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The Grove Lock

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
441525380940
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Where the great train robbery took place just down the road, great place, friendly staff, and a great place to spend time with friends in the coming summer.

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1 Thank Doz1980
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The staff were very polite, the food was good. The only reason for the average rating is because the visit was ruined by drunken,rude travellers with even worse behaved children.I felt so sorry for the staff,they could not apologise enough for what was going on, but it is a frequent event apparently and the staff are wary for their safety.I... More 

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Thank eamonnbarker
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Hi Eamon I'm sorry if your visit was ruined by certain guests, can I please point out that it is not a regular occurrence as I personally do not allow guests to engage in out of control behaviour, however occasionally some visitors may become a little too noisy so we try to ensure that they show respect for others, and... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Heard of this place so many times and passed it whilst diverted from a road closure - literally drove past as it's so badly lit and signposted I had to turn around and go back. As I drove up the dimly lit driveway I was wondering where it was taking me. Upon entering the pub I could see that it... More 

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4 Thank FoodPro75
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Oh dear, I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit, our driveway is extremely well lit at night but the public road leading to us is a dark country lane. We like to think that our team can be identified by their bespoke t shirts, I must also point out that we are a non-discriminatory employer. Our feature on The... More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met my parents here for a small lunch. We chose a quiet corner with canalside window to enjoy the day. Good food and pleSant helpful service

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Thank 368pauline
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Its so nice for our extremely hardworking team to be appreciated. Cheers again Karen and the team. More 

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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit this pub often either as a couple or with friends. The food is good, they always have a good selection of beers, the only downside can be home busy it can get causing long waits for food but that is typical of any popular summer pub! Lovely fire in the winter too

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Thank N_Tashabella
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five star review, we do indeed become very busy during the warm months but look forward to them soon , please come back and see us again. Cheers Karen and the Team. More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal here after a particularly long and tiring day. I found the eGrove Lock purely by chance and was very glad I had!

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Thank Lindsay H
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Its always lovely to hear that first time guests are so happy with their experience here, our team always enjoy engaging with new faces so look forward to your next visit.Thanks again Kasren and the Team More 

London
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for my friends engagement party, I didn't eat any food as I wasn't hungry but the food other people got looked nice and they were big portions. The atmosphere of the pub was nice and the staff were friendly. Was difficult to find as the sat nav took me down a pitch Black Country road and it's... More 

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Thank Getsaround2013
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, yes it can be a difficult place to find as our postcode proves to be a little difficult due to the fact that there are several properties in the area beginning with Grove! which is not very helpful. I do remember speaking to other guests in your party and tracking you in, I am so... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for date night, love this place good food good service. Friendly environment. Love the pork scratching some, the steak and the brownies. Baileys coffee is good to.

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Thank jennifer p
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Hello and thank you, so pleased you enjoyed our hospitality, a lot of people enjoy dates here as we try to offer unobtrusive service. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers Karen and the Team. More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Our daughter was going back to uni after the Christmas break and we decided to treat her to a meal out. We booked ahead - a good move as it was extremely busy, and when we arrived we were greated promptly and very courteously. The menu choice was very good and we all found something we wanted. The food when... More 

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Thank Sherri W
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, its always invaluable to receive feedback on both service and food, we always offer Chefs signature dishes alongside our regular menu which gives a wider choice for our guests. Please call again and thankyou once more Kasren and the Team. More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit in the summer, sat outside by the canal. The food is tasty, with a good friendly service.

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Thank Fiona A
Karen C, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this review

Hi, and thank you for recommending us, it is lovely outside in the summer but just as nice and very cosy inside in the winter, please call again and enjoy sitting by our lovely fire. Cheers again Karen and the team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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: 441525380940
Description
Beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, lies a shining example of the great English pub. The Grove Lock serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?