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The Big Lock

) #3 of 19 Restaurants in Middlewich ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
+44 1606 833489
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (21 reviews)
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“chilli” (8 reviews)
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00:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has typical pub food, but there are better options in the area. What this place does have is an excellent location. It's alright I guess.

Thank gary c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us visited for a birthday meal and the food was excellent. The service was good and there wasn't a massive wait for the food to arrive. 3 of the party had the fish and it was lovely. There was a good choice for...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Lock Offers fine dining and drinks at a canal side setting The meals are fresh and wholesome With a good choice of menu items. Also great tasting beers with good choice.

Thank georgeeboy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food. Shame no tartare sauce for the fish. Very friendly staff and a great location. Easy walk from Andersen Boats.

Thank Oldgittrickie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent friendly pub good ales and excellent food .only problem if a menu says chicken liver pate then why no mention that it is going to be mushroom pate ?

Thank michael e
Jackie P, General Manager at The Big Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, we have recently changed our menu over a week ago and do not have pate on it, our old menu had pate of the day and did not state chicken liver pate!!! thanks for your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked the canal trail and stopped in the Big Lock for a cocktail on the outdoor deck just in time to watch a small boat crew operate the archaic wooden lock system. Very interesting.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good service and good value for money good portion size quick waiting times and surprisingly busy for a weekday

Thank Ukdaytrippe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a special £5 menu from 12 to 17.00 . Great value. Ham egg and chips and the omelette were superb. This pub has a lot of single steps which are not easy to see. Set alongside the canal. Scenic location. Surprised at the...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

The first pub in Middlewich arriving by canal from the north, and we needed it! We turned up fairly late after a long day on the water. All of the staff were friendly and welcoming; nothing was too much trouble. My coeliac wife was seriously...More

Thank Steve_Hill2013
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Our family love the meals at the Big Lock and have been returning for years. How disappointing tonight to return from our holiday for an evening meal!! Waitress told us every table booked up so we had an hour to eat and drink. That fine...More

Thank Marie R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, View
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
  • E-mail
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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