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The Big Lock

Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich, England
01606 833489
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Ranked #8 of 17 restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $26
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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 NEW via mobile

I live local to the Big Lock and we love it! Food is fab good range, both in price and choice. Really get annoyed to read negative comments on here because they're just not founded! I'd say go try it for.your self - you won't be disappointed! !! Keep up the good work!!!! Staff and management! ♡

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Manchester, UK
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved walking out of the doors to a covered seating area and right next to the canal. Would love it when hot.

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chester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It an average pub with average staff & average food. Small portions £11.50 for burger & chips! Taking the P out if their location. Its only comparable to the big chain pubs as theres no ambience or personal service, your lucky to get a hello or good bye let alone thankyou for your custom . Its a nice location &... More

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jackie p, Owner at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write your review and taking time to visit us.we are sorry you found our pub,staff & food average,BUT we do have to mention the £11.50 burger & chips does consist of 2 x 1/4lb home-made burgers a full freshly grilled cajun chicken breast (approx 1/2lb in weight) a rasher of good bacon a slice... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Had a lovely family meal here the other night it was very busy but still got great service and I had the best Fish and Chips I've had in a long time.wouod highly recommend..

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Approach not inspiring but doubts dispelled by nice welcome and restaurant surroundings directly overlooking the canal. Good cask beer and conventional menu supplemented by a Specials Board. All our party chose items from the Specials and were all pleased with the results. Good service by pleasant waitresses. Appreciate place is advertised as 'child friendly' but unfortunately only discordant note was... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had a family gathering with a buffet lunch for 30. All the food was home cooked and was very tasty. Service was excellent as well. Good selection of beer and nice location next to the canal and lock.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have had a few meals here over the years & we were not disappointed . The menu was a little different but very nice. We all had something off the 'special' board' Lovely big chunky homemade chips like they used to be!. The service was good & waitresses were very pleasant.

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Crewe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went to this pub for the first time last Saturday. We were made to feel very welcome with a cheery smile from the girl behind the till. The pub was very pleasantly set out with a wonderful outside seating area overlooking the canal lock. We made our choice from a very good menu, the food arrived quickly and was... More

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Excellent meal ,reasonably priced,immaculate toilets Bombardier bitter superb.Great evening but an unacceptable time to wait after ordering so take a razor as you'll need a shave by the time it arrives!

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London, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had hired a barge and popped into the Big Lock on a very rainy Friday lunch time. I should imagine it would have been much busier if it was sunny as it overlooks the canal and has a lovely balcony. We had main meals of steak, fish and chips and chilli. All the meals were very well cooked and... More

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