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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 - 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: 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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Burgers :)

We love to come here for the signature Big Lock burger, a massive burger at a very reasonable price. Have been tempted to try some of the other things on the menu but the steaks for example do not appear to come with fries or sauce and are already an expensive price and the extras would make it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Jenna S
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Winsford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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English first
Buxton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

What pub does not serve a mixed grill? The food we had was ok but nothing special and and overpriced for what it was. Typical packed salad and the place it's self felt dirty and unclean . Won't be going back

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

After a weekend on our narrowboat our meal was very tasty and good value for money. The staff very helpfull, would certainly visit again.

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Winsford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We love to come here for the signature Big Lock burger, a massive burger at a very reasonable price. Have been tempted to try some of the other things on the menu but the steaks for example do not appear to come with fries or sauce and are already an expensive price and the extras would make it far too... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and decided to take advantage of the £5 lunch Menu . Given we had just finished a brisk walk and the weather outside was fresh we both chose the sausage and mash but the food was really disappointing . We got 2 hot dog style sausages , mash and some gravy( no onions/peas etc.) .Though... More 

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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79 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Thought we would try this place for a change. Rang prior to arrival and booked a table. No problems. We had three young children with us and they were made welcome. Children's menu was £4.95 and better than average fare. We settled for the Sunday Roast deal. Two choices of meat with all the trimmings plus choice of two desserts,... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Went here for my sons birthday meal. I had a special of the board and my husband had sirloin! Both my boys had burgers! Overall the food was excellent and we left none! Steak expensive though so watch the prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Walked with 2 Jack Russells along the canal. Look at a menu to see what food to order..burst out laughing..it was a dog's menu! Got food and bowl of water for them and of course human food too. Can't complain anything as the food was out of the world for that best price. Worth to visit and definitely coming again... More 

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middlewich
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Just called in here for lunch before I go to work, I had the fish and chips so did my partner it was excellent the fish was cooked perfectly, the tartar sauce was lovely everything the chips nice and chunky, and it came very well presented ... The coffees were good too would definitely recommend and will be going back

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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55 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Been here a few times but gradually getting less cared for / more dirty per visit. The floor often sticky and leaning on a table or bar has 2 visits in a row stained a good shirt! Needs a glass collector / cleaner on hand in the Winter like they do on busy Summer days...Will try 1 last time

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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, Outdoor seating

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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