including a decking area, a paved area and plenty of picnic type tables on the grass by the canal. Generally a lovely spot. As we had... More

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Sg188hd
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked a table late Sunday afternoon to celebrate a family birthday. Cannot fault the service and friendly welcome. Drinks were efficiently served. The menu is limited, we asked the waitress, who was also the manageress what vegetables came with the roast, after being told leeks gratin, parsnips, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots would accompany the roast we all decided to... More

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We booked a table at Grove Lock for my father's 90th birthday lunch. Even though it was extremely busy the staff were always helpful and polite and made sure we had everything we needed. We have an autistic son who is a difficult eater and one particular member of staff went out of her way to make sure he had... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Lovely pub, lovely location; we live in between The Grove Lock and another one, out of principle we now only go to the other one as their drinks prices are outrageous. Bring your drinks prices down and we'll come back.

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Bedfordshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We called here for drinks and a meal. I was astounded by the over priced drinks and food. I went with my partner. We are both pensioners. I ordered a pint and a white wine, I was charged for the 2 drinks. £10.39 That is a rip off. An average price in this area is £7 to £8 which is... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The strawberry in my prosecco set the scene, but it got better! Had the London pride battered cod. It was beautiful, light batter, fish perfectly cooked and proper chips. Very tasty! Would definitely come again and again. Husband loved his smoked fish pie too! Syrene

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your visit with us. We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll be back soon. Our Summer menu is launched next week, please stop in. Thanks again, Sam Croft More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Myself and my partner come here often for food and drinks. Great food, friendly service. Great to sit inside on not so nice days or outside when it is sunny. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our pub, we are really glad you enjoyed your visit & hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Sam Croft, General Manager More

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A typical pub menu with no surprises, you get a good enough meal but nothing out of the ordinary. It's a lovely setting right next to the canal and on a good day the setting is perfect. I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here but it's generally ok.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Spent an afternoon here after not having visited for a while. Won't leave it as long until my next visit. Had a lovely lunch followed by several very pleasant hours spent in the canal side seating area. The staff are friendly and attentive but this places biggest attribute is the location. Highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate there on Bank Holiday Monday with family. The food was very average & pricey. I ordered the Steak & Ale pie. It looked delicious on the plate with short crust pastry but the crust was rock hard & the meat was very fatty - not what you expect for £12. My wife had the spinach & mushroom frittata which... More

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