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The Big Lock

Bar, British, Pub
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Webb's Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich cw10 9dn, England
+44 1606 833489
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely spot and local too! Friendly, helpful staff, good atmosphere and importantly, for us, dog friendly. Great food but vegetarian choices need to be improved then we would visit more often with family.

Thank Christine H
Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The appearance of the Big Lock does not prepare you for the experience, the staff are very helpful and welcoming and we really enjoyed the food. You can sit on the veranda on a nice day and watch the traffic (canal boats) going through the lock alongside. Our party consisted of four people one of whom is confined to a... More 

Thank Dennismcc
Calgary, Canada
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were narrow boating on the canals, it was an extremely hot day and the pub looked so inviting. We stopped for lunch and a few pints of Shandy and even our dog enjoyed laying in the shade and drinking from the drinking bowl they'd provided. The food was excellent and the service was great.

Thank LottieH10
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114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Last visit was posted as average but pleasant. The only good thing about this visit was the company which I brought with me! I can handle that mid week you will run out of pre-cooked stuff but if you have to disappoint your customers at least make what you provide the best they could have. I had to opt for... More 

Thank ftogigi
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Large pub/resto with great views over a canal. Food was well cooked and very well presented. Fairly average fare but the service and beer were excellent. Worth a look if in the area

Thank trigger21655
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst on a canal boat holiday. The food was excellent and plentiful. The staff were friendly and attentive. Lovely setting on the canalside and would certainly recommend it.

Thank NottsHappygirl
Burnley, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here on a night out and enjoyed a wonderful evening drinking cocktails by the canal taking in some breath taking views. Such a lovely atmosphere and reasonable prices we were really impressed. Even when it got cooler and we headed up to the bar it was such a wonderful atmosphere and welcoming staff. Would definitely recommend to others!

Thank Natalie R
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service impeccable, never let down when it comes to a meal here. They excel every time we go. So much variety. Very pleasant outside space back and front and sunshine to add to the occasion.

1 Thank Susan E
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in a near by hotel (if you can call it that) so we googled places to eat and the big lock came up, we downloaded a menu and decided to head over. We were greeted by a lovely young girl who showed us to a table. We didn't have to wait too long for food and when... More 

Thank Shellz_7x
Swindon, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a well cooked dinner in this pub. Great service from the young and friendly team. This a well run pub popular with youngsters, families and the canal people. Cocktails were good too!

Thank Barbara H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?