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The Grove Lock

) #14 of 70 Restaurants in Leighton Buzzard €€ - €€€ , British,
Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
+44 1525 380940
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Table booked for 5pm. Nobody to greet guests even though sign saying wait for staff. Kitchen closed - reopening @ 5pm. Finally seated, ordered drinks - 30 minute wait for drinks to arrive. Lot's of items off the menu, apparently Steaks completely off menu (due...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter reserved a table here for Father's Day. We arrived at 6pm only to find that half the menu was off. We were presented with 6 options 3 of which were vegetarian. My daughter order a full fat coke and a flat diet was...More

1  Thank Rob J
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this pub for years and have put several good reviews about them on here before. However in the spirit of sharing my experiences, good and bad, unfortunately I have to write this one. Several weeks ago, my husband and I visited...More

Thank HavendaleNo1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here all through the summer months as there's a great beer garden and you can watch the barges on the canal. Food menu is typical of this kind of pub/restaurant but it is of a high standard and they can fit in larger...More

Thank WoodyCat29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch the food was really good for pub grub. It is a lovely setting. Will go back looking forward to it

Thank Lesley H
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon. Karen and the team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub is situated in a great location with great views of the lock. I came here with a friend for dinner and there was a great vibe - particularly with the outdoor seating area. My friend had the fish and chips which was splendid!...More

Thank MrsRitchieReviews
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, we are most certainly in the process of training new team members so thank you for your kind words and patience, it can be very daunting for new comers facing such a number of people, and endeavouring to provide...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in a really nice location and has an attractive comfortable interior and exterior.The food is really not of the same standard. Sunday roast really was awful , meat was tough . Roast potatoes tasted old and were cold Veggie roast should be called veggie...More

1  Thank UnitedKingdomAlex
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, It is most unusual for our Veggie roast to be called a "mush" quite the opposite to most, we are always happy to replace any dish that is unsuitable, please visit again. Karen and the Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a friend on a lovely sunny June evening. Tom Tom post code takes you up a dead end lane a couple of hundred yards away so beware of this. Have visited before and is a pleasant location by the canal. Staff are friendly...More

Thank Andy L
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ,I'm sorry that our menu is not to your satisfaction, and I can assure you that all our dishes are freshly prepared. However we do offer a separate menu with chefs signature dishes to create a wider choice for our...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called for Sunday roast but they had ran out. This is the second visit here where much of the menu has run out. Think the staff are overstretched as when asking for mayonnaise it was presented in a jar with a grubby spoon. Not what...More

Thank 240susie
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, I have to admit that on busy Sundays we can run out of Sunday roasts , but not until near the end of food service. As all of our dishes are freshly prepared here, on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked to the Grove lock for lunch When wr arrived there was plenty of seating in the sunshine At the bar I had to wait 10 minutes to be served due to not enough staff behind the bar. There was a very limited menu...More

Thank Hollyjack1
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback, all of our staff are trained to be efficient and polite so I am sorry if one of our team members did not appear to show these qualities. I can assure you that this will be addressed with the team....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
  • Phone Number: +44 1525 380940
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This canalside pub serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water. Located beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, it's a shining example of a great English local pub.
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