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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 - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good choice of vegetarian options on the menu which I was very excited for as it can often be hard to find vegan/vegetarian food in a pub. All food ordered was good and we also has a jug of pimms which was lovely too. Will definitely continue to come here in the future.

Thank Sally2297
Burleigh Heads, Australia
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a Sunday lunch here overlooking the lock. Dining outside on the verandah was great on a sunny day and there was so much activity on the water. Food was good but nothing to rave about although the service was terrific. We then went for a stroll along the canal path which was lots of fun. Good accessible parking... More 

Thank RubyRose2014
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great night out with family and friends. The service and food was great, the dining area is well laid out - plenty of space between the tables. The bar staff and waiters were all friendly which made for an enjoyable evening.

Thank DoubleExpresso
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

we visited the restaurant for our dinner, the food came in nice big portions and the price was fair! halfway through the meal though one of our group lost consciousness whilst eating and collapsed. the staff were very helpful giving us exactly what we needed and making adequate space. a big thank you to all the team (and if your... More 

Thank Rallen101
Phillip Island, Australia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing through Middlewich and three adults had a snack/bar food. Predictable 'quality' for frozen to fried/microwave food; spring rolls had very strange aftertaste. Frienfly staff. The mains sighted looked good and ample servings.

Thank MaddWyatt
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good restaurant in pleasant part of Middlewich by the canal can either sit outside or inside the best chips ever it's nice place to take people if you have visitors

Thank Audrey T
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a amazing meal had the big one and could not rate it any better so much to offer on the menu and customer service was fantastic and was a very nice place to visit will visit again

Thank Terry C
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here last evening staff greeted us on arrival friendly and attentive drinks. Good wine lovely and cold party of 4 all had different meals but all enjoyed our meal the best chilli and home cooked chips I have ever had , my husband had small fish and chips which was ample thank you for a lovely evening we look... More 

Thank Matthewcheshire
Cheshire West
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fine destination tucked up canalside to the big lock approaching the old Roman fort town of Middlewich. In fact if you go on the balcony from the restaurant upstairs you can see across to Harbutts field where the old fort was located. Enjoyed a Sunday lunchtime from an extensive menu on a bright summers day. The Big Lock of... More 

Thank TheKaptain
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I both had a burger meal. The chips were very over cooked and soggy and both burgers were crunchy and hard. Poor, would not come here again.

Thank Richard T

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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
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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