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The Big Lock

€€ - €€€, British,
Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
+44 1606 833489
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“gammon” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (9 reviews)
“chilli” (8 reviews)
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00:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We called here with our daughter on a Tuesday evening, the special for two that night was the Bistro steak on a hot stone. My wife and daughter decided they would have that and I was left perusing the menu, soon came across the Surf...More

1  Thank bigedd
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Called in for a drink on Saturday sat by the canal side at the locks and it was very pleasant, food looked very nice even if it was only typical pub grub. Only downside is having to go upstairs to the bar and toilets

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and family oriented. Really nice to be able to look at the boAts too. There would be trouble the miller We help eachother.

Thank Annabel F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The whole family went for lunch here and the food was really nice, nobody had a bad meal, everyone enjoyed it! The service was really good and the staff nice and friendly.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Have just had lunch here and it was not good. Ordered the chicken and Stilton sauce baguette. Chicken delicious but baguette under cooked and very stodgy. The Stilton sauce lacked Stilton and was very oily. However it may just be this dish that has problems...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We walked out of Middlewich along the canal looking for somewhere to stop and eat. We came across the Big Lock, but sadly they were so busy we couldn't get a table for dinner. We did sit on the terrace above the canal and enjoy...More

Thank AllanAndKK
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Me and my grandson and husband went out for a meal came to the big lock pub shocked and speechless of how nice the food was. ate all of the food definitely 5 star rating and would come to this restraunt again loved it so...More

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have to be truthful, we came for dinner. the service was fine, no long waits but the food was pretty average, not sparkling type of thing, just plain what it was. we ate it without any great positive comment and left a bit deflated.Nice...More

Thank richard w
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Have eaten here several times , the last being a large family (12) meal and were completely satisfied with the whole experience , the varied menu is 100percent tasteful/hot and everyone was served on time , there is a balcony outside where you can sit...More

Thank Ali Y
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Sitting in the evening sun with a glass of wine overlooking the canal and barges using the lock...Listening to the group of folk musicians playing at the outdoor tables... Dinner later was great - the restaurant part of the pub was large and not at...More

1  Thank J1Walkabout
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
00:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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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