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The Big Lock

Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
+44 1606 833489
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (21 reviews)
“salmon” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Webbs Lane | CW10 9DN, Middlewich CW10 9DN, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this pub on the way out and back on a narrow boat trip. A decent menu of pub food - intrigued by the donut burger but didn’t try it! Good range of beers and a nice clean pub. Service a bit slow - first...More

Thank wf1968
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden away by canal this is an outstanding pub. Visited twice while we were staying in Middlewich and both times the meals were outstanding and the service of the staff was brilliant. Canmot recommend enough

Thank Lawrence W
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We came to the Big Lock after a 5 mile walk along the canal. The menu caters for all tastes & we were also offered a £6 lunch time menu which again offered everything from sandwiches to burgers & fish or gammon with chips. The...More

1  Thank stargirl04
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Table was book after asking if it was wheelchair accessible and was told it was. It was not due to the stairs. The staff were unhelpful and my stake was not cooked how I asked for it to be done, sent back and it came...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

My husband loves this pub and we always enjoy the meals. We tend to stick with the Cajun Chicken, salad and big chips as we always enjoy this meal. Our granddaughter tried the Vegetable Curry with rice and chips and said it was delicious! The...More

4  Thank Marie R
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Me and family dropped into the big lock having been before. I had ribs that came with fries and peas. I said to my wife the ribs didn't taste right, had an off sweet taste.I finished my meal, wife and others had burgers who said...More

1  Thank Plugy C
Reviewed 12 February 2018

What has happened to the baguettes ??? They are usually big soft generous baguettes which have now been replaced by a pannini. Not worth the price like the baguette was so will not be ordering this again. Please bring the baguettes back. That aside, still...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Meal was good, had to wait quite some time and staff not very attentive. Pub was warm at first but as time progressed became very cold; staff had turned heating off because they were too warm (in middle of winter). Ordered a pudding and it...More

1  Thank Ted R
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We have had some nice meals here, with excellent friendly service from the bar/waiting on staff. However, unfortunately won't be visiting agin until the food safety standards improve. According to the Food Standards Agency they were inspected in Nov 2017 and awarded a rating of...More

6  Thank 68kam
Reviewed 25 January 2018

My husband and I visited on a very cold wet Saturday night 13 January 2018. We had not booked . It was really busy but staff were welcoming and gave us a table in cosy corner. The grilled cod with lime and chilliest was cooked...More

Thank cypruskitty
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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