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The Big Lock

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Bar, British, Pub
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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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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mid afternoon return on narrow boat

we were ready to return home after an excellent canal boat holiday and decided to eat before we left for home. A fellow member in our boat syndicate recommended the Big lock pub. The whole experience was very good the service from ordering to leaving very attentive and meals delivered outside very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
LONKMOORE
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Carlisle
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English first
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Big Lock do £5.00 lunches. The Omelettes and chunky chips are to die for and it is a good portion. Very welcoming, relaxing by the canal and best food in Middlewich.

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Carlisle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

we were ready to return home after an excellent canal boat holiday and decided to eat before we left for home. A fellow member in our boat syndicate recommended the Big lock pub. The whole experience was very good the service from ordering to leaving very attentive and meals delivered outside very quickly. The meals were all what I would... More 

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went to the Big Lock with a friend for acatch up and a bite to eat, the second time we have opted for the Big Lock and it didn't disappoint. Menu full of excellent choices, plus a specials board which makes it harder to choose. The food was well presented, excellent portions, and really delicious. Was so full at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Was here a few years ago on a canal boat trip and had a good experience so decided to revisit. Place and people were friendly and the place was busy so always a good sign. Food was good but portion sizes especially the fish were to big. Lovely afternoon and would definitely return

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Moored on a 24hr just along the canal from The Big Lock. Went to the upstairs balcony which overlooks the canal to have lunch but found it a little too cold. So ate inside. The food was rated excellent, and the staff were very attentative.

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate here last night, this being our 3rd visit. We had a reserved table, but on arrival we were ignored several times by the young waitress who made eye contact each time but looked down each time she got near us, even ignoring my husband on one occasion when he spoke. Takes nothing to say hello and 'i'll be... More 

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Torpoint, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped for lunch on the return trip of our canal holiday.. Easy to moor up just a little further along the canal and walk back.The menu had something for everyone and was reasonably priced.

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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great location overlooking the canal. Quiz night on Thursdays at 8.00 pm. Reasonably priced, tasty food with a specials board.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Food was lovely. Restaurant was always busy which was a good thing. Staff were friendly and helpful. Wasnt to pricy either. Def worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very pleasant afternoon by the canal. I have often stopped by for a drink by the canal and sometimes a snack but this was the first time I had had a full meal. The service was pleasant and the location is lovely. the food was only average I am afraid but we still enjoyed our visit. the sunday lunch... More 

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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, British, Pub

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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