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Travellers' Choice2023
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£4 - £15
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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Sunday lunch with my wife. Fantastic food,nice pint and great service.,all at a good price We will definitely eat here again

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely polite and experienced staff which impressed me. Definitely would recommend for everyone as the food is amazing

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my friend and we had the sharing platter I could not fault the taste of the food but the food was served on a cold metal platter and cold plates which made the food go cold extremely quickly

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 April 2024 via mobile

Yum. That’s all I can say. I went in on Friday for my usual, Fish and Chips. The Tantalising Dish has consistently been my favourite for months now! The fish is delectably crispy and cooked beautifully while the chips remain at my side for a...complimentary salty bite. Yum. Not only is the food delicious, it is always served by a friendly, smiling member of staff. 🙂 They always make my personal Fish and Chip Friday worthwhile. Also, don’t let me forget to mention the company of the local dogs that come in with other customers who are awesome🙂 #dogs #fishandchips #awesomeMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 30 March 2024

Disappointing. The piece of fish was no more than a slither. The mashed potato was at least 5 or 6 times bigger than the fish. Definitely not worth £16.95 even at todays prices. The service was good.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 22 March 2024

Excellent service and food xxx would recommend to anyone visiting lovely friendly atmosphere and coping really with being busy

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 17 March 2024

Came to the Big Lock for Mothers Day after numerous recommendations and i am so happy I did. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. The food was amazing (lamb shanks OMG) staff were so friendly too. Will definitely return...11/10 from us 👏👏👏More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

Beef cheese buger which was delicious the staff are lovely and friendly clean and tidy recommend this place to everyone

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

We’d seen posts from The Big Lock on Facebook and decided to try it for Sunday lunch. I messaged to book a table and had a reply very quickly. When we arrived we entered through the door from the canal path and thought we’d made...a mistake - a cafe! The pub is upstairs. Access was from the road side. We were served by very nice waiting staff, all attentive. The two roast beef lunches were huge (there is a child’s portion which we were told afterwards we could have ordered) and it was very tasty. Plenty of thick slices of beef, roast and mashed potatoes, parsnips, carrot mash, stuffing, Yorkshire and lashings of gravy. We ordered a side of cauliflower cheese (I’m not a fan of root veg) but this was disappointing. The cauliflower was overcooked and the cheese sauce bland. However, overall it was a very good meal for the price. (Side note - I love Tater Tots so will be back to give these a try. Served American style!!). It would be lovely here on a sunny day.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 January 2024

Excellent, great menu particularly for a light lunch, food arrived promptly really good. Staff really helpful. Really enjoyed my visit!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

We were made most welcome and the staff were polite and attentive. We were able to enjoy a leisurely family reunion without feeling rushed. There was a small issue over one of the selections, which I should have mentioned at the time, but this was...pleasantly resolved at the end.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

Second year running coming for Christmas dinner and we eat here regularly though and it’s always lovely food and great service. The staff today worked so hard to make Christmas Day special and it’s very appreciated!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

I have the salt and pepper chicken burger which was amazing taste will have again My friend had the same my other friend had the grill chicken salad which was nice my other to friends had the pie 🥧 which was delicious We all had...puddings which all was amazing The staff are very welcome and very friendly and helpful I Recommend, you need to add the chocolate Fudge cake back on to the menu We all will come back soon XOXOMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 23 October 2023 via mobile

We went to try out the new menu on Thursday afternoon. Wow! We were not disappointed. Everything was delicious, fresh, hot, and so much choice we've booked to go back and try some more. The service was first class. I don't know what's happened to...The Big Lock recently. Everyone is happy welcoming, and the food is so great. It's definitely got our voteMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

An amazing lunch ! Ordered the mixed roast. It was huge! Great price, huge portions (took leftovers home!) tasty & fresh. Came out pipping hot. It was busy but service still met with a smile & served promptly. Good value for money. We had 3...x mixed roasts, 3 x desserts, 3 x alcoholic drinks which came to less than £90 even after tip. Highly recommend & will visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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The Big Lock is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4