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The Big Lock

Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich, England
01606 833489
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Ranked #7 of 18 Restaurants in Middlewich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $23
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
Crewe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Really nice pub, great staff - really friendly, but just a shame the steaks were a bit underdone. One of them had to be sent back, mine was bearable but couldn't be bothered to have it re-cooked. Don't want this to take away from what was an enjoyable evening with friends in a lovely pub.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Reserved the table here as we dined on a Saturday evening for 7pm. The pub was quite full so as the evening went on the service became slower. However; the food was lovely and the portion sizes were great - good value for money.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

My wife and I decided that we needed a coffee and a pit stop whilst out walking along the canal. we happened to pass the Big Lock and thought we would give it a try, so nothing pre-planned about this visit. As we entered it was clear that they were extremely busy with a large party in for a family... More 

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Additional Information about The Big Lock

Address: Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich, England
Phone Number: 01606 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: English, Bar, Pub, Family Fare

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