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The Kings Lock Inn

1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
+44 1606 836894
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (16 reviews)
“steak burger” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Booth Lane, Middlewich CW10 0JJ, England
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 Antony B
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank simongreaves09
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Visited this pub earlier this year having looked on Trip Advisor to see where the best places to eat were in Middlewich. Phoned to book a table but we needn't have bothered as there were only two other people in the pub and we were...More

2  Thank eviemac9
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a small and friendly pub. There are a lot of pubs to choose from in Middlewich, but this is our favourite, especially after a walk along the canal, or on a sunny Sunday afternoon

Thank Darrelle B
Reviewed 18 March 2018

Have eaten here on several occasions and always have a lovely meal. The menu is rather limited only offering a choice of about 6-8 main courses, but you know that its freshly prepared and not from a microwave packet. Service is pleasant and there's a...More

Thank 68kam
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Last visited one year ago and was a 5/5. Utterly disappointed with my latest visit: I asked the waiter if the sirloin steak was cut thick or thin - his reply it’s thick. Within the group we ordered a medium a medium/rare. 2 minutes before...More

4  Thank DreadPirateRates
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Have eaten here on several occasions. The food (unusually now) is prepared and cooked not microwaved and you can taste the difference. The staff are friendly and efficient. Good selection of real ales and newly arrived Peroni Strongly recommend.

1  Thank peter c
Reviewed 16 February 2018

An excellent place for a lunchtime stop.We have stopped here several times over the past few months and we have never been disappointed. The food is beautifully presented and tastes delicious. The beer is excellent, local and hand-pumped. The bar maid today was friendly, courteous...More

1  Thank MandMStaffordshire
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Questions & Answers
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.
1 June 2015|
Response from DamonHorrill | Property representative |
Hi Darren, could you provide an email address so I can send menus to you, our website is being developed unfortunately. Thanks for your interest and comments, much appreciated.
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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
View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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