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Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich cw10 9dn, England
+44 1606 833489
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Ranked #8 of 18 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $22
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 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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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely homely pub by canal where you can have several superb shared starters for a quick lunch followed by very tasty coffee. If preferred two mains at low prices, especially the mouth watering omelettes and a few chips. Freshly cooked.

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Nantwich, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A friend suggested we try this pub as he had passed by on a walk. It was very good, the food was served to the 4 of us at the same time by two pleasant waitresses and was of good quality. The location on the canal makes it a must in the summer but was still good on a wet... More 

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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food very plentiful and lovely surroundings as it is right on the canal so is ideal for people on boats. There is a good choice of food and there are also daily specials. The baguettes are large but one gripe is they come without margarine. I appreciate some people do not eat margarine or butter but some in a dish... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited here for the first time a couple of nights ago with a large group. The food was nice and we were all served at the same time .... so no-one finishing before someone else had started (as happens elsewhere). Prices are reasonable, food quality was good and the staff were friendly. The atmosphere depends of course on the people... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Food was lovely. Unfortunately the restaurant was cold they had a log burner but it wasn't enough to heat the whole room and the heating didn't seem to be working. They had a crumble on the dessert menu so we asked what type, the lady came back and said they didn't have crumble only strudel, which one of the party... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

we go to the big lock quite a bit as we live very close to it. It is so nice to have a nice local. The food is consistently good since moving to Middlewich we have been four times. We have been as an extended family group on a number of occasions. The food has always come out on time... More 

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Old Colwyn
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We met up with friends and had our puppy with us. We were very well looked after by Holly and Ashleigh. The food was good, I enjoyed my salmon burger and the three men all really enjoyed their gammon steaks. My only grumble would have been the chips......bit soggy for me and not hot enough. The location is great, right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

After a long walk with my grandson and dog we went for lunch. Sitting outside watching the canal boats going through the lock was very peaceful. Lovely lunch piping hot and very tasty. Then a nice walk home through the fields

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was our 1st trip to Big Lock but it will certainly not be our last....... We went as a family group to celebrate a birthday ..... This lovely Pub is fantastic the staff are friendly and polite real fires and real ale and the food was great ...we were dinning as a very large group and it was nice... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We enjoyed the quiz and the good tasting food. The pub is nice to relax in too. Great canalside location. Staff nice enough

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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 - 22
Cuisine: English, Bar, Pub, Family Fare

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