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The Kings Lock Inn

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$$ - $$$
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1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
+44 1606 836894
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Called in for a beer after walking the tow path along the canal. Friendly place. Nice beer too. Stayed for more than one beer, so must be OK.

Thank SimonG500
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We're so lucky to have this gem on our doorstep. The food is delicious, fresh ingredients and a really good take on pub grub. The drinks selection is fantastic too. It's a great place to sit out and watch the world go by when it's warm. We have two young children and the staff are always so friendly to them... More 

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and two friends had a wonderful lunch here. Best burger ever! I never eat the bun normally ... but this one I demolished! My friends fish and chips were equally enjoyable and all nicely presented. It's a small place but with a very cosy unique style enhanced by its super friendly staff. I'll definitely be returning asap.

Thank Dolores W
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch which was lovely. The only thing I didn't like was the round style potatoe, I much prefer roasties. Every meal I've had here has been good. It's my local. Lovely little pub.

Thank daprgp4
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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449 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long wait in not the nicest of pubs for a Sunday roast which was £11.99 each!!! Beef was nice, veg chunky and hot, gravey lacked depth and roasted pots looked like they been done early and then reheated to order. I will say we were only passing and thought we give it a go but at that price I expect... More 

Thank MarcandLauraB
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us went for lunch as we visiting friends on the canal I had the haddock and 2 had the Sunday roast and the other had chicken...the food was well presented and was sublime and way above pub food ...more like a top restaurant Tables were graced with daffodils and tulips ... very spring like Great voice of wines... More 

Thank Dottie C
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a happy find. After a few false starts in pubs in Middlewich, we came across the Kings Lock Inn in the mood for Sunday lunch. Luckily it actually was Sunday...: ) Don't be put off by the basic interior, this isn't your typical gastro pub pretend. This is a real, proper pub with proper food. Cheeseboard for 2 was... More 

Thank cheekychi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately, unlike every other time we have been and given 5 stars I have only given 4 this time as there were slight discrepancies which I will admit are out of character for the venue. After just over 20minutes with the menu I had to go up to the not so busy bar to order food, noticed that others eating... More 

1 Thank Nathan A
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met up with friends who have a narrow boat and decided to eat here for convenience. What a lovely suprise all 4 of us rated the food very highly . Definatly woryh a visit

Thank Kenny H
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We called in for an early lunch with no expectations but wow, what a cracking pub, very clean, welcoming and a great menu, the food was very nicely presented and tasted every bit as good as it looked. The service was excellent, the local beer was on top form, all in all a real treat, thank you.

2 Thank Rob S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?