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The Big Lock

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Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich cw10 9dn, England
+44 1606 833489
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal on lock 75 The Big Lock has been...
Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal on lock 75 The Big Lock has been refurbished in 2012 and recently reoccupied by previous tenants 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 & canal side with a function room available to hire over looking the canal. There is a large car park available for walkers and pub visitors. We are open all day every day and serve food every day all day.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Midweek meal out

A pleasant pub/restaurant. Good service by lovely helpful staff. Wide selection on menu and special board. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and excellent value for money.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
491helenw
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Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Had called round on the Saturday late morning for breakfast or lunch was it was closed. Had a drink, tea and a warm fudge cake, a read of the papers and used the free Wi fi and a comfy settee. Looked a busy place for lunch.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A pleasant pub/restaurant. Good service by lovely helpful staff. Wide selection on menu and special board. Thoroughly enjoyed the food and excellent value for money.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Just had lunch here, and what a lovely meal it was. Plaice chips and mushy peas for two, along with drinks. Could not fault it, everything was excellent. The food was really hot and the fish cooked to perfection, and the homemade chips were delicious. Definitely recommend a visit to this little gem. Oh and for a Friday lunchtime it... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely location on lock side. Food and service very very good. Staff friendly and welcoming. Area reserved for Dogs to dine with their own choice of meal on dog menu. Good value for money. Recommend this pub.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

In May 2014 we visited here on a very sad day with Bristol Rovers being relegated .Now we're back in the league we returned to celebrate and the food and choice of bitter was top notch.The waitress,Sophie looked after us well and had one of those smiles which made our long journey worthwhile.The Gammon was as good as it gets... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Lovely food, some portions too large but I'm a small eater so it may be great for some. Shame the service is very slow, even though there were only a few tables with people sat at them. This was the second time we've been after knowing the first time was very slow, but this second time was about a year... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Called in for our evening meal. I had one of the specials and was very pleased with it. There was a good choice both on the specials board ad the standard menu. Serice was friendly and efficient. All in all a good relaxing evening

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The Big Lock is a really good pub. The decor is good. The 'culture' and ambience is always good...the food is good and the staff are great too...making it an all round really good place to go and eat and drink...they also let our little dog in as well so it gets a massive thumbs up from us!!

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We are travelling around the UK and came across The Big Lock by accident. Read the revues & saw someone giving it a second chance so we thought we'd give it a go. Nancy & Laura, who served us were an absolute delight and service was pleasant,attentive & prompt. Steak was good

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Having been disappointed on our last visit to Big Lock, I think its only fair to put on another review as our recent visit was much improved on last year. The staff appear to be much more efficient, knowledgeable & helpful. The menu represents better value for money & the miniscule portions seem to be no more. I had the... More 

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Additional Information about The Big Lock

Address: Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich cw10 9dn, England
Phone Number: +44 1606 833489
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich cw10 9dn, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 833489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 23
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Situated on the Trent & Mersey canal on lock 75 The Big Lock has been refurbished in 2012 and recently reoccupied by previous tenants 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 & canal side with a function room available to hire over looking the canal. There is a large car park available for walkers and pub visitors. We are open all day every day and serve food every day all day.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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