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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 - $25
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
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Fantastic selection on offer. One of the best found in the many pubs I've been to. All the food ordered was great. The chicken wings and chili nachos for starters were great. The burgers and pies were amazingly tender and flavourful. And to top it all, they have sangria which again, is amongst the best I've tasted!!!

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Saddleworth, UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We booked a table at The Big Lock for a meal on Saturday night, based on the strength of the reviews here on TripAdvisor. I have to say, we were quite disappointed. The waiting on and bar staff were lovely - very pleasant manner and very smiley. But the service was painfully slow, and we had to keep waving to... More

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10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The setting of this pub is gorgeous, we love to sit out the back next to the canal watching the boats and ducks. There is a good selection of drinks and the food menus offer a good selection of fresh, home cooked meals. Service is top, both behind the bar and waiting on with the food always arriving promptly. Drinks... More

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leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This was a great find and is ideal if on a boat or passing by road, great selection of real ale and great food made us and our dog feel welcome it will be a stop on our next way pass

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As the title says , found this because the roads were shut around Middlewich and thought why not give it a go. Took the dog and sat outside and enjoyed a very friendly afternoon talking to locals and people travelling on the canal. The pub is very nice , staff very helpful and friendly . The food is ok ,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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24 restaurant reviews
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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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