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The Big Lock

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Bar, English, Pub, Family Fare
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Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich cw10 9dn, England
+44 1606 833489
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Today
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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    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and beer

We ate here twice on our trip. Nice pub and food. Free internet and good service. Their fish and chips were very good and the staff was very friendly.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
happygourmet
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MA
Good for:
  • Families with children
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
MA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice on our trip. Nice pub and food. Free internet and good service. Their fish and chips were very good and the staff was very friendly.

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north west
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Called in after 5 hours cruising on our boat. We had been before so thought we would stop for a bite to eat. We ordered drinks and asked for the menu only to be told that they stopped serving at 8.30 as it was 8.20 we assumed there would be no problem but we were not able to order any... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The food in this place was tasty but there was no atmosphere considering it was 4pm on a Saturday. There was a radio playing but it was very crackly and we had to move seats as it was like white noise from some speakers. Some of the other customers were just plain rude which we assume was because we were... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Always have good service here and often staff will take your order at the table. For the price the food is usually good and I would alway recommend this pub restaurant. Nicely decorated with varied seating For summer time the balcony is very pleasant looking down onto the lock and the canal.

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Cambridge
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A disappointing visit, we came about 8 and the place was very quiet, we looked at the menu and we asked about 3 times if we wanted to order, let people look please sometimes people just want to chat a bit before ordering. The starters arrived they were okay nothing special, then the second they were finished they were cleared... More 

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liverpool
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a meal here it was freshly cooked crispy battered fish and fat chips!! heaven. our waitress was lovely so friendly and nothing was too much trouble. all the party enjoyed their meal inc. pudding! very good value for money. well worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I was on holiday for a week, so thought I would treat myself to a cheap lunch out. I chose the plain beef burger this came with chips, which were excellent, home cooked, lovely! A salad also accompanied this meal which was ok, unfortunately, the burger let it down, I wasn't thrilled with the taste, although Idid eat it!so it... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

I came here today with my husband for a late lunch. We were the only ones in eating. Starters were fine although an easy cooking option (nachos and deep fried squid) for my main I ordered a medium rare steak. It arrived blue.so I sent it back. It came back rather quickly and I could tell it had just been... More 

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Cullompton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

staying in the area for a few days and found this pub on a search engine,decided to give it a try based on reviews and glad we did. Although busy we were accommodated in another area by friendly welcoming staff. There was a good menu selection and although we had to wait just over half an hour for food it... More 

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Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Just enjoyed a lovely meal after a day's canal boating. All round we had a good experience, helped by the friendly smiley waitresses. Would definitely come back.

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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, English, Pub, Family Fare

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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