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The Big Lock

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
+44 1606 833489
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 00:00 - 21:00
Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were brilliant...the meal was hot and the waiting time minimal .Had not been in this place for years..they were all helpful and nice to see such young staff with smiles and manners ..Definitely go again..

Thank Geoffrey R
stuart p, General Manager at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for your review glad you enjoyed our popular Sunday lunch. sometimes we can run out early so good idea to book early and you can even reserve your roast dinner. Your praise of the staff will be passed on. Hope to see yo again soon. Stu More 

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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic home made delicious food. Great choice of drinks and fun pub quiz on each week. Glad we live so close to this place.

Thank EJMellor
stuart p, General Manager at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, quiz is on every Thursday. Stu More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Heard about this place on Trip Advisor .. Thought we would call in . So glad we did .. Lovely place and friendly staff.We decided to have our meal here as it was so nice and relaxing.We both had Steak in Ale Pie with Chips and Veg .Food was presented very well with lots of good quality chunks of steak... More 

Thank Racherou
stuart p, General Manager at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a great review and glad you enjoyed your food. hope to see you again soon. stu More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are plenty of accurate reviews of the food. Our lunchtime experience was equally good. Service was attentive and friendly. Plus it's a great location on the canal. However, playing Capital FM in the restaurant is just crazy. It destroys the ambience. Unless, of course, they are hoping to exclusively target the 15-29 age group, playing out a rhythmic dance... More 

Thank Dr David D
stuart p, General Manager at The Big Lock, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your great review on our food and service. our music is done wirelessly to the music system for the restaurant and sometimes can dip out and transfers it self to the radio. As i thought the same thing as you last week i have been playing around this week and think i have solved the problem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a late lunch Tuesday with my Daughter. Totally spoilt for choice especially the specials board. Eventually decided on the teriyaki Salmon with noodles it was perfectly cooked and tasted amazing as always the service was great and cannot fault the facilities it's a must for all you foodies out there.

Thank Helen B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my wife for an evening meal. The food was excellent as was the service. The price were very good value, definitely worth a visit.

Thank Chris J
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner eat here a lot. The food is always amazing, we have never had a complaint. The chips are to die for and the potions are large! I have the lasagne a lot and it's always very tasty, my partner usually has a huge burger (with everything on it) which he says is one of the best... More 

Thank Hannah C
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Myself and three children went to the Big Lock last Saturday, we arrived at 11am. It was one of the coldest days of the year and we were frozen. It was fantastic to walk into such a warm and welcoming environment. I did not realize that breakfast is served until 12 and then the lunch menu starts. We did not... More 

2 Thank JenandIla
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Here most Friday lunch times with work colleagues and alway good food staff friendly and quick service great when you only have and hour for lunch

1 Thank wilster71
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Good food at good prices. Not a fabulous range of choices on the menu but the food that I have had there was lovely.

1 Thank Chloe M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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