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The Grove Lock

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Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
01525380940
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 4, the area, even with Windows slightly open, was still to warm and humid. But hey ho, ordered drinks, arrived quickly, waiter was a really friendly chap, engaged in our banter ! Ordered our food, decided to have chips with my pie, why do some of these places supply the most bland chips ? They where... More 

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Thank linedancer111_11
Leighton Buzzard, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This fullers pub offers an amazing selection of real ale kept to a high standard the wines are amazing such a wide variety available was hard to choose between the all so good wines. The pub it's self is beautiful with amazing scenery all around my son loved the big garden to run around in and watching the badges go... More 

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Thank Kara K
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I had lunch here for the first time a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. So thought we would bring the family along today (13 of us!) for my brothers birthday lunch. Always daunting when you recommend somewhere new, but we weren't disappointed. Everyone was impressed when the food all arrived HOT and at the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited here 27th July to meet a friend for dinner. The pub was great. Lots of tables and seats outside and inside and a decent menu. Being a veggie there were a few choices for me and different to the usual. Prices were a little high, the grilled holloumi salad was a little steep but was nice although no lettuce... More 

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Thank Penster501
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always delivers brilliant food and service never ever had a grumble about this place always lovely, food is always hot , menu is fab and service is very friendly we come here often and will continue to do so.

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Thank Kayleigh L
Sam C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you so much please do ,its always a pleasure to see satisfied happy guests look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers again Karen and the team. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor service and watch that you get a full pint for the high prices. Otherwise it's okay if you want to be beside the canal. Chips poor.

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1 Thank irishworker
Sam C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

So sorry to hear that you didn't receive a full pint our team are trained to serve 95% beer with a 5% head and we will always exchange any food that is not to customer satisfaction, we do hope you call again. many thanks for your feedback Karen and the team. More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent food which is reasonably priced but the drinks are very expensive, some of the staff are very welcoming but some can be a little less so, lovely setting in the canal.

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Thank Frupoi
Sam C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for you're review and welcome feedback on quality and prices, as we do indeed take our guests comments seriously.Thanks again Karen and the team. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited on a sunny Saturday lunch time. Three staff behind bar - one taking food orders, another one taking drink orders and the other one more engrossed in paperwork than serving customers. Absolutely crowded, as one might expect with long queues of unhappy customers having to queue twice (for both food and drink) and wait ages to be served. Surely... More 

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1 Thank AlastairGMac
Sam C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for you're feedback , unfortunately with the sheer numbers of people arriving within a short time of each other it will create a degree of queuing, in order to control food orders they are processed through one till. Staff will only be taking customer details and reservations behind the bar so as to accommodate our guests, Thank you... More 

Bedford, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love coming here. The Starters are great however, main dishes are not as good. On busy Saturdays they had a live band. Really nice day out! Try the Pimms - the best I have ever had!

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Thank jessica_h_fonseca
Sam C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you, hope that you enjoyed the day we certainly did. Cheers Karen and the team More 

Braunton
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited on one night just for a drink which was one of the warmest nights of the year. We were staying next door in our motorhome at Grove Lock Marina. We were taken aback by how busy it was but not really surprising on such a warm evening. I queued for 20 minutes just to get a drink and... More 

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Thank AdrianWhite
Sam C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

So good to hear a lovely review like this especially as we were extremely busy , 20 minutes is an unusually long time to be served a drink as we have at least three people dispensing drinks and another taking food orders , however the number of guests all arriving at a similar time was incredible. Do hope you also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
  • Phone Number: 01525380940
Description
Beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, lies a shining example of the great English pub. The Grove Lock serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?