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The Big Lock

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Webbs 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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Monmouth, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have visited twice this year - vibrant , busy place, ideally situated beside the canal. The food is superb! How anyone could eat three courses I have no idea, the portions are huge and very tasty.

Thank solwaysue
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came for dinner after a long weekend canal boating. My husband had been in some years ago and had underwealmed that time so we were a little apprehensive but need not have been. The staff were very attentive and the food was tasty and plentiful.

Thank Ejspencer
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This pub/restaurant always gives the personal touch. Nice menu of local dishes and selection of seasonal specials on the black board

Thank Diane P
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate at The Big Lock last night and we were sooo disappointed. We were at a function with 20+ people so expected it to be really busy for the kitchen and staff. But! The food was of really poor quality. It seemed as though the food had been bought in already prepared and just heated up. We had pate... More 

Thank julie b
London, Canada
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59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this pub twice while we were on our narrowboat trip. The location is excellent and the food was very good. Staff are friendly and efficient.

Thank Wally M
Winsford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined here on several occasions and always found the menus refreshing, staff extremely polite and helpful. It has great views of the canal behind the building itself. Food is mostly homemade(steak & ale pie is a must) and great value for money, will definitely be eating here again.

Thank Tom1203
Burnley, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good pub in a great location next to the canal and a lock, hence the name. There are outdoor tables and a sort of balcony, good when the weather is fine and there are plenty of boats using the lock - always interesting. Plenty of beer to choose from and a decently priced menu. Worth a visit,... More 

Thank Bez5
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been many times and always have a lovely meal. Lovely proper pub food with gorgeous homemade chips. Staff are always helpful and friendly.

Thank Rachel B
Anglesey, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hired a barge and decided to stop for dinner at The Big Lock as there was mooring space nearby and we were hungry. I guess the smell of fried food outside may have provided an indication of what type of meal we could expect, also the fact that on a Friday evening there didn't appear to be any locals... More 

Thank SamSq
Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right by the big canal lock in Middlewich. This is a pub with a dining area. There's a fairly standard pub menu and a good specials board. The service is friendly and efficient. Decent beer too. I had a chicken stir fry which was a bit salty but otherwise OK. Friends enjoyed fish and chips, curry or lasagne. Nothing fancy... More 

Thank scratchetta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $18
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
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: Webbs 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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