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The Kings Lock Inn

££ - £££, British,
1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
+44 1606 836894
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (22 reviews)
“sunday roast” (7 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped with intention of eating but left after a couple of drinks. Nice location and service but shabby, uncomfortable and the we felt that the beer more expensive than in other local pubs.

Thank coldshield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service from the staff very good and helpful, food good mostly fish and chip and lime cod , the only comment i had was the burger was a bit tough but as you know each to our own tastes, we will use the Kings lock...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked for a family meal for 10 people, over a month ago, only to be called this afternoon (the day before our planned meal) to tell me they have a festival on this weekend and therefore no meals!! How angry am I?? Apologies received...More

3  Thank Alicia W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Went here again this time we went with friends on Saturday evening. The weather was lovely and we had a nice table outside by the lock. We ordered drinks and four different meals and all were lovely. Will definitely be going again.

Thank Susan C
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Tasty food on an unplanned stop on the way to Gisborough. Typical canal side traditional pub with lovely staff and very tasty food

Thank Adele B
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We stopped in here for our last night on a canal boat holiday. We booked a table before hand but when we arrived there was no one else in the place. Should have realised then that it wasn't going to be great. My meal arrived...More

1  Thank car0lr65
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Visited last week, ordered drinks with a view to eating but heard a chap asking where their food was as they had been waiting 50 mins. We left 20 mins later and his food had not arrived. Enough said.

1  Thank Margy N
Reviewed 1 June 2018

This is a nice pub with a large beer garden next to the lock. The beer was good and the staff were friendly. The food was ok and wasn’t unpleasant but they need to work on their chips.

Thank Thorny61
Reviewed 21 May 2018

we stopped at the kings lock in for a few drinks on our first night of our trip ,very nice staff and a lovely pint beer ,will be back again next year

Thank AntonyB462
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely venue, hearty wholesome food , honest prices and very good service. What's not to like. ............

Thank simongreaves09
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31 July 2018|
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Response from car0lr65 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don’t know if dogs are allowed inside but they do have tables out the front and a garden at the back
Janet E
14 April 2017|
Response from DamonHorrill | Property representative |
Hi Janet Thanks for getting in touch, do you have an email address for the menu? What time best for Sunday, we do have tables available Damon
8 April 2016|
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Response from Spike05Reg | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, best to give them a ring. Enjoy your meal with them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Middlewich
  • Phone Number: +44 1606 836894
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A traditional canal side watering hole, steeped in waterways culture and heritage. Boat shaped bar features no corporates but 6 local craft ales and 3 local craft lagers are made available alongside real ciders and perrys. The food is quite simply out of this world, locally sourced of course, contemporary interpretations of heritage cuisine using traditional methods. Chef Tom's fresh and loving preparation of all dishes reflects his passion for cooking and the satisfaction he gets from delivering more than is expected. Enjoy lively folk sessions in the bar and waterside entertainment in the summer, including the Middlewich Folk 'n' Boat Festival in June. Slow down, take a break and find a way to enjoy Dean's hospitality and The King's Lock Experience.
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