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The Big Lock

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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: Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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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  • 62
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  • 67
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brunch

Great pub - food is always fresh and hot and prices are reasonable can sit in or out - good staff and service

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nellas70
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Winsford, United Kingdom
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visit this pub for an evening meal every month or two. The food is always very good. The new specials have been exceptional I loved the Lamb rump and my husband enjoyed the pork with Diane sauce.

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Thank Teri J
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here numerous times with no complaints until tonight. I've Still got heartburn 3 hours later after my meal the food was dry & overcooked. Since my last visit the chef has gone unfortunately for me tonight because it used to be nice food. Certainly will not be eating here again very disappointed .

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Thank coutinho10
Winsford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great pub - food is always fresh and hot and prices are reasonable can sit in or out - good staff and service

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Thank Nellas70
Crewe, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Lovely meal. Plenty to eat only grip is they didn't have half the desserts listed. But well worth a visit.

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Thank HanaB363
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I organised a group visit got our Christmas meal. In total there were 19 of us. We pre paid and ordered our meals and they were perfect. Our tables were ready hit when we booked and our food was brought to us in a timely manner. The staff were organised and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend this... More 

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1 Thank Kyla B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

sadly disappointed as this is a good location. the tables were so close together and groups of noisy young families. place smelt of chips. maybe try on a week night but not tempted to go back.

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1 Thank sabisaac
Heswall, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Lovely traditional pub, set alongside the canal. 3 course Sunday roast for £10.95 which was very impressive, good size portions and freshly cooked . Definitely would come back. Great service too

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Thank Lee G
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Ou summer eat out. A wander down the canal and then sitting outside on a sunny evening. Food is good, especially the burgers - I always have a lamb one. Service is friendly. They have a specials board with vegetarian options on, as thereby aren't many on the normal menu. Only downside was when they took the vegetable lasagne off,... More 

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Thank ELS250
Eastbourne
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Visited The Big Lock with my son-in-law and 2 grandsons 11 and 13 years. Good menu with something for everyone. Food hot, generous portions, but above all very tasty. The pub was spacious and welcoming with a good variety of beers to choose from.Would certainly visit again.

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Thank Ray H
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Really enjoyed two visits to The Big Lock pub during our first narrowboat holiday this week. Staff were friendly, service was prompt and efficient. The menu was varied and food was tasty and well presented. Would recommend to others.

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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 - 22
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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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