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“Disappointed ”
Review of Grove Lock

Grove Lock
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Webt for a walk aling the canal and stopped here for a drink. Bad move.. the drinks prices are extortionate. Never before have I paid £5.30 for a pint of Peroni!!. Outside is in need of TCL. Garden picnic tables and benches are in a bad state and need replacing and the wooden tables and chairs all need several coats of wood restorer. We heard more than a few people complaining about the service and length of time waiting for food. Some had been waiting well over an hour. Overall not a good impression for a first visit....don't imagine we will be going there again.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pam G
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"fish and chips"
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

The staff, ambience and location were all excellent. Our food for 4 was well served with an excellent salmon and prawn linguine with a tasty sauce. The fish and chips were fine too but I would have preferred more traditional chips.

Puds were good; we enjoyed the key lime pie cheesecake and lemon posset.

My only gripe was the no doubt Fullers Brewery imposed systems. The helpful staff made it clear that the only table service was for food orders, although they did help me out; thank you. Cutlery, water, glasses, drinks orders, were all up to the customer to collect from various distribution points and set up on numbered tables. To add to the fun, the card machine invited a service tip!

Dog owners may like to know that their pooches are well catered for with owner served water. A nice touch.

This is a popular venue for celebration lunches and justifiably so.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DavidMarlow46
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Very dissapointed, very poor menu choice, asked about chefs specials and was abruptly told not at weekends, barbecue in garden, turned out to be gazebo in garden with burgers.
Staff not very sociable, food some good some poor , poor value for price, drinks overpriced, nice to be by canal only hospitality and food let it down. We won't be returning.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fred b
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Squid starter works out at £1.10 per ring and they use bought in massed produced product. They managed to serve a mackerel pate that was devoid of any taste of mackerel. Rounded off with a soggy burger ( don’t put the tomato on the bottom ) with a dry burger , missing cheese and soft chips. First and last visit.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Gtravell75
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We visited the Grove for a meal and drinks and found a very friendly staff who welcomed us to their pub the food was very good and there was a great choice the out side garden is relaxing and led down to the canal and a working lock which was used during our visit by a few canal boats you can also cross the lock for some lovely walks along the canal

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dagdog40
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