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Willeymoor Lock Tavern

Willey Moor Lock Tarporley Road | Bradeley Green, Whitchurch SY13 4HF, England
+44 1948 663274
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (13 reviews)
“mixed grill” (10 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Willey Moor Lock Tarporley Road | Bradeley Green, Whitchurch SY13 4HF, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely setting and a very cosy and welcoming atmosphere, friendly people and the food especially the chicken curry is excellent a good range of food one minor complaint the burger wasn't on a par with the rest I would like to think and suggest...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Good traditional English pub grub, generous portions at a very reasonable price. Can be very busy at peak times due to its popularity.

1  Thank Unifaun
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Visited for a weekday evening meal with the family. Typical, basic pub grub type food. Large portion. Reasonable cost. Location is good alongside the canal which is good to walk down. A bit basic for us so probably wouldn’t return but fine for a quick...More

Thank kaytla
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Outstanding yet again. Brought the whole family this time, all 11 of us, everyone loved it. All the meals were served quickly, lovely and hot. Good old fashioned pub , love the place, cant wait for the campsite to open. Highly reccommend this pub to...More

Thank llangollen78
Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is a great family run pub, you can tell they love their work. Good traditional food, but the prices dont match the quality. You can buy a homemade steak pie and chips for the price of a starter in most chains. Definately worth a...More

Thank janevans2016
Reviewed 11 December 2017

This is a nice family run establishment in a lovely setting adjacent to the canal it is especially busy in the summer.I can certainly recommend the mixed grill and the t bone steak the prices are very reasonable and portions large,there is a good choice...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We had lunch here yesterday, having walked along the towpath from Marbury. The pub was initially very quiet, though more customers soon arrived. Our order was quickly taken and the starters soon arrived; these were very nice. We didn't have to wait long for the...More

Thank Whistleman2
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised here. First place we found along our canal trip to grab an evening meal. The food was very tasty and the portions were decent. Could well be back next year unless we go the other way!

Thank Loopwork
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Visited on Saturday afternoon for lunch. It seemed a real effort for staff to serve food and drink. Lack of friendly atmosphere. In fact no atmosphere. I like traditional pubs but this one needs a good clean and refurb. I won't be rushing back. Location...More

1  Thank Winsford1977
gnidats, Owner at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Last Saturday afternoon was indeed quiet, storm Brian had hit and we only cooked 16 covers all lunchtime, but felt we had done this with our normal enthusiasm … clearly you disagree. You will see...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The weather outside was terrible, but The Willeymoore was a safe haven from the storm. The reception was warm, and the food was comforting. Really couldn’t ask for more.

1  Thank Becki T
gnidats, Manager at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to write your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit to the Willeymoor and look forward to welcoming you again soon.

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18 August 2017|
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Response from gnidats | Property representative |
Hi Alan, sorry for the delayed response. The simple answer is Yes. However, some dishes are GF and suitable for Coeliacs, whilst others may need adapting. For example our chips are not coated and therefore GF, but they are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Willey Moor Lock Tarporley Road | Bradeley Green, Whitchurch SY13 4HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Whitchurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1948 663274
  • E-mail
A Country pub situated on the Llangollen canal on the Shropshire Cheshire border, one mile North of Whitchurch, close to the Hill Valley Golf Hotel and Cholmondeley Castle. Informal & unpretentious we aim to offer a down to earth atmosphere for all to enjoy. Open every day from 12pm til 3pm and 6pm til 11pm (summer). We open two sessions per day & FOOD IS SERVED 12pm - 2pm and 6pm - 9pm (except over Xmas). We have an array of traditional pub food, complemented by a varied selection of real ales, beers, spirits, global wines & soft drinks. Children are welcome. Outdoors we have tables besides the canal, a large informal beer garden and children's play area. We are Dog friendly. Our Trip advisor reviews range from Excellent to Poor, please be aware that you are viewing the details of a traditional pub - not a gastro pub - please go to our main website (willeymoorlock) for menu options & further info. PLEASE NOTE : The drive & carpark at Willeymoor Lock Tavern are for customers only whilst using the pub. There is no public right of way & no public access to the canal towpath or Sandstone trail. If you would like to combine a walk in the area with a visit to the pub, please pre-book
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