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£2 - £12
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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews fish and chips the pub cask ales canal side lovely location boat festival lock
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Reviewed 12 May 2024

Went here today for Sunday lunch, the service was terrible we waited 1 1/2 hours just for the main course. I have given it 1 circle because the barman gives us a couple of free drinks. The food was good when it arrived.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

i was surprised how small it is inside, nice and friendly place here the food looked good that i saw really nice location next the canal will go in the summer to sit outside and enjoy the place

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 October 2023

Been visiting the Kings Lock frequently for some time now, and I can honestly say that this is one of the friendliest, liveliest and welcoming pubs i’ve ever visited! The staff are brilliant, there are often events scheduled to appeal to all different people, great...selection of real ales!! I’d give more stars if I could!! The only downside (which has nothing to do with the pub itself) is a small group of regular customers who seem to cause a lot of stress to staff and other customers, often after drinking very large quantities of alcohol. It is typical pub politics which can be found anywhere, but it really can put a downer on an otherwise brilliant vibe.More

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

Honestly may just be the best pub I've ever been too, rotating cask ales so you'll never get bored, great food can have a great bite to eat with your pint, staff are amazing always willing to go the extra mile to make sure you...get great service, Honestly can't think off a better pub then thisMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023 via mobile

We parked our narrow boat up this evening and we’re desperate to find a friendly warm place to eat and The Kings Lock didn’t disappoint. Great food and drink. There was a real buzz in the pub, the music was fab - Northern Soul!!! Service...was super - polite and professional. Thanks Matt!! 😊More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 April 2023

At last! The pub has been bought from a chain by three friends who are passionate about ales, lagers and house cocktails. This is a true pub in an enviable canal side location and deserves and is getting huge support from locals and visitors alike....There is a food offer that complements having a glass or two but it’s not aimed as a restaurant. I wish the new team every success and I for one will certainly call in when my boat passes throughMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 March 2023 via mobile

Great pub next to the canal. Four real ales. Not serving food but said that we could bring in fish and chips from the chip shop opposite that is the best on the whole canal network. A great combination. .

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023

No music !!! FANTASTIC lively friendly pub prices were very good nice way to end a canal walk Limited food menu I expect due to size of pub and kitchen. Will definitely be back for a return drink

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023

Top notch breakfast. Piping hot. Served quickly. Couldn’t rate it highly enough. Veggie one was tops!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Gorgeous breakfast and great coffee in a really cosy but bright pub. Lovely location for a Sunday morning walk along the canals.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

The food was amazing! All compliments to the chef. It's such a nice place too, definitely would recommend for family's or even just friends!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 October 2022

We spotted this canal side pub on our way back to our caravan and decided to stop for a drink. This pub specialises in a great range of cask beers. There is a friendly welcome and atmosphere inside and a large grass area at the...front directly alongside the canal lock. A great place for boat watching.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 11 May 2022

good choice of beers,quick turnover with the new batch ready,very interesting choices,wish we could have stayed a day longer.no food during the week,but apparently its ok to bring in fish supper from the kings lock chippy over the canal. lovely beer garden over looking the...trent and mersey.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

Very good all round - much, much better in the summer with the boat festival is on. The entertainment then is first class.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Came in to sample the real ales after a recommendation from a few friends. Was not disappointed! 4 handpulls on the bar, all local exceptionally well kept. They have a board behind the bar showing which beers are on next. Experienced bar staff who were...very welcoming and friendly. A lovey local canalside pub with canal themed decor and from what I could see a great range of spirits too. 100% recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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j00703
31 July 2018|
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Response from Darrelle B | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are. It's a very small space with no separate dining area and there are often dogs in
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Janet E
14 April 2017|
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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
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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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The Kings Lock Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5