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The Big Lock

Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich, England
01606 833489
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Ranked #9 of 17 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English, Bar, Pub, Family Fare
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal on lock 75 The Big Lock has been refurbished in 2012 and recently reoccupied by previous tenents Ken & Jackie Pickles in feb 2013 having run the pub Nov 2008 to June 2011.We have a bar area & snug with pool table lounge areas and a restaurant with a balcony over looking the canal with outside seating front & canalside with a function room available to hire over looking the canal. There is a large car park available for walkers and pub visitors. We served food every day and are open all day saturday and sunday.
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English first
Middlewich, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We went here for a last minute decision meal as were late home from work and needed to chill! It was great to chill in the place as there was only about 8 people in there! The food however was pretty mediocre . I had the £8.95 rump steak which was extremely chewy with chips that could have done with... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Had lunch here today the food was lovely. My steak wrap was delicious and the homemade chips probably the best Ive had in a good while. Service was friendly & quick. Added bonus to sit on the balcony watching the boats on the canal. Highly recommended

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Lancashire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Me and my husband were in the local area and wanted a evening meal , we rang ahead in advance and our table was waiting our arrival. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was delicious and affordable. Nice relaxing place to visit. We will definitely visit again if were are in the area.

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We went here for a family Sunday lunch, upon arrival we where kindly greeted and shown to our table. The food was great! Overall we had a pleasant experience! Will come here again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited the big lock on a sunday afternoon, service was quick but not rushed, food well prepared and presented, great location just at the lock and reasonably priced. Jobs a good un

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Stroud, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Perhaps the best fish and chips we've ever had in the UK. So good we had exactly the same choices on two occasions. The "large wild cod" was truly excellent - and big - and presented in a very appealing way. Service was fast and efficient from very attractive and welcoming staff. There is a good choice of food on... More

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic selection on offer. One of the best found in the many pubs I've been to. All the food ordered was great. The chicken wings and chili nachos for starters were great. The burgers and pies were amazingly tender and flavourful. And to top it all, they have sangria which again, is amongst the best I've tasted!!!

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Saddleworth, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a table at The Big Lock for a meal on Saturday night, based on the strength of the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I have to say, we were quite disappointed. The waiting on and bar staff were lovely - very pleasant manner and very smiley. But the service was painfully slow, and we had to keep waving to... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The setting of this pub is gorgeous, we love to sit out the back next to the canal watching the boats and ducks. There is a good selection of drinks and the food menus offer a good selection of fresh, home cooked meals. Service is top, both behind the bar and waiting on with the food always arriving promptly. Drinks... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a great find and is ideal if on a boat or passing by road, great selection of real ale and great food made us and our dog feel welcome it will be a stop on our next way pass

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