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The Grove Lock

) #13 of 69 Restaurants in Leighton Buzzard $$ - $$$ , British,
Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
+44 1525 380940
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (7 reviews)
“ham” (6 reviews)
“cod” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
Grove | Leighton Buzzard, Leighton Buzzard LU7 0QU, England
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1 - 10 of 528 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can I say Karen and her team are amazing. The service is second to none and the food good old fashioned pub grub!! Karen and her staff make the grove lock and make having a pint an enjoyable experience ( not that it isn't...More

1  Thank matt j
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for lunch with family. Arrived at 1330. Excellent, friendly and efficient, staff. They were very good with our grandson. Food pretty good, as was ambiance. Reasonable prices. Service rather slow (45 minute wait - there was a warning in the bar but we didn't...More

Thank WithersTenburyWells
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very pleasant. Canal side pub and restaurant with an extensive well cared for garden. We visited on a Sunday ,and opted for the Sunday lunch menu ,I chose the roast lamb the Mrs roast beef both meats were excellent being both tasty and tender...More

Thank sunray522017
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we do pride ourselves on our Sunday Roasts as they are so popular with our guests. Our team members are always happy to help, and if our guests are happy so are we. Thanks once again Karen and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to this pub many times .Never disappointed Great friendly staff, great food Great customer service Great location by the canal esp on a lovely summers day Plenty of parking!! Can't fault it .. Highly recommend!!!

Thank shanicaz
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

What can I say thank you so much, its nice to hear such a lovely review, look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Karen and the Team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in to the The Grove Lock for a spot of lunch on a nice sunny weekday. Service and choice of drinks (ale) was good and the location is rather pleasant. I had the chicken schnitzel with champ and garlic butter; pleasant enough but the...More

Thank Pete J
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are always happy to provide anything extra requested by our guests so please don't hesitate to ask in future, as we are here to make your visit an enjoyable experience, hope to see you again soon. Karen and the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We keep going back to the Grove, great environment and atmosphere every time. Speaks to a variety of people families couples etc. Good selection of real ales and food tasty and plentiful

Thank David S
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the five star review we do pride ourselves on our cask ales, and hope that we make everyone welcome both families and couples pets and friends. Cheers again Karen and the team.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at 7pm and left at 10pm, not by our choice. One of my son's arrived before the rest of the party and ordered a drink, we came along and placed our order for drinks. Ours arrived after about 20 mins, my son still...More

Thank pjtBedfordshire
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feed back I am sorry that you had to wait for drinks, as we did indeed have three bar tenders working during the evening and one of them an experienced team member of several years, so the drinks should not have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have lived in the area for close to 50 years but this was the first time I'd visited - and I was immediately surprised by just how big this place is. There's also outside table, some under cover, for the warmer weather; you're right next...More

Thank hockeyshooter
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review I have to say you do have to be careful when driving out of the entrance and the traffic does tend to be quite speedy, but we always try to make sure that the verges are trimmed so that visibility...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in in a Bank holiday Monday late afternoon and was surprised to find the place almost empty. When we looked at the menu we could understand why. The menu was limited to a small selection of dishes that would not have need out of....More

Thank SwanseaHaven
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am sorry that our menu didn't appeal to you, we do offer quite a wide choice of pub favourites, also our chefs prepare signature dishes daily to provide a wider choice for our guests, I do hope that this does not deter you from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location and gorgeous building, right next to a lock. The food was amazing as was the service with friendly helpful staff. I did notice a couple of tables being quite difficult, and really felt for the staff who were doing their utmost to accommodate...More

Thank Fiona9368
Gooner1982, Manager at The Grove Lock, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you so much, its so uplifting for our fantastic team to read such lovely comments, we care that all of our guests leave happy so your comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks once again Karen and the team.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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: +44 1525 380940
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Description
This canalside pub serves up hearty food, traditional ales and wonderful views over the water. Located beside Lock 28 of the Grand Union Canal, it's a shining example of a great English local pub.
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