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“how do you burn gammon??” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Big Lock

The Big Lock
Ranked #3 of 23 Restaurants in Middlewich
Price range: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
SANDBACH
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“how do you burn gammon??”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

i went to the big lock and was extreamly dissapointed i orderd gammon and to top it of the price of drinks 7.40 for 2 pints rediculous

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JENNY J
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English first
Winsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Not to bad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Booked table for daughter's 18th birthday. First time I had been there; ample car park, pub and toilets all very clean etc.
Food was ok and decent amounts, only problem when you wanted a drink staff seemed to be out of sight, and you had to go and find a member of staff.
Total price; even though I thought to menu was a bit expensive for pub grub, was less than I had estimated.
Over all a pleasant evening.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vicar14
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
1 review
“great place to eat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

We go regularly and love the food. It is well priced and they have a good selection. The staff are very friendly and they have a good selection of ales (Although they could have more :-) - also next to the lock and lovely in the summer

Visited December 2012
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Thank John G
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ok. Cheap food, but better just for drinks.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

This is our local pub and we tend to go in quite regularly to drink and have eaten there a couple of times. The food isn't great and the menu is fairly basic but then again it is cheap. On the plus site the balcony is great on a summer day and for a cheap and cheerful lunch out this is still an option.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Helen91cheshire
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Northwich, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Eatery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

I visited this Bar & Restaurant on 3rd November.
The refurbishment that The Big Lock has undergone this year has been an absolute transformation from the dingy place that it used to be
The menu was extensive. The meal was excellently cooked and fabulously presented.
The staff were cheerful, courteous and helpful.
I will certainly visit again in the near future to try out the new menu that launches on the 8th November.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark W
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