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Willeymoor Lock Tavern

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Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Willey Moor Lock Tarporley Road | Bradeley Green, Whitchurch SY13 4HF, England
+44 1948 663274
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely lock side pub Good honest pub grub Lovely staff Wish it was my local Amazing collection of tea pots

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped here for lunch on the way to our family's easter break. There were 6 adults and 3 kids having lunch. The portions were large and the food was very good. There have been a few comments in other reviews regarding the staff, but I found them friendly enough and they were working under a lot of pressure at a... More 

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Thank Sean S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Beer, Lovely food ( the mixed grill was fantastic ) situated on the Shropshire Union Canal Llangollen link this pub is so original its like going back in time. The only downside was that it isn`t open all day ( closed from 2pm - 6pm ). that didn`t really bother us as we were staying at the camp site... More 

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Thank Tia B
gnidats, Owner at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and kind words, it is always nice to be appreciated. Sorry that we do not open all day, being a bit old fashioned and family run we still maintain traditional pub hours and are closed every afternoon between 3pm and 6pm, but we do open everyday !! More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend decided to stop in whilst driving past, I had been here when I was younger and found it enjoyable then, this time not so much! We sat down looked at the menu and I went to order food and drinks where I was promptly ignored by the woman behind the bar. After finally being served I... More 

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Thank Lily H
gnidats, Owner at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sorry you were disappointed by our pub. I do not believe that our management replies are rude or seek to blame others, we do our best to respond to reviews in a polite and fair manner. Yes constructive feedback can help you to run a better business, improve a product or service, however, there... More 

Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff work very hard in this very busy restaurant, but there are not enough of them. We had booked a table and waited in line at the bar, where only one woman was trying to serve and take dinner orders all alone. We were with four hungry children and we had to wait over half an hour just to... More 

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Thank Helenlightning
gnidats, Owner at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Easter 2017 proved to be a very busy BH weekend, despite the weather!! Our staff worked tirelessly to serve everyone as swiftly as possible, we are sorry that you were kept waiting on this occasion and that we were unable to offer your party a table sunday lunchtime. More 

Chester
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99 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the warm welcome and the filling canal side pub meal. They offer generous portions and good quality pub grub.

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Thank WHW_Walker
gnidats, Manager at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your recent meal at the Willeymoor. Thank you so much for your very kind comments and taking the time to write your review. It's always nice to receive positive feedback ..... we look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in the area. More 

Wrexham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live reasonably locally, and found the pub one day by accident. We have been back 5-6 times, because we like it. We've been in canal season, when it's standing room only, and we've been in the quieter months. If its holidays or summer, come for opening at 6pm, or book, that's my advice. Its good honest food, good portions,... More 

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Thank Blackcat2910
gnidats, Manager at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about our pub and taking the time to write your review It's always nice to receive positive feedback from a repeat visitor, we look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in the area. More 

Daventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here last weekend as staying at caravan site couple of miles down the road, I had the steak pie and my partner had mixed grill both meal were delicious 😋 cooked perfectly very good portion sizes, my fella was full (which rarely happens!) then Had dessert which was equally perfect! And the onion rings... well... they were just awesome!... More 

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Thank katybunton
gnidats, Manager at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and taking the time to write your review It's always nice to receive positive feedback from repeat visitors, we look forward to welcoming you again next time you're in the area. More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food served until 2, we rocked up at 1.55 and was fine to order, no huffiness! Food arrived quickly and was ok. Beer was good, small play Park for the kids.

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Thank mountainmop
gnidats, Manager at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words ... it's nice to be appreciated. We are a family run pub and maintain traditional pub hours thank you for being so understanding when writing your review More 

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Always a welcome here, and great food. Be hungry if you go for the mixed grill - Debs doesn't stint on the quantity control! My favourite's the steak pie but the whale & chips (ok, it's just fish but you get the idea) is great & the steak is proper steak-sized. Great beer too - even lager if you're so... More 

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Thank dschof
gnidats, Owner at Willeymoor Lock Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and taking the time to write your review. It's always nice to receive positive feedback from repeat visitors, we look forward to welcoming you again real soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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