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Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
+44 1606 833489
00:00 - 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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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. Great place

Thank SimonG500
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited The Big Lock on a number of occasions in the last 5 years and had a variety of meals from the general menu and specials board. Sunday lunches, liver and onions, and meat balls are need special mention. Cater for people with gluten intolerances. Lovely balcony overlooking the canal is great in summer. Staff all friendly and... More 

Thank Duncan G
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly and dogs welcome. The restaurant side is fine .Hearty food served. It's OK. Reasonable lunch food and priced OK. Summer time sat out on canal edge is lovely.

Thank daprgp4
Middlewich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night out with friends, nice pub, good dining area. Meals are reasonably price, the steak was fantastic.

Thank DoubleExpresso
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A mornings walk then a pub lunch. Asked could we have meatballs with chips and veg no hesitation we certainly could. My husband has a gluten problem very good at finding out what contains gluten. Good service and nice and clean. Would return.

Thank jean g
Winsford, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated my husband's 65th Birthday with the family on a Sunday afternoon. Everything was pre-arranged and pre-ordered without any hitches. The food was brilliant and the service from staff first class. My favourite is the Cajun Chicken and the Sticky Toffee Pudding is the best ever! Also, the Sunday Lunch is all homemade with no processed stuff! It is... More 

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

Thankyou for your review and your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed everything. hope to see you again soon. stu More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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