Locks Restaurant and Bar

Looking out at our surroundings, it is easy to see why we chose ‘THE LOCKS’ as the name for our Restaurant and Bar.

The Holiday Inn was built in 1995, but it wasn’t the first hotel on this site. The original hotel was finished in 1801 and was named the Canal Tavern Inn. With gardens, bathing huts and shooting buts, it was used by passengers on the steam packets from Liverpool to Chester.
So relax in our contemporary surroundings, choose some delicious items from our menu and watch the boats making their journey along our historic canal.

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A la carte menu

Our Head Chef has developed this mouth-watering menu which caters for all tastes. Firm favourites, such as JW Lees beer battered haddock , ‘The Classic’ burger and Chargrilled Gammon and Egg are joined by some stunning dishes, such as Sea bass on a cassoulet of spinach, mixed beans and new potatoes.

Always make sure you leave space for dessert, Tangy Lemon Posset with homemade shortbread is delightful, or a classic Sticky Toffee Pudding with salted caramel ice cream are dishes you can’t miss.

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Afternoon tea

Afternoon Tea in our Locks Restaurant or Lounge & Bar offers a wonderful and memorable occasion with a beautiful Waterside View of the Locks.

Indulge in sweet creations alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves.

Served with freshly brewed tea or coffee

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Private dining and groups

For that small intimate family celebration, get together with friends, or possibly a baby shower, our private conservatory provides a secluded dining area, while still enjoying the unique surroundings.

Our chef has developed menus that make it earlier for you to organise an event without the stress of wondering what everyone will eat. 



Breaded brie with cranberry sauce and continental leaves (v)

Bury black pudding, poached egg and crispy pancetta

Chef’s homemade tomato and basil soup (v)



8oz rump steak, grilled tomato, flat cap mushroom, watercress and hand cut chunky chips.

Baked salmon on crushed new potatoes, green beans and a spinach sauce.

Chicken and spinach Balti with naan bread and rice. 



Chocolate brownie with a vanilla pod ice cream.

Freshly cut fruits soaked in a light fruit syrup

Sticky toffee pudding with caramel pieces  


- £29.95 per person 

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Locks bar offers a wide selection of wines, spirits and beers to enjoy while indulging in some of the snacks and meals that we serve. For that business meeting, pull up a seat and log on to our free premium WIFI, grab a coffee and make the most of your valuable time. 

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