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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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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 15
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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
Nice evening meal

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Pete R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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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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Winsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We decided to go for a family. Meal so we thought. We would try this place by the lock what a mistake we made we sat down and order are food. When the food came out it was cold and the chips looked like they had never see a fryer . So we sent the food back and they had... More 

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Food arrived cold returned to kitchen when it came back out of microwave was still cold chicken sizzler didn't sizzle sauce warm chicken cold plate :-) or don't know haw they expected this to work. When we went to complain manager disappeared into kitchen his wife/partner was so unhelpful sorry but this once friendly pub has gone downhill in fact... More 

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Jarrow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This a pub with a great view if you like canal boats situated right alongside a canal lock. Food was good, service friendly, drinks reasonable, a really great 'local'.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Lovely staff warm and friendly .excellent foods and will be visiting again if only for the fat chips.....divine!!! Both main course and starter were tasty i had lamb kofta wrap with fat chips and a mango brulee cheesecake with cream .gorgeous!

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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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, English, Pub, Family Fare

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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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