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The Kings Lock Inn

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1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
+44 1606 836894
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Nerja, Spain
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the canal to visit this pub, and enjoyed good service. Nice choice of beers. Friendly welcome.

Thank Joan A
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped into the King's Lock Pub today for a couple of drinks and a bite to eat, had a great time. The food was superb, drinks were great and to finish off the service was second to none. We will be visiting the King's lock again.

2 Thank Kerry M
Royton, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

By far the best pub in middlewich to sit outside, soak up the sun and have a beer or two. I have long waited to visit this place. Inside is small and cost, but outside in the beer garden it's a real good choice. There are many ales and ciders on sale and all worth a shot at. Seriously will... More 

2 Thank 351hdb
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called in for a beer after walking the tow path along the canal. Friendly place. Nice beer too. Stayed for more than one beer, so must be OK.

2 Thank SimonG500
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We're so lucky to have this gem on our doorstep. The food is delicious, fresh ingredients and a really good take on pub grub. The drinks selection is fantastic too. It's a great place to sit out and watch the world go by when it's warm. We have two young children and the staff are always so friendly to them... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and two friends had a wonderful lunch here. Best burger ever! I never eat the bun normally ... but this one I demolished! My friends fish and chips were equally enjoyable and all nicely presented. It's a small place but with a very cosy unique style enhanced by its super friendly staff. I'll definitely be returning asap.

1 Thank Dolores W
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch which was lovely. The only thing I didn't like was the round style potatoe, I much prefer roasties. Every meal I've had here has been good. It's my local. Lovely little pub.

Thank daprgp4
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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449 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Long wait in not the nicest of pubs for a Sunday roast which was £11.99 each!!! Beef was nice, veg chunky and hot, gravey lacked depth and roasted pots looked like they been done early and then reheated to order. I will say we were only passing and thought we give it a go but at that price I expect... More 

Thank MarcandLauraB
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

4 of us went for lunch as we visiting friends on the canal I had the haddock and 2 had the Sunday roast and the other had chicken...the food was well presented and was sublime and way above pub food ...more like a top restaurant Tables were graced with daffodils and tulips ... very spring like Great voice of wines... More 

Thank Dottie C
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

What a happy find. After a few false starts in pubs in Middlewich, we came across the Kings Lock Inn in the mood for Sunday lunch. Luckily it actually was Sunday...: ) Don't be put off by the basic interior, this isn't your typical gastro pub pretend. This is a real, proper pub with proper food. Cheeseboard for 2 was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 15
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 836894
A traditional canal side watering hole, steeped in waterways culture and heritage. Boat shaped bar features no corporates but 6 local craft ales and 3 local craft lagers are made available alongside real ciders and perrys. The food is quite simply out of this world, locally sourced of course, contemporary interpretations of heritage cuisine using traditional methods. Chef Tom's fresh and loving preparation of all dishes reflects his passion for cooking and the satisfaction he gets from delivering more than is expected. Enjoy lively folk sessions in the bar and waterside entertainment in the summer, including the Middlewich Folk 'n' Boat Festival in June. Slow down, take a break and find a way to enjoy Dean's hospitality and The King's Lock Experience.

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